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ALPHA-8 Spain and Portugal (Malaga) 2019

7 Night / 8 Day cruise the Glories of Spain and Portugal onboard 25 Cabin Mega Yacht

Alpha Cruises

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unravelling the Glories of Spain and Portugal.

Safety on board

This 183 ½ ft-wide elegant yacht was launched in July 2009. She complies with EUROSOLAS safety regulations, ISPS (International Ships Port Safety Code) ISM, (International Safety Management), while its powerful engines, generators and state of the art twin stabilizers will allow for safe and comfortable cruising.

Life on Board

A modern elegant yacht with a sleek high-tech look very similar to the private yachts to be found in the famous ports of the world. Life on board will centre around the Bar Lounge and Dining Room at the Main Deck and at the Sun Deck Bar where meals are served “al fresco” depending on the weather and the ship location. The classy dining room and the adjoining cosy bar lounge are surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views of the ports of call It accommodates all guests in one single seating and provides a high standard of cuisine, always with some local flavour. The Sun Deck is the ideal place to bask under the sun, read a good book or just gaze at the scenery. The swimming platform on Harmony V stern will allow for easy access to the ship and for a wide range of sea related activities. Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members. Service will be attentive or unobtrusive according to your requirements and priority is always given to the safety and comfort of passengers. Organised excursions are available for most ports of call and our on board Gambian River Naturalist will assist you to discover the amazing flora and fauna.

The Cabins

The 25 cabins are located on the Main deck (9 cabins) and on the Upper Deck (16 cabins). All cabins are premium and contemporary, decorated with soft colour furnishings. Cabins are comfortable and average size is 135 sq feet. All 16 cabins on the Upper Deck offer flexible bedding configuration, which can be set to offer either two twin beds or a double bed. The 9 cabins at the Main Deck consist of 6 double bedded cabins and of 3 twin bedded cabins (no flexible bedding arrangement). All cabins offer large windows and en suite bathrooms with shower and elegant Corian finishing on walls and floors. The cabins are equipped with flat screen TV sets, DVD players, mini fridges, hairdryers, individually controlled A/C and safe deposit boxes.   


ALPHA-8 Spain and Portugal (Malaga) 2019
8 Day Spain and Portugal Cruise from Malaga Spain
 

Day 1 - Malaga - Granada, Spain
Embarkation 3 pm - Dinner on board. Overnight in port.

Day 2 - Malaga, Spain
Optional full day excursion to Granada, one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492. We will visit one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th C. We will also visit the Cathedral and enjoy time at leisure before returning to the ship.  Overnight in port. 

Day 3 - Malaga – Porto Banus, Spain -   Gibraltar, UK
Early morning sailing and morning arrival in Porto Banus. Our morning optional excursion to Ronda, 50 km inland a city which retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town and the nearby 18th century Puente Nuevo. Ronda is also famous as the birthplace of modern bullfighting, today witnessed once a year at the occasion of the spectacular Feria Goyesca. Plaza de Toros, is now a museum, and visitors can stroll out into the arena. Our excursion also includes visits to  an elegant cloistered 16th century convent and  old Ronda, La Ciudad, with its cobbled streets hemmed by handsome town mansions, some still occupied by Ronda's titled families such as the Casa de Don Bosco. We will walk to the leafy Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, which boasts a convent, two churches, including the toy town bell tower of the Iglesia Santa Maria de Mayor. Afternoon swim from the ship and time at leisure. Evening sailing to Gibraltar and late evening arrival. Overnight in port.

Day 4Gibraltar, UK, Bolonia or Arroyo Beach
Optional half day excursion in the “Rock. We depart by bus from the port to reach the top of the Rock, perched on the summit of Gibraltar for a breathtaking view. We continue to St. Michael’s Cave to admire the stalactites & stalagmites, and then we visit the WWII Tunnels. The tour will end in Main Street where you will have some free time for shopping. Midday sailing to Seville. 

Day 5 - Seville, Spain
This morning we sail up the Guadalquivir river. Midday arrival and afternoon optional excursion to Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, where Moorish and Spanish art and culture have left their mark. Our optional excursion will bring you to the Cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and its Andalusian gardens, the Maria Luisa Park and the quaint and elegant district of Santa Cruz. Overnight in Seville port.

