Western Europe Discovery Cruise

Gibraltar, Seville, Lisbon, Vigo, Cherbourg & Brussels plus 1 night in Barcelona & 1 night in London aboard the Holland America Eurodam

This itinerary is for a past tour program.
Check out our current tour & cruise packages in the Mediterranean.

Western Europe Discovery Cruise tour itinerary We've scoured the world looking for the very best travel experiences for our growing clientele. When it comes to cruising, we've discovered that it takes a lot to find a great deal for our discerning travelers, and we're sure you'll agree that our new association with Holland America, offering award winning cruising at Friendly Planet's award winning pricing and service, represents a real bonanza for our travelers.

If you are looking for some of the most spacious and comfortable ships at sea, award-winning service, five star dining, extensive activities and enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itinerarie to exotic destinations around the world, you've come to the right place. Friendly Planet shares the Holland America mission: through excellence, we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, every time.


Itinerary at a Glance

Western Europe Discovery Cruise
Day Destination/Port of Call Arrive Depart
1 Depart USA    
2 Barcelona, Spain    
3 Barcelona, Spain   5pm
4 At sea    
5 Gibraltar, British Territory    
6 Cadiz & Seville, Spain 7am 7pm
7 Libson, Portugal 12pm  
8 Libson, Portugal   4pm
9 Vigo, Spain 8am 5pm
10 At sea    
11 Cherbourg, France 8am 5pm
12 Zeebrugee, Bruges & Brussels, Belgium 8am 5pm
13 Dover, London & Canterbury, England 7am  
14 London/USA    

Detailed Itinerary

Sagrada Familia Church Day 1: Depart USA. Your journey begins as you depart from New York this evening on your overnight flight to Barcelona, Spain.

Day 2: Barcelona. Arrive in Barcelona, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. After arrival formalities, transfer to your centrally located hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. AC Diplomatic or similar

Day 3: Barcelona. Enjoy the morning at leisure. Take the time see the unique Sagrada Familia Church, designed by Gaudí, and stroll on Las Ramblas. In the afternoon, transfer to port for embarkation and 5 pm sailing. MS Eurodam Breakfast & dinner provided.

Day 4: At sea. Take advantage of all of the fantastic facilities that your ship has to offer. Work out in the fitness room, take a yoga class, pamper yourself with massage and spa treatments, play a game of tennis, or treat yourself to fabulous meals and entertainment. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Gibraltar, Spain Day 5: Gibraltar, British Territory. For the last 350 years, Gibraltar has been a strategic link between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean with a unique British tradition. See the famous Barbary Apes, or ride to the top of the Rock for fabulous views over the Strait of Gibraltar. The ship will be in port from 8 am to 5 pm. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 6: Cadiz & Seville, Spain. Arrive this morning in Cadiz, the gateway to Seville and its exquisite Alcazar Palace. You may also take the opportunity to visit Jerez de Frontera, the sherry capital of the world. The ship will be in port from 7 am to 7 pm. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 7: Lisbon, Portugal. Arrive this afternoon in Lisbon, capital city of Portugal. Explore the casbah-like Alfama district, the medieval castle of St George, or even the fanciful castles of nearby Sintra. The ship will dock at noon, and remain in port overnight. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Belem Tower Day 8: Lisbon, Portugal. Enjoy the day in Lisbon. See the Belem Tower and the 16th century Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. The ship will sail at 4 pm. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 9: Vigo, Spain. Arrive in the village of Vigo on the Atlantic coast of Spain. From here, you can make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, one of Christianity's holiest cities in Europe. The ship will be in port from 8 am to 5 pm. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 10: At sea. Take advantage of all of the fantastic facilities that your ship has to offer. Work out in the fitness room, take a yoga class, pamper yourself with massage and spa treatments, play a game of tennis, or treat yourself to fabulous meals and entertainment. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 11: Cherbourg, France. This morning, arrive in Cherbourg, a major port since the time of Napoleon. You will find quaint cafes ideal for people watching, or shop the boutiques on Rue Tour-Carree. The ship will be in port from 8 am to 5 pm. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Phone booth, London Day 12: Zeebrugge, Bruges & Brussels, Belgium. Arrive this morning in the busy port city of Zeebrugge. From here, you can visit the canal-laced city of Bruges; or Brussels, home of the European Union; or even Ghent, a mecca for chocolate lovers. The ship will be in port from 8 am to 5 pm. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.

Day 13: Dover & London, England. Your cruise comes to an end, as you disembark at 7 am. Transfer to your hotel in London, and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure in this exciting city. Grosvenor House or similar Breakfast provided.

Day 14: London/USA. Today you'll be escorted to the airport and bid farewell to London as you board your return flight. Your journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today. Breakfast provided.


Shore Excursions

There's much more to your cruise than just the itinerary above. You can select from a wide variety of optional shore excursions in each port of call (conditions permitting) to enhance and customize your vacation.


About Your Cruise Ship, the Holland America Eurodam

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Destination FAQs

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