Cartagena Cruises

Couple walking along in Cartagena, Spain - Braemar in the background
Couple walking along in Cartagena, Spain - Braemar in the background
Castillo Castle in Cartagena, Spain

One of Spain’s most important port cities for over 2000 years, Cartagena is bursting with history and culture. Originally built over five hills by the Romans, Cartagena is strategically placed on the Mediterranean coast and boasts some wonderful architecture and historic monuments. They include Casa de la Fortuna, a villa with murals and mosaics, and the medieval Castillo de la Conception, which served as a fortress for the Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Castilians, and overlooks the city's stunning natural harbour.

Many of the buildings from Roman Cartagena have disappeared, but some important sites remain, including the amphitheatre which dates from around 100BC.[ReadMoreMob] Cartagena is also home to a number of Modernist buildings that were designed and built by the pupils of Antoni Gaudi, the world famous architect renowned for designing the stunning La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The city’s tapas bars and vibrant bars on the marina offer some fabulous local wining and dining.

Cruises to Cartagena

Western Mediterranean Closer Cruise

Western Mediterranean Closer Cruise

Departs: Southampton • Sun 11 Oct 2020
15 nights • Braemar • M2027

  • As the autumn takes hold back home, you’ll swap the seasonal gloom for October warmth and get closer to the highlights of sun-dappled islands and historic cities in the western Mediterranean.
  • On Spain’s Mediterranean coast, you can immerse yourself in Cartagena’s rich Roman history; and revel in the vibrant atmosphere and stunning architecture – including the iconic Sagrada Familia – of Barcelona.
  • Ibiza and Menorca offer inviting beaches, unspoilt scenery and historical sites, while Marseille – with its trendy boutiques, galleries and architectural gems – adds a French flavour to your adventure.

From £1,749pp

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Cultural Highlights of Southern Spain

Cultural Highlights of Southern Spain

Departs: Liverpool • Sun 25 Oct 2020
12 nights • Black Watch • W2030

  • Visiting a string of stunning cities where architectural treasures, fascinating historical sites and cultural highlights await, you’ll find there’s so much more to southern Spain than sun, sea and sand.
  • You can revel in Andalusia’s authentic side with calls at Cádiz and Malaga, where ancient monuments and landmarks, traditional tapas bars and even masterpieces from Pablo Picasso are yours to uncover.
  • In the Murcian city of Cartagena, you’ll find an impressive mix of Roman and modernist marvels, while a visit to Melilla – a delight for sightseeing – offers a rare chance to sample a slice of Spanish Morocco.

From £1,299pp

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Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Japan, Asia & Africa Voyage

Departs: Southampton • Thu 05 Nov 2020
140 nights • Boudicca • D20GV

  • A holiday beyond your wildest dreams, this 140-night voyage to some of the world’s most iconic and intoxicating destinations offers authentic cultures and traditions, amazing wildlife, spectacular scenery and much more.
  • Experience an exhilarating Asian exploration, to learn of samurais and geishas in Japan; explore the war-torn history of Vietnam; sample India’s engrossing hustle and bustle; and even celebrate New Year’s Eve in stunning Singapore.
  • African adventures include chances to seek-out South Africa’s ‘Big Five’ game and Madagascar’s iconic flora and fauna; explore the colossal Namib Desert; marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza; and sail the impressive Suez Canal.

From £13,999pp

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Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Departs: Tokyo • Thu 14 Jan 2021
70 nights • Boudicca • D210105

  • Experience a stunning 70-night voyage to some of the world's most fascinating and awe-inspring destinations, offering amazing wildlife, outstanding scenery and local cultures and traditions.
  • Learn of historic Japanese events which changed history, explore the hustle and bustle of Singapore, relax on the beaches of Thailand or marvel at more than one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Explore the high-speed energy of Mumbai, or venture to Elephanta Island, set in lush green vegetation - a peaceful contrast to the commotion of inner Mumbai.

From £9,399pp

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Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean

Ancient Civilisations & the Mediterranean

Departs: Muscat • Thu 25 Feb 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D210405

  • Visit incredible destinations in the ancient Middle East and the Mediterranean, for unmissable opportunities to step back in time amongst centuries-old wonders and revel in the architectural, cultural and scenic delights of these captivating regions.
  • Seek-out some of the world’s greatest ancient sites, including the Pyramids of Giza and ‘Lost City’ of Petra, in Egypt and Jordan; and explore the holy lands of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from Ashdod and Haifa in Israel.
  • Delve into the legendary ancient history of Greece in Crete and Athens, with its famous temples and ruins; sail into Valletta’s magical Grand Harbour; and uncover the attractions of three stunning Spanish cities.

From £3,499pp

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Mediterranean Medley

Mediterranean Medley

Departs: Limassol • Thu 11 Mar 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2105

  • Sail from Cyprus through the sun-kissed Mediterranean and discover historical, architectural and natural delights in this diverse and beautiful region.
  • A weekend in Greece offers the chance to delve into Crete's 5,000-year-old history. Tour to Athens to uncover world-famous ancient sites such as the Acropolis or the mighty Parthenon.
  • Delight in the UNESCO-listed Grand Harbour in Valletta. In Spain visit the Roman sites of Cartagena and discover diverse Andalusian attractions from Malaga.

From £1,799pp

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Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Southampton • Fri 16 Apr 2021
25 nights • Braemar • M2109

  • An outstanding voyage specially crafted to show you some of Greece’s most unique and authentic sights and experiences, this cruise is packed with the diverse highlights of an array of stunning destinations.
  • The archaeological wonders of ancient towns, cultural and historical gems, beautiful beaches, postcard-perfect scenery and much more – your smaller-sized ship will bring you closer to it all with visits to gorgeous islands such as Crete, Rhodes and Kefallonia.
  • The pièce de résistance is a simply unforgettable scenic cruise of the narrow Corinth Canal aboard Braemar, the longest ship to pass between this incredible waterway’s imposing, carefully carved cliffs.

