Board the Navigator of the Seas® in Southampton, England, for this seven-night cruise to ports in Spain and France. After a relaxing day at sea, make your first stop in Vigo, Spain, an eclectic metropolis on Spain’s Atlantic coast. See the harmonious blend of past and present when you visit the Vigo’s Casco Vello historic center and the modern commercial streets of Principe and Urzaiz.
Continue your voyage to Gijón, Spain, a city that can trace its roots back to 5000 B.C. Explore this fishing and former-shipbuilding region on your own to see architectural roots from the Middle Ages, flourishing history and art museums, and even botanical gardens and aquariums. Your next stop is Bilbao, Spain, a thriving city with an array of cultural interests, from the collection of featured artworks at the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao to the myriad of music festivals held throughout the year.
Enjoy a day rejuvenating at sea before docking in the major French port of Le Havre. With access to both Paris and Normandy, you have the option to visit world-famous destinations like the Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum in Paris, or explore the historic beaches of Normandy — site of the Allied invasion of Axis-controlled France in WWII. After your day in France, head back to Southampton where you’ll end your voyage and disembark.
What we love:
• Vigo is famous for its oysters, which have been a local delicacy since Roman times. Seafood lovers can try fresh oysters at Pescadería Street, known as Calle de las Ostras (Oyster Street), or the main market, “Mercado de A Pedra.”
• The Louvre is the world’s largest and most visited art museum, with more than 35,000 artworks on display. Some of the collection’s most famous works are the Venus de Milo, the Law Code of Hammurabi and the Mona Lisa.
• Plenty of options are available to stay active at sea, including the basketball court, rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink and mini-golf course, in addition to the award-winning Adventure Ocean® Youth Program for the kids.