Guadalquivir River Cruises - welcome to Andalusia
With its unique diversity of natural life and wealth of cultural treasures, Andalusia has very many faces to show. Whether you're a nature lover or a culture vulture, a globe trotter or just looking to relax - the Guadalquivir River Cruise has something for you.
The Guadalquivir River Cruise - where it takes place and when to go
Spain's fifth longest river is 657 km long and flows through Andalusia. It rises at Cañada de las Fuentes and discharges after its journey through southern Spain at Sanlúcar de Barrameda into the Gulf of Cádiz. The spring and autumn months are particularly recommended for a Guadalquivir River Cruise.
Guadalquivir River Cruises - cities and tourist attractions
On the Guadalquivir River Cruise you can discover the capital city of Andalusia, Seville. Stroll through narrow, quaint alleyways or admire interesting buildings such as the cathedral of Maria de la Sede, one of the world's largest Gothic churches. The Giralda is considered to be the principal landmark of the city and should definitely be visited. The Alcázar with its majestic pillars and halls is also worthy of mention.
The coastal city of Cádiz, the oldest city in Europe, is reached after a voyage through beautiful natural scenery consisting of lush palm gardens and nature parks. The mighty cathedral of Cádiz and the Roman theatre are both essential parts of any tour of the city. In contrast to this, the city's "green lung", the Parque Genovés, offers peace and tranquillity.
On a Guadalquivir River Cruise you can also look forward to the idyllic little town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, which offers a wealth of historic monuments. These include the 15th century castle of Santiago and the imposing church of OurLady. In Sanlúcar de Barrameda you will also find Manzanilla wine, for which the town is famous and which is produced here in the winemaking plants.
The Doñana National Park, which is close by, fascinates with its particularly rich diversity of flora and fauna.
The Guadalquivir River Cruise - discover nature and culture
Discover the natural paradise that is Andalusia! Endless olive groves, banana plantations and cork tree forests, a culture steeped in tradition and interesting towns and cities — all of this awaits you on a Guadalquivir River Cruise …
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Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.