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Enjoy a 7 nights cruise around the Mediterranean this Christmas. 

Itineraries

Day 1 (Embark)

Time : 8:00 pm

Malaga, Costa Del Sol

Set on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol, Malaga is a Moorish delight. During the Arab occupation of Spain, the city was the principal port of the Moorish kingdom of Granada. So what does that mean for you? It means the city of Granada and its striking Alhambra Palace are just a short drive away. Prepare to be blown away.

See Malaga’s 16th-century cathedral. It’s known as ‘La Manquita’ or ‘one-armed woman’ because lack of funds meant only one of the two planned towers was completed.
Take in the views from the Alhambra Palace in Granada. This pink-gold, Arabian-style building sits on a hilltop, surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The caves in Nerja, an elegant old town on the edge of a cliff, are among the largest and most spectacular in Europe.

Day 2

Time : 8:00 am

Gibraltar

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 stretch of land 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.
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.

Day 3

Time : 7:00 am

Day at sea

Day 4

Time : 8:00 am

Palma, Majorca, Spain

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
Love to shop? Then make a beeline for Inca, the island’s biggest street market, which opens every Thursday.
Don’t miss out on one last amazing view when you leave the city. When the ship departs after dark, make sure you’re out on deck to enjoy the unforgettable sight of Palma Cathedral magically lit up.

Day 5

Time : 8:00 am

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is up there with the most famous cities in the world, and for good reason. Sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this Spanish titan promises cutting-edge architecture, trend-setting fashion and art that breaks the mould. It’s a place where boutique-lined boulevards and intimate espresso bars give way to authentic tapas joints and narrow cobbled streets.

Stroll down the iconic promenade of Las Ramblas, stopping for coffee at a pavement café or pausing to throw a couple of euros in the street entertainers’ upturned hats.
Wander down the winding streets of the Gothic quarter, taking your pick of traditional tapas bars. Among them is Els Quatre Gats, Picasso’s old hangout.
Call in at the world-famous Nou Camp, home of Barcelona Football Club since 1957.

Day 6

Time : 8:00 am

Valencia, Spain

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.

Day 7

Time : 8:00 am

Cartagena, Spain

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.

Day 8

Malaga, Costa Del Sol (Disembark)

Set on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol, Malaga is a Moorish delight. During the Arab occupation of Spain, the city was the principal port of the Moorish kingdom of Granada. So what does that mean for you? It means the city of Granada and its striking Alhambra Palace are just a short drive away. Prepare to be blown away.

Discover the best of the Mediterranean on board TUI’s Marella Explorer 2 this Christmas in just 7 days. One of the many pleasures of a cruise is discovering new and interesting places, for yourself, with friends or family. Let’s go! Whether you prefer adventure, nature, culture or history, we’ve designed something for you and the whole family. Book your Mediterranean Christmas cruise today!

23rd – 30th December 2021.

Please get in touch with the MH Bland Travel Services team to enquire about the price.