The brand new Regent Seven Seas Explorer – Cruise from Lisbon to Barcelona

Be a part of history, as the most luxurious ship to sail the seven seas begins her life on the legendary Mediterranean Sea, calling on storied places such as; Seville, Agadir, Casablanca, Gibraltar & Barcelona

Cruise departs Lisbon on Thursday 25th August 2016 – duration 10 nights

Destination Ports include; Portimao, Seville, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife, Agadir, Casablanca, Gibraltar & Barcelona.

Excursions include; discovering the exotic plant life in Tenerife,

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Itinerary Lisbon to Barcelona

Regent Seven Seas Explorer

Launched in 2016 the Seven Seas Explorer is the most luxurious ship ever built. Exquisite details and expert craftmanship create true luxury quality that you can touch and sence. Exceeding your every expectation, because with every detail perfected, she has already set the new standard in the world’s most all-inclusive luxury experience.

Route Map
Explorer Lisbon to Barcelona

Suite Prices from £5,629 pp
for a Deluxe Veranda Suite – G2, based on 2 persons sharing, including return air fares.

FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package in Concierge Suites and Higher.

FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits

FREE Open Bars and Lounges Plus In-Suite Mini-Bar Replenished Daily

FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities

FREE Ground Transfers

FREE 24-Hour Room Service

NO Charge for Specialty Restaurants and much more.

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About the Ship, Cruise Highlights, Ports of Call & Excursions

Seven Seas Explorer is spaciously intimate, breathlessly elegant and perfectly staffed to offer Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ special brand of all-inclusive luxury. The summer of 2016 will herald not only the launch of the most luxurious ship to sail the seven seas, but also the moment when you can experience the new standard in elegance and sophistication. Journey to the world’s most beautiful places in spacious designer suites, indulge in a decadent treatment at the world renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub, enjoy a musical performance in a plush lounge, and delight in extensive gourmet dining throughout the day and night.

Dine whenever, wherever and with whomever you choose in any of our open-seating restaurants. Simply request a table when the mood strikes and the Maître D’ will happily seat your party.

Using fresh local produce, dry-aged prime meats, fish and seafood sourced from international markets, delicious artisan cheeses and scrumptious baked goods crafted from the finest imported French flour, combined with all the skills and imagination of our celebrated chefs to put it all together — cruising has never tasted so good. Menus change daily in Compass Rose as a multitude of Continental-inspired dishes are offered during the course of your voyage. Indulge in a Sunday champagne and caviar brunch at La Veranda or at Compass Rose. Dine in elegant surroundings including the iconic Prime 7, the premier steakhouse at sea, and delight in mouth watering entrées paired with distinctive complimentary wines and spirits.

EXP-CompassRose-231x153Much thought was given to the design of Compass Rose, the flagship restaurant of our fleet. The dining room is outfitted with rich woods contrasted by light marble stones and mother of pearl shimmering brightly with an elegant color theme of light shades of blue, white, gold and silver. Compass Rose delights with a beautifully defined atmosphere and transitions from refreshing natural light during the day to a romantic ice blue lighting theme at night. This is the perfect setting for you to enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner, where the menu features an exceptional variety of Continental cuisine.

Serving breakfast and lunch, La Veranda is exceedingly popular any time of the day. Spacious and comfortably casual, La Veranda offers regional specialties that often reflect the cuisines of the countries called on, such as Grilled Lamb Chops with Spanish Sherry Sauce or pan-sautéed Mediterranean Sea Bass. Dishes are presented in a buffet style that displays the diversity of the menu. La Veranda also features an authentic pizzeria and a shaded, open-air veranda for dining al fresco.

EXP-LaVeranda-SetteMari-231x153Inspired by the views of the Italian Riviera, the ambiance is one of everyday glamour. Rich blues and whites, contrasted with terrazzo floors and teak wood accents, adorn the interior spaces and culminate in a stylish and spacious al fresco area, replete with comfortable cushioned seating and striped awnings that allow the breeze to flow through. In the evenings, La Veranda transforms into the warm and inviting Sette Mari at La Veranda, where tables are candlelit to match the star-filled skies. The menu also transforms into a tantalizing journey of alluring antipasto, perfect homemade pastas, enticing main courses and divine desserts hailing from all over Italy. Sette Mari at La Veranda is open for dinner only.

Voyager Pool GrillBeing open-air and just steps from the swimming pool on Deck 11, the Pool Grill welcomes casual diners. Its laid-back ambiance invites guests to come directly from lounging in the sun, or for a quick meal between shore excursions. While the atmosphere is deliciously informal, the menu and preparation reflects the same attention to detail as the finest of restaurants.

EXP-Prime7-231x153A true classic in every sense, the Prime 7 restaurant aboard Seven Seas Explorer personifies luxury at every turn. Handsomely decorated with ingenious uses of glass, metal and granite, you will feel as if you have arrived at an iconic members-only club. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar before being taken to your personal banquette. And after savoring a succulent filet mignon or a mouthwatering côte de boeuf, delight in a digestif and a lively conversation with fellow guests in the comfort of supple leather wing-back chairs.

All the traditional starters are here, including Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Oysters Rockefeller, and French Onion Soup Gratinée. Of course, beef is the undisputed star, as it is all USD A Prime and Dry-Aged at least 28 days to ensure the ultimate tenderness, juiciness and flavour. “Côte de Boeuf” Bone-in Rib Steak, Porterhouse Steak and succulent Filet Mignon only touch upon the selections. Mouth watering alternatives include Colorado Double-Cut Lamb Chops and Oven-Roasted Organic Free-Range Chicken. Prime 7 is open for dinner only and reservations are required.

