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CRUISE GUIDE

ANDALUSIAN SPAIN & MOROCCO

Andalusia’s great cities – Seville and Granada – combine with exotic Moroccco on this fabulous autumn voyage

October 31 – November 9, 2017 Seville to Malaga


YOUR ITINERARY In response to recent feedback, we are now pleased to introduce our new dedicated cruise guides, produced individually for each Voyages to Antiquity cruise. In this guide, you will find useful information and expert tips about the destinations you will visit, plus a comprehensive guide to both included and optional shore excursions. There is also information on your guest speakers and an invaluable reading guide to help you discover even more. Be sure to take this guide with you and we look forward to welcoming you on board.

AEG171031 2017

OCT 31 NOV 1

PORT

ARRIVE

SEVILLE Spain Embark Aegean Odyssey SEVILLE Spain Cruise the Guadalquivir River

SPAIN

DEPART

6.00pm 8.00am

Cadiz

CADIZ Spain

NOV 3

CASABLANCA/MARRAKESH Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Marrakesh for afternoon sightseeing and overnight hotel

NOV 4

MARRAKESH/CASABLANCA Morocco Morning sightseeing in Marrakesh, afternoon drive back to Casablanca to rejoin Aegean Odyssey

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NOV 5

CASABLANCA Morocco

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NOV 7

Tangier 7.00am

MALAGA Spain

NOV 9

MALAGA Spain Disembark Aegean Odyssey

O Overnight stay in port

H

Casablanca

Marrakesh

H

9.00pm

7.00am

O

H Hotel stay ashore

Marrakesh

2

Fez

MOROCCO

CASABLANCA/FEZ Morocco Drive from Casablanca to Fez for afternooon sightseeing and overnight hotel FEZ/VOLUBILIS/TANGIER Morocco Sightseeing in Volubilis en route to Tangier to rejoin Aegean Odyssey

NOV 8

MALAGA

4.00pm

NOV 2

NOV 6

SEVILLE

O


INTRODUCTION Embark Aegean Odyssey in Seville for a night on board, then cruise down the Guadalquivir River to Jerez for some sherry-tasting, before sailing across the mouth of the Mediterranean to Morocco for an overnight stay and comprehensive sightseeing in Marrakesh, plus an excursion to Rabat. Spend two nights in Casablanca, then visit Fez, medieval capital of Morocco, before exploring the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Rejoin Aegean Odyssey in Tangier and sail to Spanish Malaga, from where you may visit another Moorish landmark: the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada.

VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS • Leisure time in Seville to explore the capital of Andalusia on your own

• Sail down the River Guadalquivir to the Atlantic Ocean and the port of Cadiz, gateway to the New World • Sample sherry in its home – Jerez de la Frontera • Explore Morocco by land, with guided sightseeing in Casablanca, Marrakesh, Rabat, Fez and Volubilis plus overnight hotel stays in Marrakesh and Fez – all meals are also included • Visit to Granada and its magnificent Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

Fez

Cadiz

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YOUR CRUISE DAY BY DAY

OCTOBER 31 SEVILLE, SPAIN After boarding Aegean Odyssey this afternoon in the beautiful and romantic Andalusian capital of Seville, spend the rest of the day at leisure, followed by an overnight in port.

NOVEMBER 1 SEVILLE, SPAIN Legend has it that Seville was founded some 3,000 years ago by Hercules. After a free day with time to explore on your own, Aegean Odyssey will set sail in the early evening on an overnight cruise along the Guadalquivir River to the Atlantic Ocean.

NOVEMBER 2 CADIZ, SPAIN Cadiz has clung to Spain’s Atlantic coast for over 4,000 years, during which time its influence has been felt far and wide. The city has long been considered a bridge between Europe and Africa, and was the gateway to the Americas during the age of discovery.

