15 Night Portugal & Spain Transatlantic on Brilliance of the Seas from Miami, Florida Woman Snorkeling by a Coral, Bermuda
The 15 Night Portugal & Spain Transatlantic from Miami, Florida visits Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda; Ponta Delgada, Azores; Porto (Leixoes), Portugal; La Coruna, Spain; Portsmouth, England. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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15 Night Portugal & Spain Transatlantic
Itinerary Overview
Explore Brilliance of the Seas
Day 1 - Miami, Florida
Day 2 - Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Day 3 - 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda
Day 6 - 9 - Cruising
Day 10 - Ponta Delgada, Azores
Day 11 - 12 - Cruising
Day 13 - Porto (Leixoes), Portugal
Day 14 - La Coruna, Spain
Day 15 - Cruising
Day 16 - Portsmouth, England
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Woman Snorkeling by a Coral, Bermuda
Woman Snorkeling by a Coral, Bermuda
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15 Night Portugal & Spain Transatlantic

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Leaving from
Miami, Florida
Onboard
Brilliance of the Seas
Day Port
1
Miami, Florida
Departs at 4:00 PM
2
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3 - 4
Cruising
Day at sea
5
Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6 - 9
Cruising
Day at sea
10
Ponta Delgada, Azores
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11 - 12
Cruising
Day at sea
13
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
14
La Coruna, Spain
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
15
Cruising
Day at sea
16
Portsmouth, England
Arrives at 5:30 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Brilliance of the Seas

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Brilliance of the Seas
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Brilliance of the Seas, Aerial View, Caribbean and European Destinations
Aerial View of Brilliance of the Seas Cruise Ship Visiting Amsterdam , Russia, and Germany
Get to know
Brilliance of the Seas
Calling all backroads ramblers and culture cruisers— your ship's come in. Whether you're catching a movie poolside or enjoying Tuscan dishes at Giovanni's Table, you're in for the ultimate adventure in between shores.

SEIZE THE SEA DAY

When you're not exploring onshore, conquer some bucket list firsts on deck. Catch a movie on the poolside screen, tee up for a game of mini golf, or scale the Rock Climbing Wall. Looking to unwind or break a sweat? Indulge in some "me time" at Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

WOAH-WORTHY EATS

In between brag worthy destinations and social feed filling adventures onboard, you'll discover flavors that raise the bar. Like prime cuts of steak at Chops Grille℠ and Italian favorites at Giovanni's Table. Not to mention a Far East feast at Izumi and wines from around the world at Vintages.

SHOWTIME AT SEA

Watch and listen as outstanding singers and dancers showcase their skills in the variety revue, Center Stage. And sing along to modern stage hits in Now and Forever. This is entertainment that hits all the high notes.

Day 1: Miami, Florida

Day 1
Miami
Florida
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Oleta River State Park Aerial, Miami, Florida
Oleta River State Park Aerial, Miami, Florida
Things to do in
Miami
Departs at 4:00 PM
Miami moves to a rhythm all its own— from the sun-drenched beaches to a diverse blend of cultures. Indulge in the glitzy chic of Miami Beach and explore Little Havana’s deep-rooted Cuban heritage. Unwind on Key Biscayne’s serene shorelines, pedal along Ocean Drive or paddle a kayak through Oleta River State Park’s winding mangrove channels. Head to Coconut Grove to take in the bohemian vibe. Tour the Vizcaya estate’s Renaissance-inspired gardens. Miami cruises give guests the opportunity to check out the Perez Art Museum’s contemporary collections. Whether it’s deep-sea fishing, Art Deco architecture, world-class cuisine or endless nightlife, adventure shines bright in The Magic City.
Art Deco Hotels Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida
Art Deco Hotels Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida

Sobe It

South Beach is a bright hot spot no matter what time of day. Soak up the sun along the shore and admire the Art Deco gems along lively Ocean Drive. Stroll busy Collins Avenue, sip mojitos in beach bars, dance in ultra-hip nightclubs, and enjoy the best people watching in the city.
Older Men Close Up Smoking Cuban Cigars, Miami, Florida
Older Men Close Up Smoking Cuban Cigars, Miami, Florida

