Join the MS Serenissima in Lisbon next spring for this coastal voyage of some 1500 miles to Portsmouth visiting some marvellously historic and scenic places along the way. Giving the large ports a wide berth, we will instead call into some places away from the well traversed routes of the larger cruise lines and have allowed time to explore the horticultural splendours and delightful towns of the region in depth.
We will witness some splendid gardens in all their springtime glory, step into the pilgrimage cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, spend time exploring some of Brittany and Normandy’s charming villages and towns and taste some local ports and wines. Added to this we have the benefit of remaining moored overnight in Oporto allowing the opportunity to dine ashore and enjoy the pretty old town which is so atmospheric in the evening. All this is combined with the rich maritime history of the region and the sheer beauty of the coastal landscapes making for an endlessly fascinating cultural experience.