Seville

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Cadiz


Arrive here at breakfast time for an included morning sightseeing excursion to Jerez de la Frontera, which is famous for the production of sherry. After a guided tour around the city, you will visit the Bodega Gonzalez Byass cellars for some sherry tasting, where you will be invited to sample various types of the fortified wine. Alternatively, you may take a Cadiz City Tour, featuring the old quarter, tobacco factory, Santo Domingo Church, old Royal Prison and Cathedral, as well as the ancient Phoenician port of La Caleta and the Santa Catalina Fortress. The tour will then finish in the Plaza de Espana, with its massive monument commemorating the meeting of the Cortes – Spain’s first representative national assembly. You will then have some time at leisure, before an afternoon sail.

NOVEMBER 3 CASABLANCA – MARRAKESH, MOROCCO The history of Casablanca has been wrought with many political and cultural changes. At different times, it has been governed by Berber, Roman, Arab, Portuguese, Spanish, French, British and Moroccan regimes. Thanks to its important position in the region as a port city, it remained invaluable to a series of conquerors during its early history. Today, Casablanca is Morocco’s economic and cultural capital. This is where money is made, where the industry is, and where the arts flourish. Leaving the city by road after an early morning arrival, take a morning drive to Marrakesh, arriving in time for lunch,

followed by an afternoon of sightseeing, including a walk through the famous medina, a visit to the 14th-century Ben Youssef Medrassa, the 12th-century Kubba El Baroudyine, with its beautiful dome, Koutoubia Mosque, and the famous Djemma el-Fna Square.

DESTINATION TIP CADIZ

Following the tour, you will check into your hotel and then enjoy dinner in an ancient palace.

Cadiz is a wonderful place to walk around and explore the city in more depth before the ship sails in the late afternoon.

NOVEMBER 4 MARRAKESH – CASABLANCA, MOROCCO With its grand square bustling with snake charmers and market traders, as well as its almost psychedelic souks, Marrakesh is a showcase for exoticism. Surrounded by the sights, sounds and aromas of the medina you can truly appreciate the allure of this North African city. Enjoy some more sightseeing here this morning, including the Bahia Palace and Marjorelle Garden, followed by lunch in the city and an afternoon return drive through the Moroccan landscape to Casablanca, arriving at Aegean Odyssey in time for dinner.

NOVEMBER 5 CASABLANCA – RABAT, MARRAKESH

If the weather is still favourable during this early November call, some might like to head for a refreshing dip at either La Caleta beach or Playa Victoria which is a 15-minute walk from the cathedral. The less brave might be attracted to the traditional tapas bars which frequent the area close to Plaza de San Antonio.

Located on the Atlantic coast, Rabat – meaning “fortified place” – is Morocco’s capital. The colonial architecture here is stunning, the palm-lined boulevards are well kept and the atmosphere is relaxed and cosmopolitan. This is a civilised and very pleasant place to visit. The quiet medina has an authentic feel to it, some good shops and fascinating architecture. Rabat has a long and rich history, with plenty of monuments

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to show from its times under Phoenician, Roman, Almohad and Merenid occupation. Here your included morning sightseeing tour will take you to the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Oudaya Gate, built during the Almohad dynasty, the well-preserved Hassan Tower and the Chellah from the 12th and 13th centuries; the Mohamed V Mausoleum, burial place of the present King’s father; and the façade of the Royal Palace.

Fez

Alternatively, explore Casablanca on a morning tour that includes a visit to the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest outside of Saudi Arabia, with the tallest minaret in the world; the port, the old medina, the Place Mohammed V, United Nations Square (designed by French architect Joseph Marrast) and the League of Arab States Park. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure in Casablanca.

NOVEMBER 6 CASABLANCA – FEZ, MOROCCO Leaving Casablanca behind, we head to the medieval marvel of Fez, with its UNESCO-listed souks and 14th-century religious schools. This walled city is at the heart of Moroccan cultural life and is also famous for being home to the world’s oldest university. Founded by Idris I in 789 the city boasts the best-preserved old city in the Arab world, the sprawling, labyrinthine medina of Fes el-Bal. Here you will enjoy lunch, followed by an afternoon of included Fez City Highlights, featuring a visit to one of the medrasas schools (either Bou Inania or Attarine), the imposing gate of Bab Boujloud, the splendid fountain at Place Nejjarine,

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Casablanca


the ancient ramparts and the beautiful front entrance of the Royal Palace, after which you will check into a local hotel for dinner and an overnight in the city.

