7 Spanish Cruises That'll Take You to Some of the Most Beautiful Places in the Mediterranean
Celebrity Reflection: Western Mediterranean
One of the newest mega-ships from Celebrity Cruises, Reflection was the winner of Cruise Critic’s Cruiser’s Choice Award for Best Dining Experience in 2017 with top-rated free and for-a-fee restaurants on board. Enjoy their Western Mediterranean cruise amid luxurious suites that boast access to exclusive areas of the ship.
Reflection’s route starts off the west coast of Italy in Civitavecchia — home to ancient Roman ruins and the medieval Fort Michelangelo — and stops at major Spanish port of calls such as Barcelona, Gibraltar, Malaga and Ibiza.
Experience Spain in 11 nights, taking in famous landmarks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and plenty of coastal beauty.
TUI Discovery 2: Spanish Sunsets
Looking for a leisurely journey along the southeastern coast of Spain? U.K.-based Thomson cruises has a week long packaged trip (with flights out of England) called Spanish Sunsets, starting in Malaga.
Take in the moorish architecture before you continue on to Palma, the capital city of Majorca. Revel in the Palma Cathedral and enjoy shore excursions aboard a vintage train, up to Bellver Castle, or among the Drach Caves.
Next is colorful Barcelona, which is a must for families and art aficionados, followed by the Balearic Islands party capital, Ibiza. Rounding out the trip are Almeria and Ceuta, which both play host to medieval palaces and fortresses.
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas: Transatlantic Cruise
Enjoy two of the most famous mainland Spanish cities before making your way to the Canary Islands. Royal Caribbean offers a 14-night Transatlantic Cruise on their Freedom of the Seas cruise ship.
This cruise departs from Barcelona and tours around the south coast of Spain to Seville.
One of the most famous bullfighting cities in the world, Seville is steeped in history and tradition, boasting both Gothic cathedrals and modern plazas. Then it’s on to Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, known for its dormant volcano and unique beaches.
Las Palmas has a lovely Old Quarter with tons of adorable side streets full of restaurants, British style pubs and cafes. Last, but not least, is the tiny La Palma island, which enjoys a lush landscape and beautiful panoramic views from a huge volcanic crater.