Cruise the ancient trade routes from Barcelona to Lisbon aboard an exclusive five-star ship, traveling to the lesser-traveled ports of Palma de Mallorca and Portugal’s Algarve region, in addition to Granada’s dramatic Alhambra and beautiful Seville.

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 The Alhambra of Granada  Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Família in Barcelona  Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca  Port of Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands  The evocative garden area of the Generalife at the Alhambra, Granada  Intricate architectural design at the Alhambra, Granada  The Rock of Gibraltar  Rock of Gibraltar with Barbary macaque  The immense Gothic cathedral of Seville  The Plaza de Espana, Seville  A courtyard in the Alcazar, or Royal Palace, in Seville  The ramparts of the 12-century Moorish castle, Silves  The medieval town of Silves, in the Algarve region of Portugal  Belem Tower, Lisbon

A Cruise of Spain and Portugal

From Barcelona to Lisbon Aboard the 220-guest Le Lyrial and 36-guest Variety Voyager

9 days from $5,295

Cruise the ancient trade routes from Barcelona to Lisbon aboard an exclusive five-star ship, traveling to the lesser-traveled ports of Palma de Mallorca and Portugal’s Algarve region, in addition to Granada’s dramatic Alhambra and beautiful Seville.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Variety Voyager

The exclusively chartered, intimate Variety Voyager is a fully air-conditioned, 36-cabin small ship. Launched in 2012, this state-of-the-art vessel offers an authentic coastal cruise experience and can navigate into smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships. The ocean-view, stylishly appointed, wood-paneled cabins are designed to accommodate two twin beds or one double bed and feature two small windows, private marble bathroom with shower, individual climate control, mini refrigerator, flat-screen satellite television, DVD player, music channels, hair dryer, bathrobes, and safe. Meals featuring Mediterranean cuisine are served alfresco or in single, unassigned seatings in the ship’s attractive dining room, where passengers can enjoy unobstructed views of the sweeping scenery and coastline through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Early-risers’ coffee, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and a four-course dinner are served daily. Complimentary house wine and beer are served with lunch and dinner. Public areas include a lounge and bar, library, shaded outdoor dining area and bar, sun deck with chairs and bar, and a mini-spa and fitness area. WiFi Internet access and laundry service are available on board. The English-speaking European crew provides courteous, professional service. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art twin stabilizers and is meticulously maintained. It complies with the highest safety standards.

Le Lyrial

Launched in 2015, the highly acclaimed Le Lyrial is a new generation small ship of the highest quality, featuring a sleek design, and distinctive French decor.

Spacious, Ocean-view Suites and Staterooms
Ninety-five percent of the 120 large, deluxe, air-conditioned, outside staterooms and suites (from 200 to 600 square feet) feature private balconies. Most accommodations have two twin beds that convert to one queen-size bed. Each cabin has a private bathroom with shower (bathtub in limited number of staterooms) and the luxurious amenities of a fine hotel, including individual climate control, satellite flat screen television, wireless Internet access, safe, minibar, full-length closet, writing desk/dressing table, and plush robes.

Chic and Casual Dining
International and regional cuisine are served in the stylish, spacious dining room in single, unassigned seating; alfresco in the casual indoor-outdoor restaurant; or from 24-hour room service. Continental and buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, and a four-course dinner are served daily. Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included .

Spacious Public Areas, World-Class Service, and Facilities
Inviting and spacious public areas accommodate all passengers comfortably. Enjoy views from the Panoramic Lounge, nightly entertainment in the Main Lounge, and lectures, cultural performances, and film screenings in the state-of-the-art theater. There is a library, Internet salon, Sun Deck, swimming pool, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bath-style steam room, full range of fitness equipment, and two elevators. The infirmary is staffed with a doctor and nurse. The highly trained and personable, English-speaking, international crew provides attentive service.

Respect for the Environment
The state-of-the-art propulsion system and custom-built stabilizers provide an exceptionally smooth, quiet and comfortable voyage by minimizing vibration and engine noise. The ship company is proud of its 'Clean Ship' standing, an extreme rarity among ocean cruising vessels, as its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental protection of marine ecosystems is of paramount importance.