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EXP-CoffeeConnection-231x153Visit The Café on Deck 5 mid-ship to enjoy complimentary coffee drinks prepared by our baristas, as well as delicious pastries, gourmet sandwiches and homemade cookies. Additionally, international newspapers and news magazines are made available. This venue to your destination to relax, meet other guests and enjoy coffee and snacks throughout the day.

Enjoy the elegance and sophistication of custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stones and polished woods, designer accessories, eclectic lighting and original artworks throughout. As well as the comforts of a spacious walk-in wardrobe, a grand marble and stone detailed washroom, and the fine details of having your mini-bar personalised with your favourite beverages.

A serene haven of repose. This marvelously appointed suite features an expansive private balcony adjacent to an intimate sitting area. Relax on your queen-size suite slumber bed and take in the ocean views or draw the curtains closed to watch the latest blockbuster on your interactive flat-screen television.

Your refrigerator is fully stocked and your wardrobe contains a plush Regent bathrobe and slippers for your use. And, of course, in your well-appointed bathroom you will find a shower filled with L’Occitane amenities.

Layout:
Intimate sitting area
1 marble and stone detailed bathroom
Private balcony
Built-in closet with safe

Dimensions:
Suite: 219 ft2 (20 m2)
Balcony: 88 ft2 (8 m2)

Highlights:

L’Occitane® Amenities
Queen-size Suite Slumber Beds® in each bedroom
Interactive flat-Screen television & direct-dial satellite phone
Vanity & Hair Dryer
Regent Bathrobes & Slippers
Personalized Mini-Bar Set-up

High-end designer furnishings, comfortable seating, lighting and wall coverings are part of this suite’s elegant decor that transports you to a modern summer house.

A spacious bathroom contains a shower and luxurious amenities from L’Occitane. After a day of exploration, slip into your Regent bathrobe and relax in your private sitting area with a best-selling novel from the library, while basking in the natural light coming in from your private balcony.

Layout:
Intimate sitting area
1 marble and stone detailed bathroom
Private balcony
Walk-in closet with safe

Dimensions:
Suite: 253 ft2 (23.5 m2)
Balcony: 55 – 88 ft2 (5 – 8 m2)

Highlights:
L’Occitane® Amenities
Queen-size Suite Slumber Beds® in each bedroom
Interactive flat-Screen television & direct-dial satellite phone
Vanity & Hair Dryer
Regent Bathrobes & Slippers
Personalized Mini-Bar Set-up

Awaken refreshed and re-energised after a restful sleep on our signature Suite Slumber Bed. Draw back the curtains to unveil the breathtaking landscape of the day’s port and then step out onto your private balcony for a closer look.

This is the way cruising was meant to be, exploring the world with every comfort imaginable. Savour room service in your spacious sitting area and select your outfit from the residential-like walk-in wardrobe. Be spoiled by a crew that is eager to grant your every wish.

Layout:
Intimate sitting area
1 marble and stone detailed bathroom
Private balcony
Walk-in closet with safe

Dimensions:
Suite: 332 ft2 (30.8 m2)
Balcony: 83 – 132 ft2 (7.7 – 12.2 m2)

Highlights:
L’Occitane® Amenities
Queen-size Suite Slumber Beds® in each bedroom
Interactive flat-Screen television & direct-dial satellite phone
Vanity & Hair Dryer
Regent Bathrobes & Slippers
Personalized Mini-Bar Set-up

As a guest in this suite you will enjoy all-inclusive amenities along with enhanced accommodations including an expansive private balcony with direct views of the horizon. A few of these emenities include a FREE pre-cruise luxury hotel package, priority online shore excursion reservations and up to 500 minutes of FREE internet. This is in addition to delighting in a spacious suite that features a private balcony, a generous sitting room and a heavenly Queen-size Suite Slumber Bed.

Layout:
Intimate sitting area
1 marble and stone detailed bathroom
Private balcony
Walk-in closet with safe

Dimensions:
Suite: 332 ft2 (30.8 m2)
Balcony: 83 – 132 ft2 (7.7 – 12.2 m2)

Highlights:
FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package including:
– FREE Ground Transfers
– FREE Breakfast
– FREE Porterage
FREE WiFi throughout the ship on selected sailings*
Priority online shore excursions and dining reservations
L’Occitane® Amenities
Queen-size Suite Slumber Beds® in each bedroom
Interactive flat-Screen television & direct-dial satellite phone
Vanity & Hair Dryer
Regent Bathrobes & Slippers
Personalized Mini-Bar Set-up

When you choose this level of opulence, you will undoubtedly enjoy a distinctive element of luxurious personal service that is the hallmark of our six-star ships. Highly trained and profoundly committed to fulfilling to your wishes, your personal butler is eager to tend to your needs around the clock.

In addition, you will arrive to your suite relaxed and refreshed with the added bonus of FREE Business Class flights included in your European voyage fare.

Imagine entering your chic and modern suite and toasting with the world’s best Champagne aboard the most luxurious ship to grace the seven seas.

