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Around the World in 180 Days - Los Angeles to New York

Around the World in 180 Days - Los Angeles to New York

14 Jan 2024
180 nights
Insignia
Worldwide
Business Class flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Los Angeles, pre-paid gratuities, laundry, onboard medical, internet, Shore event plus $500pp on-board spending money in lieu of repurchased visas/luggage PLUS choose between $7,800 FREE to spend on-board per couple, 78 FREE shore excursions or FREE house beverage package

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£41379

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wt
547
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Monte Carlo
Continental Journey - Miami to New York

Continental Journey - Miami to New York

29 Dec 2023
196 nights
Insignia
Worldwide
NOW ON SALE | Business Class flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Los Angeles, pre-paid gratuities, laundry, onboard medical, internet, shore event plus $500pp on-board spending money in lieu of repurchased visas/luggage PLUS choose between $8,600 FREE to spend on-board per couple, 86 FREE shore excursions or FREE house beverage package

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£44729

pp

wt
543
Kotor
Grand European Sojourn - Reykjavik to Athens

Grand European Sojourn - Reykjavik to Athens

31 Aug 2023
67 nights
Seven Seas Splendor
Europe
Grand Voyage | Combination cruise | Includes flights, overseas transfers, one-night hotel stay and dinner, exclusive shoreside experience, comprehensive visa package, 1 hour of phone time per suite, commemorative gift and up to 398 included shore excursions

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£39199

pp

wt
380
Corfu
Epic European Odyssey - Copenhagen to Athens

Epic European Odyssey - Copenhagen to Athens

14 Sep 2023
56 nights
Riviera
Europe
Grand Voyage | Business Class flight upgrades available from £149 per person! | Includes flights | FREE WI-FI FOR ALL BOOKINGS | PLUS CHOOSE FROM: 32 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS* | FREE DRINKS PACKAGE* | $3,200 FREE TO SPEND ON-BOARD | Call us to add on transfers and hotel stays

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£15959

pp

wt
261
Rome
Grand European Explorer - Amsterdam to Athens

Grand European Explorer - Amsterdam to Athens

26 Sep 2023
44 nights
Riviera
Europe
Business Class flight upgrades available from £99 per person! | Includes flights | FREE WI-FI FOR ALL BOOKINGS | PLUS CHOOSE FROM: 26 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS* | FREE DRINKS PACKAGE* | $2,600 FREE TO SPEND ON-BOARD | Call us to add on transfers and hotel stays

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£11999

pp

wt
245
Copenhagen
Grand Arctic Adventure - New York to Barcelona

Grand Arctic Adventure - New York to Barcelona

23 Jun 2023
78 nights
Seven Seas Navigator
North America
Grand Voyage | Incldues Business Class flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and up to 357 FREE shore excursions

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was £44979pp

£34079

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240
Bordeaux
Western Europe Allure - Southampton round-trip

Western Europe Allure - Southampton round-trip

01 Jun 2023
10 nights
Riviera
United Kingdom
FREE WI-FI FOR ALL BOOKINGS | PLUS CHOOSE FROM: 6 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS* | FREE DRINKS PACKAGE* | $600 FREE TO SPEND ON-BOARD*

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£2399

pp

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218
Istanbul
Caesar's Continent - Southampton to Venice

Caesar's Continent - Southampton to Venice

22 Sep 2024
34 nights
Marina
Mediterranean
Includes flights and overseas transfers | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 20 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $2,000 FREE to spend on-board*

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£7659

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208
Bordeaux
Wine & Culture Voyage

Wine & Culture Voyage

30 Aug 2022
10 nights
Azamara Quest
Iberian Peninsula
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£1379

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198
Corfu
Ultimate European Masterpiec-Copenhagen to Triest

Ultimate European Masterpiec-Copenhagen to Triest

14 Sep 2023
46 nights
Riviera
Europe
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£9929

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195
Dubrovnik
Legendary European Adventure - Amsterdam to Triest

Legendary European Adventure - Amsterdam to Triest

26 Sep 2023
34 nights
Riviera
Europe
Business Class flight upgrades available from £99 per person! | Includes flights | FREE WI-FI FOR ALL BOOKINGS | PLUS CHOOSE FROM: 20 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS* | FREE DRINKS PACKAGE* | $2,000 FREE TO SPEND ON-BOARD | Call us to add on transfers and hotel stays

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£6899

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167
The coast of Miami with skyscrapers and palm trees
Seafarer's Inspiration - Miami to Rome

Seafarer's Inspiration - Miami to Rome

27 Mar 2024
59 nights
Sirena
Canaries
Grand Voyage | Includes Business Class flights, overseas transfers and pre-paid gratuities | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 32 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $3,200 FREE to spend on-board*

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£16099

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157
Livorno (Florence/Pisa)
Europe & Mediterranean Autumn

Europe & Mediterranean Autumn

01 Oct 2022
21 nights
Seabourn Ovation
Canaries
Includes flights and overseas transfers | Combination cruise

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£7479

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139
Istanbul
Symphony of European Wonders

