Grand Riviera Cruise

Maritime Memories

Grand Riviera Cruise

NICE to SEVILLE: 6th June 2017 / 14 days from £2,121
SEVILLE to LONDON: 15th June 2017 / 15 days from £2,121
NICE to LONDON: 6th June 2017 / 24 days from £3,434

NICE to SEVILLE: 6th June 2017 / 14 days

Enjoy an Andalusian river cruise into Seville

This fascinating journey begins in Cannes on the stunning French Riviera. You’ll visit chic Monte Carlo, Avignon – home to the splendid Gothic Papal Palace – and the medieval town of Carcassonne in France. In Spain, you’ll see Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Roman heritage of Valencia, and the Moorish marvel of the Alhambra in Granada.

Finally, cruise along the Guadalquivir River to berth in the heart of Andalusian Seville, where you will visit Cordoba and enjoy a two-night hotel stay.

Nice - Cannes - Marseilles - Avignon - Carcassonne - Barcelona - Valencia - Malaga - Tangier Guadalquivir River cruising - Seville

SEVILLE to LONDON: 15th June 2017 / 15 days

Includes a 2-night hotel stay in Seville

Cruise from Seville through the Andalusian countryside along the Guadalquivir River. Visit Portugal’s historic cities, Lisbon and Oporto and the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela. Heading to England, Aegean Odyssey will take you to some of the most stunning scenery including cruising the Gironde River to the city of Bordeaux.

History also plays a part as you visit the War and Peace Museum in the Normandy town of Caen as well as exhibitions dedicated to the D-Day landings of World War II.

Seville - Guadalquivir River cruising - Lisbon - Oporto - Vigo - Gironde River cruising - Bordeaux - Falmouth - Dartmouth - Honfleur - London

NICE to LONDON: 6th June 2017 / 24 days

Cruise upriver into Bordeaux and France’s wine country

Changing sceneries feature on this Grand Voyage from the French Riviera to the rocky shores of England’s West Country. The South of France is known for its beauty and glamour, which you will experience as cruise the Cote d’Azur and visit Monte Carlo. It is also, however, home to some remarkable historical sites including the Papal Palace at Avignon and the medieval walled city of Carcassonne.

In southern Spain you’ll visit the palaces and gardens of the Alhambra and cruise up the Guadalquivir River to Seville. During your journey you’ll also visit the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, the cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela and enjoy a wine tasting in Bordeaux. You then arrive at England’s bucolic West Country and also visit elegant Deauville or the moving Centre for History & Peace in Caen.

Nice - Cannes - Marseilles - Avignon - Carcassonne - Barcelona - Valencia - Malaga - Tangier - Guadalquivir River cruising - Seville - Lisbon - Oporto - Vigo - Gironde River cruising - Bordeaux - Falmouth - Dartmouth - Honfleur - London

From Nice to Seville and London aboard the beautiful "Aegean Odyssey" on June 6th

Voyages to Antiquity 2017: French Riviera & Moorish Spain

Angean Odyssey Nice to Seville to London

There has been great interest in our next cruise of Maritime Memories, taking us all the way from Nice to London aboard the handsome little "Aegean Odyssey". Sailing aboard her is as close as most of us will ever get to having our own private yacht, and how very nice that is, just sailing along through warm blue seas, calling into some of the most beautiful little ports in the world, which we can do because of our size... You won't get those towering monsters sailing into many of them!

For those of you who have already booked to come with us, or who are still thinking about it, have a look at these two short videos showing you the wonderful little ports we're going to call at along the way, and for me, they are all places I would love to go to even if I have been to a couple of them before.

The Captain of the "Aegean Odyssey" has sent us an email to say that all of his crew are so pleased we are sailing with them again, as they so enjoy the company of our special Maritime Memory folk. I also have a video of him extending this welcome, which I hope to be able to put on this site within the next four weeks, but it does illustrate the special attention that us Maritime Memories people get, so come on, let's enjoy it while we can.

Videos

French Riviera & Moorish Spain


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Iberia, France & England


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Booking

Contact Des or Ulla today on 01273 585391 or 01273 584470.
Email: des@snowbow.co.uk

Special Guest Speaker:
Captain David Bray, FNI

Born in the Norfolk town of Great Yarmouth, David Bray went to sea in 1965, joining Ellerman Lines as a Deck Cadet. Gaining his Second Mate’s Certificate in 1969 he sailed in a variety of cargo and passenger vessels until 1972 when he joined the British Antarctic Survey, serving three years in the RRS “John Biscoe”.

Gaining his Masters’ certificate in 1976, he sailed in Ro-Ro ferries and Offshore support vessels. A particular interest mhas been square-rigged sailing vessels. More recently he has lectured to ships’ Masters and Officers at the Maritime Studies department of Lowestoft College. He pioneered the training for a new development, Dynamic Positioning, in 1985, and won a National Training award for this work. Elected Fellow of the Nautical Institute in 1990 in recognition of this work, David is the author of a number of definitive textbooks on the subject.

David has always had a keen interest in all aspects of the shipping world, particularly maritime history. He has been involved in the ship preservation movement, through the activities of the Norfolk Wherry Trust. He was skipper of the wherry “Albion” for nineteen years. Always interested in sailing vessels, he was able to complete a voyage in the Norwegian full-rigger “Sørlandet” some years ago.

In retirement, David frequently lectures on board cruise ships and elsewhere. His preferred subject area is 19th and 20th century shipping, particularly the great liners, the days of sail, and shipping during time of war. He is also a keen artist and model maker.

Booking

Contact Des or Ulla today on 01273 585391 or 01273 584470.
Email: des@snowbow.co.uk