Layout:
Spacious Living Room with sitting area
1 marble and stone detailed bathroom
Private balcony
Walk-in closet with safe

Dimensions:
Suite: 450 ft2 (41.8 m2)
Balcony: 111 – 176 ft2 (10.3 – 16.3 m2)

Highlights:
FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air* for all intercontinental flights
FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package including:
– FREE Ground Transfers
– FREE Breakfast
– FREE Porterage
FREE WiFi throughout the ship on selected sailings*
Priority online shore excursions and dining reservations
10% discount on premium wine and liquor purchases
5% discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs
Personal butler
Hermès® and L’Occitane® amenities
King-size Suite Slumber Bed® in each bedroom
Complimentary use of iPad®
iPhone® docking station
Interactive flat-Screen television & direct-dial satellite phone
Vanity & Hair Dryer
Regent Bathrobes & Slippers
Daily canapés delivered to your suite
Personalized bar replenished daily with your favorite beverages

Delight in a distict air of intimacy, enhanced by the soothing colours and rich textures of your suite. Marble and stone appointments accent the bath, featuring a tub and a shower.

Your butler surprises you daily with a delicious assortment of canapes, and a spacious sitting area provides room to stretch out and watch a movie, read a bestseller, send emails to your friends and family on your in-suite iPad or simply enjoy the ever-changing vistas that line the horizon’s edge from your private balcony.

Layout:
Spacious Living Room with sitting area
1 or 1 1/2 marble and stone detailed bathrooms
Private balcony
Walk-in closet with safe

Dimensions:
Suite: 577 – 655 ft2 (53.6 – 60.8 m2)
Balcony: 166 – 237 ft2 (15.4 – 222)

Highlights:
FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air* on European Voyages
FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package including:
– FREE Ground Transfers
– FREE Breakfast
– FREE Porterage
FREE WiFi throughout the ship on selected sailings*
Priority online shore excursions and dining reservations
10% discount on premium wine and liquor purchases
5% discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs
Personal butler
Hermès® and L’Occitane® amenities
King-size Suite Slumber Bed® in each bedroom
Complimentary use of iPad®
iPhone® docking station
Interactive flat-Screen television & direct-dial satellite phone
Vanity & Hair Dryer
Regent Bathrobes & Slippers
Daily canapés delivered to your suite
Personalized bar replenished daily with your favorite beverages

This suite is more than your home away from home – it is modeled after the home of your dreams. Included with your suite is an amiable butler that serves you dinner, course-by-course, in your private dining room, and a meticulous steward that keeps your spacious and posh accommodations in immaculate condition.

Enjoy FREE internet to connect with your friends and family back home, or choose to disconnect from your daily routine while relaxing on your furnished, expansive private balcony with a glass of your favourite libation.

Layout:
Spacious Living Room with sitting area
2 marble and stone detailed bathrooms
Private balcony
Walk-in closet with safe

Dimensions:
Suite: 1,000 – 1,013 ft2 (93 – 94 m2)
Balcony: 277 – 336 ft2 (52.7 – 31.2 m2)

Highlights:
FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air* for all intercontinental flights
FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package including:
– FREE Ground Transfers
– FREE Breakfast
– FREE Porterage
FREE Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship*
– One FREE WiFi package, from 30 minutes to FREE Unlimited depending on voyage selected
Priority online shore excursions and dining reservations
10% discount on premium wine and liquor purchases
5% discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs
Personal butler
Hermès® and L’Occitane® amenities
King-size Suite Slumber Bed® in each bedroom
Complimentary use of iPad®
iPhone® docking station
Interactive flat-Screen television & direct-dial satellite phone
Vanity & Hair Dryer
Regent Bathrobes & Slippers
Daily canapés delivered to your suite
Personalized bar replenished daily with your favorite beverages

A grand life – each morning, when you awake from a sound and peaceful sleep, you will feel a sense of joy knowing that you are surrounded by every comfort and luxury imaginable, as you are about to explore a new beautiful part of the world.

On cue, your butler will bring breakfast and your favourite newspaper, along with your freshly pressed clothes you plan on wearing to dinner later that evening. After breakfast, sett off on the adventure you’ve chosen from the extensive menu of FREE unlimited shore excursions, and delight in knowing that this suite awaits you upon your return.

Layout:
Spacious Living Room with sitting area
2 marble and stone detailed bathrooms
Private balcony
Walk-in closet with safe

Dimensions:
Suite: 854 – 920 ft2 (79.3 – 85.5 m2)
Balcony: 732 – 916 ft2 (68 – 90.7 m2)

Highlights:
FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air* for all intercontinental flights
FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package including:
– FREE Ground Transfers
– FREE Breakfast
– FREE Porterage
FREE Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship*
– One FREE WiFi package, from 30 minutes to FREE Unlimited depending on voyage selected
Priority online shore excursions and dining reservations
10% discount on premium wine and liquor purchases
5% discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs
Personal butler
Hermès® and L’Occitane® amenities
King-size Suite Slumber Bed® in each bedroom
Complimentary use of iPad®
iPhone® docking station
Interactive flat-Screen television & direct-dial satellite phone
Vanity & Hair Dryer
Regent Bathrobes & Slippers
Daily canapés delivered to your suite
Personalized bar replenished daily with your favorite beverages

With its chic Park Avenue style, replete with rosewood furniture and crystal chandeliers, this suite seduces with its modern sophistication and elegant design. Measuring more than 2,000 square feet, the Master Suite boasts a large living room, where you can comfortably host fellow guests for a wine and cheese tasting while a virtuoso pianist performs on the grand piano.

Delight in the ease of connecting with friends and family from your in-suite iPad with FREE internet. And if there is anything you may need beyond your generously included amenities, your personal butler is eager to please your every whim.

Layout:
Spacious Living Room with sitting area
2 marble and stone detailed bathrooms
Private balcony
Walk-in closet with safe

Dimensions:
Suite: 1,064 – 1,114 ft2 (98.8 – 103.5 m2)
Balcony: 831 – 994 ft2 (77.2 – 92.3 m2)

Highlights:
FREE Roundtrip Business Class Air* on European Voyages
FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package including:
– FREE Ground Transfers
– FREE Breakfast
– FREE Porterage
FREE Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship*
– One FREE WiFi package, from 30 minutes to FREE Unlimited depending on voyage selected
Priority online shore excursions and dining reservations
10% discount on premium wine and liquor purchases
5% discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs
Personal butler
Hermès® and L’Occitane® amenities
King-size Suite Slumber Bed® in each bedroom
Complimentary use of iPad®
iPhone® docking station
Interactive flat-Screen television & direct-dial satellite phone
Vanity & Hair Dryer
Regent Bathrobes & Slippers
Daily canapés delivered to your suite
Personalized bar replenished daily with your favorite beverages

Lavish and luminous, the crown jewel of Seven Seas Explorer is the Regent Suite.

Located on the highest deck of the most luxurious vessel in the world, the suite offers an immaculate 270 degree view of the horizon, a private vista garden and a personal in-suite spa treatment area.

Palatial in every sense, the Regent Suite has been impeccably designed with an opulent colour scheme, sumptuous furnishings, masterful artworks and exclusive amenities.

You may choose to entertain friends in your elegant living room with its sweeping, uninterrupted views of the ocean or take a quiet stroll inside your personal serene oasis, the vista garden. Enjoy free unlimited spa services in your private treatment area that is outfitted to accommodate your every want from the Canyon Ranch SpaClub menu without ever having to leave the comforts of your suite. And when you do feel inclined to leave these opulent quarters, a private luxury car and driver await you in every port.

Layout:
Spacious Living Room with sitting area
Private Vista Garden
In-suite spa
2 1/2 marble and stone-detailed bathrooms
Wraparound balcony with two separate balconies
Walk-in closet with safe

Dimensions:
Suite: 2,917 ft2 (271 m2)
Balcony: 958 ft2 (89 m2)

Highlights:
Private car and driver in every port with a personalized guide*
FREE Unlimited In-Suite Spa Services*
FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package including:
– FREE Ground Transfers
– FREE Breakfast
– FREE Porterage
FREE Unlimited laundry and pressing*
FREE Unlimited WiFi throughout the ship*
– One FREE WiFi package, from 30 minutes to FREE Unlimited depending on voyage selected
Priority online shore excursions and dining reservations
10% discount on premium wine and liquor purchases
5% discount on Regent Choice Shore Excursions, Hotel and Land Programs
Personal butler
Hermès® and L’Occitane® amenities
King-size Savoir Bed® in Master Bedroom
Complimentary use of iPad®
iPhone® docking station
Interactive flat-Screen television & direct-dial satellite phone
Vanity & Hair Dryer
Regent Bathrobes & Slippers
Daily canapés delivered to your suite
Personalized bar replenished daily with your favorite beverages

RSSC LisbonLegend states that Ulysses founded Lisbon, calling it Olisipo. Others claim that the name is Phoenician, but all agree it’s one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations. On All Saints’ Day in 1755 a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the city. The Baixa (Lower City) was rebuilt on neo-classical lines that still form the heart of the city. The elegant ‘City of Explorers’overlooks the River Tagus, and offers a number of distinctive neighborhoods to discover. Tour the Alfama, where the winding streets still retain much of their Moorish atmosphere. Stroll to Bairro Alto and hear the melodious sounds of Portugal’s Fado music. Nearby excursions transport you to the lavish 18th-century palace of Queluz and Sintra’s Royal Palace.

RSSC SevilleCádiz, Andalusia’s world-renowned capital, has undergone major restoration in recent years. Palm trees, gracious squares, flower-filled parks, ubiquitous red-tile roofed buildings, and bustling street markets make this a most delightful port. The old town, on the tip of the peninsula, is buzzing with beautiful, lively plazas. To get there, you pass through the new town, an elegant metropolis with excellent beaches. Cádiz is also a good starting point for a day trip to nearby Seville, where you can visit the Alcazar, a beautiful medieval Islamic palace showcasing a unique fusion of Christian and Moorish architecture surrounded by lovely gardens; majestic Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla); and Giralda Tower, offering excellent photo opportunities.

Scenic Cadiz & Flamenco

Light Activity /Walking
Duration: 3 3/4 hours

Founded in 1100 BC by the Phoenicians, Cadiz is the oldest existing city in Western Europe and has remained one of Spain’s principal ports for nearly a thousand years. Your tour begins with a scenic drive through the town where you’ll have a chance to admire the many beautiful landmarks and monuments that adorn this vibrant city. Some of these sights include the Mudejar-style tobacco factory that dates to 1741 and now serves as the Congress building, Santo Domingo Church, the Roman Theater that overlooks the main Cathedral and the old Andalusian neo-classical styled Royal Prison. Traveling on, you’ll also see the ancient Phoenician port of La Caleta, the botanical gardens and the castle walls that once served as the town’s defense against marauders.

