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European Explorer Cruise

  • Departure DateFri 26th Jul 2024
  • Princess Cruises Island Princess
  • 10 Night Cruise From Southampton
  • Cruise Only From £1,259 pp

Itinerary

  • Southampton
  • Bilbao
  • Leixoes, Portugal
  • Lisbon
  • Tangier
  • Malaga
  • Palma
  • Barcelona

What's Included

  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalconySuite
Sail From UK
Was£1,309
£1,259
£1,369
Was£1,899
£1,679
£2,079

Includes extra savings of up to £64pp
Sailing from the UK - cruise based on sailing from Southampton, call to discuss transportation options.
Voyage Code: 2414

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Day 1 - Southampton

Arrive: Fri 26 July 2024 / Depart: Fri 26 July 2024 at 16:00

The south of England boasts a dramatic coastline that encloses some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. The landscape of hills and heaths, downs and forests, valleys and dales, is without rival. Southampton serves as your gateway to the countryside - and to a wide variety of historic sites, national landmarks and charming. And of course, London is a two-hour drive by modern highway. The United Kingdom's premier passenger ship port, Southampton was home for many years to the great transatlantic liners of yesteryear.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Bilbao

Arrive: Sun 28 July 2024 at 08:00 / Depart: Sun 28 July 2024 at 18:00

As the cultural heart of Spain's celebrated Basque country, the shining city of Bilbao is filled with Gothic architecture and landmarks that herald its centuries-old history. But the more modern additions to this post-industrial port town -- namely, the spectacular Guggenheim Museum -- seem to be drawing the most attention these days.

Day 4 - At Sea

Day 5 - Leixoes, Portugal

Arrive: Tue 30 July 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Tue 30 July 2024 at 17:00

Day 6 - Lisbon

Arrive: Wed 31 July 2024 at 08:00 / Depart: Wed 31 July 2024 at 17:00

Draped across seven hills, Lisbon was once the center of a vast maritime empire that stretched from the west coast of Africa to the Spice Islands of the East Indies. Then, on November 1, 1755, a violent earthquake destroyed two-thirds of the city in the space of 10 minutes. Only the Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, survived. Today, Lisbon is a stately city of Neoclassical buildings and wide plazas. Eternally linked to the sea, Lisbon's magnificent harbor is spanned by the longest suspension bridge in Europe.

Day 7 - Tangier

Arrive: Thu 01 August 2024 at 12:00 / Depart: Thu 01 August 2024 at 20:00

Tangier - the very name conjures up an air of mystery and adventure, a place where Berber tribesmen, Europeans and assorted adventurers meet and mingle in the narrow streets of the Kasbah. The city's history and culture does little to dispel that sense of mystery. Founded by Carthaginians in the 5th century B.C., the city has seen great powers and would-be conquerors come and go; the city always abides. There is also the Tangier of the mind. Since the 19th century, European and American painters, poets and writers have been drawn to the narrow streets of old city. Delacroix first immortalized Tangier's landscaped and publicized its charms, giving Europe a taste for the exotic. And American writers like Paul Bowles, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg made the city a veritable suburb of modern American literature.

Day 8 - Malaga

Arrive: Fri 02 August 2024 at 07:00 / Depart: Fri 02 August 2024 at 19:00

One of Spain's oldest cities, Malaga has been inhabited since the time of the Phoenicians, who called it Malaka. A city of narrow streets, whitewashed houses, churches and sunny plazas, Malaga offers an idealized image of Spain. Andalusia's main port is also your gateway to the resorts of the Costa del Sol. No visit to Malaga would be complete without a trip to Granada and a tour of the fabled Alhambra. Malaga was the chief port for the Kingdom of Granada, the last stronghold of Moorish Spain. The city fell to Ferdinand and Isabelle in 1487. The re-conquest of Spain ended with the fall of Grenada in 1492, the year Columbus discovered the New World.

