April 2015 - 21 Night Passage To Spain & Mediterranean Glamour (Ft. Lauderdale To Barcelona) Cruise on Eurodam
The cruise was a transatlantic repositioning cruise:
Departing from: Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), FloridaPorts of Call: Ponta Delgada, Azores • Cadiz (Seville), Spain • Malaga, Spain • Cartagena, Spain • Valencia, Spain • Barcelona, Spain All of the staff were great, very attentive and pleasant. Our cabin stewards Ali and Dasani were amazing. The entertainment was probably the best we have seen on any cruise ship we have been on. We used Holland America to book our excursion in the Azores, but we used Viator to book all of the other excursions (better prices and better reviews). Ponta Delgada, Azores is an interesting island with tons of history. I wish we had more time to spend there to really see it. It was VERY windy, but we had nice weather while we were there. Cadiz, Spain is a beautiful city with even more history. We were told that it is the oldest city in Europe and was originally settled by the Phoenicians. We spent our time there and didn't go to Seville (maybe next time). Malaga is a vibrant town, but we went to Granada to see the Alhambra Palace and gardens. It is gorgeous and a definite must-see. Cartagena is nice, but was the least impressive of all of the ports. Valencia was amazing, particularly the City of Arts and Sciences. Simply spectacular. We only scratched the surface of what there is to see and do in Valencia. Barcelona (the final port) is a true world class city. You could spend a week in Barcelona and not see everything you would like to see. The architecture of Gaudi and the Monastery at Monserrat were highlights of our stay in Barcelona. You can not go wrong with this trip, and the price was amazing. It was almost the same price as one way airfare to get there. Go, you won't be sorry.