Called Culture

Experience Miami’s Cuban traditions along Calle Ocho in Little Havana. Here you can wander streets filled with fiery salsa sounds and meet locals smoking cigars over a game of dominoes. From its colorfully painted rooster statues to its hand-rolled cigar shops and open-air fruit markets, this is as authentic as it gets.
Wynwood Mural, Miami, Florida
Wynwood Mural, Miami, Florida

Blank Canvas

Unleash your creative side with a jaunt through the Wynwood Art District during your Miami cruise. Every façade in this art-centric neighborhood comes decked out in vibrant life-size murals by globally recognized talents. And don’t miss Wynwood Walls, a collection of old warehouses adorned with abstract paintings, graffiti quotes and unique sculptures.
Ropa Vieja Plate, Miami, Florida
Ropa Vieja Plate, Miami, Florida

Local Cuisine

Miami is an international culinary powerhouse. Michelin-starred chefs fill many kitchens and Latin American flavors highlight many menus. You can’t miss the city’s signature Cuban food: Enjoy pastelitos (pastries) for breakfast, lunch on a famous frita (spicy burger), then savor ropa vieja (beef stew) for dinner. If seafood is your thing, crack into succulent stone crab claws, a true South Florida delicacy.
Bayside Marketplace Waterfront Mall, Miami, Florida
Bayside Marketplace Waterfront Mall, Miami, Florida

Shopping

Bayside Marketplace, across from the port, is a popular waterfront shopping spot for visitors. Locals love the quirky boutiques in Coconut Grove. Lincoln Road Mall spans 10 blocks of shops— and Miracle Mile is a long string of specialty stores. Cruise to Miami and head to Calle Ocho for hand-stitched guayabera shirts and hand-rolled Cuban cigars.

Day 2: Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Day 2
Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas
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Bahamas Girl Snorkeling Underwater, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Girl Snorkeling Underwater, Grand Bahama Island
Things to do in
Grand Bahama Island
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
It’s easy to see why Grand Bahama Island is one of the most popular in The Bahamas chain. Its postcard-perfect beaches are made of sand that shimmers like pearls, fronting crystal-clear waters in every hue of blue. And Freeport and Lucaya have plenty of thrills for everyone, from golfing and gambling to eco-adventures and watersports. Hike Rand Nature Center’s forest-lined trails and discover cascading waterfalls at the Garden of the Groves. Cruise to Grand Bahama Island and dive deep into acclaimed underwater spots or join in a wildly festive junkanoo parade. Capture an authentic portrait of Bahamian life— from the first beat of the Goombay drum to the last sip of a fruity Bahama Mama.
Bahamas Dolphins Underwater Swimming, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Dolphins Underwater Swimming, Grand Bahama Island

Dive Into Adventure

Plunge into the crystalline waters off Grand Bahama Island to discover an underwater paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. Dive with dolphins and sharks. Flutter your fins around colorful coral gardens. Or explore submerged caverns, deep blue holes, and sunken shipwrecks.
Ben’s Cavern, Grand Bahama Island
Ben’s Cavern, Grand Bahama Island

Nature's Best

Wind your way through one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world at Lucayan National Park. Home to six miles of caves, caverns and charted tunnels, this is the only spot in The Bahamas where you can explore six different ecosystems.
Big Game Fishing Marlin, Grand Bahama Island
Big Game Fishing Marlin, Grand Bahama Island

Reel It In

Cast your line and get ready for an epic fight in one of the world’s premier sport fishing destinations. With the help of experienced guides, you’ll have the chance to catch marlin, bluefin tuna, wahoo and bonefish, the island’s most prized game fish.
Bahamas Conch Salad, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Conch Salad, Grand Bahama Island

Local Cuisine

For a quintessential taste of The Bahamas, try tender conch in salads and fritters. And you can’t miss a Bahamian fish fry, the island’s version of an outdoor barbecue where you’ll mingle over plates of crispy grouper and mahi-mahi. Then wash it all down with a gin-based Gully Wash cocktail or Kalik, the locals’ choice of lager.
Bahamas Market Shopping, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Market Shopping, Grand Bahama Island

Shopping

Port Lucaya Marketplace is home to over 80 duty-free shops and specialty boutiques. Browse Freeport’s sprawling International Bazaar and the nearby straw market for unique wood, shell and straw creations. The art of Bahamian straw work dates from the early 1700s— for handcrafted items made locally, look for the Authentically Bahamian® brand.

