On an immersive journey of discovery encompassing five captivating cities, capture the beauty and diverse culture of some of France and Spain’s most engrossing regions. In beautiful Bordeaux, you’ll benefit from Balmoral’s ability to dock alongside the promenade; simply walk the length of your ship’s gangway and you’re in the city’s UNESCO-listed centre, perfectly placed to discover highlights – such as Cathédrale Saint-André, the Grand Théâtre and Cité du Vin – bursting with rich history and wine heritage. Alternatively, for an in-depth insight into famous wine culture, visit one of Medoc’s small family run vineyards, to learn about producing the legendary local tipples, and taste them at source too. Visiting Spain’s verdant northernmost regions provides plenty of opportunities for memorable cultural discovery too. You’ll call at the Basque town of Getxo, gateway to Bilbao – famed for its iconic Guggenheim Museum and prestigious restaurants serving traditional local cuisine – and the legendary Rioja wine vineyards; and at Gijon for tours to Avilés,– home of the world renowned Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre and several fantastic cider houses. Returning to France, a rare visit to Saint Malo on the gorgeous coast of Brittany allows time to visit the magnificent fortified island of Mont-Saint-Michel, while Honfleur is sure to delight with its fascinating maritime heritage and charming Vieux Basin district.


  • An immersive journey of French and Spanish cities
  • Capture Bordeaux’s arts, culture and wine heritage
  • There’s a rare visit to Saint Malo and charming Honfleur


  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet