Portugal & Seville Fiesta Cruise
- April 2020
Friday 24th April 2020 - 13 nights
Departing from Cobh
A splash of spring colour and culture
Take advantage of some spring sunshine as Marco Polo sails around the Iberian Peninsula and to fascinating Morocco. Along the way you’ll step ashore in wonderful historic cities with a wealth of grand architecture to discover. The highlight of this cruise is likely to be the chance to visit Seville during the famous ‘Feria de Abril’ fiesta. Combine all this with some great shopping and a chance to relax on board Marco Polo, and you have a cruise holiday to tempt you.
Lisbon – Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, is home to the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, 25th April Bridge and Monument of the Discoveries. Wander through the maze of narrow streets in the delightful Alfama district and ride one of the famous old trams.
Famously contested, Gibraltar is a renowned headland in the Mediterranean Sea.
In ancient times known as the Pillars of Hercules with it’s African counterpart, Mt Abyla, the Rock has remained under British rule for the last 300 years, despite being connected to Spain.
Casablanca – Morocco
Located on the western coast of Africa, the cosmopolitan Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city with a thriving tourism trade. Blending the modern world with the ancient, Casablanca can be accurately described as a cultural melting pot with clear African, Arabic and European influences. The city’s many parks, fountains and recognisably Art Deco flourishes are all courtesy of the French Protectorate who made the city their administrative centre in the early part of the 20th Century.
Cádiz – Spain
The oldest continuously populated city in Spain, Cadiz is a unique ocean port in south west Spain that has been inhabited for the last 3000 years. Located on a peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Cadiz, the city is surrounded almost entirely by water and thanks to its historical trade links, it has many foreign influences that are still visible today.
Leixões – Portugal
Situated just north of the mouth of the River Douro, Leixoes is one of Portugal’s major seaports and a gateway to Oporto. Optional excursions feature the country’s second city that is known throughout the world as the home of the famous port wine. A boat trip on the River Douro gives a different view of the city where dark buildings seem to be stacked one on another along the narrow, labyrinthine streets.
Prices can vary for this cruise, please contact us for more information.
- 24-04-20 – Depart Cobh at 16.00
- 25-04-20 – Bristol Avonmouth (United Kingdom) – Arrive 09.30, depart 19.15
- 26-04-20 – At sea
- 27-04-20 – At sea
- 28-04-20 – Lisbon (Portugal) – Arrive 09.00, depart 22.00
- 29-04-20 – At sea
- 30-04-20 – Gibraltar (BCC) – Arrive 07.00, depart 17.00
- 01-05-20 – Casablanca for Marrakech (Morocco) – Arrive 08.00, depart 21.00
- 02-05-20 – Cádiz for Seville (Spain) – Arrive 12.00
- 03-05-20 – Cádiz for Seville (Spain) – Depart 20.00
- 04-05-20 – At sea
- 05-05-20 – Leixões for Oporto (Portugal) – Arrive 07.00, depart 13.00
- 06-05-20 – At sea
- 07-05-20 – Arrive Cobh 08.00
Take advantage of some spring sunshine as Marco Polo sails around the Iberian Peninsula and to fascinating Morocco on our Portugal & Seville Fiesta Cruise.