From £4,999pp

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Islands of the Mediterranean

Islands of the Mediterranean

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 04 May 2021
18 nights • Black Watch • W2109

  • Sail into the Mediterranean in the spring and succumb to the scenic, historical and cultural charms of sun-bathed Spanish, Italian and French destinations on this enchanting island-hopping adventure.
  • Uncover Menorcan highlights such as impressive Monte Toro and glorious beaches; and take advantage of time in Mallorca to explore charming Palma, or take a scenic train ride to beautiful Sóller.
  • Marvel at the dramatic Prunelli Gorges on the fabulous French Island of Corsica; enjoy the scenery, wines and traditions of Sardinia, Italy; and revel in the rich history of Valletta, Malta’s ancient capital.

From £2,949pp

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Western Med Discovery with Monaco

Western Med Discovery with Monaco

Departs: Dover • Thu 06 May 2021
16 nights • Boudicca • D2111

  • Sail with style and sophistication during this exquisite exploration of the western Med, as Boudicca takes you to a string of stunning Spanish islands and cities, and destinations on the fabulous French Riviera.
  • You can sample Mediterranean island life in Palma de Mallorca; take in the must-visit attraction of Barcelona, such as the iconic Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas; and delve into Cartagena’s rich Roman heritage.
  • On the gorgeous Côte d'Azur, the Romanesque architecture and Provencal markets of Toulon awaits; while glamourous Monaco – with its yacht-filled harbour, grand casinos and designer boutiques – is the icing on the cake.

From £1,999pp

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Amalfi Coast, Tuscany & Italian Riviera

Amalfi Coast, Tuscany & Italian Riviera

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 02 Sep 2021
24 nights • Black Watch • W2121

  • Embark on a voyage of discovery packed with typical experiences associated with some of Italy’s most beautiful and inspirational regions, towns and cities.
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty and romance of the Amalfi Coast; be charmed by the Italian Riviera; and head to Tuscany, for tours to legendary Pisa or beautiful Florence.
  • Elsewhere, there’s a rare visit to Milazzo on the gorgeous shores of Sicily; and calls at Civitavecchia – gateway to Rome, the Sardinian city of Olbia, and Roman-influenced Salerno.

From £3,499pp

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Spain's Undiscovered Gems

Spain's Undiscovered Gems

Departs: Dover • Tue 21 Sep 2021
14 nights • Boudicca • D2123

  • Away from well-trodden tourist routes, a trio of lesser-known, undiscovered gems will offer a rarely experienced taste of Spanish history and culture.
  • Castellón de la Plana, Motril and Vilagarcia de Arousa seamlessly mix old and new, with their centuries-old highlights, trendy cafés, shops, bars and vibrant, bustling squares.
  • You’re in for easy, enriching explorations of Cádiz, Mahon – the Menorcan capital – and Cartagena too; Boudicca docks closer to the heart and historic highlights of these beautiful, fascinating cities.

From £1,899pp

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Iconic Sites of Croatia & Italy

Iconic Sites of Croatia & Italy

Departs: Southampton • Thu 30 Sep 2021
27 nights • Braemar • M2125

  • Immerse yourself in an unforgettable discovery of iconic sites and authentic experiences, as smaller-sized Braemar takes you closer to the highlights of incredible cities in Croatia and Italy.
  • Capture Venetian magic; sample Sicily’s famous Marsala wines; marvel at magnificent Mount Etna and Stromboli; and delight in typically Croatian history and scenery along the glorious Adriatic coast.
  • What’s more, there’s also a special visit to Portugal, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the ‘Four Fred.s in Lisbon’ event.

From £3,799pp

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Historic Heritage Sites of the Med

Historic Heritage Sites of the Med

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 12 Oct 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2132

  • Immerse yourself in the rich, fascinating history of cities on Spain’s beautiful Mediterranean coast, with time to explore their centuries-old hearts and seek-out their many monuments and landmarks.
  • Uncover the ancient history of Cádiz’s old town; tour to the UNESCO-listed Antequera Dolmens archaeological site from Malaga; delve into Cartagena’s Roman heritage; and much more.
  • What’s more, there’s also a special visit to Portugal, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the ‘Four Fred.s in Lisbon’ event.

From £1,999pp

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Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2204

  • This journey of contrasts combines the tranquility of ancient towns, the opulence of iconic cities, and the vibrancy of the Venice Carnival.
  • Enjoy ample time in Venice, to catch all the carnival’s sights and sounds; visit Rome from Civitavecchia, to take in iconic sites such as the Colosseum; and uncover Tuscany’s highlights.
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline and immerse yourself in centuries of history amongst the ancient walls, churches and monasteries of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.

From £3,199pp

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Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2204SN

  • This journey of contrasts combines the tranquility of ancient towns, the opulence of iconic cities, and the vibrancy of the Venice Carnival.
  • Enjoy ample time in Venice, to catch all the carnival’s sights and sounds; visit Rome from Civitavecchia, to take in iconic sites such as the Colosseum; and uncover Tuscany’s highlights.
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline and immerse yourself in centuries of history amongst the ancient walls, churches and monasteries of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.

From £3,299pp

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Corinth Canal and Greek Islands

Corinth Canal and Greek Islands

Departs: Southampton • Fri 23 Sep 2022
25 nights • Braemar • M22CC

  • Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, made possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
  • Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the ancient wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete, Rhodes, sleepy Syros and Kefallonia too.
  • Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean magic of stunning islands and cities in Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal, and revel in the spectacular sight of the mighty Stromboli Volcano.

From £4,899pp

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