Alicante is a multi-faceted city. Constantly changing around every corner as you stroll around. Its port is similar to most other Spanish ports. The Playa del Postiguet is an expanse of soft creamy sand with an ample supply “to rent” sun loungers, parasols, cabana beds, beach volleyball courts and ocean-view bars. Whilst the Explanada de Espana is a perfectly straight street of waterside restaurants, sidewalk cafes and the odd craft stall. The historic part of the city is to the North and well worth a visit, particularly the 16th century castle of Santa Barbara.
Enjoy the facilities of the cruise ship while sailing to your next port of call.
Barcelona combines everything that is most charming about Mediterranean cities – a relaxed pace, months of endless sunshine, unbeatable food – with the cultural and design sophistication of almost any city in the northern hemisphere. Its patchwork of architectural styles displays dark, Gothic façades next to the harlequin buildings of the Modernistas and the skyline-piercing constructions of Jean Nouvel or Herzog and de Meuron, and a day spent admiring them can be topped off with a sun-downer on one of the city’s seven beaches before dinner at any number of Michelin-starred gastronomic temples or humble, family-run tapas bars.
Bermuda with its pink sand beaches, pastel-coloured houses and the famous Bermuda shorts. Stroll through gardens filled with tropical blooms, shop in the King’s Wharf or stop for afternoon tea and cricket – a true island tradition. You could even try your hand at landing the famous blue marlin on a deep-sea fishing trip.
Malaga. Gateway to Andalucian and the famed Costa del Sol resorts the Spanish port of Malaga stands out as a bustling destination with its own unique character. Rising high above the city with spectacular views, are the ruins of the 14th century Moorish castle, and of course its most famous son Pablo Picasso is recognised with a history of the artist’s life at the city’s fascinating Picasso Foundation.
New York the city that never sleeps! Visit Iconic sites such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building the list goes on and on., New York will enchant you from the tall skyscrapers towering over you to the hidden districts of Soho and Greenwich village to the shopping Mecca of Manhattan.
Palma a major port, and the summer holiday spot of choice for Spain's royal family. Explore the lovely old quarter and step into the past in the historic churches, then get a taste of contemporary Palma in the city's lively tapas bars. Visit the Arab Baths, the Moorish Palace and the Mallorca Museum, buy a string of Mallorca pearls or for outstanding views of the harbour take a ride on the wooden train to Soller.
Ponta Delgada Located on the subtropical island of Sao Miguel in the mountainous Azores, Ponta Delgada was founded in the 15th Century by Portuguese and Flemish sailors. The island is home to some spectacular scenery including volcanic lakes, emerald forests and rocky headlands. You can drive out to nearby villages and natural wonders or stay to explore Ponta Delgada with its black-and-white tiles, whitewashed buildings and excellent seafood restaurants.