NOVEMBER 7 FEZ – VOLUBILIS – TANGIER, MOROCCO From Fez, we drive to Roman Volubilis for an included morning sightseeing tour of these impressive and wellpreserved ruins, which includes approximately thirty mosaic floors dating from 25BC, a triumphal arch and a basilica. Founded in the 3rd century BC, Volubilis was the capital of Roman Morocco and became an important outpost of the Roman Empire. This archaeological site is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a large colonial town on the fringes of the empire, and the remains of several civilisations can be found here. We will then drive through the rural Moroccan countryside to Tangier, stopping en route for some lunch, before re-joining Aegean Odyssey in time for dinner and evening sail.

Marrakesh

NOVEMBER 8 MALAGA, SPAIN Although Tangier Malaga may at first appear a little austere, the

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historic city centre is charming, with its majestic, unfinished Gothic cathedral, surrounded by traditional balconied buildings, narrow pedestrian streets and some of the best tapas bars in the province. In recent years, the city has heavily invested in its culture and heritage with new museums. Malaga is a joy to stroll around, with a skyline that reflects the city’s eclectic character. Enjoy a leisurely included morning tour of Panoramic Malaga, beginning with a guided drive through the town to the famous Gibralfaro Castle before arriving at the Picasso Museum, which is home to over 200 works by the great master. Finally, don’t miss the archaeological remains of the city’s Phoenician origins in the basement. Alternatively, head inland to Granada for an included full-day tour to the 13th-century Alhambra Palace, the last capital of the Moors in Spain. When it fell to Christian armies in the 15th century, they were so impressed with the splendour of the complex they could not bear to destroy it. The tour also includes the Royal Palace and the Generalife, with its splendid gardens built for the Sultans of Granada. The evening will then be at leisure in port with an overnight on board ship.

NOVEMBER 9 MALAGA, SPAIN Disembark Aegean Odyssey after breakfast this morning, in the port of Malaga.

Alhambra Palace

For those passengers who have opted for the Madrid Extension and/or the pre-cruise hotel stay in Seville, please go online to www.voyagestoantiquity.com for more information. Full itinerary details will be sent with your Final Documents.

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INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS CADIZ

MALAGA

Jerez and Sherry Tasting

Granada and Alhambra Palace - Full Day

- Half Day Cadiz City Highlights - Half Day

Panoramic Malaga and Picasso Museum - Half Day

MOROCCO Drive to Marrakesh for Afternoon Sightseeing - Overnight Tour Marrakesh Sightseeing lunch and back to ship Casablanca - Half Day Rabat - Half Day Drive to Fez for afternoon sightseeing Roman Voubilis (and lunch before back to ship) - Full Day

For details of these excursions, please see itinerary on preceding pages or for more in-depth descriptions, visit us online at: www.voyagestoantiquity.com Excursions listed are half day, either morning or afternoon, depending on time in port, or full day as shown. One excursion is included in each port of call; where more than one excursion is shown, you will be able to choose. All our excursions require a basic level of fitness, although some are more strenuous than others. The symbols next to each excursion on the summary page will give you an idea of specific things to be aware of. When there is a significant amount of walking involved in an excursion, the walking symbol has been indicated. Generally, this applies when at least 1.5-2 hours of the excursion is made up of continuous walking.

Special mention should be made regarding the Morocco overland programme which is the main highlight of this cruise. Due to the cities visited in Morocco and the distances involved, long periods of time are spent travelling by coach. Whilst VTA provides comfortable, air-conditioned coaches, these coaches do not have on board toilet facilities. At least one scheduled comfort stop will be made between major cities. Although an insight into Moroccan countryside, the journey between Volubilis and Tangier is a particularly long drive of about 5 hours including the lunch stop en route. This lunch stop has been included to break the journey in a part of the country where there are not many facilities available.

