Pullmantur ships can take you to a variety of stunning destinations across Europe and South America, with itineraries in regions such as Iceland, the Baltics, Mediterranean and the Brazilian coast. But did you know that Pullmantur also operate a number of cruise itineraries that can take you across the Atlantic Ocean? These cruises can take you on a journey of adventure from one to continent to the other, whilst you relax and take full advantage of the all-inclusive nature on board.
Whether you fancy embarking on an extensive cruise around the Mediterranean and Caribbean, or would just like to experience a Transatlantic Ocean sailing; Pullmantur have an array of fantastic options. This week, we take a closer look at a handful of the itineraries that will enable you to discover the world.
New World Cruise
Starting in Marseille, the New World cruise will take you from the warm and charming beaches of the Mediterranean, to the powdered sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Enjoy the coast of Southern France before travelling to Barcelona, Gibraltar and Funchal – capital of Madeira. After departing Funchal, you’ll spend six full days – allowing you to make the most of the onboard facilities whilst soaking up the sun on top deck.
You’ll eventually arrive in Philipsburg of the Netherlands Antilles/St Maarten. As well as a stunning beach, Philipsburg is also home to one of the Caribbean’s most renowned shopping areas. After enjoying a shopping spree, you’ll travel to Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Fort de France, Martinique; Isla Magherita, Venezuela; and finally Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A beach lover’s paradise.
The New World cruise is a sentiment to the era of discovery of the western hemisphere. Many of these Caribbean islands were discovered by explorers who made the journey across Europe, including Christopher Columbus, who made his mark in Santo Domingo.
Brasil - Portugal Cruise
Brazil has so much to offer to the budding traveller and a journey to this South American paradise will allow you to experience vibrant carnivals, Copacabana beach, Christ the Redeemer and samba music. It is worth noting that Portugal engaged in an the Age of Discovery between the 15th and 16th centuries; expanding western influence establishing one of the world’s first major economic powers.
Your cruise starts in Salvador, in the state of Bahia. Brazil was once part of the Portuguese empire and a lot of influence remains to this day. The architecture provides an insight into Portuguese colonialism and the Forte de Santo Antonio da Barra holds many relics and displays of Portuguese seafaring.
After spending a full six days at sea, you will eventually see the huge peak of Mount Teide, the highest point in the whole of the Spain and the third largest volcano in the world when measured from its base on the ocean floor. You’ll spend a full day in Tenerife before travelling to the Portuguese island of Madeira and then arriving in the final destination of Lisbon, capital of Portugal. It goes without saying; this cruise is a fantastic option for travellers seeking to learn about the history and culture of the Portuguese empire.
Conquistador Marseille - Colon Cruise
Staying with the theme of discovery, the Conquistador Marseille cruise itinerary will take you across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to Colombia and Panama. Your cruise starts in the beautiful city of Marseille, renowned being one of the finest beach cities in southern France.
After departing from Marseille, you’ll travel to the stunning and fascinating Catalonian city of Barcelona, which offers much in the way of stunning architecture including the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. You’ll then travel to the British influenced Gibraltar, where the rock of Gibraltar provides a unique opportunity to see native Barbary macaque apes.
Gibraltar is the last destination before spending a full ten days at sea, en-route to the Colombian city of Cartagena. This city was the first Spanish colony on the American continent and all visitors will be rewarded with beautiful architecture, coral reefs and fantastic beaches. Finally, you will experience the gateway to the Panama Canal in the city of Colon – which gets its name from Christopher Columbus. A statue of the famous explorer can be found here and this city provides a great viewing point for all ships venturing the Panama Canal.
If you enjoy embarking on cruises filled with the adventure and discovery of a bygone era, look no further than Pullmantur. Each of our cruise itineraries will allow you to take advantage of the all-inclusive nature on board which covers: flights; gratuities; meals; drinks; pre and post hotel stays; and overseas transfers.Tweet