France and Spain can be considered two of Europe’s finest countries, with a multitude of beautiful destinations some of which are visited on this captivating cruise. The romantic city of Paris is the first stop; here you can wander the mesmerising streets and visit France’s icon, the Eiffel Tower. This cruise also offers fascinating and unusual destinations such as the largest nuclear submarine, exhibited to the public in Cherbourg’s ‘City of the Sea’ museum; and the Zubizuri, an incredible white footbridge built in the shape of a wave, which binds the banks of Bilbao, Spain. The voyage’s final call is at glorious Gijón, a charming city of cobbled streets, beautiful views, outstanding architecture and delightful beaches. This special May 2017 departure coincides with many schools’ half term holiday - Royal Caribbean offers something for all ages and tastes, so why not enjoy this short holiday with your family and friends with the benefit of the comfort and convenience of Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Southampton, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Independence of the Seas® (3T+) in readiness for an evening sailing.
Day 2 - Le Havre (Paris), France
The romantic capital of France, Paris is cherished for its captivating atmosphere and array of beautiful buildings, world-famous museums and pretty parks. Visit the Eiffel Tower for breathtaking views over the city, the medieval Catholic Cathedral of Notre Dame or the futuristic Pompidou Centre, the radical home of cutting-edge art exhibitions. While here you might want to indulge in some mouthwatering cuisine at a highly acclaimed restaurant or relax in a pretty café tasting beautiful pastries.
Day 3 - Cherbourg
Cherbourg, a beautiful Normandy port town, is home to fascinating museums and historic monuments which reflect a past littered by invasions. Visit the maritime ‘City of the Sea’ museum, home to the largest nuclear submarine open to the public. You might want to take a trip to the fascinating UNESCO-listed Mont Saint-Michel, an island that hosts a beautiful 8th century Gothic Abbey.
Day 4 - At Sea.
Day 5 - Bilbao, Spain
Arrive at this port early this morning to encounter fascinating architecture, with the highlight being the Guggenheim Art Museum; designed by architect Frank Gehry this outstanding titanium-clad structure exhibits modern and contemporary art by talented artists such as Cézanne, Kandinsky and Gauguin. Another wonderful display of architecture here is the Zubizuri, a white footbridge built in a fascinating wave-like shape. After sightseeing you might want to explore Bilbao’s Siete Calles area, which hosts an array of tapas bars as well as shops selling multiple enticing products.
Day 6 - Gijón
Explore the charming cobbled streets of Gijón to admire the beautiful views, cultural atmosphere and pretty buildings. This city which dates back to the Roman times, hosts a variety of intriguing museums and fascinating architecture. However, if you want to enjoy a day relaxing on the beach, Gijón offers two delightful stretches of sand: Playa de San Lorenzo and Poniente beach.
Day 7 - At Sea.
Day 8 Southampton
Early morning arrival back in Southampton where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
This holiday is not accompanied by a Titan tour manager.
* Applies to 1st and 2nd guest per stateroom only. The applicable amount will be credited to your onboard account and any unused onboard credit is non-refundable.
Please note: This cruise holiday is not subject to our standard age restrictions and the minimum age required is six months.