Western European Harbours
24 Nights sailing Barcelona to Amsterdam on board the Seabourn Ovation
Gourmet dining that rivals the finest restaurants in the world
Open bars & fine wines with lunch & dinner
Shipboard gratuities are neither required nor expected
Port Charges and Taxes
24 Night Cruise sailing from Barcelona to Amsterdam aboard Seabourn Ovation.
With their unmatched sense of style, elegance and grace, Seabourn ships beckon you to travel beyond the bounds of the imagination. Aboard Seabourn, every desire is met promptly and with a welcoming smile. Whether it's a warm blanket and a cup of gourmet hot chocolate as you drift along the Norwegian Fjords or a relaxing neck massage poolside, you'll feel that you're a member of a very exclusive club.
Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation will maintain our high ratio of space per guest, enabling highly personalized service by close to one staff member for each guest on board. With the addition of these two new ships, Seabourn will have the youngest and most modern ultra-luxury fleet in the industry.
Perhaps best of all, each ship offers all-suite accommodations, Seabourn’s signature water sports Marina, an open-bar policy serving premium wine, champagne and spirits, and renowned menus.
Highlights of this cruise:
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. It is located on the shores of the Mediterranean and enjoys a mild climate all year round.Barcelona is one of Europe’s largest and most successful ports and one of the world’s leading cities in art and architecture.
From the modern cruise terminal at the docks you will need a taxi or tour to see the artistic beauty of this unique destination, credited to the talents of Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Antonio Gaudi, Jose Clara and others. Stroll the mosaic-paved Ramblas, the city's social hub, with open-air cafes, street entertainers and flower displays. See its unique Catalonian cultural heritage in the ancient Gothic Quarter, the surrealistic architecture of Antonio Gaudi and some outstanding museums.
Sights of interest include the Columbus Monument, the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia (1298 to 1454), the Maritime Museum, Picasso Gallery, La Sagrada Familia (Gaudi's unfinished cathedral), Palau Guell (Gaudi mansion) and the Olympic stadiums.
This lovely capital of Spain's Costa del Sol has an ancient history that goes back to Phoenician times. Presiding over the city is the majestic Moorish citadel, the Alcazaba. Visit Pablo Picasso's birthplace in the Plaza de la Merced or some of the beautiful old churches: Sagrario with its 16th century alter and Santiago with its Moorish tower. Venture to hilltop Mijas for an enchanting example of an Andalusian village.
Málaga is surrounded by mountains, lying in the southern base of the Axarquía hills, and two rivers, the Guadalmedina (on the left bank) and the Guadalhorce, flow near the city into the Mediterranean. The inner city of Málaga is just behind the harbour. The quarters of El Perchel, La Trinidad and Lagunillas surround this centre.
Apart from all the cultural attractions, Malaga is a perfect location to enjoy life. The relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere and the perfect climate attract many tourists.
The people in Malaga (Malagueños), are known for going out at night for a chat, a drink or to eat out. The town therefore has a great variation of restaurants, bars and bodegas, which are normally busy throughout the week. The Malagueños are also known for loving everything about their town and are particularly proud of their world famous citizen, the painter Pablo Picasso.
The city of Cadiz is located on a peninsula protruding into the Bay of Cádiz, the Isle of Leon, separated from the mainland by a narrow and torturous channel, part of much larger Gulf of Cádiz. Very high and thick walls surround the city presenting a very picturesque appearance from the sea.
Cádiz is of typical Andalusian character. The old part of Cádiz, commonly referred to as the Old City (Spanish Casco Antiguo), is shaped by the individuality of the various quarters (Spanish barrios), "El Populo," "La Viña," or "Santa Maria." These areas offer a marked contrast to the newer areas of town.
While the townscape of the Old City is largely formed by narrow alleys leading into a number of plazas, newer areas consist of wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted with numerous parks with old giant trees supposedly brought there by Columbus.
Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal. a lively and multicultural place. Pre World War I wooden trams clank up steep gradients, past mosaic pavements and Art Nouveau cafés, and the medieval, village-like quarter of Alfama hangs below the city's castle.
Modern Lisbon has kept an easy-going pace and boasts a vibrant, cosmopolitan identity from large communities of Africans and Asians. In 1994, Lisbon was European City of Culture, while in 1998 the city hosted the last great Expo of the millennium.
There are few monuments and little art in Lisbon, largely due to the 1755 earthquake. There is one building from Portugal's golden age – the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos at Belém – that is the equal of any monument in the country. More modern developments include the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian museum complex and the Tómas Taveira's amazing postmodernist shopping centre at Amoreiras.
Bordeaux is a port city in the south west of France. It is the capital city of the Aquitaine region and is famous for its many varieties of wine, which are considered among the best in the world.
Bordeaux is a historical city with many tourist attractions. The city itself boasts elegant neoclassical architecture, wide avenues, and attractive public squares and parks. The centre of town lies between Place Gambetta and the Garonne River. There are many fascinating museums and art galleries, excellent shopping and beautiful gardens to enjoy.
Bordeaux also offers a great selection of cafes and restaurants in the Place de la Victoire, the Place du Parlement or the Rue de Parlement Sainte Catherine. Sample some of Bordeaux’s lively nightlife by checking out the city’s late night dance venues on the Quai de Paludate.
Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands is built around a concentric network of canals spanned by over 1000 bridges.One of the most attractive ways of viewing the city is on a canal tour. Many of the houses date back to The Netherlands' golden age in the 17th century. These narrow-fronted merchants' houses are characterised by the traditionally Dutch ornamented gables. The oldest part of the city is Nieuwmarkt, located near the first canals - Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht - built to protect the city against invasion.
Amsterdam is famous for its liberalism regards soft drugs and its thriving sex industry. The city has also long been a centre of diamond cutting and it is still possible to see diamond cutters at work. Boasting 53 museums, 61 art galleries, 12 concert halls and 20 theatres, Amsterdam also has a booming cultural life.
Terms & Conditions*Prices are per person twin share in NZD. Based on current promotion fares & subject to availability and can be removed at any time without notice. Sales until further notice, unless sold out prior. Fares are correct at time of print & subject to availability at time of booking. Fares have been converted from AUD & subject to currency fluctuation. *
|16/05/18||Barcelona, Spain||05:00 PM|
|17/05/18||Sete, France||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|18/05/18||Tarragona, Spain||09:00 AM||07:00 PM|
|20/05/18||Malaga, Spain||08:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|21/05/18||Gibraltar, United Kingdom||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|22/05/18||Casablanca, Morocco||07:00 AM||09:00 PM|
|23/05/18||Tangier, Morocco||10:00 AM||09:00 PM|
|24/05/18||Cadiz, Spain||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|25/05/18||Portimao, Portugal||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|26/05/18||Lisbon, Portugal||07:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|28/05/18||Gijon, Spain||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|29/05/18||Bilbao, Spain||08:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|30/05/18||Hendaye, France||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|31/05/18||Bordeaux, France||12:00 PM||overnight|
|01/06/18||Bordeaux, France||06:00 PM|
|02/06/18||La Rochelle, France||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|04/06/18||Isles of Scilly, England||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|05/06/18||Dartmouth, England||08:00 AM||05:00 PM|
|07/06/18||Zeebrugge, Belgium||08:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|08/06/18||Vlissingen, The Netherlands||08:00 AM||06:00 PM|
|09/06/18||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||07:00 AM|