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Ultimate Footsteps of the Seafaring Nations

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Between Barcelona and Bergen
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Immerse yourself in the vivacity of Spain and discover the untouched elegance of Portugal. Cruise across the Atlantic to Ireland and surrender to the blarney and the craic before heading north to the rugged crags of the Scottish Isles.
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* From price is for a 12 May 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Welcome to Barcelona where a world of wonder awaits with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board and toast the start of your luxurious cruise. Please books flights to arrive by 12pm.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Cartagena

Freechoice: Marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre or visit Murcia. Alternatively explore La Unión open-air museum or take a guided cycle tour.

Freechoice

Marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre or visit Murcia. Alternatively explore La Unión open-air museum or take a guided cycle tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Motril

Freechoice: Discover Granada and the World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace or explore the caves of Nerja and the village of Frigiliana.

Freechoice

Discover Granada and the World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace or explore the caves of Nerja and the village of Frigiliana.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Malaga

Lying on the Costa del Sol, and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world.

Freechoice

Uncover the secrets of the historic centre and the Picasso Museum or take a panoramic tour and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively discover the village of Mijas Pueblo or explore by e-bike.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Seville

On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Docking right in the heart of the city will allow you to step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery.

There is ample time this evening to wander the streets at your leisure

Freechoice

Explore the monuments of Seville and enter the World Heritage-listed Alcázar Palace or discover Seville and visit the Flamenco Museum. Alternatively choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba or cycle the streets with your guide by e-bike.

Enrich

Marvel at a private display of the equestrian ballet at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
At sea

Spend a day relaxing on board and taking advantage of all the facilities of your floating resort.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Porto

Freechoice: Uncover the history of this charming city or discover the city’s heritage and enter the Palacio da Bolsa. You may choose to visit historic Guimarães.

Freechoice

Uncover the history of this charming city or discover the city’s heritage and enter the Palacio da Bolsa. You may choose to visit historic Guimarães.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
La Coruña

Freechoice: Discover the Romanesque architecture of the city or take a tour to Betanzos, a former capital of the Galician kingdom.

Freechoice

Discover the Romanesque architecture of the city or take a tour to Betanzos, a former capital of the Galician kingdom.

Day 9
Scilly Islands

Relax on board and perhaps try a culinary course in Epicure. Arrive late afternoon to the quirky Isles of Scilly and tonight meet some local residents and hear their stories of life in this fiercely independent archipelago.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Scilly Islands

Freechoice: Be amazed by the diversity of species that are found in the Tresco Abbey Garden or take a walking tour with a local resident of St Mary’s.

Freechoice

Be amazed by the diversity of species that are found in the Tresco Abbey Garden or take a walking tour with a local resident of St Mary’s.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Dingle

Tonight there is ample time to visit one of the many pubs or walk the waterfront.

Freechoice

Discover the wild coastline or explore Killarney National Park. Alternatively take a kayak adventure or play a round of golf at the local course. You may also choose to explore by Zodiac or e-bike.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12
Cobh

Tonight enjoy free time to wander the waterfront precinct at your leisure.

Freechoice

Discover the maritime history of Cobh or visit the famous Blarney Castle. Alternatively uncover the secrets of Cork or visit Jameson’s Distillery for a tour and tasting.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Dunmore East

Freechoice: Visit Waterford crystal factory or play a round of golf. Take a Zodiac excursion to Hook Head Lighthouse or explore by kayak or e-bike.

Freechoice

Visit Waterford crystal factory or play a round of golf. Take a Zodiac excursion to Hook Head Lighthouse or explore by kayak or e-bike.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Dublin

Freechoice: Visit Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse or tour the city.

Freechoice

Visit Trinity College, Guinness Storehouse or tour the city.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15
Isle of Man

Freechoice: Uncover the secrets of Peel and its castle or take a ride on the steam railway to Castletown. Choose to follow the heritage trail to Cregneash and the Living Folk Museum or ride in a luxury trike on the famous TT course. The more active can take a guided hike around Peel Castle.