Day 3 - 4: Cruising

Day 3 - 4
Cruising
At Sea
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Brilliance of the Seas Solarium Entrance
Sunny Day at the Solarium
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Man Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.
Father and Son Playing Basketball On Board
Father and Son Playing Basketball in the Sports Court

Sports Court

Whether it's a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, our Sports Court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.

Day 5: Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

Day 5
Royal Naval Dockyard
Bermuda
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Bermuda Beach
Bermuda Tranquil Beach
Things to do in
Royal Naval Dockyard
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
From its pastel-painted estates to its pink sand beaches and turquoise shores, Bermuda is a land bursting with color. It’s also one of the world’s top diving and golf destinations. Set out beyond the historic Royal Naval Dockyard and you’ll discover 1700s-era British colonial landmarks, pretty towns and secluded beaches— when you explore them, be prepared to drive on the left side of the road. Come with an appetite and enjoy superb delicacies like fish chowder made with sherry peppers and the favorite local dessert, Horton’s award-winning black rum cake.
Clock Tower Mall Dockyard, Bermuda
Clock Tower Mall Dockyard, Bermuda

ROYAL WELCOME

Your adventure begins at the Royal Naval Dockyard, where you’ll find local artisans, waterfront restaurants, pubs and more nestled among stone structures dating back to the late 18th century.
House Gate Garden, Bermuda
House Gate Garden, Bermuda

HISTORY IN HAMILTON

The capital of Bermuda, Hamilton was founded in 1790. Now, this colonial town is a buzzing hub of boutiques, specialty shops and galleries.
St. George Unfinished Church, Bermuda
St. George Unfinished Church, Bermuda

HISTORIC ST. GEORGE’S

St. George’s was the original capital of Bermuda, settled over four hundred years ago by the English. These days its historical forts and homes are a main attraction— plus St. Peter’s Church, the oldest Anglican church in the Western hemisphere.
Bermuda, Codfish With Potatoes
A plate of codfish with potatoes and a hard boiled egg

Local Cuisine

Cruise to Bermuda and tuck in to a traditional dish of codfish with potatoes, served the English way with a hard-boiled egg, or Portuguese style in a tomato-onion sauce. And be sure to pair your meal with one of the island’s signature cocktails: the Dark ‘n Stormy and the Bermuda Rum Swizzle.
Farmers Market, Bermuda
Farmers Market, Bermuda

Shopping

Purchase a pair of original Bermuda shorts at The English Sports Shop in St. George’s. Or browse the extensive cigar collection at Chatham House in Hamilton. For Bermuda-made goods and handicrafts, head to the Clock Tower shopping mall at the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Day 6 - 9: Cruising

Day 6 - 9
Cruising
At Sea
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Izumi Table with assorted dishes
A top-down view of assorted dishes on a table at Izumi on a Royal Caribbean ship
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Giovanni's table Grilled Octopus
Oasis of the Seas Giovanni's Table Dish

Giovanni's Table

Every meal at Giovanni’s Table is a family-style celebration of rustic Italian flavor. You’ll find all your favorite Old-World classics on the menu here, like house focaccia served with marinated artichokes, olives and pesto, fluffy gnocchi tossed in a thyme-scented sauce of lamb and root vegetables, traditional risotto finished with porcini and truffle mushroom tapenade, and veal osso buco paired with creamy cheese polenta, ripe tomatoes and sautéed green beans.
Chefs Table - Dining Room
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Main Dining Room Mother and Daughter Soup

Main Dining Room

In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.
Room Service Breakfast
Room Service Bottle Glass in Bed

Room Service

Want to savor a meal in the comfort of your stateroom? Order delicious in-room dining any time — day or night. Tuck into breakfast in bed with a fresh omelet or a steaming stack of pancakes. Or enjoy an intimate date night in after a long day of adventure onboard and ashore. Room service makes it easy to treat your taste buds without having to set foot outside your door.