KEY TO SYMBOLS Extensive walking Cobbled streets Archaeological ground Significant steps Uphill sections Bustling streets Winding roads Meals included

Casablanca

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YOUR GUEST SPEAKERS A quintessential part of the Voyages to Antiquity experience is our worldclass programme of celebrated guest speakers, all of whom are carefully chosen to provide high quality lectures designed to enrich your time aboard Aegean Odyssey, adding texture and depth to your journey. With topics ranging from art and history to archaeology and architecture, from wine and cuisine to theology and nature, you will find a Voyages to Antiquity talk informative and accessible. Here are the experts who will be providing an array of enlightening talks during your voyage.

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Major General Stephen Carr-Smith British Army, Retired Stephen Carr-Smith spent 33 years in the Army. During 1962-1982, he served 10 years in Germany at the height of the Cold War. From 19881995 he was serving in NATO, most of which was spent helping develop the “New NATO” after the demise of the Warsaw Pact and the USSR. His last appointment was as the Deputy Director General of the NATO Communications Agency in Brussels. On leaving the Army in 1995, he worked for a company providing security and mine clearance services in remote and hostile countries; was the Senior Military Advisor to an operational analysis company owned by British Aerospace; and was the Chairman of a company developing opportunities to marry-up Russian technology with western finance and production. From 1999 to 2006, he was the Ombudsman for Estate Agents, a national appointment dealing with redress and financial compensation for buyers and sellers of residential property throughout the UK. Since 2009, he has been the Chairman of Help Moving Office, an internet company run by his second son that has now

expanded into America. He has had a number of other involvements, like being an Honorary Colonel of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) – an all women, uniformed volunteer body that has supported the British Army for 100 years. From 1997 to 2003, he was a Colonel Commandant of the Royal Signals. From 2003 to 2013, he was the President of the Stragglers of Asia Cricket Club, with its origins in the Punjab in the 1920s – and, accompanied by his wife, he led tours to Sri Lanka in 2004 and to India in 2007.

Rabat


Dr Angela Smith Art Historian, NADFAS Accredited Lecturer Angela Smith is a freelance art historian and has been an NADFAS Accredited Lecturer for a number of years. She studied Art History at Leicester University and holds a PhD in cultural history from the Warburg Institute, London University. She has spent more than a decade teaching Art History for Leicester University and also Bishop Grosseteste University. She also regularly leads cultural tours to Spain for NADFAS. Her breadth of knowledge and passion to explain developments in art within its historical context is reflected in one of her recent publications: A Timeline of Art History. (The Book Forge, 2012).

Did you know that: Morocco is roughly the same size as the state of California. In 1986, the Moroccan national football team made it to the 2nd round of the World Cup, becoming the first African and Arab country to do so. The name Tangier was given to one of the rooms holding debtors in Newgate Jail in Holborn, on account of the stifling atmosphere.

Iberian art and architecture of all periods is a particular interest and one of the lectures she gave on our Seville to Dover cruise in 2016 featured the history and use of azulejo – the ceramic tiles widely found decorating Spanish and Portuguese buildings. Trained as a late medievalist, the art and architecture of the middle ages continues to have a particular fascination for Angela. Her particular expertise in Spanish art and all things medieval will come together in her lecture on the great pilgrimage church at Santiago de Compostela. Marrakesh

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READING GUIDE There’s nothing like a good book to accompany you on your travels.

NON-FICTION

Jan Morris Spain

Tahir Shah In Arabian Nights

ISBN: 9780571241767, Paperback

ISBN: 9780553818765, Paperback

Our associates at Blackwell’s – the famous Oxford bookseller – have put together a selection of books that we feel would provide the perfect accompaniment for this magnificent voyage.

John Gill Andalucia: A Cultural History

For a description of each book, please go online to www.voyagestoantiquity.com, or for a more comprehensive description, please visit Blackwell’s website www.blackwell.co.uk and enter the ISBN number shown.