Freechoice

Uncover the secrets of Peel and its castle or take a ride on the steam railway to Castletown. Choose to follow the heritage trail to Cregneash and the Living Folk Museum or ride in a luxury trike on the famous TT course. The more active can take a guided hike around Peel Castle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 16
Belfast

Freechoice: Discover Belfast and the Titanic Museum or take a ride in a black cab to learn about Belfast’s past and present from your engaging driver. Alternatively play a round of golf.

Enrich
Be hosted by Lord and Lady Dunleath for High Tea at their private country estate Ballywalter Park.

Freechoice

Discover Belfast and the Titanic Museum or take a ride in a black cab to learn about Belfast’s past and present from your engaging driver. Alternatively play a round of golf.

Enrich

Be hosted by Lord and Lady Dunleath for High Tea at their private country estate Ballywalter Park.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 17
Isle of Islay > Iona

The small and pretty Isle of Islay is home to eight working whiskey distilleries and the famous Whiskey Festival held in May each year.

late afternoon arrival to Iona, known as the ‘cradle of Christianity’ in Scotland thanks to its 400-year history as a Gaelic monastery, allows exclusive access to the Abbey and the Monastery for Scenic Eclipse guests.

Freechoice

Slainte – learn about the secrets of making the famous Islay Malts on a distillery tour, or take a guided hike.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 18
Staffa > Tobermory

An afternoon of exploration by Zodiac or kayak awaits at the small volcanic island of Staffa with its basalt columns and sea caves.
This evening arrive to colourful Tobermory on the Island of Mull.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19
Tobermory

Freechoice: Learn about the history of Clan Maclean at Duart Castle or uncover the life story of Lachlan Macquarie and visit his mausoleum. Some of the best birdwatching opportunities are found on the Isle of Mull, and you can search for a variety of species on a Zodiac or kayak excursion. The more active can choose a hike with a local guide.

Freechoice

Learn about the history of Clan Maclean at Duart Castle or uncover the life story of Lachlan Macquarie and visit his mausoleum. Some of the best birdwatching opportunities are found on the Isle of Mull, and you can search for a variety of species on a Zodiac or kayak excursion. The more active can choose a hike with a local guide.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 20
The Hebrides

Freechoice: Enjoy discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak to search for marine and bird species. Or you can choose a ranger-led walk or a visit to the remarkable Kinloch Castle.

Freechoice

Enjoy discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak to search for marine and bird species. Or you can choose a ranger-led walk or a visit to the remarkable Kinloch Castle.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 21
Stornoway

Originally a Viking settlement, and now a bustling hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage.

You can explore Stornoway at your leisure.

Freechoice

Uncover the intriguing Viking and Iron Age history, or at Harris Distillery sample the local malt.
Alternatively play a round of golf, or explore by Zodiac or kayak in search of bird and marine life.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 22
Kirkwall

Kirkwall, the ancient capital of Orkney, offers an intriguing mix of ancient history, Viking heritage and Scottish traditions that you can discover during your free time this evening.

Freechoice

Uncover the Neolithic history and visit the World Heritage-listed Ring of Brodar or taste local brews at Highland Park Distillery and Orkney Brewery. You can also choose to witness local artisans at a demonstration or take a walking tour and enter St Magnus Cathedral. The more active can take a guided kayak or Zodiac adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 23
Lerwick

Closer to Norway than Scotland, the Shetland Islands boast astounding archaeological sites, ancient ruins and Viking and Norse influences.

Freechoice

Explore Jarlshof prehistoric site or discover the Norse history on your tour of the town and Shetlands Museum. Or choose to discover Scalloway and enter the Museum, or play golf.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 24
Bergen

Bergen signals the end of your cruise as you disembark taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories. Please book flights to depart after 1pm.

Meals included: Breakfast
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