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A Journey to Stars of Casablanca & the Coast of Granada Luxury Cruise

Experience the ultimate in cosmopolitan luxury at sea with this incredible cruise from Explora Journeys. Departing and returning to the vibrant city of Barcelona, this voyage takes you through the breathtaking coastlines of Spain and Morocco. Indulge in a truly magnificent ocean suite spanning over 377 sq ft, complete with a welcoming bottle of champagne, a full-sized sun terrace, and your choice of nine dining areas on board, accompanied by endless premium beverages. Gratuities are included in your package, as well as free access to the onboard thermal spa for ultimate relaxation.
SHIP: Explora II

A Journey to Stars of Casablanca & the Coast of Granada Luxury Cruise

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DEPARTURE DATE: October 16, 2024
Countries Visited: Morocco, Spain
Departure Port:Barcelona, Spain

OVERVIEW

Following Casablanca’s spine-tingling call to prayer, tangle of souqs and faded French-colonial art deco we snake Cadiz streets echoing with flamenco. Round the Cape of Trafalgar to trace the shadows of Grace Kelly in Marbella’s starry marina and step within the pinky-red walls of the Alhambra on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
October 16, 2024from $5,785Per Person
October 16, 2024from $8,675Single Traveler

What's Included

  • 9 night understated luxury cruise round trip from Barcelona
  • Truly incredibly huge ocean suites – 377 sq ft
  • Welcome bottle of champagne and your choice of in-suite drinks in the fridge
  • In room espresso machine and a Dyson hair dryer
  • Full sized sun terrace with dining area and a full sunbed
  • All culinary Experiences ( choice of 9 dining areas )
  • Unlimited Premium Beverages
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Free access to onboard thermal spa
  • Included Yoga classes and fitness classes
  • WiFi
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Wed Oct 16Barcelona, Spain
2Thu Oct 17At Sea
3Fri Oct 18Casablanca, Morocco
4Sat Oct 19Casablanca, Morocco
5Sun Oct 20At Sea
6Mon Oct 21Cadiz, Spain
7Tue Oct 22Marbella, Spain
8Wed Oct 23Motril, Spain
9Thu Oct 24At Sea
10Fri Oct 25Barcelona, Spain

Day 1 – Barcelona, Spain

Catalan’s Cultural Heart
Port: Barcelona Arrival Method: DOCK
Departure: 19:00

Breathe in the cultural heart of Catalan; an elegant blend of high energy and undisturbed tradition. Muse over the origins of captivating Gaudi architecture within the enchanting labyrinth that is the Gothic Quarter. Savour the flavours of fresh tapas and crisp cava in breezy plazas, tranquil terraces and coveted cafés, or glide down to a shimmering beach club to unwind. Imagine a visit to peaceful Passeig de Gracia, where modernist buildings merge to showcase iconic global labels. And, as dusk falls, prepare for urban action and swing by the lively bohemian bars to fiesta on the leafy stretch of La Rambla. If you’re serious about style, this colourful city provides plenty to celebrate.

Day 2 – At Sea

Day 3 – Casablanca, Morocco

Coquettish Casablanca
Port: Casablanca
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 14:00

Like a lighthouse, the majestic Hassan II Mosque beckons us to the shores of this bustling port city, its minaret soaring 690ft to the sky. Africa’s biggest mosque is one of only two in Morocco open to non-Muslims, inviting us to marvel its mosaics, marble columns and 50 Murano glass chandeliers. Casablanca conjures a charismatic collision of tradition and modernity, the Habous Quartier’s faded grandeur of French colonial Art Deco, whitewashed Moorish houses, narrow alleyways, small souks and olive markets in companion to its cosmopolitan nightlife, buzzing restaurants and Parisien-style cafes.

Day 4 – Casablanca, Morocco

Departure: 23:00

Day 5 – At Sea

Day 6 – Cadiz, Spain

Enriching Cadiz
Port: Cadiz
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 09:00
Departure: 22:00

Go back in time – where cobbled streets clatter with horse drawn carriages, culture and history seeps through this Spanish city’s soul. Enjoy locally produced tapas and admire the form of iconic Andalusian horses. Drift into tasting tours at sherry wineries in Jerez, then step out to twirl the flamenco. Explore Seville’s architectural marvels; baroque churches, palaces, gothic cathedrals, aristocratic mansions and medieval buildings. With no less than three Unesco World Heritage sites to visit, you’ll feel truly inspired by what Cadiz has to offer.

Day 7 – Marbella, Spain

Marbella: Heart of the Costa del Sol
Port: Puerto Banus (Marbella)
Arrival Method: Tender
Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 20:00

Andalucian culture, Moorish castles, beautiful beaches, and manicured golf courses form an irresistible cocktail in Marbella, queen of the Costa del Sol. Explore leafy plazas, listen to the strains of flamenco music, learn the art of making tapas, or pair sips or wine and boutique shopping around Puerto Banús marina. Dive into endless beaches; tee off on some of Europe’s top golf courses; trek through olive farms to sample pressed oils; saddle a horse into Andlucia’s equestrian heritage, Marbella is a gateway to discoveries for all.

Day 8 – Motril, Spain

Acclimatise in Motril
Port: Motril
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 08:00
Departure: 23:00

Accustom yourself to the main Town of Costa Tropical, a sub-tropical slice of Spain bursting with mangos, bananas and locally made rum. Protected by Andalucia’s Sierra Nevada mountains, head up to the castle and sugar cane plantation in Salobreña, wallow in rum at Motril, eat tapas in Granada and bask in the sensual splendour of the Alhambra palace. Visit Elche where UNESCO-protected date palm trees form a unique urban park, sip vino de costa, taste exotic custard apples and trawl out the remains of Roman heritage in Almuñécar. With a Caribbean style climate and glittering seas yonder, the sounds of the flamenco and old town squares whisper Andalusian charm.

Day 9 – At Sea

Day 10 – Barcelona, Spain

Catalan’s Cultural Heart
Port: Barcelona
Arrival Method: Dock
Arrival: 07:00

Breathe in the cultural heart of Catalan; an elegant blend of high energy and undisturbed tradition. Muse over the origins of captivating Gaudi architecture within the enchanting labyrinth that is the Gothic Quarter. Savour the flavours of fresh tapas and crisp cava in breezy plazas, tranquil terraces and coveted cafés, or glide down to a shimmering beach club to unwind. Imagine a visit to peaceful Passeig de Gracia, where modernist buildings merge to showcase iconic global labels. And, as dusk falls, prepare for urban action and swing by the lively bohemian bars to fiesta on the leafy stretch of La Rambla. If you’re serious about style, this colourful city provides plenty to celebrate.

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