After your panoramic overview of Cadiz, your coach will stop at Plaza San Juan de Dios where you will disembark and begin your walking tour through the historic old quarter of the city. You will pass by Plaza España which is nestled amidst a lush landscape of serene gardens and home to the famous monument of the 1812 Spanish Parliament. As you navigate your way through the narrow streets, you’ll come upon many notable sights, such as the Plaza de la Mina, the Cadiz Museum, the majestic 18th century baroque cathedral and the elegant 19th century palaces that line Calle Ancha.

Your final stop will be at the tablao Flamenco La Cava where you will be treated to an exciting performance of this powerful and energetic typical Spanish dance. Electrifying and hypnotic, there is nothing quite like Flamenco. Rhythmically tapping heels, clicking castanets, the traditional rascado flourishes of the guitar and the emotional voices of the singers blend to create a truly mesmerizing experience. To further enhance this wonderful cultural event, you will be treated to some delicious tapas and two beverages. At the conclusion of the performance, your coach will transfer you back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 miles of walking, at times over uneven or cobblestone surfaces and is not recommended for guests who utilze a wheelchair. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.

Seville’s Cathedral and the Reales Alcazares

Moderate Activity/Walking
Duration: 9 hours

Seville’s historic sites, shopping and cuisine are yours to discover during this full-day guided tour of the city.

Depart the pier for the drive to Seville, located 90 miles to the northwest of Cádiz. Seville, Andalusia’s world-renowned capital, has undergone major restoration in recent years. You will enter the city via the Avenida de las Palmeras, an avenue lined with most of the main pavilions that were built for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition. Along the way, you will pass through America Square, home of the Museum of Folk Arts and Customs and the Archaeological Museum, then drive through Maria Luisa Park. As you proceed along Avenida de las Delicias, you will pass the San Telmo Palace and Gardens. In the background, you will see the first tobacco factory in Europe, which is now the Central University, and then enter the Santa Cruz District. Your coach will then stop beside the University of Seville.

Your walking tour will begin with a visit to the Reales Alcazares, the site of the Archive of Indies, and the Gothic Cathedral, Christendom’s largest Gothic church. The cathedral features the Patio de los Naranjos and the Giralda, an Arabic minaret that became a Christian church tower; Spain’s first belltower was also erected here. In one of the naves of the cathedral lies Christopher Columbus’ sepulcher. From here, you will stroll about the narrow back streets of the Santa Cruz District, an old Jewish Quarter, where you can view the Town Hall on Plaza Nueva. Afterward, you will walk to Robles Placentines for a tapas-style lunch.

After lunch, you will take a panoramic tour of the rest of the town. Departing from Christopher Columbus Avenue and continuing along the river, you will see the Torre del Oro. This tower was built by the Almohades in the 12th century, and was used as a fortress and prison during the Middle Ages. Today, it is a Naval Museum. Next, you will see the 18th-century Maestranza Bullring, the site of great successes and tragedies in the history of the torero.

The panoramic tour may be extended for later ship’s departures, and may include such additional sights as the 1992 Universal Exposition Area and the bridges built for this event, the Old City walls and the Gateway of La Macarena, which stands adjacent to a church of the same name. Your tour will conclude with a photo stop at the Plaza de España before re-boarding your coach for the 90-mile return drive to Cádiz.

Please note: The drive time from Cadiz to Seville is approximately 1.75 hours in each direction. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes for this tour, which involves approximately 4 miles of extensive walking for about 4 hours, and long periods of standing. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair. Guests are further encouraged to wear conservative attire with covered knees and shoulders in anticipation of an interior visit to the cathedral.

RSSC Santa Cruz de TenerifeTenerife’s privileged setting allows you to enjoy beautiful beaches such as las Teresitas; admire the enchanting Orchid Gardens, founded in 1774 as a historic English garden, or visit the Teide National Park, the symbol of the island.

Gardens of the Valley

Light Activity /Walking
Duration: 4 1/2 hours

Discover the peace, tranquility and abundant color of the exotic plant life in the Canary Islands. Departing from the pier, you’ll pass along the highway to Puerto del la Cruz to visit the JardinBotanico, a botanical garden that was founded in 1788 by the royal decree of Charles III of Spain.

The intent of the garden was to create an area where plants, shrubs and flowers brought by the Conquistadors from the New World could acclimate to Spanish soil.

Many of the plants in the garden are the original specimens delivered shortly after the opening of the garden. The centerpiece is a huge South American fig tree whose enormous branches and roots have created an outlandish natural spectacle.

Your second stop is the Risco Bella Garden, a unique style of garden in complete contrast to the Botanical Garden. This venue features attractive waterfalls and colorful terraces of local flowers. Finally, you’ll see the Orchid Gardens of SitioLitre, a delightful garden that abounds with color. Its main attractionsinclude the largest collection of orchids in the Canary Islands, the oldest Dragon Tree in Puerto de la Cruz, and a remarkable Bonsai exhibit. After visiting, you will return to the pier.

La Laguna and Vineyards

Light Activity /Walking
Duration: 5 hours

This extraordinary tour visits three distinctively different cities in the scenic northeastern corner of Tenerife and includes wine tasting.