Brigitte Hintzen-Bohlen Andalucia: Art and Architecture

ISBN: 9781904955443, Paperback

ISBN: 9783848003266, Paperback

Norman Lewis The Tomb in Seville ISBN: 9781780600086, Paperback

Barnaby Rogerson North Africa ISBN: 9780715643068, Paperback

Alhambra Palace

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Elias Canetti The Voices of Marrakesh ISBN: 9780141195629, Paperback

Karen Armstrong Islam: A Short History ISBN: 9781842125830, Paperback,

Tahir Shah The Caliph’s House ISBN: 9780553816808, Paperback

Susan Gilson Miller A History of Modern Morocco ISBN: 9780521008990, Paperback

Edith Wharton In Morocco

Titus Burckhardt Fez

ISBN: 9781909612594, Paperback

ISBN: 9780946621170, Paperback

Walter M Weiss Morocco

Iain Finlayson Tangier: City of the Dream

ISBN: 9781909961258, Paperback

ISBN: 9781780769264, Paperback


Mohamed Choukri In Tangier ISBN: 9781846590610, Paperback

Steven Nightingale Granada ISBN: 9781857886313, Paperback

Robert Irwin The Alhambra ISBN: 9781861974877, Paperback

Antony Beevor The Battle for Spain ISBN: 9780753821657, Paperback

Gijs Van Hensbergen Guernica ISBN: 9780747568735, Paperback

Gerald Brennan South from Granada

FICTION

Mohamed Choukri For Bread Alone

MAPS, GUIDES & REFERENCE Title

Publisher

ISBN Number

Mediterranean Cruise Map

Freytag and Berndt

9783707912906

Cruise Guide to Europe

Eyewitness Travel Guide

9781409370222

Seville & Andalusia

Eyewitness Travel Guide

9780241189245

Morocco

Eyewitness Travel Guide

9781409329770

Laila Lalami Secret Son

Marrakesh

Cadogan Guides

9781860114328

ISBN: 9780141042732, Paperback

Malaga & Costa del Sol

Footprint Pocket Guide

9783829706674

ISBN: 9781846590108, Paperback

Tahar Ben Jelloun The Burning Absence of Light ISBN: 9780141022826, Paperback

Douglas Kennedy The Heat of Betrayal ISBN: 9780091953720, Paperback

ISBN: 9780141189321, Paperback

Paul Sterry Birds of the Mediterranean

Arturo Perez-Reverte The Seville Communion

ISBN: 9780713663495, Paperback

ISBN: 9780099453963, Paperback

Tariq Ali Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree Marrakesh

ISBN: 9780860916765, Paperback

Rabat

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AEGEAN ODYSSEY

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Carrying around 350 passengers, the size of our ship allows access to ports other vessels cannot reach, meaning we can offer a greater breadth of itinerary and range of destinations. We sail up the Guadalquivir River into the heart of Seville as well as the Gironde River in France to Bordeaux, and are ideally sized to access smaller ports and islands, too.

SHIP’S SPECIFICATION Ship’s Tonnage

11,563

Length

461 Feet

Beam

67 feet

Draft

20.5 feet

Cruising Speed

16 knots

Our on-board experience is also a little different: you’ll discover an intimate and relaxed atmosphere that enables you to get to know your like-minded fellow travellers. Whether it’s over dinner, in conversation about a lecture or on shore excursions, friendships are easily formed.

Passenger Decks

7

Stabilisers

2

Passengers also appreciate our smart, casual dress code – cutting down on the amount of luggage you need.

Ship’s Registry

Passenger Staterooms/Cabins

216

Passengers, lower beds

386

Classification

Lloyd’s Register Society London Panama

ON-BOARD FACILITIES • Two restaurants

• Internet Centre

• Three lounges

• Outdoor pool

• Four bars

• Athena Spa and Gym

• Lecture theatre

• Beauty Salon

• Library

• Medical Centre

• Shop

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What passengers love most about Aegean Odyssey is the warm and intimate atmosphere. Ships, like people, have personalities. Some are proper and formal. Others offer the anonymity of a large hotel. On board Aegean Odyssey you are greeted as a returning family member even if it’s your first time on board.

