2018 Destinations

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2018 Destinations

Dates: 30 September – 12 October 2018
Cruise: Navigator of the Seas.

VIGO, SPAIN

The Romans who inhabited the area bestowed the name Vicus on the handsome city known today as Vigo. Since that time, it has flourished and developed into a scenic port city rich in maritime traditions and gastronomic culture, and one that appeals to seasoned and newbie travelers alike.

Being a major fishing port, Vigo has an abundance of fresh seafood, which is arguably the highest quality in Galicia. And apart from the food, the city has several art galleries and museums, water sport activities and sites.

The old town, a small charming neighborhood, has traditional buildings and narrow, winding streets. Its four original plazas, Plaza de Pedra, Plaza Princesa, Plaza Almeida and Plaza Constitución. Plaza Constitución is the largest of the four and is quite possibly the most beautiful with its outdoor cafés and antique buildings.

 

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Western Europe. It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking. As a holiday destination, Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, lively nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate.

Lisbon city perfectly reflects the Portuguese culture, which embraces modern culture whilst maintaining its unique heritage and traditions. Lisbon is constantly recognised as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim confirmed by the “Lonely Planet Guides”, which named Lisbon as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit. Surprisingly enough, it still is one of the least visited capital cities in Europe.

 

Agadir, Morocco

Agadir is compact and easily navigated on foot although taxis are really cheap (if you don’t feel like walking). One of the city highlights is the Marina d’Agadir, which is lined with apartments, restaurants and rows of yachts glinting in the sunlight. Morocco has some of the most distinctive architecture in the world, and many of the traditional buildings have a unique and majestic atmosphere. They feature large archways and beautiful domes that complete them; enchanting courtyards and sprawling gardens.

Agadir‘s 10 kilometres of golden coastline makes it perfect for beach and water activities, including sailing, jet-skiing, surfing and paragliding.

 

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

 The strange volcanic soils of Lanzarote welcome you, and the islands tranquillity and silence invite you to disconnect and recharge your energy levels during the long, sunny days.The unique landscapes form a valuable ecosystem that is recognised internationally. It’s an ideal environment to relax and lose yourself amongst the volcanoes, lava tubes and pristine beaches.

The Timanfaya National Park is a volcanic landscape that has some of the most spectacular views in the Canary Islands. The almost complete lack of vegetation, the rugged lava formations and the range of colors, from red, ochre and orange to black are magnificent.

The Green Lagoon, a crater by the sea, was formed during the 1730 eruptions this natural amphitheatre by the sea contains an emerald-green lagoon formed by the sunken crater. The color comes from natural algae living in the warm water and contrasts with the black sand beach.

 

Las Palmas, Canary Islands

La Palma, the greenest of the Canarian islands, offers unspoiled nature – from the verdant forests of the north, where lush vegetation drips from the rainforest canopy; to the desertscapes of the south, where volcanic craters and twisted rock formations define the views; to the serene pine forests of the Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente. The entire island has been declared a Unesco biosphere reserve.

La Palma is a pristine paradise, set against a backdrop of volcanic landscape. Perhaps the best way to experience La Palma’s rugged beauty is a hike through the Caldera de Taburiente National Park or the narrow gorges of Los Tilos. The cool waters of natural swimming hole Charco Azul beckon on a steamy day. The dark sands of Playa Nueva are great for sunbathing and cat naps.The clear sky above La Palma makes it one of the best places in the world for stargazing. Looking up, the Milky Way was clearly visible amid the many constellations

 

Madeira (Funchal) Portugal

Funchal is nestled in a great natural amphitheatre, facing the blue Atlantic with a backdrop of dramatic mountains. Located in the stunning south of Madeira, on it’s sunniest coast amidst banana plantations and wonderful gardens where flowers bloom all year round in the shelter of the verdant mountains, it is an extremely lush, green and relaxed city by day but scratch Funchal’s surface and you will find it to have a vibrant and varied nightlife scene with multiple personalities.

You can enjoy activities such as diving in the crystal-clear waters, surfing the waves, boat trips, swimming with dolphins, spending the day at sea ‘whale-watching’, taking day long excursions along the coast and through the eucalyptus smelling mountain woods, paragliding on the coast, enjoying spectacular rounds of golf on the famous courses or simply to just enjoy a snack at the numerous “people watching” cafes and outside garden venues.

 

La Coruna, Spain

La Coruña, also known as CA Coruña and Corunna, is a coastal city located on a rocky peninsula in northwestern Spain. It is the capital of the A Coruña province and is known as one of Galicia’s most attractive cities.

A Coruña was a strategic port city that granted the Romans access to the British Isles. In 62 B.C., Emperor Julius Caesar visited A Coruña, which at the time was called Brigantium.

La Coruña’s most defining moment came on January 16, 1809, during the Battle of Corunna when the British defeated the Napoleonic French troops, who were after control of the Iberian Peninsula.