Experience Barcelona with your private guide before you embark on your cruise from the Mediterranean coast of Spain to the shores of the Canary Islands, a sub-tropical paradise of beaches and natural attractions. Visit the Portuguese archipelago Madeira, where lava once flowed, and wonderful wine still does. Uncover Morocco's largest city, Casablanca, with a rich French Colonial heritage obvious in the architecture of the French period Ville Nouvelle (New Town). The 2,800-year old city of Malaga, and the vibrant city of Barcelona both help to offer a taste of Spain on this round-trip voyage.
Cruise Departure Dates:
2013: Oct 26, Nov 4,13,22, Dec 1,10,19,28
2014: Jan 6,15, Feb 11,20, Mar 1,10,19,28, Apr 6,15
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Barcelona.
Modern hotel housed in a 19th-century building and located in Barcelona’s city centre, just 200 metres from the Rambla Cataluna. The 77 guestrooms have light, modern decor and offer satellite television, direct-dial phones and Internet access. Hotel Granados 83 guests can swim in the hotel's pool, relax with a drink in the bar, and order snacks from the room service menu.
Enjoy a half day panoramic tour, with the comfort of a private vehicle and driver, allowing you to see much of the city. You'll visit a selection of the following sights: the Diagonal, the atmospheric Plaza España, Montjuïc Hill, a visit to the Olympic Ring, a look out from the Mirador de l'Alcalde, admiring the view and gardens. Continue to Columbus Monument, the Old Port and Waterfront, Paseo de Gràcia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera. Visit Gaudi's famous Park Güell, and his monumental Sagrada Familia. Take a glimpse at the Gothic Quarter, Cathedral, Choir and Cloister before passing though the La Boquería Market. Conclude your tour at the famous boulevard of La Rambla, where you can enjoy a 'cafe con leche' as one of the locals.
Port transfer to/from your city centre accommodation with private vehicle and driver.
Welcome aboard!Take some time to get settled in to your stateroom, and to explore the length of your ship. You'll set sail this evening.
Port charges are included in your itinerary pricing.
Sailing the Mediterranean year-round, Norwegian Spirit is all about traveling in style. While at sea, check out the Tivoli Pool, four outdoor hot tubs, and, for the kids, Buccaneer?s Wet & Wild. And that?s just the beginning ? you can also enjoy the 14 dining options, 10 bars and lounges, Maharajah?s Casino and the Roman Spa & Fitness Center.
Full day spent relaxingly at sea.
Casablanca is Morocco's largest city as well as its chief port. The Port of Casablanca is one of the largest artificial ports in the world, and the largest port of North Africa. It is also the primary naval base for the Royal Moroccan Navy. Stemming from its French colonial past, many of the city's main sights and impressive architecture were designed by French architects.
Funchal is the capital city and seaport of Portugal's autonomous region of Madeira. Owing to its geographic location, the site became an important maritime port in the 15th century, while its productive soils became a focus of new settlers, with winemaking becoming largely important. With the formal creation of the Port of Funchal, and later the establishment of the Santa Catarina Airport in the second half of the 20th century, Funchal turned into a major international tourist destination supported by a series of hotels and ocean-front residences.
Arrecife is a city in the Canary Islands (Spain) situated in the centre-east of the island of Lanzarote of which it has been the capital since 1852. The town's beach and the 17th century fortification Castillo de San Jose are among the top sites.
The Port of Málaga is an international seaport located in the city of Málaga in southern Spain, on the Costa del Sol coast of the Mediterranean. It is the oldest continuously-operated port in Spain and one of the oldest in the Mediterranean, founded around 1000 BC by Phoenicians. Málaga's history itself spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. The internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga.
This morning you'll return back to Barcelona where you'll disembark from your ship.
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