Day 9 - At Sea

Day 10 - Palma

Arrive: Sun 04 August 2024 at 08:00 / Depart: Sun 04 August 2024 at 18:00

Palma is the capital city of the island of Mallorca, which is one of Spain's Balearic Islands. The city is tucked into the protected Bay of Palma, creating an impressive view from the Mediterranean Sea with its imposing Gothic Cathedral towering above the old town and remnants of medieval walls that testify to its ancient history. Mallorca has a varied history, from the Roman occupation in the 2nd century to Moorish control from the 9th to the 13th century. Later reconquered by the Spanish kings, it rose to wealth and power due to its strategic position along the seagoing trade routes between Africa and Europe. Today, Palma is the largest city, and also the main tourist area, with beaches on either side of the city that overflow with resort hotels. If you venture beyond these environs, the island's natural beauty abounds, and life continues in a predictably underdeveloped atmosphere of simplicity. This aspect has long been an attraction for writers, painters and musicians that find inspiration here. Two main languages are spoken on Mallorca - Castilian Spanish and the Balearic dialects of Catalan - hence the different versions of names and spellings throughout the Balearic Islands.

Day 11 - Barcelona

Arrive: Mon 05 August 2024 at 06:00 / Depart: Mon 05 August 2024

The 1992 Summer Olympics revealed to the world what Europeans and seasoned travelers already knew - Barcelona is one of the world's greatest treasures. Vibrant and earthy, commercial and cultural, this city of two million residents is the capital of Spain's autonomous region of Catalonia. Stroll along the wide, tree-lined promenades of Las Ramblas and marvel at the spires of Gaudi's Basilica La Sagrada Familia. Or visit the former Olympic Ring on the hill of Montjuic - also home to world-class parks, fountains and museums. Barcelona, which nurtured such artistic giants as Picasso, Dali, Miro and Casals, is definitely a traveler's paradise.

Island Princess From Princess Cruises

Island Princess is your own private retreat on the sea. Whether you crave relaxation or exhilaration, you'll find the soothing Lotus Spa, live entertainment, gourmet cuisine, casino gaming and more. And for a special treat, try the Bayou Café and Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine.

Ship Cabins

Oceanview Two Lower Beds

The Oceanview stateroom is Approximately 162 sq. ft., this well appointed stateroom features a picture window for memorable views. Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room. A spacious picture window for memorable views. Comfortable queen or two twin beds. Refrigerator. Flat-panel television. Private bathroom with shower. 100% cotton, high-thread count linens. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Spacious closet. Desk with chair. Hair dryer & bathroom amenities. Digital security safe.

Oceanview Two Lower Beds

The Oceanview stateroom is Approximately 162 sq. ft., this well appointed stateroom features a picture window for memorable views. Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room. A spacious picture window for memorable views. Comfortable queen or two twin beds. Refrigerator. Flat-panel television. Private bathroom with shower. 100% cotton, high-thread count linens. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Spacious closet. Desk with chair. Hair dryer & bathroom amenities. Digital security safe.

Premium Oceanview

The Premium Oceanview stateroom is Approximately 212 sq. ft., this well appointed stateroom features a picture window for memorable views. Enjoy the added benefit of a view of the ocean from either a picture window or porthole that brings in natural light. This stateroom includes all the amenities of an interior room. A spacious picture window for memorable views. Comfortable queen or two twin beds. Refrigerator. Flat-panel television. Private bathroom with shower. 100% cotton, high-thread count linens. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Spacious closet. Desk with chair. Hair dryer & bathroom amenities. Digital security safe.

Balcony Two Lower Beds (Obstructed View)

Approximately 210 sq. ft. including balcony, this stateroom has an obstructed view balcony from which to enjoy the fresh sea air. This impressive stateroom offers the added indulgence of a balcony and gives you more space than a standard stateroom. Enjoy your own private outdoor space with a table, two chairs, and a relaxing view of the inspiring scenery surrounding you, whether a beautiful sunset over the ocean or a new city to explore. It’s also perfect to enjoy cocktails before dinner or a leisurely breakfast. Balcony with 2 chairs and table. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Comfortable queen or two twin beds. Refrigerator. Flat-panel television. Private bathroom with shower. 100% cotton, high-thread count linens. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Spacious closet. Desk with chair. Hair dryer & bathroom amenities. Digital security safe.

