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Cultural Spanish Discovery

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Palma cathedral at sunset, Spain Palma cathedral at sunset, Spain

14 Jan 2026

Portsmouth

14 nights

Borealis

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

Our team has designed this cruise from Portsmouth to showcase some of Spain’s most striking landmarks. You’ll have chances to see Palma’s Gothic Cathedral, the futuristic complex of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, the Roman Theatre in Cartagena, and the Moorish fortress and beautiful gardens of the Alcazaba of Málaga. Embrace the Spanish way of life, known as ‘la vida Española’, which encompasses a love for good food, conversation, celebration and a strong sense of community. You can indulge in the bold flavours of Andalusian tapas, sample warming Jerez sherry, experience the raw passion of flamenco dancing, and try authentic paella in Valencia, the city where it originated; before you arrive back into Southampton.

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Highlights

Roman Amphitheater In Cartagena, Spain

Striking Spanish Landmarks

Your cruise aboard Borealis will take you to iconic cities which are home to some of Spain's most striking landmarks. The Roman Theatre in Cartagena is the jewel in the city's crown, and was hidden for centuries below layers of buildings from the Byzantine, Moorish and Christian ages. The Tower of Hercules In La Crouna is the only fully preserved Roman lighthouse still used for maritime signaling; while in Cadiz, the blend of Baroque and Neo-clasical style architecture in the Cathedral beckons exploration. You'll also have opportunities to explore the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, and the historic Belém Tower when you're in Lisbon.

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Patatas bravas, Spanish potato dish with sauce

Living La Vida Española

This cruise aboard Borealis showcases how life in Spain embodies a love for good food, lively conversations, celebrations, and a strong sense of community. Indulge in Andalusian tapas, featuring bold flavours like Patatas Bravas (fried potatoes with a spicy sauce), Gambas al Ajillo (garlic-infused prawns) and crispy Tortillitas de Camarones (shrimp fritters) along with the warming taste of Jerez sherry. In Ibiza, experience the laid-back Bohemian culture and watch the colourful hues of the iconic sunset. In Barcelona, wander along La Rambla as it buzzes with street life, while FC Barcelona's Nou Camp is a symbol of community spirit and passion. In Valencia, be sure to try Paella in the city where it originated, and taste the delicious blend of rice, meats, and seafood all cooked in the large shallow Paella pan that the dish owes its name to.

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San Sebastian Festival

Your cruise aboard Borealis has been perfectly timed for you to experience the San Sebastian Festival in Palma. Every year, San Sebastian celebrates its patron saint's day with a huge fiesta. One of the main attractions of this occasion is the Tamborrada drum parade, which was first hosted in 1836 as part of the carnival. Legend says that the soldiers who were marching through the city daily were being mocked by the residents, but the Tamborrada parade has now grown to be a beloved yearly ritual where the drummers wear the same uniforms as the soldiers who were stationed in the city, and is an event not to be missed.

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

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Go Stargazing

Acting as tour guides of the heavens, the Go Stargazing astronomers will share their knowledge with group sessions learning interesting and amazing facts about our Universe. The friendly and approachable team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to help you spot planets and stars.

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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 16:00 19/04/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £4,198 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Freedom Fare From £4,198 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £4,298 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £5,598 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Freedom Fare From £5,598 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £6,898 pp
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Cruise Offers

FREE On Board Spend OR Door-to-Door transfer up to 150 miles   Freedom Fare

FREE Coach Transfer   Freedom Fare

What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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