Day 6 - Seville – Jerez de la Frontera – Cadiz, Spain
Full day optional excursion in Seville and to Jerez de la Frontera
, famous for its wines, horse breeding and flamenco. Your tour will enable you to see the Alcazar, the Jerez Cathedral before we continue to Cádiz, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain.  (The ship departs with passengers not participating in the excursion at 8:30 to reach Cadiz). Guests rejoin the ship in Cadiz in the evening. Overnight at sea to Portimao – Portugal
 

Day 7 - Portimao, Portugal
Midday arrival in Portimao. Our optional afternoon excursion will take us to Silves, largely destroyed by a 17th century earthquake. Marvel at the centuries-old Moorish castle complex with an underground water reservoir,  a 13th Century Cathedral built by Alfonso X of Castile on the site of a former Mosque and a fine strong 15th century bridge over the Rio Arade. During your visit to Silves, you'll also have time to browse the historic exhibits at the Museu Arqueológico.  We leave Silves visit and travel into the Serra de Monchique  to reach the picturesque city of Monchique nested between two hills. The city retains its 16th century charm and you will walk through its cobbled streets with small doorways housing various artisan trades. Return to Portimao for the farewell dinner. Overnight in port.
 

Day 8 - Portimao – Lisbon,  Portugal
Disembarkation 8:30 am. Escorted bus transfer from Portimao to Lisbon at 8:00. Arrival to Lisbon hotel (name to be advised) at approximately 12:30
 

 

Important Note:  For the Granada & Alhambra Palaces excursion the tickets for Alhambra must be “purchased” latest 6 months in advance therefore this tour ­must be pre-booked.

Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of Alpha Cruises and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 Beaufort or more, depending on the vessel- on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not entitle automatically passengers to any refunds but Alpha Cruises guarantees that passengers are disembarked at the advertised port of disembarkation on time for their flights.
 

ALPHA-8 SPAIN AND PORTUGAL CRUISE (Malaga) 2019
SAILING DATES

18 August 2019 (Sunday)

 
CABIN CATEGORIES CRUISE RATES
Cat C - Main Deck – Twin or Double bedded Cabins €2,150 $2,590
Cat B - Main Deck – Twin or Double bedded Cabins €2,550 $3,090
Cat A - Upper Deck – Twin or Double bedded Cabins €2,700 $3,250
Cat P - Upper Deck – Twin or Double bedded Cabins €3,250 $3,890
Single Supplement 50% 50%
Reduction for 3rd person in Cat. A cabins 30% 30%
Port Charges €345 $415

 


Cruise fares are per person and week and include

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, Local Theme Evening and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort

Not included:

  • Beverages (except those mentioned above).
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
  • Crew tips.
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
     

10% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT TO ALL RESERVATIONS MADE UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2019

EBD Conditions & Restrictions

  • Bookings must be secured by paying upon confirmation 35% deposit on cruise fares per passenger. Balance - max 30 days before departure.
  • All reservations are on request and on first-come-first-served basis. 
  • THEY DO NOT APPLY FOR ANY EXISTING BOOKINGS!!
  • They do not apply on group bookings.
  • Port charges are excluded from these discounts.
  • Please mention “EBD SUMMER 2019’’ at the moment of your booking.  Otherwise, Full Rates will apply.
  • Offers cannot be combined with any existing or future offers.
  • The EBD is valid for all reservations made until January 31, 2019.

PAYMENT

25% deposit is required 7 days from confirmation.

75% Balance of payment no less than 60 days prior to day of embarkation.

CANCELLATIONS

Up to 120 days from embarkation € 100—cancellation fees
119 to 90 days from embarkation 15% of the cruise fare
  89 to 60 days from embarkation 25% of the cruise fare
  59 to 30 days from embarkation 50% of the cruise fare
  29 to 00 days from embarkation 100% of the cruise fare
Cancellations must be confirmed by ALPHA in writing in all cases.

AMENDMENTS

There may be a charge for amendments of cruise date or decreasing pax number received less than 60 days prior to sailing. Amendments must be confirmed by ALPHA in writing.

NOT INCLUDED IN CRUISE FARE

Such personal expenses as drinks (other than included in the rate), laundry, spa-where applicable-, boutique items and gratuities, (gratuities are optional but as a rule, satisfied clients are expected to give to the captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately Euro 10.00-12.00 p/p p/day for distribution among all crew members) medical expenses, port taxes, shore excursions (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders), use of the on board Wi-Fi (available at a charge), expenditures incurred ashore, and anything not mentioned in cruise program.

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