West Indies to Spain (14 Days)

Cruise Line: Viking Cruises
Ship: Varies by Departure
San Juan, Puerto Rico to Barcelona, Spain
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PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Arrive in San Juan to embark your ship today. This afternoon before our departure, you will have time to explore El Viejo San Juan, or Old San Juan, with its seductive colonial charms, easy island tempo, and authentic culture. Wander its narrow lanes, literally paved with history, laid with blue adoquín stone once used to ballast Spanish galleons.

DAY 2
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Explore two countries on one island today when you call on St. Martin. You will dock on the Dutch side, in Philipsburg, and have the chance to contrast the two cultures. See the great salt pond on the Dutch side, the charming old village of Quartier-d'Orleans, and the French capital, Marigot. Or, embark on an exhilarating experience copiloting a multimillion-dollar boat during a simulated "America's Cup" race.

DAY 3
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DAY 9
Funchal, Portugal

Arrive in Europe today on Portuguese Madeira, often called the "Garden Island" for its rich agriculture, terraced hillsides, and beautiful flowers. Disembark to witness this beguiling paradise of craggy peaks and dramatic rocky coasts during a mountain drive. Alternatively, you can explore Funchal. This grand capital exudes all the historic air of Lisbon with its harborside Old Town, iron balconies, and blue azulejo tiles. There will be time to explore its inviting cobblestone streets.

DAY 10
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)

After your exploration of Madeira, you might sample the Madeira wine that is produced on the island during your day cruising the Atlantic. You can also learn about your upcoming port, Cádiz, Spain, during a lecture. Tonight, choose from one of our fine dining venues.

DAY 11
Cadiz, Spain

At today's port, you'll have a rare chance to explore what many considered the gateway to the New World throughout the 15th and 16th centuries. The port of Cádiz offers a wealth of treasures. On an included tour, you'll follow passageways into elaborate plazas, from the Plaza de San Antonio and Plaza de España to the Plaza de Mina. Stop at the Torre Tavira, once a lookout for merchants, and marvel at the city's gold-domed Baroque cathedral. Alternately, explore the colorful city of Seville, where a grand cathedral, Giralda tower, and the Alcázar palace were built by the wealth of Spanish kings. Spend free time sipping sherry at a bodega or shopping for local wares.

DAY 12
Strait of Gibraltar (Cruising)

Strait of Gibraltar: Sail through the famed Strait of Gibraltar today into the Alboran Sea, the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean. On a clear day, you will spot the giant Rock of Gibraltar on the port side. In legend, this enormous geological wonder is one of the Pillars of Hercules, the other being Monte Hacho, a low mountain in Ceuta, a Spanish province in North Africa. As you cruise, perhaps you will soothe your body with a hot sauna and a few minutes amid the gently falling snow of the Snow Grotto. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers' Lounge and an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi's Italian Restaurant.

DAY 13
Valencia, Spain

Spain's Mediterranean port of Valencia is a mecca for lovers of one of the country's most iconic dishes, paella. Choose from a wide array of variations of the dish at restaurants throughout town, perhaps with a glass of local wine. Or sample the city's other specialty, horchata. You'll also want to visit the famous Lladró porcelain factory, world renowned for its imaginative and delicate figurines.

DAY 14
Barcelona, Spain

Arrive in Barcelona today, Spain's marvel of architectural wonders. Disembark your ship this morning to return home, or you can extend your stay here to absorb the city's laid-back culture.

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