The journey begins: Silversea Cruises Spain, Morocco, and Canary Islands Cruise

The journey begins: 9-day adventure on Silversea Cruises

Setting sail October 29, 2012 from Barcelona, Spain to Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain.

I am preparing form my journey to meet my floating home that will transport me through the Spanish coastlineMorocco and the Canary Islands.  After a brief pre-cruise stay in Barcelona, I will embark Silversea Cruises Silver Spirit for 9-nights. Ports of call include stops in Malaga, Cadiz, Casablanca, and three stops in the Canary Islands.

Bodegas Tradicion, Jerez. Photo by Jerby andrew_j_w

I am very excited about the Silversea Cruises Silver Shore excursions I have lined up for this trip. I will be visiting The Alhambra, explore sherry-country in Jerez, go to cooking school in Morocco, and ride my first dromedary.

I am very excited to explore the beautiful Silver Spirit

Meeting my butler, exploring the ship, experiencing Le Champagne, Silversea’s Relais & Châteaux-inspired restaurant, and dining at Seishin, which features Asian fusion cuisine are on my list of shipboard must-dos. I am hoping that the sommelier will have some new wines for me to try.

Silversea is an industry leader when it comes  to pampering, in my opinion.

Bath amenity via Silversea Cruises.

It is hard to beat the level of service, quality, and standard when it comes to luxury cruising. I can’t wait to learn about the region and to return home at the end of a port day to relax.

Pre-Cruise Barcelona

Spending the night before the cruise is going to allow me enough time to venture to popular sites such as taking a stroll on  La Rambla, checking out Gaudí’s architecture at the Sagrada Familia, or visiting the sites made for the  1992 Olympic Games.

Barcelona, Spain

This will be the second time I visit Barcelona. This time, I have opted to overnight before the cruise. I am excited to get to visit some of the areas that I missed the first go-around. Have you been to Barcelona? What should I do? Leave me a comment.

Post-Cruise, Madrid

Because of flight schedules an overnight in Spain’s capital is required. I arrive in Madrid from Las Palmas, Canary Islands just in time to experience the city’s famous nightlife before heading home on a 15-hour journey back to California.

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