Depart from the pier and drive inland to San Cristóbal de La Laguna in the idyllic Aguere Valley. Deemed a World Heritage Site, the city is immensely historic and served as the island’s capital until 1723. Many of the buildings of this time have been meticulously preserved, which you will see during a walking tour along the most picturesque streets and around charming plazas. La Laguna, as it is known locally, is also a cultural and religious center, as San Fernando University and the Bishop’s Palace are located here.

Continuing on, you will travel further inland for a visit to Tacoronte, a village nestled in one of the island’s most fertile regions. Apples, figs and other fruit trees are abundant, but it’s the flavorful grape that has brought Tacoronte its greatest acclaim as a wine producer. You will have the opportunity to sample its finest vintages at the renowned Bodega Alvaro, before departing for El Sauzal.

Once you arrive at this coastal village, you will tour La Baranda wine museum, where you will learn about the fascinating history of wine production throughout the Canary Islands. The museum is housed in a 17th-century farmhouse with a terrace offering magnificent views of the northern coastline.

At the conclusion of your visit in El Sauzal, your coach awaits to transfer you back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes nearly 3-hours of moderate to easy walking, at times over uneven and cobblestoned surfaces. he tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability.

RSSC ArrecifeDiscover exotic Arrecife with its modern, yet relaxed attitude rising pristine and white against a barren volcanic landscape along a turquoise bay. Visit Timanfaya National Park and marvel at the twisted lava formations and caves. Explore El Charco de San Gines, a salt-water lagoon filled with colorful fishing boats, surrounded by the white and blue homes of the fishermen. Visit the International Museum of Modern Art housed in the Castle of San Jose, and the Archaeological Museum in the Castle San Gabriel. Meander along Calle Leon y Castilla for exceptional souvenirs and shopping. Look for hand embroidered linens, African carvings, the local Guanches pottery, duty-free perfume and liquor. Enjoy tapas and a fine glass of wine at one of the seaside cafés in a land of sunshine and siestas.

Yesterday & Today

Light Activity /Walking
Duration: 4 1/4 hours

Despite being small, Lanzarote is rich in museums, and you’ll visit three of them that wonderfully depict the island’s past and present, and are devoted to subjects ranging from cactus to 19th-century farm life.

It’s a drive inland from the pier to the César Manrique Museum located in the village of Tahiche. Contained within the former house of Lanzarote’s most celebrated artist, the modern museum exemplifies Manrique’s vision of architecture being in harmony with the natural environment. It’s a breathtaking setting atop an old lava field. When the lava cooled, it left behind large bubbles in which Manrique lived and worked. His paintings, as well as pieces by other Spanish masters such as Picasso and Miró can be found on display throughout the property.

Continuing on, you’ll next visit the Cactus Museum, another Manrique creation. The museum sits on an old quarry of volcanic ash where more than 10,000 cacti and succulents from America, Madagascar and the Canary Islands are now displayed in a spectacular stone-built enclosure that is reminiscent of an ancient Roman amphitheater. Inside, there’s a restored mill, and the grounds are punctuated with serene pools and unique metal sculptures.

Rounding out this museum tour, you’ll explore El Patio, a traditional 1840 farm, outbuildings and flourmill that have been lovingly preserved and furnished with period pieces and agricultural implements. Chickens, goats and even camels are still raised here; and grains and fruit are cultivated in the fields, using traditional methods. Think of El Patio as a snapshot of a former era, an ethnographic museum where Lanzarote’s culture is proudly exhibited.

Following your visit at El Patio, you’ll rejoin your coach and return to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of easy to moderate walking that includes some uneven ground and gravel surfaces. Additionally, there are steps to negotiate at the César Manrique Museum. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability.

Lanzarote Wineries Tour

Light Activity /Walking
Duration: 4 1/2 hours

Sample the most distinct wines of Lanzarote at three vineyards that use an unusual method of cultivation to produce award-winning wines out of the volcanic soil.

Your tour starts with a drive to the Stratus Vineyard, also known as Bodegas Stratus, a bodega being the Spanish term for wine cellar. One of Lanzarote’s newest wineries, it has already earned a reputation for producing extraordinary wines.

While technologically advanced, the winery still prepares its arid soil using an ancient method employed throughout Lanzarote. First, camels carve funnel-shaped pits in the ground by dragging a log behind them in a circle. The bottom of each pit contains a bed of solidified volcanic ash and one grape vine is then planted per pit and then the ground covered with porous volcanic granules. A small wall is then built around the pit to retain moisture. The results are excellent, as you’ll discover through samplings at each winery.

In contrast to Bodegas Stratus being so new, your second winery stop, El Grifo, is the oldest winery in the Canary Islands. Founded in 1775, its award-winning wines include a fruity red with violet tones and a lovely, amber-colored Muscat. All the labels bear a distinct griffin logo designed by the celebrated Lanzarote artist Cesar Manrique.

The third and final winery on the tour is La Geria, perhaps the island’s most recognized vineyard as La Geria is also the name of Lanzarote’s primary wine-growing region. Large quantities of at least six wines, ranging from dry, semi-sweet and sweet Malvasia, are produced under the La Geria label. Following your visit and tasting, you’ll transfer directly back to the pier where your winery tour concludes.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing that includes some gravel surfaces. Additionally, there are some steps to negotiate at the wine cellars. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability.

