After embarking Boudicca in Cyprus you’ll sail west through the sun-
drenched Mediterranean on a cruise packed with highlights and scenic
delights. The ancient artefacts of Crete and Athens, the incredible Greek
capital; Valletta’s iconic Grand Harbour; and the beautiful beaches, stunning
architecture and cultural gems of three stunning Spanish destinations combine
to show the rich diversity of one of the world’s most captivating regions.
Palma Cathedral Acropolis, Athens
There’s much more to Crete than its outstanding
natural beauty and popular holiday resorts. This
gorgeous Greek island boasts over 5,000 years
of history and some of the Mediterranean’s most
interesting historical sites. Heraklion, the capital,
is your gateway to the very best of them, including
the pre-historical Palace of Knossos and the Caves
of Zeus – which is said to be the birthplace of the
God of Thunder.
On the Greek mainland, Athens awaits your call into
nearby Piraeus. Take the short journey into Greece’s
capital and you’ll be rewarded with an abundance
of iconic ancient sites. A guided tour of the city’s
remarkable Acropolis offers the chance to marvel
at the mighty Parthenon and several other of the
citadel’s archaeological treasures.
In Malta, head out to the ship’s open decks to enjoy
the scenic sailing into the spectacular city of Valletta,
passing by the architectural wonders of the iconic
Grand Harbour. Once docked you can explore the
island’s capital in search of attractions such as St
John’s Co-Cathedral & Knights of St John, or take
a highly recommended horse-drawn carriage
tour through the medieval city of Mdina.
The Spanish leg of your voyage begins on the pretty
island of Mallorca. Palma’s charming maze of sunbathed
streets and squares are a joy to explore.
Highlights such as the Gothic cathedral lie within.
You’ll also have an opportunity to embark on
a journey aboard the vintage train to Soller, before
exploring the traditional village of Valldemossa.
Cartagena is a city rich in Roman heritage. It’s
proud home to a plethora of centuries-old sites and
interesting museums: the Medieval castle, Roman
amphitheatre and Bateria de Castillitos feature on
the must-visit list. In the Andalusian city of Malaga
you’ll find a collection of diverse attractions too, from
the Moorish-style Gibralfaro Castle to the Picasso
Museum, a celebration of Pablo Picasso’s life. Granada,
home of the magnificent Alhambra Palace, and the
mountaintop city of Ronda are within reach on a tour.
You’ll then make a call at the Portuguese port of
Leixões for tours to the nearby city of Oporto,
famed for its Port wine.
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