Mini Suite with Balcony

Choose a luxurious Mini-Suite with balcony* which is substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom and receive a complimentary welcome glass of bubbly. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed and two flat-panel televisions. For families or groups needing a little extra space, Mini-Suites offer an appealing and affordable option. Approximately 323 sq. ft., including balcony Balcony with 2-4 chairs, table and ottoman Bathroom tub and massage shower head Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors Separate sitting area with sofa bed & coffee table Complimentary welcome glass of bubbly on embarkation day Luxury mattress topper and pillows Two flat-panel televisions Comfortable queen or two twin beds Refrigerator 100% cotton, high-thread count linens Complimentary 24-hour room service Spacious closet Desk with chair Hair dryer & bathroom amenities Digital security safe

Mini Suite without Balcony

Approximately 300 sq. ft., this spacious stateroom provides a seating area with sofa bed, and full bath with combination tub and shower. Features a picture window instead of a balcony. Choose a luxurious Mini-Suite with balcony which is substantially larger than a Balcony stateroom and receive a complimentary welcome glass of bubbly. Mini-Suites include a separate sitting area with sofa bed and two flat-panel televisions. For families or groups needing a little extra space, Mini-Suites offer an appealing and affordable option. Balcony with 2-4 chairs, table and ottoman. Bathroom tub and massage shower head. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Separate sitting area with sofa bed & coffee table. Complimentary welcome glass of bubbly on embarkation day. Luxury mattress topper and pillows. Two flat-panel televisions. Comfortable queen or two twin beds. Refrigerator. 100% cotton, high-thread count linens. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Spacious closet. Desk with chair. Hair dryer & bathroom amenities. Digital security safe.

Penthouse Suite

Approximately 509 to 512 sq. ft., the Penthouse Suite features a spacious cabin and separate seating area with a sofa bed. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits. Surrounding you with deluxe accommodations, a spacious Suite with balcony* includes all the amenities of a Club Class Mini-Suite, plus incredible premiums. Enjoy more living space, a sofa bed and separate seating areas, and wonderfully enhanced amenities that range from priority embarkation and disembarkation to a complimentary mini-bar setup in suite and so much more. Luxury balcony furniture including 2 loungers, 4 chairs, table and ottoman 2 floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors Separate sitting area with sofa bed, chair and 2 tables One complimentary mini-bar setup and free daily bottled water Spacious closet Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services Complimentary Specialty Dining Dinner on embarkation evening Priority specialty dining and shore excursion reservation Priority disembarkation at tender ports Comfortable queen or two twin beds Refrigerator Two flat-panel televisions Private bathroom with tub and separate shower 100% cotton, high-thread count linens Complimentary 24-hour room service Desk with chair Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities Digital security safe

Vista Suite with Balcony

Approximately 740 sq. ft. including balcony, the Vista Suite features a spacious cabin and separate seating area with a sofa bed. Enjoy exclusive suite-only upgrades and benefits. Surrounding you with deluxe accommodations, a spacious Suite with balcony* includes all the amenities of a Club Class Mini-Suite, plus incredible premiums. Enjoy more living space, a sofa bed and separate seating areas, and wonderfully enhanced amenities that range from priority embarkation and disembarkation to a complimentary mini-bar setup in suite and so much more. Luxury balcony furniture including 2 loungers, 4 chairs, table and ottoman. 2 floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Separate sitting area with sofa bed, chair and 2 tables. One complimentary mini-bar setup and free daily bottled water. Spacious closet. Complimentary laundry and professional cleaning services. Complimentary Specialty Dining Dinner on embarkation evening. Priority specialty dining and shore excursion reservation. Priority disembarkation at tender ports. Comfortable queen or two twin beds. Refrigerator. Two flat-panel televisions. Private bathroom with tub and separate shower. 100% cotton, high-thread count linens. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Desk with chair. Hair dryer & fine bathroom amenities. Digital security safe.
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