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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
Palma, Majorca, Spain

Mallorca – also known as Majorca – is the largest of the Balearic Islands and is home to the city of Palma. As well as being the only city on the island, it is also the Majorcan capital and offers a wealth of historical relics. Originally settled during the Bronze Age, it has been conquered numerous times and these respective eras have influenced the city as we know it today. The 14th century Bellver Castle was built on the ruins of an ancient Muslim site and is known for its unique circular form, as well as offering a fantastic view over the city. Undoubtedly, one of the most fascinating landmarks in the city is the Cathedral, which is situated beside the coast.

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Day 7
Catania, Sicily, Italy

Catania, in eastern Sicily, is situated at the foot of Mount Etna and is the Italian island’s second largest city. Filled the Baroque architecture, Catania is home to many interesting landmarks that reflect the history and culture of Sicily. These include the Piazza del Duomo, the Elephant Fountain and the Palazzo Biscari (Palace of Catania). Being in Sicily, it would be a wasted opportunity not to try some of the local cuisine on offer – with local specialities including Arancino, Pasta alla Norma and Cannolo alla Ricotta.

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Day 8
Crotone, Italy
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Day 9
Kusadasi, Turkey

The coastal resort town of Kusadasi is situated in Turkey’s Aydin Province and looks out to the Aegean Sea. Undoubtedly, the best way to take advantage of the excellent location of Kusadasi is to soak up the sun on one of the many beaches. There are, however, a number of historical landmarks which are well worth visiting including the city walls, the 17th century Kaleici Camii Mosque, and the castle island of Guvercin Adasi.

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Day 10
Venice, Italy

The breathtaking city of Venice is situated on 120 islands formed by 177 canals. Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world thanks in some part to works by Titian, Tintoretto, Bellini, Veronese and Canaletto.

Shuttle buses take you from the port to Piazzale Roma, where you can walk or take a watertaxi into the city centre. The most famous piazza in Venice is St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco), where you will find St Mark's Cathedral, the Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and the bell tower. At the back of the Doge's Palace is the famous Bridge of Sighs but the city’s most iconic bridge has to be the Rialto, lined with a double row of shops. This proudly straddles the Grand Canal, the principal traffic artery of Venice.

With the Stucky Mill, Chiesa del Redentore, the impressive Basilica della Madonna della Salute, the Punta della Dogana and the ancient Benedictine monastery of San Giorgio all waiting to be uncovered, places of interest come thick and fast in Venice.

During the 14th century, Venice grew to be one of the wealthiest trading cities in the world. The peak of the Venetian power was reached during the 15th century when Gallipoli, Cyprus and Crete were conquered and the empire was enhanced by the many talented Renaissance artists the city boasted.

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Day 11
Trieste, Italy
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Day 12
Zadar, Croatia

Situated in the north Croatian region of Dalmatia is the city of Zadar, which is home to a plethora of old-style architecture that is synonymous with the region. A visit to the Old Town offers the best way to see much of this architecture, with 34 churches, a Roman Forum, a cathedral and the University of Zadar – which was established in 1396 and is one of the oldest universities in Europe.

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Day 13
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor is a gorgeous hidden gems of the Mediterranean. As you sail through this unique and distinctive Mediterranean fjord, you will be mesmerised by the natural beauty. Upon docking, the huge gate reveals a doorway to the old town. These glistening streets and narrow paths will guide you on a tour of fascinating architecture and a charming culture. The walls that encapsulate this city stretch up to a fortress, which is situated high upon the hills. You can climb these walls, and those who do will be rewarded with unparalleled views.

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Day 14
Corfu, Greek Islands

Corfu is the northernmost located of the Greek Ionian Islands and is made up of a mountainous north and quieter south filled with gold-sand beaches. The island’s oldest village, Perithia, is a heritage-protected site located in a Designated Area of Natural Beauty, which displays a fine example of the Venetian influence on the island. There are many architectural wonders worth visiting across Corfu’s Old Town including a royal palace and an old fortress.

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Day 15
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 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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Oriana
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Ventura
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Aurora
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