Day 10: Ponta Delgada, Azores

Day 10
Ponta Delgada
Azores
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Ponta Delgada, Azores, View of Seven Cities Lake
View of the Seven Cities Lake from a hill in Ponta Delgada, Azores
Things to do in
Ponta Delgada
From 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Nicknamed the Green Island, Ponta Delgada is full of lush natural wonders, 16th-century architecture and mini-expeditions. When you arrive at the Azorean capital, situated on the south coast of the island Sao Miguel, wander around the old town to snap photos of monuments that cover postcards, traditional Portuguese churches and old forts. Or embark on an afternoon on the water to catch sight of the whales and dolphins that gather in the sea.
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Atlantic striped dolphins
A pod of Atlantic striped dolphins

Spot Sea Life

Put your exploration skills to the test and spend the day on the water. The Azores is home to around 20 different species of dolphins and whales, making it the perfect place to spot a breach. Go into it with an open mind — when viewing animals in the wild, every trip is different.
Insider tip
If you're buying ceramic products, make sure they have the Arts and Crafts Seal of Guarantee so you know that they are authentic and locally made.
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portas de Cidade
Portas de Cidade and the Saint Sebastian church clock tower in Ponta Delgada, Azores

Postcard Perfect in Ponta

Step inside a postcard by posing for a selfie with Portas de Cidade. Built in the 18th century, the triple-arched black and white gateway is what comes to mind when people think of Ponta Delgada — it's even on the city's coat of arms. After you snap your photo, explore the rest of the city center from here by foot.
Insider tip
The weather is extremely unpredictable here: Pack an umbrella or poncho so that spontaneous rainstorms don't stop you from exploring.
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Mixed tapas
Mixed Portuguse tapas on wood table

Local Cuisine

In Ponte Delgada, you'll find plenty of pestiscos, or Portuguese tapas. They're a great way to dine on some delicious fresh foods without breaking the bank. Don't leave without trying the grilled octopus and fried mackerel — mouthwatering staples in the Azores. If you're up for a new experience, try lapas, a delicious local sea snail, typically served grilled with butter, garlic and red pepper sauce.
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Ceramic souvenirs
An assortment of ceramic souvenirs in Portugal

Shopping

Head to Galerias Portas do Mar for your pick of handmade crafts. Choose from clay dishes, vases, embroidery and lace products. Pick up some locally grown tea from Sao Miguel's Gorreana Tea Factory, or pop into the smaller shops around the city to purchase some delicious wine to sip at home.

Day 11 - 12: Cruising

Day 11 - 12
Cruising
At Sea
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Bottomless Brunch Champagne
Champagne Being Poured
NIGHTS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET
Schooner Bar Close-Up
VY, Voyager, revite, public rooms, revitalization, Schooner Bar, bar, restaurant, dining, drinks,

Schooner Bar

Wrap up your night at Schooner Bar, where perfectly mixed cocktails and live entertainment come together in a warm-lit nautical-themed lounge. Cozy up in a seat under the mast, by the portholes, or right by the gleaming grand piano. The sing-along's about to begin.
Center Stage Cruise Show Performers in White on Stage Brilliance of the Seas
Performers dressed in white on stage during the Center Stage Cruise Show on Brilliance of the Seas

Center Stage

Catch some of the best singers, dancers and musicians from throughout the ship on one stage in this dazzling revue.
Vintages Couple Having Dinner
Couple Enjoying a Bottle of Wine

Vintages

Whether it’s malbec, merlot, riesling or pinot grigio, you’re sure to find all your beloved reds or whites at Vintages wine bar. From France to California, the wide world of wine is well-represented through extensive partnerships with top winemakers, including some exclusive bottles you won't find anywhere else.
Navigator of the Seas Casino Table Games
Navigator of the Seas Casino Table Games

Casino

There's nothing to stir your sense of excitement like the sound of cards being shuffled, chips being stacked and slot machines paying out. Consider the Casino Royale℠ to be your little slice of Vegas right at sea— with thousands of square feet of lights, action, slots and tables.

Day 13: Porto, Portugal

Day 13
Porto
Leixoes, Portugal
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Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Rabelo Boats
Traditional Rabelo boats on the Duoro river, with the cityscape of old town Porto, Portugal
Things to do in
Porto
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Portugal's vibrant city of Porto is a melting pot of culture waiting to be explored. Venture into the many wine cellars that dot the city or take a walk across the Dom Louis Bridge and absorb the sweeping views of Porto around you. Spend hours wandering around the colorful streets lined with tiled houses and buildings. And if relaxing is more your speed, head to one of the restaurants on the Cais de Ribeira, like A Bolina, for some Portuguese tapas paired with a glass of vinho verde. Cruise to Porto to sit back and soak up the ambiance of the buzzing city.
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Livraria Lello Bookstore
Magenta-carpeted wooden stairs of the famous Livraria (Bookstore) Lello in Porto, Portugal