DINING DELIGHTS - INDOORS OR OUT! We are very fortunate that the areas we sail to have a strong culinary tradition. The gastronomic culture of using the very best fresh local ingredients cooked in a simple but delicious style is the inspiration for the menus on board Aegean Odyssey. THE MARCO POLO RESTAURANT: The most formal of the ship’s restaurants, the Marco Polo has full waiter service and a casual country-club elegance. THE TERRACE CAFE: With a combination of indoor and outdoor seating, sophisticated Mediterranean interior design and cooking on the open grill, the Terrace Cafe replicates the charm and ambiance of a seaside trattoria.

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Dinner al fresco: In the evenings, the Terrace Cafe recreates the informal yet sophisticated atmosphere of a bistro, the perfect place to start your evening.


SERVICE WITH A SMILE Ask any world traveller where they receive the best service and they will undoubtedly answer the Far East.

REFRESHING THE MIND - AS WELL AS THE BODY! During your cruise you will enjoy a programme of lectures and discussions held in the Ambassador Lounge, designed to bring to life the wonderful sites you visit on your journey. There will normally be a number of guest speakers on your cruise, each with different areas of expertise. Our library is beautifully appointed and houses a well-stocked collection selected by the experts at the Oxford-based bookseller, Blackwell’s. Newspapers are delivered by satellite and are available in the library. Relax on the sun deck and cool off in the outdoor pool. Pamper yourself at the Athena Health Spa,

where you will find wonderful therapies and treatments to revive you. Our hairdressers and beauty centre is also on hand, and there’s a full fitness studio and early morning yoga sessions to set you up for the day.

Of all the nationalities in this part of the world, it is the Filipinos who carry the highest reputation for attention to detail. Fluent in English and always ready with a smile, our Filipino crew will win your heart.

Before dinner, enjoy a drink in the Charleston Lounge or watch the sun go down from The Terrace. After dinner, perhaps take in a lecture about the places you’ll visit the next day, or enjoy the string trio, pianist and vocalist performance. In some ports we organise local entertainment to perform on board.

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EXCURSION INFORMATION Voyages to Antiquity’s cruises include shore excursions in most ports of call. Some ports offer multiple opportunities for sightseeing, and in these instances, Voyages to Antiquity offers carefully selected excursions – some as an alternative to the main included excursion, some at an additional cost.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON TOUR These sightseeing programmes are outstanding but can be challenging. Visits to archaeological sites require walking over uneven surfaces, up and down multiple steps, and therefore a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. Some passengers may decide to take a break on certain days and explore the environs around the port. Look for the symbols alongside each tour description to get a good idea of what can be expected on each excursion. Tour durations are approximate and, to be sure you get the most out of the excursion and to avoid overcrowding, the sequence of site visits and operating times may vary. The on-board staff will brief you nightly on the expected plans for the following day. All departure times and meeting points will be advised in the Daily Journal on board. Some countries require you to carry certain documents ashore and this will be advised on board at the appropriate time. Please note that we reserve the right to change, cancel or substitute an included excursion at any time. Tangier

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OUR SHORE EXCURSION TEAM Our Shore Excursion Manager and Graduate Assistants are on hand to make sure you get the most out of your shoreside experience. Informative briefings will be given regarding the excursions and ports of call, and the team will be on hand at the Reception Desk to answer any further queries you might have. During the excursions, although we endeavour to have a representative on each bus as much as possible, this cannot be guaranteed. The role of our ship’s excursion staff when ashore, is primarily to ensure the smooth operation and delivery of our excursion product in conjunction with the local guide and operator. This often means rotating between groups and working with the local guides. Kindly note that, although keen to assist when required, our team are not responsible for providing walking support or making sure everyone in the group is present.

