Cross the Atlantic on a journey to the Brazilian coast
The drop in temperatures across the European continent marks a change in itineraries for cruise lines and Pullmantur Cruises is no exception. Cruises to the Mediterranean will draw to a close for the year, which will pave the way for a series of delightful sailings to the Canary Islands. There will also be a number of itineraries based in the Caribbean – many of which have been altered following the impact of recent natural events.
But if you are looking for something completely different this autumn, Pullmantur Cruises may have an ideal option for you with the Europe to Brazil Cruise. Departing out of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon on the 28th November 2017, this 11-night sailing will take passengers in a diagonal direction across the Atlantic towards the world-renowned beaches of Brazil. During the journey across the seas, passengers will be able to enjoy an all-inclusive atmosphere on board the modern Sovereign. This week, Pullmantur Cruises takes a closer look at some of the reasons why this is a sailing not to be missed.
Lisbon | Portugal
The Portuguese capital is where Sovereign embarks on her epic journey, but it is well worth spending a day or two prior to your cruise to fully appreciate this impressive city. One of the best and most traditional ways to tick off a number of the sites Lisbon has to offer is by enjoying a ride on one of the wooden trams, which will take you through historic streets and past a number of churches and castles. Popular sites include the monastery of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, the castle of Castelo Sao Jorge and the tower of Torre de Belem.
Lanzarote | Canary Islands
Mystery shrouds the Canary Island of Lanzarote, with very little being known about its historical origins. This may be due, in part, the volcanic history of the island, with much of the island being covered in lava from eruptions years gone by – which also points towards a good place to start during your visit. The volcanic landscape of the Timanfaya National Park covers a quarter of the surface of Lanzarote and has remained unchanged since the early 18th century. The visitors centre will offer a historical insight into the make-up these unique landscapes. Of course, Lanzarote is also widely known for its golden beaches and visitors will not be disappointed with the offering available.
Tenerife | Canary Islands
Tenerife has long been popular with British tourists. The towering Mount Teide together with the golden sands of the relaxing beaches combine to create a unique landscape that is both alluring and intriguing. It is well worth taking the ten-minute cable car ride to the summit of Teide, which will offer an insight into the surrounding volcanic landscapes as well as an amazing view over the island and out to sea.
Praia | Cape Verde Islands
A short journey further south will take you to the city of Praia – which is the capital and largest city of the Cape Verde Islands. Visitors have been attracted to this group of former Portuguese islands in recent years, with mesmerizingly good beaches offering a fantastic place to relax and watch the beautiful sunset. It has also attracted a wide array of wildlife and a venture outside of Praia presents an opportunity to see a number of rare African birds.
Recife | Brazil
After spending four full days at sea, passengers are rewarded with a call into the lively beach city of Recife. The city is one of the largest in northern Brazil and is widely known for its impressive urban beaches – many of which are regarded as being some of the finest on earth. Deep within the city, visitors will find a range of fascinating architectural structures including the Franciscan Convent of Saint Anthony - complete with a glittering golden chapel – along with a number of churches and museums that are well worth visiting.
In between visiting each of these destinations, you will be able to enjoy an all-inclusive atmosphere on board the ship that is unique to Pullmantur Cruises. All drinks, meals, port taxes, on board entertainment and much more is all included in the cost of your fare. All that’s left to do is sit back and relax as you travel to some of the most beautiful destinations on earth.
To find out more about this cruise and the full range of itineraries available with Pullmantur Cruises, contact us via the freephone number above or complete the online enquiry form.