Before air tourism became popular midway through the 20th century; embarking on a cruise was the only way to travel across the Atlantic Sea to America and beyond. Tourists turned to travelling by plane, but the cruise industry became more desirable after offering an increasing range of on board amenities to passengers. It is these amenities that have kept passengers busy and entertained whilst sailing the Atlantic Ocean and this is apparent today on board Pullmantur Cruises.
Amenities on board a Pullmantur cruise can include: a basketball court, rock climbing walls, evening entertainment, a casino, health spas, restaurants and a variety of clubs and lounges – so you’ll never get bored.
Pullmantur offer a variety of Cruises travelling between Europe and the Caribbean and South America; all of which will lead you on an intriguing journey of discovery.
Delve into Portuguese culture on board the Brasil – Portugal Cruise; travelling from Recife on the easterly tip of Brazil to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.
After spending four days travelling the Atlantic Ocean; you will to Cape Verde, Tenerife and Madeira before arriving at the final destination of Lisbon. This capital city is located at the mouth of the Tagus River and its location helped bring about Portugal’s exploration of the world during the 15th century.
A Crossing Fort De France - Marseilles Cruise will take you from Martinique and across the Atlantic Ocean; stopping at Mediterranean destinations: Gibraltar, Barcelona and Marseille. Sailing from one French territory to the next; Marseille is France’s second largest city and is home to the infamous Chateau d’If, which Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo escaped.
Or you can also travel from Santo Domingo, capital of Dominican Republic, to either: Barcelona, Malaga or Marseille. Santo Domingo is steeped in history with notable points including the arrival of Christopher Columbus and the construction of some of the first structures to be built in the New World. After enjoying the South American charm and culture offered by Dominican Republic; you will sail to a variety of Caribbean islands and European destinations before arriving at your final destination of choice in the Mediterranean.
Recife has long been a popular vacation spot for Brazilians and is the country’s 5th largest city. The city is comparable to Venice and is split into islands by a number of river threads and connected together by over 50 bridges.
The Caribbean island of Martinique was visited by Christopher Columbus in 1502 – although he did not enjoy the snakes or hostile reception from locals. Today, many cruisers travel to the French island and its capital, Fort de France. Martinique was home to Fort Saint Louis which was built in 1638 to protect the island; although it was later destroyed and rebuilt. The island is known for its commercial and cultural vibrancy – being labelled as the Paris of the Caribbean.
On board the Charms of Europe Cruise, you will be able to experience Portugal, with a visit to the nation’s capital: Lisbon. This city was perfectly placed for exploration in the 15th century to nations such as Brazil and has influenced Portugal to how it is today. Lisbon shares similarities with Rome as it was built on seven hills. This city is bursting with culture, historical architecture, museums and picturesque gardens and parks.
Featured Transatlantic Cruises
- 9 May 2017 for 16 nights
- 7 Ports - Caribbean, Iberia, Panama Canal, South America, Transatlantic
- Puerto Limon - Colon - Cartagena - Philipsburg - St John's - Funchal - Lisbon
- 10 May 2017 for 15 nights
- 6 Ports - Caribbean, Iberia, South America, Transatlantic
- Colon - Cartagena - Philipsburg - St John's - Funchal - Lisbon
- 11 May 2017 for 14 nights
- 5 Ports - Caribbean, Iberia, Transatlantic
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- 25 Sep 2017 for 13 nights
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