Discover fascinating historic sites, marvellous mosques, beautiful beaches, culinary delights and much more besides on this inspirational cruise to mysterious Morocco and seductive Spain aboard Balmoral. Whet your appetite for the incredible sights and experiences to come on this unforgettable sailing with a day in Lisbon, delighting in the Portuguese capital’s mix of grand palaces and churches, fantastic museums and charming cafés. Visiting Agadir next, you could opt to stay in the city to marvel at the views from the ruins of the ancient Kasbah, make the most of the sunshine on the warm golden sands, and visit the Musée Municipal; or alternatively experience the magic of Marrakech on an overnight tour. In Casablanca – the cultural heart of Morocco – the soaring 210 metre-high minaret of the dramatic Hassan II Mosque is not to be missed, while no visit is complete without dining at the world-famous Rick’s Café – a recreation of the bar featured in the legendary 1942 film, Casablanca. You could even learn how to cook like the Berbers at a unique interactive cooking class during your full-day stay.Sailing onwards to Spain via Gibraltar – where you could climb the famous rock and take advantage of fantastic duty-free shopping – you will then visit three stylish cities in the stunning Andalusia region. Admire the architecture of the fortress-like cathedral, enjoy views of the city from the historic fortress of Alcazaba or explore the set of many spaghetti westerns on a tour to ‘Mini Hollywood’ in Almeria; try traditional tapas and visit the Picasso Museum in Malaga, or tour to the striking Alhambra Palace in nearby Granada; and savour the sunshine on the glorious beaches of Cadiz, which is ideally placed for trips to stunning Seville. Before sailing back to Southampton you will also have the chance to discover the highlights of historic La Coruna, such as the Plaza da Maria Pita and the Tower of Hercules – said to be the world’s oldest working lighthouse.
Last Updated: 02/03/2017