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Cruise 593b(RM)
Portugal, Spain
4-15 Jul 2001, 12 days
Fares from 2240

Cruise 593b
Portugal, Spain
7-15 Jul 2001, 9 days
Fares from 1695
Fares
Cabin Grade: Price per
adult ():
  593bRM 593b
owner's suite Owner's Suite 3575 3030
suite Suite 3450 2905
deluxe Deluxe 3075 2530
superior Superior 2810 2265
Standard two bed:
twin occupancy
A
deck outside A Deck outside 2685 2140
A
deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 2560 2015
B
deck outside B Deck outside 2525 1980
B
deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 2415 1870
A
deck inside A Deck inside 2275 1730
B
deck inside B Deck inside 2240 1695
Standard two bed:
single occupancy
A
deck outside A Deck outside 3616 2996
A
deck outside aft A Deck outside aft 3441 2821
B
deck outside B Deck outside 3392 2772
B
deck outside aft B Deck outside aft 3238 2618
A
deck inside A Deck inside 2869 2249
B
deck inside B Deck inside 2824 2204
Minerva deck plans
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SPEAKER'S CORNER:

Colin Bailey
NADFAS lecturer who has lectured regularly in Britain and Spain on Spanish seventeenth-century painting. A frequent visitor to Spain, he will talk on the art and artists associated with the towns visited on the cruise.

Frances Bissell
Cuisine is the most accessible part of any nation's culture and our Speaker, who writes on food for the Times and has taught cookery courses in Andalucia, will help us discover the wines and many tastes of Spain and Portugal.

Caroline de Estradas
Her particular interests include the artistic legacy of the Muslim occupation of Spain and the architectural heritage and regional culture of the Iberian peninsula. Author of several books on garden history and garden design, he will share his knowledge as we visit Tresco Abbey gardens and the many splendid Islamic gardens of southern Spain.

Patrick Taylor
Author of several books on garden history and garden design, he will share his knowledge as we visit Tresco Abbey gardens and the many splendid Islamic gardens of southern Spain.

Please note Guest Speakers travel on the cruise portion of the holiday only.




Valencia
First Timers Cruises, 
click for details As you cruise from Madeira look out for whitewashed houses gleaming on the horizon as you approach sun-kissed Cadiz by sea. You can explore Jerez, then spend a day admiring the exquisite beauty of Moorish Spain's finest architecture - the Alhambra.
593b(RM) Tour & Cruise
Pre-Cruise Tour: The Gardens of Madeira
Wed 4 Jul    London - Funchal
"Tour & Cruise" passengers fly to Madeira and transfer to the Casa Velha Do Palheiro.
Thu 5 Jul    Funchal
Explore Palheiro Garden, viewing its camellia avenues, sweeping lawns and immaculate rockeries. In the afternoon enjoy a walk along one of the island's "levadas".
Fri 6 Jul    Funchal
We visit Monte Palace Tropical Garden, boasting formal Chinese features as well as a traditional sunken garden, and continue to an orchid garden.
Sat 7 Jul    Funchal
In the morning a jeep tour will show us the island's diverse landscapes including subtropical forests, rugged mountains and vineyards.
Sun 8 Jul    Funchal
We visit the Botanic garden and attend a tasting of Madeira wine before joining Minerva.
 
593b Cruise Itinerary
Sat 7 Jul    London - Funchal
"Cruise Only" passengers fly to Madeira and stay overnight in Reid's hotel in Funchal.
Sun 8 Jul-Mon 9 Jul    Funchal
Join Minerva after lunch. Take a tour of this beautiful island and enjoy a tasting of Madeira at a wine lodge. The following morning, experience the delights of Funchal town. Sail at lunchtime.
Tue 10 Jul    At Sea
Read about the sights that await us with a book from the Library, or take a swim in the pool.
Wed 11 Jul    Cadiz (for Jerez de la Frontera)
Join our morning guided walking tour of Cadiz and in the afternoon relax on the beach, or visit some of the region's bodegas in Jerez de la Frontera. There will be a supplementary full-day excursion to Seville.
There will be a supplementary 2-day excursion visiting Seville, Carmona and Cordoba.
Thu 12 Jul    Malaga (for Granada or Ronda)
We drive across the Sierra Nevada for a full-day excursion to Granada where we visit the beautiful Alhambra Palace and gardens. Alternatively, take a day to explore Ronda.
Fri 13 Jul    At Sea - Valencia
Enjoy a film or listen to our Guest Speakers.
Sat 14 Jul    Valencia
Tour the city this morning, including a visit to the cathedral, a microcosm of Valencia's architectural history with Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance influences.
Sun 15 Jul    Palma - London
Transfer to the airport for our flight to London.


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