Spanish Cruise

Aug 16th, 2009, 10:06 AM
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Spanish Cruise

I have signed up for a cruise which includes the Southern coast of Spain. Has anyone taken such a cruise and what is your opinion of that cruise? Would this be as nice as a cruise of the Southern coast of France?
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Aug 16th, 2009, 11:56 AM
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Which cruise? There are several.
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Aug 16th, 2009, 03:15 PM
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This is a cruise with Seabourn.
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Aug 16th, 2009, 07:53 PM
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That doesn't tell me anything. What are the ports of call? Is it the Istanbul to Malaga cruise?
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Aug 16th, 2009, 09:34 PM
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You may get more info by switching to the Fodors cruise forum and searching and/or posting on that forum. See also -
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Aug 17th, 2009, 12:18 AM
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We made a similar cruise with stops in Lissabon, Cadiz, Malaga, Valencia, Palma de Mallorca. Other cruises include stops in Gibraltar and North Africa.

Here some quick impressions:

- Lissabon is charming, lively city with lots to see and to do, including listening to fado music in bars and restaurants.

- Cadiz gives access to a visit of Jerez de la Frontera (Sherry bodegas), Sevilla (cathedral), white villages and jeep tours. One of the most interesting ports.

- Malaga has the Picasso Museum, but the main destination is a one-hour trip to Granada. The Alhambra is breathtaking and absolutely unique. We did not join the ship's excursion, but reserved a ticket via internet in advance and drove to Granada with a car which we rented in Malaga.

- Valencia is a typical Spanish city with lots of charm, however not too spectacular.

- If your cruise includes Mallorca, expect an islands with lots of options what to do: Museum-hopping in Palma, strolling through the beautiful city of Palma, taking the train across the mountains to Soller, visiting a historical Finca in the hinterland, touring the island including the former monastery of Valldemossa, enjoying on of the beaches..

- North African ports of call may give you a touch of exotic atmosphere, with colorful bazaars.

In sum: you won't get bored.
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Aug 17th, 2009, 04:02 AM
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Thanks for the info and the referral to the cruise forum. We are making the stops you mentioned, except we are seeing Cartagena and Alicante and not Cadiz.
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You should also go to the Seabourn message board on Cruise critic
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