OUR GUIDES It is one thing to see the Roman ruins at Volubilis and quite another to see it in the company of a good guide who can share his/her knowledge and passion for history. All of our shore excursions feature qualified English-speaking guides who seek to enlighten your visit with their expertise.

SHOPPING From Spanish lace and castanets to Moroccan leather and argan oil, the crafts of this part of the world have evolved over the centuries. While these shore excursions focus on the history, culture and archaeology of the area, some offer the


chance to visit local workshops and observe demonstrations. Voyages to Antiquity has no connection with any shopping establishment and does not assume responsibility for purchases made ashore. We also recommend insurance on anything you choose to ship home.

TRANSPORTATION Various modes of transportation are used, depending on the excursion. Most motorcoaches are deluxe, air-conditioned vehicles unless unavailable in that port.

VISITS TO SITES/MUSEUMS On occasions, substitutions need to be made due to opening/ closing times of some sites/museums, but all possible is done to ensure schedules operate as described. If a change is made, guests will be advised with their final documents or at the shore excursion briefings on board. Note: For passengers on Grand Voyages, availability of included and optional excursions in Seville and Malaga will be advised on board.

CLOTHING TIPS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Sunhats and sunscreen are recommended when participating in excursions. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended for most of our excursions.

Itinerary Changes The cruise and tour programmes featured in this brochure are planned many months in advance. Occasionally changes have to be made to the itineraries due to circumstances beyond the control of Voyages to Antiquity.

When visiting Morocco, respectful dress is required throughout the country. As a rule, passengers are encouraged to respect religious and cultural sensitivities. This means shoulders and knees should be covered. If participating in the Casablanca Highlights tour, ladies are encouraged to cover their heads when entering the Hassan II mosque, although it should be noted that this is no longer mandatory. Further details will be advised in the on board briefings, along with weather predictions.

Responsibility The responsibility of Voyages to Antiquity and the operator of the vessel is strictly limited according to the Terms and Conditions set forth in the Passage Contract that you receive prior to embarkation. You are urged to read the Passage Contract carefully. A sample is available to be mailed on request or can be viewed and printed from the Voyages to Antiquity website at any time. Transportation on board the ship is provided solely by the ship operator and pursuant to the Passage Contract. Voyages to Antiquity reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a guest for any reason. Voyages to Antiquity shall not be responsible for any act, event or omission during the time passengers are not aboard the Voyages to Antiquity vessel. Voyages to Antiquity acts only as an agent for the supplier of off-ship services such as airlines and other off-ship transportation carriers, meals, shore excursions, accommodations, air ambulance and shoreside physicians. Guests agree not to hold Voyages to Antiquity, its owners, agents or representatives liable for any loss, injury, expense or damage which results directly or indirectly from any act or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, of any third party person or firm which is to, or does, provide goods or services in connection with the trip or any available option. Without limiting the foregoing, Voyages to Antiquity shall have no liability to passengers for the quality of services at, and the condition, cleanliness or safety of a hotel, housing facility, or conveyance, or for any transportation delay, including but not limited to liability for inconvenience, shortened

vacation time, additional expenses, or any other kind of damage. Voyages to Antiquity expressly disclaims all responsibility of any nature whatsoever for any loss, damage or injury to property or person resulting from air, rail, motorcoach or any other form of transportation other than that actually provided by the Voyages to Antiquity vessel. Services provided by Independent Contractors All shoreside tours and services described in this brochure or on the website are provided by independent contractors. Voyages to Antiquity acts solely as ticketing agent for all shoreside activities and has no legal obligation or liability of any kind to guests for acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground/tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Voyages to Antiquity. Guests with Special Needs The tour programmes featured in this brochure include extensive sightseeing and to fully participate each guest must be reasonably fit and have no walking difficulties. Whenever possible Voyages to Antiquity will try to accommodate guests with special needs as long as the mobility issues are not an impediment to others on the guided tours. For further details, refer to the Essential Travel Information leaflet or to that section of the Voyages to Antiquity website. Errors & Omissions While Voyages to Antiquity makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of information in this booklet, its promotions and as displayed on the website, Voyages to Antiquity reserves the right not to honour any published fares that it determines were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. Voyages to Antiquity is not responsible or liable for any typographical errors, omissions or misprints.