Live the Livraria Lello

Prepare to stand in line before entering one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world. Livraria Lello has been in business in 1906 and is Porto's most popular landmark and it is well worth the wait time. Harry Potter fans may recognize it as it was a major inspiration for JK Rowling when she was developing the series. Grab your camera and snap some photos of the stunning staircase or purchase a book as a souvenir.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable shoes as you'll be doing a ton of walking on cobblestone streets and up several flights of stairs in Porto.
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Historic Façade
Traditional historic facade in Porto, Portugal, decorated with blue hand painted tin-glazed tiles

Moors To See

Portugal is famous for the Azulejo Tiles. Introduced to the city by the Moors, the beautiful blue tiles can be found covering the facades of many beautiful buildings in Porto. The Igreja do Carmo and Sao Bento Railway Station have some of the most intricate designs and even tell a story through the paintings on the tiles. Wander around the city admiring the detailed mosaics that line most of the streets.
Insider tip
Make sure to check out both sides of the river! The best wine cellars are across the river.
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Wine Barrels
Old aged traditional wooden wine barrels in a vault, lined up in a cool and dark cellar in Porto, Portugal

Vinho Verde

Wine connoisseurs will fall in love with Porto. During your Porto cruise, visit one of the many wine cellars and taste Port, which is produced in the Douro Valley, or sip on a refreshing glass of Vinho Verde which is made even closer to Porto. Your companions will thank you for pouring another glass to celebrate.
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Francesinha
Homemade francesinha, sandwich with ham and sausage, from a restaurant in Porto, Portugal

Local Cuisine

Satisfy your appetite with a traditional Porto sandwich, the Francesinha. The savory classic is filled with four or five different meats and then covered in cheese before being drenched in a beer-based sauce. If that sounds too heavy, order up a steaming bowl of Caldo Verde, a hearty kale soup served in most restaurants in the city.
Porto (Leixoes), Portugal Traditional Souvenir Tiles
Traditional portuguese souvenir tiles for sale at a market in Porto, Portugal

Shopping

Take a stroll down Rua de Santa Catarina, a lively street, perfect for window shopping during your Porto cruise. Or if you're looking for an interesting souvenir to bring back home, head to the Cedofeita area of the city. You'll find stores like Coracao Alecrim which is one of Porto's prettiest stores selling handmade, sustainable products.

Day 14: La Coruna, Spain

Day 14
La Coruna
Spain
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La Coruna, Spain, Seaside city view
Seasdie city view of La Coruna, Spain
Things to do in
La Coruna
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Perched on a rocky peninsula in Spain's northwest, La Coruna is brimming with ancient Roman heritage and maritime history. Head to the Crystal City, located right near the harbor, and check out the galerias — the city is famous for these 19th-century enclosed glass balconies that reflect the glittering waters of the Atlantic. Then, walk the Paseo Maritimo: The promenade will take you past ocean views to the Cidade Vella, the city's old town full of remnants of the ancient and medieval past. Walk along the still-standing remnants of the city's Roman Wall, and climb the green hill to the Tower of Hercules — a Roman lighthouse that's been in active use since the second century A.D.
La Coruna, Spain, Tower of Hercules close up
A close up view of the Tower of Hercules in La Coruna, Spain

To the Tower

Visit the Tower of Hercules, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising between Orzan Bay and Artabro Gulf, it's one of the oldest working lighthouses in the world. It's said that Ireland was discovered from the top of the tower — try to spot it from while you're at the top. Inside you can see remains of its Roman building materials.
Insider tip
Most shops close for an afternoon siesta of two to three hours.
La Coruna, Spain, View from San Pedro Park
View of La Coruna, Spain for San Pedro Park

Hold Down the Fort

Bring a picnic to the former military fort Monte de San Pedro. Today, the site is a picturesque park where you'll find a maze made of Italian plants, a duck pond, a children's playground and a panoramic elevator that takes you up high for the city's best views.
Insider tip
Most smaller markets (where you can haggle on prices) and souvenir shops will only take cash, not credit cards.
La Coruna, Spain, Grilled Octopus
A plate with pulpo a la gallega, grilled octopus, and boiled potatoes

