Spain, Portugal & Morocco Cruise
- Duration: 13 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99709
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
12 nights. August 2020. From £1479.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
See where the Spanish Armada set sail from in La Coruna, perhaps stroll through elegant squares and the wonderful Botanical Gardens in Cadiz, or take the cable car up the Rock of Gibraltar to discover views all the way to Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Across the Strait and a little way along Morocco's Atlantic coast you'll find Casablanca, forever associated with Bogart and Bacall. Head to the beach, explore the medina or perhaps join an unforgettable shore excursion to Marrakesh.
As Magellan cruises south from Liverpool, and back, you'll have the chance to make the most of Magellan's excellent restaurants, bars and other distractions, and to visit two very different but equally enchanting capitals - Ireland's lively, lovely Dublin and Portugal's pretty, sun-soaked Lisbon.
What's Included12 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsCalls at six wonderful, sun-kissed ports
La Coruna, the port from which the Spanish Armada sailed
Exotic Casablanca – a world away from Bogart's sleepy town
Ancient, elegant Cadiz
The friendly Irish capital, Dublin
Call at more-British-than-Britain Gibraltar
Strolling the narrows streets of the Alfama in Lisbon
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Depart from Liverpool
Depart: 2000hrs Board Magellan in Liverpool today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2Dublin, Ireland
Arrive: 0515hrs Depart: 1600hrs Magellan's first stop is Dublin. This great city of culture, once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, is one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Grafton and O'Connell Streets are popular with visitors, as are the city's famous bars and pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
Day 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4La Coruna, Spain
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1600hrs Magellan's first mainland call is the historic Spanish port of A Coruna, or La Coruna. Step ashore to explore the atmospheric medieval quarter, stroll the extensive seafront promenade, or perhaps take a shore excursion to Santiago de Compostela.
Day 5At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 6Cadiz, Spain
Arrive: 0830hrs Depart: 2400hrs Ancient Cadiz, with its elegant squares, great cathedral and wonderful Botanical Garden, is a fascinating city. Step ashore to explore or to join today’s optional excursions which will include a trip to Seville (the Cradle of Flamenco) with its sumptuous cathedral, famous bell tower, wonderful Alcazar and bullring.
Day 7Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs Spend today in the very British outpost of Gibraltar in the shadow of the famous Rock. Search out a bargain on Main Street, or take a cable car to the heights above to see the famous Barbary Apes, and the views across the Straits to North Africa and the Atlas Mountains.
Day 8Casablanca, Morocco
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 2359hrs This morning Magellan docks in Casablanca, renowned for its connections with the celebrated movie, but today a world away from Humphrey Bogart’s sleepy town. Startlingly modern, but retaining a sense of the past in its ancient medina, the city offers wonderful beaches, some designer shopping and the fascination of the gigantic Hassan II Mosque. Today may also offer up the chance to join an unforgettable shore excursion to Marrakech to explore the tiny stores, alleys and hidden courtyards of the souks, and its vast, bustling square, the Djemaa El Fna.
Day 9At sea
Spend another day relaxing on board.
Day 10Lisbon, Portugal
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs The Portuguese capital Lisbon is Magellan's final port. Stroll the narrow streets of the Alfama district, and climb aboard one of the city's famous trams. See the extraordinary Manueline architecture of the Belem quarter, and the striking modern buildings of the Baixa.
Days 11-12At sea
Spend two days relaxing on board.
Day 13Arrive back at Liverpool
Arrive: 0700hrs Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.