Cruise Ports

Barcelona Cruise Port: What to Do in 8 Hours

Barcelona Cruise Port

With more than 3 million passengers disembarking at Barcelona cruise port every year the terminal has become Europe’s busiest cruise ship destination. Due to the volume of traffic there are a number of docks where ships might arrive but the vast majority drop anchor at either Moll Adossat or next …

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Alicante Cruise Port: What to Do in 8 Hours

Mount Benacantil Overlooking the Port

Overlooking Alicante cruise port, stylish marina and city beach is Mount Benacantil, an iconic rock formation which has served a defensive function for the different civilisations which have settled on this coastline over the centuries. The first settlers were Iberian tribes as far back as 5000 BC who were replaced …

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Portimão Cruise Port (Portugal): What to Do in 8 Hours

Cross the river from Portimão Cruise Port to Ferragudo

The Algarve coast of Portugal runs from the Spanish border at Ayamonte to the Cabo de Sao Vicente on the continent’s most south-westerly tip. It is one of Europe’s most popular summer holiday destinations and its mild winter climate golfers from around the world to its many top-class golf courses. …

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Sagrada Familia Tours from Barcelona Cruise Port

The Sagrada Familia is the most popular of the many Barcelona tourist attractions

Antoní Gaudi was born near Reus in 1852 in the province of Tarragona in Catalonia. At the age of 21 he began his architectural studies at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura in Barcelona. Upon graduation with only mediocre grades in 1878 the college’s director still didn’t know what to make …

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Lisbon Shore Excursions to Estoril and Cascais

Lisbon Tram

Once listed among Europe’s most stylish destinations Estoril remains one of the top places to visit in Portugal today. A civil parish in the municipality of Cascais, Estoril is conveniently close to the capital, only 15km away, and is often included as part of the itinerary of Lisbon tourists. Estoril …

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Lisbon Shore Excursions to Sintra

Sintra Castle

The town of Sintra is one of the most scenic locations in Portugal. The celebrated 18th century English poet Lord Byron himself was inspired enough by its beauty to immortalize it in one of his poems calling it a “glorious Eden.” Other wealthy and prominent men of his time also found …

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Lisbon Shore Excursions to Fatima

Fatima Excursion from Lisbon

The town of Fatima in Portugal is most famous as the site where the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Our Lady of the Rosary, as she is known in the country, was said to have appeared as a vision to three shepherd children in 1917. Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta …

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Spain Cruise Ports

Independence of the Seas

If you’re planning a cruise that includes stops in Spanish ports you’ll be wanting to plan your time in port. Below we’ve put together a series of port guides covering all the main cruise ports. Each guide describes the main information you’ll be looking for regarding the port itself then …

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Las Palmas Cruise Port: What to Do in 8 Hours

Carnival Breeze Docked in Puerto de La Luz in Las Palmas

The enormous Port of Las Palmas (Puerto de La Luz) lies on the north-east coast of Gran Canaria. Its location has long made it an important maritime destination in facilitating trade between Europe, Africa and the Americas which has made it one of the world’s busiest sea ports. As a …

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