We invite you to sail the ancient trade routes of Phoenician, Roman and Moor mariners during this comprehensive itinerary and small ship cruise to the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula, an area not often visited by Americans, during the best time of year.
This unique offering features the five-star m.v. Tere Moana, relaunched in 2013 under new ownership following a complete multimillion-dollar refurbishment. A sophisticated and authentic small ship carrying only 90 passengers allows for port calls otherwise inaccessible to larger vessels, including an exclusive opportunity and highlight to cruise into the heart of Seville along Spain's legendary Guadalquivir River. En route from Lisbon to Barcelona, visit four UNESCO World Heritage sites and Portugal's lesser-traveled Algarve region, and stand on Gibraltar's “Top of the Rock” to see the Pillars of Hercules spanning the scenic Strait of Gibraltar. Visit the regal city of Granada. Call on two of the enchanting Balearic Islands—Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca. See the magnificent Alhambra Palace and the spectacular sights that inspired works by Picasso and Gaudí. Enjoy the melancholy rhythms of fado music and the joyful beat of flamenco. Lectures by onboard study leaders enlighten you with the history, legends and modern life of these dramatic cities and villages.
|Day 1||Depart the U.S. or Canada|
|Day 2||Lisbon, Portugal/Embark m.v. Tere moana|
|Day 3||Portimão (the Algarve)|
|Day 4||Cruise the Guadalquivir River to Seville, Spain (Andalusia)|
|Day 5||Gibraltar, British Crown Colony|
|Day 6||Motril for Granada, Spain|
|Day 7||Ibiza, Balearic Islands|
|Day 8||Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands|
|Day 9||Barcelona/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada|
Price . . . . TBD
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Rosi Song specializes in the literature, intellectual history, and culture of contemporary Spain. Her research also includes an exploration of literary ties between Spain and Latin America through the genre of detective fiction and, more recently, the representation of Latin American immigrants in Spanish society. She is the co-editor of a collection of critical essays entitled Traces of Contamination: Unearthing the Francoist Legacy in Contemporary Spanish Discourse (Bucknell UP, 2004) and is currently working on another volume on the "la movida". Her articles have appeared in Romance Notes, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Revista Iberoamericana, Hispania, and recent collections on contemporary Spain such as Casa encantada: lugares de memoria en la España constitucional (1975-2004) (Vervuert, 2005) and Border Interrogations: Crossing and Questioning Spanish Frontiers from the Middle Ages to the Present (Berghahn Books, 2008). She teaches courses on modern and contemporary Spanish narrative and culture, detective fiction in both Spain in Latin America, and film.Back to the top »