Glories of Spain & Portugal
Glories of Spain & Portugal
Glories of Spain & Portugal

Glories of Spain & Portugal

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7 night program Malaga to Lisbon, and 7 night program Lisbon - Malaga (reverse itinerary)

2020 Departure Dates:

Departing Malaga: 06 May, 31 July, 14 August, 11 September
Departing Lisbon: 29 April, 24 July, 07 August, 04 September

Please note that port taxes of approximately €360 are not included in the price

  • Itinerary
  • Cabin Types
  • Life At Sea

Day 1 – Sunday: Malaga (Spain)

Embarkation 3 pm - Dinner on board. Overnight in port.

Day 2 – Monday: Malaga (Spain)

Optional full day excursion to Granada one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492. We will visit one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture Alhambra a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th C. We will also visit the Cathedral and have time at leisure before returning to the ship. In the afternoon we leave Granada to return to Malaga. Overnight in port.

Day 3 – Tuesday: Malaga – Porto Banus (Spain) – Gibraltar (UK)

Early morning sailing and morning arrival in Porto Banus. Our morning optional excursion is to Ronda (50 km inland) a city which retains much of its historic charm particularly its old town and the nearby 18th century Puente Nuevo. Ronda is also famous as the birthplace of modern bullfighting today witnessed once a year at the occasion of the spectacular Feria Goyesca. Plaza de Toros (meaning “Bull Ring”) is now a museum and visitors can stroll out into the arena. Our excursion also includes visits to an elegant cloistered 16th century convent and old Ronda La Ciudad with its cobbled streets hemmed by handsome town mansions some still occupied by Ronda's titled families such as the Casa de Don Bosco. We will walk to the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent which boasts a convent two churches including the toy town bell tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor. Afternoon swim from the ship and time at leisure. Evening sailing to Gibraltar and late evening arrival. Overnight in port.

Day 4 - Wednesday: Gibraltar (UK)

Optional half day excursion in the “Rock.” We depart by bus from the port to reach the top of the Rock perched on the summit of Gibraltar for a breathtaking view. We continue to St. Michael’s Cave to admire the stalactites & stalagmites and then we visit the WWII Tunnels. The tour will end in Main Street where you will have some free time for shopping. Midday sailing to Seville with a swim stop on the way.

Day 5 – Thursday: Seville (Spain)

This morning we sail up the Guadalquivir River. Midday arrival and afternoon optional excursion to Seville one of the most beautiful cities in Europe where Moorish and Spanish art and culture have left their mark. Our optional excursion will include the Cathedral the Alcazar Palace and its Andalusian gardens the Maria Luisa Park and the quaint and elegant district of Santa Cruz. Overnight in Seville port.

Day 6 – Friday: Seville – Jerez de la Frontera – Cadiz (Spain)

Full day optional excursion in Seville and to Jerez de la Frontera famous for its wines horse breeding and flamenco. Your tour will enable you to see the Alcazar and the Jerez Cathedral before we continue to Cádiz the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain. (The ship departs with passengers not participating in the excursion at 8:30 to reach Cadiz). Guests re-join the ship in Cadiz in the evening. Overnight at sea to Portimao – Portugal.

Day 7 – Saturday: Portimao (Portugal)

Midday arrival in Portimao. Our optional afternoon excursion will take us to Silves largely destroyed by a 17th century earthquake. Marvel at the centuries-old Moorish castle complex with an underground water reservoir a 13th Century Cathedral built by Alfonso X of Castile on the site of a former Mosque and a fine strong 15th century bridge over the Rio Arade. During your visit to Silves you'll also have time to browse the historic exhibits at the Museu Arqueológico. We leave Silves and travel into the Serra de Monchique to reach the picturesque city of Monchique nested between two hills. The city retains its 16th century charm and you will walk through its cobbled streets with small doorways housing various artisan trades. Return to Portimao for the farewell dinner. Overnight in port.

Day 8 – Sunday: Portimao – Lisbon (Portugal)

Disembarkation 8:30 am. Escorted bus transfer from Portimao to Lisbon at 8:00. Arrival to your Lisbon hotel at approximately 12:30.
Important Note: For the Granada & Alhambra Palaces excursion the tickets for Alhambra must be “purchased” latest 6 months in advance therefore this tour must be pre-booked.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily including a Welcome Cocktail a local Theme Evening fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee tea and drinking water free all day.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

  • International air fares
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements
  • Crew tips
  • Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
  • Personal expenses
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
    Cabin Types

THE HARMONY V - MEGA YACHT

The M/Y HARMONY V is a modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Length: 55 m
  • Rebuilt/Launched: 2009
  • Cabins: 25
  • Capacity: 49 passengers
  • Crew: 16-18

The M/Y HARMONY V is a 183 ½ ft-wide elegant yacht and was rebuilt/launched in July 2009. The HARMONY V complies with EUROSOLAS safety regulations, ISPS (International Ships Port Safety Code) ISM, (International Safety Management), while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Organized excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked or reserved 24 hours in advance.

CABIN SPECIFICATIONS:
The 25 cabins of the M/Y HARMONY V are located on the Main deck (9 cabins) and on the Upper Deck (16 cabins). All cabins are premium and contemporary, decorated with soft color furnishings. All 16 cabins on the Upper Deck offer flexible bedding configuration, which can be set to offer either two twin beds or a double bed. All cabins offer large windows and en suite bathrooms with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridge, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Category C Main Deck

1 Double Bed

The category C cabins are located on the main deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Category B Main Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The Category B cabins are located on the Main Deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Category A Upper Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck offering large windows, an en suite bathroom with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.

Category P Upper Deck

2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed

The Category P suites are located on the upper deck. Cabins have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, flat-screen TV (Satellite channels), CD/DVD player, telephone for internal use, mini safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, adapters (220V).

Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Organised excursions are available for most ports of call and can be pre-booked or reserved 24 hours in advance.

LIFE ON BOARD
During the day, life on board centers around the Bar Lounge and Dining Room at the Main Deck and meals are also served “al fresco” depending on the weather and the ship location. The Mega Yacht accommodate all guests at one single seating and provide a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavor. The classy dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. The Sun Deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.

MAIN DECK LOUNGE & DINING ROOM
The classy dining room is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call. The spacious dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot & cold buffet which also includes a “a la minute cooking” section.

SUNDECK
OUTDOOR/INDOOR DINING ROOM & LOUNGERS
Located on the Upper Deck, the outdoor dining area, also convertible into indoor area provides beautiful views of the ports of call visited and meals are served alfresco weather permitted. Sun loungers are available to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery.

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