Local Cuisine

Local shellfish is king in La Coruna. Try pulpo a la gallega, Galician-style octopus served with potatoes and spiced with paprika. Explore Calle Estrella, La Coruna's hot spot for tapas. Must-try small plates include navajas — steamed razor clams and tequenos, a flash-fried dough stuffed with melty cheese. Wash it all down with the city's signature beer, Estrella Galicia.
Insider tip
Get away from the seafront to eat. The food will be just as tasty — but it'll be about half the price.
La Coruna, Spain, Hand painted ceramic pottery
Hand painted ceramic pottery for sale in Spain

Shopping

You'll find good shopping just off the Calle San Andres. La Coruna's Marineda City, not far from the heart of the city, is Spain's largest shopping center complex. It offers shops, restaurants, an ice rink and a movie theater. Calle Real has luxury shops that sell antiques, jewelry, fashion and traditional hand-painted ceramics.

Day 15: Cruising

Day 15
Cruising
At Sea
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Brilliance of the Seas Solarium Entrance
Sunny Day at the Solarium
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Man Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.
Father and Son Playing Basketball On Board
Father and Son Playing Basketball in the Sports Court

Sports Court

Whether it's a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, our Sports Court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.

Day 16: Portsmouth, England

Day 16
Portsmouth
England
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Fishing boats in the boat harbour in Portsmouth Old town center, England, United Kingdom
Fishing boats in the boat harbour in Portsmouth Old town center, England, United Kingdom
Things to do in
Portsmouth
Arrives at 5:30 AM
Tucked away on England’s windswept southern coast, Portsmouth beckons with a rich maritime history and plenty to see and do. Cruises to Portsmouth, England unlock a bevy of iconic landmarks, waterside sights, and lively local pubs. Dive into the city’s fascinating nautical heritage at several maritime museums and immerse yourself in its bustling atmosphere with a visit to its historic dockyard and the iconic Spinnaker Tower — two of the best things to do in Portsmouth, England. Whether you’re after history, culture, or pretty ocean views, this seaside gem has it all.

Dive Into Maritime History

Cruises to Portsmouth, England offer a chance to immerse yourself in the city’s unique maritime history. The best place to do so is the Historic Dockyard, home to the HMS Victory and the Mary Rose. A waterbus from the dockyard offers easy access to The Royal Navy Submarine Museum and the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower.
Insider tip
Visit attractions like the Historic Dockyard early or late to avoid crowds and make the most of your time.
The drone aerial view of Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Harbour.
The drone aerial view of Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth Harbour.

Soak Up Spinnaker Tower Views

One of the best things to do in Portsmouth, England is to visit the iconic Spinnaker Tower. At the top, you’ll enjoy panoramic views stretching up to 23 miles in clear conditions, including glimpses of the South Downs and the Isle of Wight. Touchscreens on View Deck 1 offer information on the different sites you can see.
Insider tip
Check for special maritime events or festivals that align with your cruise dates.
The South Parade Pier in Portsmouth, England.
The South Parade Pier in Portsmouth, England.

South Parade Pier Pleasures

Experience classic British seaside charm at South Parade Pier during cruises to Portsmouth, England. From arcade games to traditional fish and chips, relish the quintessential pier experience while you take in postcard-pretty ocean views. The South Parade Pier is also a great spot to shop for souvenirs during your visit.
Insider tip
Ask locals for under-the-radar recommendations on pubs and restaurants.
Home made scampi and chips served with mushy peas, English traditional menu
Home made scampi and chips served with mushy peas, English traditional menu

LOCAL CUISINE

Portsmouth, England is a great place to indulge in classic British fare. Seek out cozy pubs for flaky, golden-fried fish and chips, savor freshly caught seafood paired with stunning views at one of the city’s many waterfront restaurants, and don't miss trying the local favorite – a proper Ploughman's lunch.
Model Ship Souvenir
Model Ship Souvenir

SHOPPING

You’ll have plenty of options for retail therapy during cruises to Portsmouth, England. Hunt for naval-inspired souvenirs, explore local markets for handmade crafts and keepsakes, and discover unique maritime-themed treasures that echo the city's nautical heritage. The South Parade Pier is home to lots of unique boutiques, so it’s a good place to start.

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