Sail where old & new worlds meet
Cross oceans and bridge cultures on this trans-Atlantic voyage. From colonial San Juan and Dutch St. Martin, savor a six-day crossing. Experience the island of Madeira, French-inflected Casablanca and the Spanish cities of Cadiz and Valencia. Disembark in lively Barcelona.
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Day 1 - Puerto Rico (San Juan), USA
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 adoquin stone once used to ballast Spanish galleons.
Day 2 - St. Martin (Philipsburg), The Netherlands & France
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, called the "Caribbean Paris." Or, choose to simply relax on the island's famous Orient Beach, one and a half miles of gorgeous white sand.
Day 3 - Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
As you sail eastward into the Atlantic, take advantage of the many amenities of your ship. You might find your inner calm with yoga on the Sports Deck. Lounge by the Main Pool with its retractable roof and enjoy a cocktail at the Aquavit Bar.
Day 4 - Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
Relax to the rhythm of your trans-Atlantic crossing. During your second day at sea, you might indulge in a massage or facial or take a sauna in The Spa. Tonight, try some food and wine pairings at The Chef's Table.
Day 5 - Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
Begin your day with coffee and a real Norwegian waffle at Mamsen's gourmet deli. Later, perhaps you will swim in the Infinity Pool or mingle with newfound friends over tea in the Wintergarden. This evening, enjoy soft piano music in the Living Room or lively jazz in Torshavn.
Day 6 - Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
Perhaps you'll get a morning workout at the Fitness Center and soothe your body with a hot sauna and a few minutes amid the refreshingly chilled air of the Snow Grotto. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers' Lounge and an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi's Italian Restaurant.
Day 7 - Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
Start your day with a walk around the Promenade Deck; once around measures one mile. Later, you might indulge in a manicure or pedicure at The Salon and enjoy a first-run or classic movie in one of the onboard cinemas, popcorn included. Tonight, enjoy an elegant meal in The Restaurant.
Day 8 - Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
As you approach Europe, you might attend an illuminating enrichment lecture about an upcoming destination in The Theater. Relax in The Viking Living Room with a complimentary espresso and a good book from our thoughtfully curated Library.
Day 9 - Madeira (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. Alternately, 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'll be time to explore its inviting cobblestone streets.
Day 10 - Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
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, Casablanca, Morocco, during a lecture. Tonight, choose from one of our fine dining venues.
Day 11 - Casablanca, Morocco
Step into the dazzling realm of Morocco today when you explore the bustling streets of Casablanca. Made famous by film, it is one of Africa's most important ports. See its entrancing Parisian-style boulevards and beautiful French architecture, evidence of France's former rule. Visit the splendid neo-Moorish Casablanca Cathedral and marvel at the Hassan II Mosque, Morocco's largest and most magnificent, visible from anywhere in the city with its 60-story minaret. Or, venture farther afield to Rabat, one of the nation's grand imperial cities.
Day 12 - Seville (Cadiz), Spain
At today's port, you'll have a rare chance to explore what many considered the gateway to the New World for all the voyages that left here for unknown shores. The port of Cadiz offers a wealth of treasures. On an included tour, you'll follow passageways into elaborate plazas. Stop at the Torre Tavira, once a lookout for merchants, and marvel at the city's baroque, gold-domed cathedral. Alternately, explore the colorful city of Seville, where a grand Cathedral, Giralda Tower and the Alcazar Palace were built by the wealth of Spanish kings. Spend free time sipping sherry at a bodega or shopping for local wares.
Day 13 - Cruise the 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.
Day 14 - 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 Lladro porcelain factory, world renowned for its imaginative and delicate figurines.
Day 15 - 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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- Cruise Line
- Viking Ocean Cruises
- 15 Days
- Cruise Ship
- Viking Sea
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|Day 1||San Juan|
|Day 3||Cruise the Atlantic Ocean|
|Day 4||Cruise the Atlantic Ocean|
|Day 5||Cruise the Atlantic Ocean|
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|Day 13||Cruise the Strait of Gibraltar|