Your journey of wonder begins on board Scenic Eclipse.
Sóller de Mallorca
The township of Soller sits in a valley of oranges, also known as the ‘valley of gold’, between the mountains and the sea. Discover culinary delights by sampling the abundant offering of Sóller valley such as authentic Spanish paella or local Angel d’Or, a citrus flavoured liqueur. Wander the narrow streets lined with traditional Mediterranean townhouses, Soller is a beautiful old town well worth exploring. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.
Freechoice: Discover the beauty of the Serra de Tramuntana as you tour the region, or explore Soller village on a walking tour. Choose to visit Valldemossa, a village steeped with old world charm, and see original music sheets from Chopin, or drive to Palma de Mallorca and visit BelIever Castle and Spain’s second largest Gothic Cathedral.
Discovery: Hike along the sea cliffs, looking out to the Mediterranean.
Ciutadella de Menorca
Known for its old quarter and medieval streets, filled with palaces, churches and fortresses, Ciutadella is truly Vella i Bella (‘Old and Beautiful’). Life on Menorca is dictated by the slow and gentle waves that lap on the shorelines. Breathe in history during a walk through the old town and gain insight into the great past of the town. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.
Freechoice: Visit archaeological sites as you walk around the Biosphere Reserve, or learn the cultures of Menorca, explore small towns and taste specialties such as their local cheese and gin. Alternatively, discover Menorca’s fun filled present at the Xoroi Caves and learn of the love story.
Discovery: Discover in this tour the incomparable south coast of the island of Menorca on a bike tour, or kayak along the coast, exploring sheltered coves and virgin beaches.
Formentera boasts magnificent beaches, charming villages and glistening waters. Only accessible by boat, the island was favoured by pirates and has a long and varied history dating back over 4,000 years. Choose to relax on its white sand beach, enjoy swimming, snorkelling or kayaking in the turquoise waters, or take a walk along the green routes across the most remote countryside.
A prized location with one of the world’s greatest natural harbours at its doorstep and surrounded by rich mineral deposits, Cartagena surprises and delights. Once inhabited by the Romans, Cartagena is recognised for the wealth of ancient sites in and around the city. Roman murals and mosaics adorn historical villas while late 19th century architecture complements the picturesque Mediterranean coast. Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.
Freechoice: Explore Cartagena on a walking tour learning the history, or visit the historic city of Murcia dating back to the 9th century. Alternatively, explore La Unión mining museum, or join our ecotour, taking part in a beach clean up, learning recycling techniques and how you can work towards an environmental solution.
Discovery: Choose to cycle through the Natural Park of Calblanque with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea, or discover the coastline on a sea kayak.
Explore the city of Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol, with more than 3,000 years of history, this 15th century merchants centre is today a vibrant cosmopolitan city. Visitors flock to the region for its sunshine, and artistic roots. The city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and proudly pays homage to the virtuoso with a dedicated museum. Uncover gastronomic delights such as “tinto de verano”, an iced summer wine and wander the streets filled with architectural delights from colourful baroque designs to historic Roman theatre. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.
Freechoice: Delve into the art and architecture of Málaga with a visit to Picasso Museum and a gleaming white-stone cathedral, or uncover the secrets of the historic city and visit Gibralfaro Castle. Alternatively, discover the village of Mijas.
Discovery: Manoeuvre through narrow Arabic streets and learn the history and culture of Málaga on a bike tour.
Puerto Banús (Marbella)
Puerto Banús sets the standard in exclusivity, and is known for luxurious cars, expensive shops and impressive yachts – where Scenic Eclipse will feel right at home. This small town was developed in the 1970s to be the perfect combination of Andalusian culture, reflecting the fishing ports of the area, as well as a luxurious port town with sophistication and elegance. Set against a backdrop of immense mountains, wind your way through the town’s narrow streets lined with flower boxes. With a late-night departure, enjoy the opportunity to experience Puerto Banús by both day and night. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.
Freechoice: Indulge your senses with the spectacular beauty of Andalucía during a guided tour of Ronda, or spend the day exploring Marbella.
Discovery: Unveil the beautiful surroundings of the Lake Istan on a kayak tour, or go for a hike in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park.
On the shores of the Guadalquivir River is Seville, the elegant capital of Andalusia. Seville is an architects dream with historic styles ranging from the Gothic design of Cathedral de Santa María de la Sede to the Baroque style Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Docking right in the heart of the city, simply step off Scenic Eclipse to start your own discovery. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.
Freechoice: Explore the monuments including the UNESCO-listed Alcázar Palace or visit the sherry capital, Jerez for a tasting. Alternatively, choose to visit nearby historic Córdoba.
Discovery: Join a guided bike tour passing by several sites, including Alcázar Palace, the Plaza de España and Jardines de Murillo.
Visit one of the oldest bullrings for an exclusive equestrian flamenco show that will lavish all your senses.
Continue to discover Seville.
On the western Algarve, Portimão is a small port with a bustling historic centre. Once a well-known fishing port, now transformed into a breath-taking promenade with shops selling traditional lace, ceramics, and leather goods, and fantastic restaurants. Portimão is much loved for the steep limestone cliffs that surround its sandy beach of Praia da Rocha. Architectural masterpieces from the 19th and 20th century seamlessly blend with colourful contemporary structures creating the Portimão we know today. Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.
Freechoice: Visit Cabo San Vincente and Sagres Fort or explore the unique sandstone formations of Ponte de Piedade. Alternatively, uncover the ancient capital of Silves.
Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by bike to the beaches of Praia da Rocha, or go kayaking and see ancient rock formations of the Algarve.
Disembark after breakfast as you farewell the crew and take away memories of a truly unforgettable cruise.
The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.