RSSC AgadirLocated along North Africa’s Atlantic coastline in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, Agadir was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1961 demolished most of the historic Portuguese, Arab and French colonial structures. Modern Agadir is a posh, upscale resort offering delicious sun-drenched days and activities from tennis, horseback riding and golf to stretching out on a golden sand beach. Visitors looking for a memento can bargain in the colorful souks. Dining options range from traditional Moroccan dishes to French and International cuisine. Excursions can take you to ageless Berber villages, or you can indulge the senses in the scenic Souss Valley and the High Atlas.

Highlights of Agadir

Light Activity /Walking
Duration: 4 hours

Your tour begins with a quick immersion into Moroccan culture by traveling along a scenic route that ascends to the earthen ruins of the ancient Kasbah. While little remains of this once bustling and prosperous sight, its vantage point high atop a hill overlooking the city offers some amazing panoramic views of modern Agadir with its wide main avenues, the commercial port where your ship can be seen and the wonderful sandy beaches of the surrounding bay. Stretching out before you are also vistas of the verdant Souss Valley, the distant Anti Atlas mountains and the stark savagery of the Tichka Plateau. Plenty of time will be allowed for photos and exploring the area before heading back into the city.

Arriving in this busy suburb of Agadir that was once a conglomeration of Berber and Jewish hamlets, you’ll travel through Agadir’s main streets en route to the Agadir Ethnographic Museum where you will stop for a visit. One of the best features of the museum is its unique collection of traditional Berber jewelery. Afterwards, you’ll drive to Birds Valley, a living ornithological museum that houses the main migratory birds of the region and also has a small zoo with wild goats, lamas and monkeys.

Your final stop before returning to the pier will be at the bustling Bab El Had Souk. Known as the Sunday Market, this highly popular and colorful market place has an amazing array of goods for sale. Enjoy a guided tour before being afforded some free time to stroll the alleyways, searching for souvenirs such as spices, leather goods, clothing or a Thuja wood box – the same rare and sacred wood mentioned by St. John in the Book of Revelations.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of walking over both even and uneven surfaces and there are a significant number of steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability.

The Walls and Souks of Taroudant

Light Activity /Walking
Duration: 5 hours

Traveling through the lush Souss River Valley, you’ll enjoy a rich landscape of citrus trees, alfalfa fields and greenhouses as your coach transports you to the elegant city of Taroudant.

During your scenic drive you may even catch sight of small herds of goats perched on the branches of the local Argan trees. Located approximately 50 miles from Agadir, this charming town that is encircled by massive ochre-colored earthen walls, is reminiscent of what has been written about Marrakech. However, Taroudant was built long before Marrakech and is often referred to as the Grandmother of Marrakech. Throughout history this majestic city was used as a base where leaders and sultans would attempt to take over the stronghold of Marrakesh and was in fact, once the capital city of eastern Emirs of the Idrissid Dynasty from Damascus. Today, the bustling streets and winding alleyways are still filled with pedestrians, mules, donkeys (the ‘Berber taxis’) and an occasional dromedary.

Your tour of Taroudant begins at the magnificent enclosing ramparts that lead to the Place Assaraq, which translates to Big Area in the local Chleuh Berber idiom. A web of alleyways branches off from this central area, down which can be found hotels, cafés, restaurants and colorful souks. Disembarking your coach, you’ll enjoy a short stroll to the souqs, where amidst the authentic atmosphere of a typical Berber market, you’ll visit a spice stand and be treated to an informative explanation of local spices and their uses in the local Berber cuisine.

Continuing on, you’ll have an opportunity to view local Berber women at work producing the highly prized argan oil. Some free time for shopping will be provided in the souk where you will find a wide variety of goods for sale such as finely tooled leather ware, silver, gold and copper jewelry, antiques, hand-woven Berber carpets, spices, pottery and treasured, deeply-grained aromatic burl wood from the Thuja tree, a type of mountain cypress from the Middle Atlas Mountains. Before re-boarding your coach for the trip back to Agadir, you’ll be treated to some light refreshment at the famous Palais Salam Hotel, a 16th century old Palace.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of walking over both even and uneven surfaces and there are some steps to negotiate at the Ramparts. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist; however, wheelchair guests are forewarned that there may be some challenging surfaces and a few steps to contend with. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability.

RSSC CasablancaCasablanca is Morocco’s largest city and industrial center. Its renaissance came with the French protectorate under its first resident general, Lyautey. It was largely his ideas on public works and the layout of the new city which gave Casablanca its wide boulevards, public parks and fountains, and imposing Mauresque civic buildings. ToView the Hassan II Mosque, among the largest and most beautiful mosques in the world.

Highlights of Casablanca

Light Activity /Walking
Duration: 4 hours

Morocco’s economic capital and most modern city, Casablanca is endowed with a scenic coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

Your tour of this bustling metropolis begins with a short drive to the central downtown market. Constructed during the French protectorate, it’s filled with interesting shops and stands of fresh fruits, vegetables and spices. The colorful ambience and the variety of aromas here are a delight.

Afterwards, you will visit Mohamed V square in the heart of the city, a popular meeting place surrounded by lovely French colonial architecture. Continuing on, you will next explore the charming Habous District, which was constructed during the 1930s and consists of a small medina (old town), with traditional houses, mosques, and shops.

Your tour then travels to one of Casablanca’s most modern structures, the Hassan II mosque. Inaugurated in 1993, the massive mosque features the world’s highest minaret, and room for 25,000 people inside and another 80,000 outside. Much of it stretches over the Atlantic, allowing worshippers to kneel directly over the sea.

