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Day 1
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 3
Oporto, Portugal

Located along the Douro river estuary, Oporto is the second largest city in Portugal. Being one of the oldest European centres, Oporto has also had its historical core proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its long history dating back to 300BC, the city of Porto has an incredible architectural patrimony, including the Romanesque Porto Cathedral. Perhaps the  item Porto is most famous for is its internationally loved and exported Port Wine.

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Day 4
Cadiz, Spain

The Spanish city of Cadiz sits in an enviable position on a peninsula on the southwestern coast of Spain. It is almost entirely surrounded by water, which has paved the way for some excellent urban beaches. Cadiz is thought to be one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, having been discovered by Phoenician sailors around 3,000 years ago and it has always played a significant role as a seaport and trading post. During the 18th century, Spain’s galleons explored the world from Cadiz and many of the city’s historic look-out towers and weathered old buildings remain today. The city is home to some magnificent architecture including the Cathedral and churches of Santa Cruz and San Felipe Neri. It is here that Spain defied Napoleon’s siege and established a provisional government with its own liberal constitution. Cadiz provides an ideal point of access for the Guadalquivir River and the Doñana National Park.

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Day 5
Alicante, Spain

The popular tourist destination of Alicante is located within Spain’s Valencia community. Undoubtedly, the main reason Alicante receives so many visitors year-on-year is because of the impressive stretches of golden beach. Combined with warm weather throughout the spring, summer and autumn, these beaches offer the perfect place to soak up the sun. If you fancy delving into the local culture, there are many artistic monuments to be discovered beside the beach and a number of historical landmarks including the Castle of Santa Barbara – which was built at a height of 166 metres.

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Day 6
Barcelona, Spain

The Spanish city of Barcelona is a hub of culture, architecture, culinary art, beaches, and passion. There is no shortage of things to see in this beautiful city and a stroll through its many streets will take you through its many delights. Admire the dominating Sagrada Familia – an intricately impressive basilica designed by Antoni Gaudi. It has been under construction for over 100 years and has gained UNESCO World Heritage status. Gaudi’s art can also be found in Parc Guell, which is home to an array of buildings which have been decorated with mosaic designs.

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Day 7
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Home to the rich and famous, the resort destination of Monte Carlo, Monaco, is one of the most glamorous destinations on earth. The beautiful harbour accommodates a wide array of yachts and a walk along the coastal Avenue Saint-Martin will take you to a beautiful collection of cliff-side gardens. The architecture within this area is stunning, from the Palais du Prince in Monaco-Ville, to the Old Casino – you will be astounded by the number of historical buildings.

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Day 8
Livorno, Italy

Situated on the western coast of Italy and facing out towards the Tyrrhenian Sea is the Tuscan city of Livorno. The centre of this impressive city is home to a venetian-style neighbourhood, which is threaded with canals and is home to a fascinating array of architecture. Being in Tuscany, you will have the chance to try a number of divine dishes during your time in Livorno, with many fabulous restaurants available.

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Day 9
Civitavecchia, Italy

Situated an approximate 50-minute drive away from the Italian capital, Civitavecchia provides an ideal point of access for cruise passengers to visit the impressive city of Rome. As well as being famed for being built on seven hills, the historic city centre holds UNESCO World Heritage status, with many spectacular palaces, churches, ruins, monuments, statues, fountains and much, much more. One of the most impressive landmarks of the city is the towering Colosseum – which dates back to 70 - 80 AD. The religious prominence of the city becomes clear upon visiting the ornate Vatican City – the centre of the Catholic Church.

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Day 10
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

The city of Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia, offering visitors a wide range of fascinating architecture including the Santuaro e Basilica di Bonaria – a complex consisting of many religious landmarks – and the rock-carved amphitheatre. The city is also close to the fabulous 8km-long Poetto beach, offering a perfect venue within which to soak up the sun.

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Day 11
Cartagena (Spain), Spain

Situated in the Murcia region of Spain, the port city of Cartagena is home to an artistic legacy that extends back almost three millennia. The history of the city has been shaped by most Mediterranean Empires that had managed to conquer the Iberian Peninsula. As a result, there are many monuments and architectural wonders standing in Cartagena today including a Roman theatre – which has been recently restored. Other landmarks of note include the Modernist houses, which were made by the popular of the renowned architect, Gaudi; and many ancient Punic, Byzantine, and Arabic remains.

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Day 12
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar is an overseas territory of the UK that is located to the south of mainland Spain, with a distance of only nine miles between the territory and the northernmost point of Morocco. On a clear day, it is even possible to see the African continent from the higher points of the iconic rock. In addition to the impressive views, this rock is also home to a number of Barbary Macaques, while the underground layers are home to an impressive network of tunnels and caves.

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Day 13
Barcelona, Spain

The Spanish city of Barcelona is a hub of culture, architecture, culinary art, beaches, and passion. There is no shortage of things to see in this beautiful city and a stroll through its many streets will take you through its many delights. Admire the dominating Sagrada Familia – an intricately impressive basilica designed by Antoni Gaudi. It has been under construction for over 100 years and has gained UNESCO World Heritage status. Gaudi’s art can also be found in Parc Guell, which is home to an array of buildings which have been decorated with mosaic designs.

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Day 14
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 15
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 16
Cadiz, Spain

The Spanish city of Cadiz sits in an enviable position on a peninsula on the southwestern coast of Spain. It is almost entirely surrounded by water, which has paved the way for some excellent urban beaches. Cadiz is thought to be one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, having been discovered by Phoenician sailors around 3,000 years ago and it has always played a significant role as a seaport and trading post. During the 18th century, Spain’s galleons explored the world from Cadiz and many of the city’s historic look-out towers and weathered old buildings remain today. The city is home to some magnificent architecture including the Cathedral and churches of Santa Cruz and San Felipe Neri. It is here that Spain defied Napoleon’s siege and established a provisional government with its own liberal constitution. Cadiz provides an ideal point of access for the Guadalquivir River and the Doñana National Park.

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Day 18
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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Day 19
Southampton, UK, England

Southampton’s location, at the foot of the United Kingdom, offers an ideal point from which to embark on a cruise out of the UK. With a total of four terminals, the city can accommodate some of the largest cruise vessels in the industry. With fantastic shopping opportunities and a large number of museums and art galleries, Southampton is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer visitors as well as those arriving in the area prior to embarking on a cruise.

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