Explore the great seafaring nations of Spain, Portugal, France and the enigmatic Netherlands. From the outset they have always looked beyond the horizon, setting sail for destinations unknown, to seek out new cultures and experiences.
Immerse yourself in the vivacity of Spain as you explore its coastline before discovering the untouched elegance of Portugal. Cruise to northern France and visit the coast of Brittany and the battlefields of Normandy. Wander the canals, cobbled streets and medieval buildings of Bruges and taste the famous chocolate before concluding your journey in Amsterdam.
Day 1 Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Barcelona, Spain.
Day 2 Barcelona, Spain
Upon arrival in Barcelona, you will be immersed in a city of fabled architecture and boundless culture, before being transferred to Scenic Eclipse to commence your Mediterranean cruise. Meal: D
Day 3 At Sea
Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities onboard your luxurious Discovery Yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate from one of the many dining venues or try a wine tasting with the Sommelier in Scenic Epicure. Meals: B, L, D
Day 4 Málaga
On Spain’s Costa del Sol, Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. Uncover the secrets of the historic city center and as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, the Picasso Museum. Alternatively, visit Gibralfaro Castle or explore the village of Mijas Pueblo. Meals: B, L, D
Day 5 Seville
On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Dock right in the heart of the city, and simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6 Seville
Enjoy time at leisure to explore Seville.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 7 Lisbon, Portugal
Arrive in Lisbon, the de facto capital of Portugal and home to one of the most powerful seafaring nations of the new world age. Discover the many districts of Lisbon spread over the seven surrounding hills, including the picturesque Alfama district. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8 Leixoes (Porto), Portugal
Today, discover the unique historic treasures of Porto. Located on the Douro river estuary, this metropolis shares its name with one of Portugal’s best known exports, Port wine. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9 At Sea
Relaxation beckons, and with so many choices onboard, you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, from a class in Scenic Epicure to an entertaining discussion in the theater, or make time for your own fitness regime. Meals: B, L, D
Day 10 Douarnenez, (Brittany) France
Located on the tip of the French region of Brittany, discover a city that is known for its breath-taking landscapes and scenic coastal area. Meals: B, L, D
Day 11 Cherbourg with Utah beach, (Normandy)
Walk the historic Normandy beaches, the site of the D-Day landings. You may choose to discover the intriguing history of the port of Cherbourg and see the man-made sea walls or tour Chateau Nacqueville, dating back to 1510, with its impressive gardens.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 12 Oostende, (Bruges) Belgium
This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is a fairy-tale town with cobble-stone streets and picturesque canals linking squares adorned with soaring spires, churches, monasteries and medieval buildings. Meals: B, L, D
Day 13 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Your cruise ends this morning as you say farewell to the crew and disembark after breakfast, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. Meal: B