Spanish City Discovery

Overview

Spanish City Discovery

Join Joan on this exclusive and fully escorted cruise for 2019. Featuring eight diverse, culture-rich destinations in five beautiful regions, this fantastic 15-night cruise offers an in-depth, authentic exploration of Spain. Traditional tapas bars, architectural treasures, fascinating historical sites and range of cultural highlights; Balmoral will bring the many attractions of some of Europe’s finest cities closer to you.

This cruise is escorted by Joan Robertshaw.

Our exclusive cruises with local pick-ups – only available at Miles Morgan Travel

This cruise is one of our exclusive and fully escorted cruises we are running on Fred Olsen Cruise Lines in 2019 where we’ve taken extra care to ensure that our customers are well looked after; you can enjoy free return transport to the port from any town where there is a Miles Morgan Travel shop and a private welcome party to mingle with your fellow passengers.*

Our friendly travel escorts are on hand to help throughout the cruise and with check-in, in order to build an unforgettable experience for you. Enquire today to book your escorted cruise with one of our knowledgeable cruise specialists.

Includes:
  • Free transport to the port from any town where there is a Miles Morgan Travel shop
  • Fully escorted throughout plus a private welcome party*
  • Fully escorted by Joan, our Cruise Escort

*Local pick-ups, escort and welcome party based on minimum numbers

Hand Picked By

Joan Robertshaw

This is a cruise with a difference! Our unique range of Escorted Cruises ensure that your holiday starts as soon as you leave home. With local pick ups and your very own Miles Morgan Travel escort on board the ship (this one's escorted by me!), you can rest assured that every detail has been taken care of.

Joan Robertshaw

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 24th October 2019
  • Duration: 15 nights
  • Highlights: Join Joan on this exclusive and fully escorted cruise for 2019. Featuring eight diverse, culture-rich destinations in five beautiful regions, this fantastic 14-night cruise offers an in-depth, authentic exploration of Spain.

Ship Overview

Balmoral

Balmoral is Fred Olsen's largest and newest cruise ship, named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family. Still smaller than most cruise ships today, there are 710 cabins and suites and generous public space for the 1,300 guests on board.

The main restaurant is Ballindalloch (named after the Speyside village and castle), while the two other formal restaurants are Avon and Spey – named after two of Scotland’s most beautiful salmon rivers.

There’s a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, or drift away with a cool drink and spectacular seascapes in the Observatory Lounge.

Balmoral Profile

  • Gross Tonnage: 20,186grt
  • Registry: Bermuda
  • Classification: Lloyds Register
  • Passenger Capacity: 700
  • Cruising Speed: 18 knots
  • Passenger Decks: 8
  • Lifts: 4
  • Electric Current: 110/220V AC
  • Stabilised and air conditioned
  • Officers & Crew: International
  • Cruise Staff & Entertainers: British & International
  • Dimensions
  • Length: 553.6ft (168.74m)
  • Beam: 80.8ft (24.64m)
  • Draft: 24.6ft (7.49m)

Balmoral Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Itinerary map!

Day 1: Southampton

Day 2 - 4: At Sea

Day 5: Cadiz

Cadiz - one of Europe's most ancient cities - hugs Andalusia’s sunlit Atlantic coast and is characterised by palm trees, lookout towers and weathered old buildings. Now into its fourth millennium, Cádiz's fascinating Old Town district is home to huge stone walls from the 1500s and the beautifully crafted 18th century Cádiz Cathedral.

Day 6: Malaga

Situated on Andalusia's beautiful Mediterranean coast, Malaga offers everything you would expect from a city on the Costa del Sol: seemingly endless stretches of golden sand beaches, fantastic restaurants serving traditional tapas and friendly bars attract locals and holidaymakers alike.

Day 7: Cartagena

One of Spain’s most important port cities for over 2000 years, Cartagena is bursting with history and culture. Originally built over five hills by the Romans, Cartagena is strategically placed on the Mediterranean and boasts some wonderful architecture and historic monuments. They include Casa de la Fortuna, a villa with murals and mosaics, and the medieval Castillo de la Conception, which served as a fortress for the Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Castilians, and overlooks the stunning natural harbour of the Murcia coast.

Day 8: Palma

With its array of bars & restaurants, stylish shops, palm-lined beaches and charming Old Town, Palma – Mallorca’s cosmopolitan capital, is one of the Balearic’s finest destinations. Surrounded by vast mountains and crystal clear waters, it is also one of the most beautiful.

Day 9: Barcelona

Spain's must-see cosmopolitan second city, Barcelona, is awash with heritage and its mood is infused with a vibrant Catalan spirit.There's something around every corner of the city: jewels of Catalan and contemporary architecture, relaxing parks and beaches, mouth-watering markets and treasures from its Roman and Medieval past.

Day 10: Valencia

Packed with plenty to see, do and explore, there is a never a dull day in this charming Spanish city. Wander through the beautiful city centre admiring the array of beautiful historic monuments; visit the myriad of museums and art galleries such as the Institute of Modern Art and Museum of Fine Arts or simply head to one of the city’s beaches to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine and sample local cuisine in the many restaurants that line the promenades.

Day 11 & 12: At Sea

Day 13: Vigo

Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, and with one of the world’s finest natural ports, the Galician gem of Vigo has been an important part of Spain’s maritime industry for centuries. Boasting a wonderful historic quarter, modern marina and pretty centre, this city is alive with attractions.

Day 14: La Coruna

The city of La Coruña is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Most famous for its Roman lighthouse, the diverse architectural styles of La Coruña make the city an absolute delight for sightseeing.

Day 15: At Sea

Day 16: Southampton

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 24th October 2019
  • Duration: 15 nights
  • Highlights: Join Joan on this exclusive and fully escorted cruise for 2019. Featuring eight diverse, culture-rich destinations in five beautiful regions, this fantastic 14-night cruise offers an in-depth, authentic exploration of Spain.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Inside Cabin£1,799Fully escortedView Cabin

Inside Cabin

Average size 160 sq ft

This cabin is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Marina and Coral decks.

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Inside Cabin

Average size 160 sq ft

This cabin is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Marina and Coral decks.

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Outside Cabin£2,099Fully escortedView Cabin

Outside Cabin

Average size 165 sq ft

This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral & Marina Decks.

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View Cabin

Outside Cabin

Average size 165 sq ft

This cabin is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral & Marina Decks.

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