Miami -- Barcelona -- Portugal -- Madrid: Transatlantic and Douro River Cruise
A repositioning cruise from the U.S. to Europe is a wonderful way to get there compared to an overnight flight. There is time to decompress, time zone differences are not noticed. The Atlantic can be a tranquil pond or a maelstrom of whitecaps and fun waves. Barcelona is more crowded each time we visit there. Our adventure included a roomette on one of the few remaining overnight trains in Europe -- Barcelona to Lisbon. The adventure was spiced up by a train strike. Portugal and the Douro River Valley were beautiful, with peaceful villages and wineries galore. The cities of Spain -- Toledo, Salamanca, and Madrid -- brought alive a history that is deep and rich.
2017-05-25 to 2017-04-26