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June 6, 2016

Málaga: a hidden gem

Sightseeing in Málaga begins as soon as you enter the harbour: Standing at the railings, you are greeted by an idyllic view of many of the city’s sights. The cathedral, the Moorish fort of Alcazaba and the birthplace of Picasso are easily reached by foot from the harbour. Yet Málaga is still considered an insider tip; indeed the old port was only recently redeveloped. It now features a pristine promenade, which is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll.

The gentle pace of life in Cádiz

History comes alive in the city of Cádiz. One of Europe’s oldest cities, this charming harbour town boasts a beautiful cathedral and baroque buildings, a tranquil old town and defiant watch towers. The town centre, with its delightful tapas bars, can be easily explored on foot from the harbour. And there is no shortage of good wine, as Jerez de la Frontera, with its sherry and wine cellars, is close by.

The approach to Lisbon

Before pulling into the port of Lisbon, the Sea Cloud ii treats you to singular panoramic views along the Tagus. You pass the Torre de Bélem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that celebrates the splendour of the former colonial world power. Just a few hundred metres further on, you are greeted by the gigantic Monument to the Discoveries, dedicated to Henry the Navigator.

Special chefs on board

For several years now, our passion for personal hospitality and high-class cuisine has united us with FEINE PRIVATHOTELS. Many of the hotels have award-winning kitchens. We are therefore delighted to present to you on this cruise two top chefs from our partner hotels who, together with our own resident chef, will delight your taste buds with a range of special menus.