Cruise & Stay - Moorish Delights

Your cruise & stay in detail...

Cruise itinerary - Moorish Delights

What's included...

  • Gratuities - no need to tip!
  • Top class onboard activities/entertainment
  • 24 hour dining
  • Port taxes

Sailing Dates

09 May 15

20 Jun 15

15 Aug 15

26 Sep 15

Cities, sights and sensational scenery...

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Saturday, Palma - MAJORCA 

  • Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.

  • Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets.
  • Board the Tren de Soller and trace your way through Majorca’s interior. This vintage electric train has been running since the Twenties, and it’ll take you past olive groves and dinky villages.

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Sunday, At Sea 

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Monday, Gibraltar - GIBRALTAR  08:00 - 18:00

  • Affectionately known as Gib or The Rock, Gibraltar is a little slice of Britain in the Mediterranean. And, just like the motherland, it’s a small island with a lot to offer. The history here is largely military-related – you’ll find Nelson’s anchorage where the body of Nelson was brought back to land after the Battle of Trafalgar, and the Parson’s Lodge Battery that dates back to 1875. Elsewhere, wildlife steals the show. Check out the cheeky Barbary apes or go whale-watching in the Strait.

  • Explore the Rock’s famous attractions like the Moorish Castle and the fascinating Gibraltar Museum, where you can learn about the island’s role in the World Wars as well as its prehistory.
  • Take a cable car up to Europa Point to meet the mischievous Barbary Apes, Gibraltar’s famous monkeys. This is the only place in Europe where you can catch a glimpse of the mischevious animals.
  • Inside the Rock, you’ll find more miles of road than on the outside. Check out the Great Siege Tunnels and St Michael’s Cave.
  • Make the most of the duty-free shopping, then head to the marina for a taste of tapas, or some good old fish and chips.

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Tuesday, Cadiz - SPAIN  08:00 - 18:00

  • From its impressive harbour to its streets packed with Moorish relics, Cadiz is a great introduction to Spain. One minute you can be admiring medieval walls, the next browsing the racks of designer boutiques. It’s one of those cities where a new surprise awaits at every turn.

  • Take a look at Cathedral de Cadiz, a take-your-breath-away creation by architect Vicente Acero. Head inside and you’ll see its interior is dominated by a beautiful apse.
  • Don’t miss a chance to visit Seville. Famed for its flamboyant flamenco and fiestas, this fragrant orange tree-lined city has a real zest for life. Admire the famous Gothic cathedral, where Christopher Columbus’ tomb lies. Tour the ornate Arabic Alcazar. Then grab a siesta in Parque de Maria Luisa, tasting tapas along the way.
  • Take a trip to Jerez, the capital of sherry production and home to the ‘cartujano’ horses.

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Wednesday, Tangier - MOROCCO  08:00 - 14:00

  • An extravagant tapestry of ancient mosques, colourful souks and friendly faces, Tangier is a magical slice of Morocco. Once the preferred party playground of the rich and famous, it's still one of North Africa's most vibrant cities.

  • The Caves of Hercules are named after the Greek god. Legend has it, he rested here before attempting his 12 labours – almost-impossible tasks imposed on him as punishment for killing his son.
  • Inhale the scents of the orange, almond and pomegranate trees that surround Tetouan. This city was built by Muslim refugees from Spain, and its architecture is Moorish with a Hispanic twist.
  • Rediscover your creative side as you wander around Asilah. It’s known as ‘the artists’ town’, because every summer painters, drawers and performers flock here for an annual festival and cover the whitewashed walls with bright murals.

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Thursday, Cartagena - SPAIN  09:00 - 17:00

  • Tucked in a deep bay guarded by two cliff-top fortresses, this Spanish gem is steeped in history. In the 18th century it became a major Spanish naval base and reminders of its seafaring past can be seen down in the port, where you’ll find a prototype submarine.