At the conclusion of your tour, you will be afforded some free time for shopping before returning to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 1/2 hours of a moderate walking and/or standing. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability.

Hassan II Mosque & El Jadida

Light Activity /Walking Regent Choice
Duration: 7 hours

Driving to the Hassan II Mosque, you are sure to notice its towering minaret first-it’s the world’s tallest. The mosque itself is also enormous with room for 25,000 people inside and another 80,000 outside. Inaugurated in 1993, the mosque incorporates a number of modern features, including electric doors, a sliding roof and a glass floor that allows worshippers to kneel directly over the sea. Still, the mosque bears a strong Moorish influence.

Next, you will drive to El Jadida, a city founded in the early 16th century by the Portuguese, who called it Mazagan. The fortification here, with its bastions and ramparts, is an excellent example of Renaissance military design. Its cistern, an enormous underground reservoir contained within amazing Gothic architecture, is often used by film-makers, including Orson Welles in his movie “Othello.” After a buffet lunch, you will return to Casablanca and enjoy some free time on your own for shopping at Habous quarter.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking, plus any additional walking at the guests’ discretion during free time. There are also some steps to be negotiated and it is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. When visiting the Mosque, knees, shoulders and ankles must be covered. Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. Ladies must wear headscarves inside the mosque, no hats allowed. Guides will provide ladies with headscarves at the entrance of the Mosque.

RSSC GibraltarGibraltar, located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, overlooks the Strait of Gibraltar, known to ancient mariners as the Pillars of Hercules. Historically, Gibraltar has been an important base for the British Royal Navy. It is most famous for the geological formation, the Rock of Gibraltar and its tribe of Barbary Apes. Despite long sieges throughout its history, it seemed nothing could destroy the Rock or its people, leading to the phrase “solid as the Rock of Gibraltar.”

Upper Rock Walking Tour

Moderate Activity/Walking
Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Discover the Rock of Gibraltar during a tour to its pinnacle via cable car.

Depart the pier via mini-bus for a drive to the cable car station. Upon arrival, you will board a cable car for the 10-minute ride to the peak, and enjoy spectacular vistas along the way. Once there, your guide will take you on a pleasant walk to the photo stop area, from where you can admire all of Catalan Bay. Afterward, your guide will take you on a 20-minute hike to St. Michael’s Cave, where you will explore its interior for approximately a half-hour. Your hiking tour continues on to the Ape’s Den to admire the Barbary apes and tailless Moroccan monkeys in their natural environment.

Your mini-bus will then pick you up for a sightseeing tour and drive to the Upper Galleries. Along the way, you will pass by Princess Caroline’s Battery, then stop at the Upper Galleries to view the Windsor Gallery and St. George’s Hall. Following your visit, you will return to the old town, passing the Tower of Homage, and the Moorish Castle of Gibraltar. Your guide will give you the option to stay in town after the tour, or return to the ship.

Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes for this tour which involves approximately 1.5 miles of moderate walking. The walk to St. Michaels’s Cave takes approximately 20 minutes, involves 75 steps to enter, and another 30 minutes inside the cave. The wait to board the cable car may take between 20-30 minutes. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair guests. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.

A City Under Seige – No Cable Car

Light Activity /Walking
Duration: 2 hours

One will be able to appreciate the turbulent history of this Fortress on this tour. In the company of an experienced and knowledgeable guide, you will learn of the momentous events that took place over the centuries that have made this small outpost famous throughout the world.

Your tour begins with a drive to the sanctuary of Gibraltar’s oldest inhabitants, The Rock Apes. These tail-less monkeys (macaca sylvanus) are roaming free. Many legends surround these monkeys and your guide will brief you as to their origin. After enjoying your encounter with the Apes and their enchanting antics you will again board you coach for a short drive north until we reach Princess Caroline’s Battery and the entrance to the Upper Galleries, or the Great Siege Tunnels.

These are a system of tunnels carved out of solid limestone. The works were commenced on the 25th May 1782 by the forerunners of the Royal Engineers and today they stand as a monument to their ingenuity and engineering. Stroll through Windsor Gallery, to St. George’s Hall. This is a fascinating experience ignored by most visitors to the Rock. As you leave the Great Siege Tunnels you will see the runway built during the Second World War with rocks hewn out of these and other tunnels inside the Rock.

A short distance away you will pass by the Moorish Castle built in 1333 by the Moors. From here your tour proceeds to the Gibraltar Museum. Opened on the site of the old Moorish Baths it will amaze you with the enormous amount of artifacts that are on display. Available to all, there is an optional 15-minute Film show depicting the evolution that has taken place in Gibraltar over the past 200 thousand years.

Your tour is now coming to its end and the choice of leaving you in the busy town center or returning back to the vessel is completely yours. Should you wish to remain in town you will be responsible in making your own way back to the ship.

Please Note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking over uneven surfaces and there are numerous steps to negotiate (approximately 60 steps). It is not available to wheelchair guests or those guests with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition.

RSSC BarcelonaOne of Europe’s most visually stunning cities, Barcelona balances the medieval intimacy of its Gothic Quarter with the grace and distinction of the wide boulevards in the Moderniste Eixample. It was the home of architect Antoni Gaudí, whose Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Park Güell and Casa Milà are the most profound statements of Modernisme. View the splendid works at the Picasso Museum and the Miro Foundation, or discover Barcelona’s passionate ambiance at a flamenco show.

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