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THE 2017 CRUISE COLLECTION MADEIRA,

May 3 2017

M OR O C C O & SEVILLE

Madeira’s magnificent flora begins this springtime voyage to the Canary Islands, Morocco’s great cities and the charms of Moorish Seville and Cordoba

IBERIA,

HISTORIC SPAIN, SICILY & ITALY

May 11, 2017

ICELAND,

May 25, 2017

FRENCH MOORISH

A springtime voyage combining a two-night hotel stay in Rome, visits to the islands of Sardinia, Corsica and Elba, Renaissance Florence and the French Riviera

June 29 & August 8, 2017

ENGLAND,

Enjoy the sunshine on a two-week voyage from the French Riviera down the western Mediterranean coast to Spain’s historic cities, and the tip of mainland Europe

July 13, 2017

CELTIC

FRANCE &

FAROES &

IRELAND &

S COTLAND &

ENGLAND

SHETLANDS

S COTLAND

IRELAND

Join our magnificent voyage to the edge of the Arctic Circle and the incredible landscapes and nautural wonders of Iceland

From the catles and caves of Scotland to the Isles of Scilly, get to know more about the British Isles and Ireland on this fascinating summer sailing

Two nights in Edinburgh begin this voyage from Scotland to the spectacular west of Ireland and the beautiful Isles of Scilly

Sail from Seville along the Guadalquivir River and onto the Atlantic on a voyage to Portugal’s historic cities, France’s Bordeaux wine region and England’s South Coast

THE BEST OF

August 22, 2017

FRANCE &

MEDITERRANEAN

September 1, 2017

ODYS SEY

ITALIAN &

September 13, 2017

ADRIATIC

PORTUGAL

Sail through the Strait of Gibraltar and accross the Mediterranean as this splendid voyage takes you to charming ports and historic cities

DALMATIA

July 24, 2017

September 27, 2017

& ANCIENT

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy the summer sun as you sail south to France’s Chateaux Country and on to Portugal’s historic cities

June 6, 2017

RIVIERA & SPAIN

Moorish cities, monumental Sicily, the mysteries of Pompeii, and the grandeur of Rome - all in one magnificent journey

June 15, 2017

THE RENAIS SANCE & RIVIERA S

GREECE

This leisurely-paced cruise around Italy allows time to enjoy the pleasures of beautiful Sorrento, explore the ruins of Pompeii and Sicily, and sail along the glorius Adriatic coast to Venice

THE MULTI-AWARD WINNING CRUISE LINE

Cruise through the beautiful Adriatic Sea and the serene splendour of Kotor Bay en route to the classical sites of ancient Greece

UK CRUISERS’ CHOICE

CLA S SICAL

October 5, 2017

ANCIENT

GREECE &

GREECE,

AEGEAN

SICILY &

ISLANDS

SPAIN

This fascinating voyage around the Aegean is a true autumn treat. Starting from Athens, you will visit some of the most inspiring monuments of the ancient world

Sail across the southern Mediterranean to the fascinating island of Sicily and the sites of Moorish Spain

October 16, 2017

ANDALUSIAN

October 29, 2017

SEVILLE,

SPAIN &

MOROCCO

MOROCCO

& CANARY ISLANDS

November 9, 2017

2017

Voyages to Antiquity Aegean Odyssey Best Small Ship: Shore Excursions

WINNER Andalusia’s great cities – Seville, Cordoba and Granada – combine with exotic Morocco on this fabulous voyage

Discover the lkesser-known teasures of the canary Islands and enjoy a tour of the very best of Morocco

These Cruise Guides are available to download from our website www.voyagestoantiquity.com

AWARDS

2015 VOYAGES TO ANTIQUITY BEST FOR ENRICHMENT

Andalusian Spain & Morocco Cruise Book  

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