  • Take a wide-eyed walk through the city, which flaunts splendid reminders of its golden age. Don’t miss the city’s castle, Castillo de la Concepcion, which offers up great views over Cartagena.
  • Head for Murcia, the regional capital city and an open-air museum whose centrepiece is a beautiful cathedral. It’s particularly famous for its two ornate side chapels – the Gothic Capilla de los Velez and the Renaissance Capilla del Junteron. Simply breathtaking.
  • See the famous La Manga Strip, a strip of land which separates the Mediterranean Sea from Mar Menor, Europe’s largest lagoon.
  • Don’t miss the ‘Huerto Del Cura,’ or ‘Priest’s Garden’, in the pretty town of Elche. Over 700 rare palm trees call this botanical garden home, as well as 500 other species of plants and flowers.

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Friday, Valencia - SPAIN  08:00 - 17:00

  • Valencia is an expert in marrying up the old and the new. Ancient Arabian architecture and Gothic churches are given a run for their money by new icons like the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences. Beyond the city borders, Albufera National Park follows the coast south. The massive lake here is home to 250 species of birds, including flamingos.

  • Valencia Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece framed by flying buttresses and intricately-carved arches. The chalice here is said to have been used by Christ during the Last Supper.
  • Fallas Museum collects memorabilia from the La Fallas festivals, when hundreds of effigies are burned on bonfires. The best creations are rescued and displayed on the museum’s shelves.
  • The aquarium at the City of Arts and Sciences is made up of space-age buildings and a 70-metre viewing tunnel – the longest in Europe. Residents include sharks, whales and dolphins.

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Saturday, Palma - MAJORCA 

  • Palma. Think leafy boulevards that echo with the stilettos of stylish shoppers. Tiny tapas bars tucked down narrow sidestreets. Architectural gold hidden in the historic quarter. With its trademark cathedral dominating the skyline, cosmopolitan Palma never fails to impress.

  • Spend some time exploring the city, clicking snaps of the 14th-century Bellver Castle, browsing the boutiques and tasting tapas in the authentic bars that barnacle the backstreets.
  • Board the Tren de Soller and trace your way through Majorca’s interior. This vintage electric train has been running since the Twenties, and it’ll take you past olive groves and dinky villages.

Hotel Levante

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The Hotel Levante and Levante Park are next to each other on the edge of Cala Bona Bay. The complex also includes the La Luna accommodation annexe – guests staying here s...

  • On the beach
  • Near bars and shops
  • Choice of pools
  • Free Wi-Fi zones
 
 

The Hotel Levante and Levante Park are next to each other on the edge of Cala Bona Bay. The complex also includes the La Luna accommodation annexe – guests staying here share facilities with Hotel Levante guests. The properties are just seconds away from the shops, bars and restaurants in Cala Bona's town centre.

Guests share two swimming pools, which look out to sea. At the Hotel Levante, the facilities are geared up for pampering – there's a Turkish bath, a sauna and a hot tub. The Levante Park caters more for active types. You'll find a gym, an indoor pool and a tennis court to keep you busy.

Both of the hotels are part of the Thomson Gold range, so the food and entertainment are second to none. The restaurant at the Hotel Levante has floor-to-ceiling windows, so you can enjoy sea views as you eat. Later, you'll be spoilt for choice, with shows and live music on the agenda.

Swimming pool

  • 2 swimming pools
  • Sun terraces
  • Sunbeds
  • Indoor pool at Levante Park open Nov-Apr, with outside stepped access

Meals

  • Buffet restaurant at the Levante and Levante Park serving local specialities and international dishes
  • Gala dinners
  • Part of the 1st floor dining room at the Levante overlooks the sea
  • You'll dine in the hotel where you're staying, unless you're in La Luna - you'll dine at the Levante Park, 100m away
  • Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers in the evening

Location

  • On one of Cala Bona's widest manmade beaches
  • 100m to the centre of Cala Bona
  • 1.5km to Cala Millor
  • La Luna annexe is 100m from the main complex

Entertainments

  • The following are available at the Levante:
  • Thomson Gold evening entertainment with cabaret and local folklore troupes on the outdoor stage
  • The following are available at the Levante Park:
  • Large screen TV
  • Bar with musicians
  • Quieter bar with guest musicians

Activities

  • Thomson Gold daytime activity programme and Thomson Gold local interest programme at the Levante and Levante Park. The following are available at the Levante:
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • 2 whirlpool baths
  • 3rd floor terrace with sunbeds
  • The following are available at the Levante Park:
  • Tennis court
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Indoor pool
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