Symphony of European Wonders

11 May 2023
21 nights
Riviera
Mediterranean
Business Class flight upgrades available from £149 per person! | Includes flights | FREE WI-FI FOR ALL BOOKINGS | PLUS CHOOSE FROM: 12 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS* | FREE DRINKS PACKAGE* | $1,200 FREE TO SPEND ON-BOARD | Call us to add on transfers and hotel stays

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£4609

pp

wt
113
Livorno (Florence/Pisa)
European Grand Voyage - Southampton to Rome

European Grand Voyage - Southampton to Rome

22 Apr 2024
33 nights
Sirena
Europe
Includes flights and overseas transfers | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 18 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $1,800 FREE to spend on-board*

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£8039

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111
Gibraltar
British Isles & European Gems

British Isles & European Gems

17 Sep 2022
28 nights
Seabourn Ovation
United Kingdom
Includes flights and overseas transfers | Combination cruise

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£12279

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109
Lisbon
Regal Gems of Europe - Southampton to Rome

Regal Gems of Europe - Southampton to Rome

03 May 2024
22 nights
Sirena
Europe
Includes flights and overseas transfers | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 12 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $1,200 FREE to spend on-board*

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£5169

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107
Bordeaux
Spain Intensive Voyage

Spain Intensive Voyage

17 Sep 2022
13 nights
Azamara Pursuit
Mediterranean
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£1669

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106
Copenhagen
Collection of European Wonders

Collection of European Wonders

11 May 2023
32 nights
Marina
Europe
Business Class flight upgrades available from £149 per person! | Includes flights | FREE WI-FI FOR ALL BOOKINGS | PLUS CHOOSE FROM: 18 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS* | FREE DRINKS PACKAGE* | $1,800 FREE TO SPEND ON-BOARD | Call us to add on transfers and hotel stays

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£9649

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89
St Peter Port
Wine & Culture

Wine & Culture

08 Sep 2023
11 nights
Azamara Journey
Europe
Sail from the UK! Includes flights, overseas transfers and a one-night post-cruise luxury hotel stay in Lisbon.

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£3199

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76
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Luxury Cruises to Bilbao, Spain | Six Star Cruises

Only in relatively recent years has Bilbao become a popular cruise destination. Now, new major attractions and the city’s fascinating history make this Spanish destination a favourite for many. Narrow streets are lined with independent shops, tapas bars and beautiful buildings in the Old Quarter, whilst the more modern parts of the city include contemporary museums and leisure facilities.

Your cruise ship will dock in Santurtzi or Getxo, both of which are six miles from the centre of Bilbao. You can choose to walk to the major attractions, or take a shuttle bus from the port to some of the more popular parts of the city.

Sightseeing in Bilbao

Bilbao’s Old Quarter is the first place most choose to see on their shore excursions. It’s known as Casco Viejo, and has rows of tall and narrow colourful houses with balconies. Tree-lined streets are free from cars, and the ground floors of most residences have been converted to cafes and restaurants. There are lovely parks, museums and churches throughout the Old Quarter, and in late August the city comes alive with a nine-day fiesta with music, street performance, firework displays and a range of events. Whenever you visit, you’ll have all of Bilbao’s best attractions to enjoy:

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The city’s Guggenheim Museum is the attraction that it’s best known for, with contemporary art on display. The building’s easy to identify; an unusual shape covered in shimmering metal. Inside the museum you can enjoy views of the river and see collections of photographs, paintings and sculptures from well-known names including Picasso, Pollock and Miro. The museum also displays art from relatively unknown contemporary artists.

Alhondiga

The Alhondiga building is a modern complex where you’ll find bars and restaurants, a library and a cinema. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the roof-top swimming pool, which has a glass floor. It’s worth paying a visit if you’d like to enjoy good food and the latest movie, as a break from museums and art galleries.

Artxanda Funicular Railway

A short ride on this funicular railway takes you from Bilbao’s downtown area up to the top of the Mount Artxanda. From there, you’ll enjoy panoramic city views and can visit attractions including restaurants, a park and sporting facilities.

Shopping in Bilbao

As you walk through Bilbao, you’ll find plenty of independent shops and will end up laden with stylish souvenirs. Leather accessories, shoes, clothes and bags are sold in various colours from market stalls and independent shops, whilst pieces of art are another popular purchase in this city full of galleries.
The city’s markets are some of the largest in the country, with the Mercado de la Ribera being one of the biggest covered markets in Europe. Here, you’ll find fresh foods as well as souvenirs, gifts and holiday essentials. Alternatively, take a walk to Plaza Nueva where a flea market is the perfect place to buy collectables and antiques including Spanish coins, stamps, books and decorative items.

Eating out in Bilbao

You’ll be hard-pressed to find better seafood than the fish, squid and mussel dishes served in Bilbao. Various restaurants prepare their dishes in a selection of sauces, with anchovy sauce being particularly popular and with squid often cooked in its own ink. Meat dishes include cured ham, and cow’s tail, whilst Spanish staples like paella feature heavily on most menus.

If you’re keen to enjoy as much time as possible at the city’s biggest attractions, then you can stay on site and enjoy the restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum. It’s a lovely bistro with views of the river, where favourite dishes include a seafood soup that’s prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

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