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Seville & Beyond

An escorted tour to Seville including a cruise along the Guadalquivir River to Cadiz aboard the MS Belle de Cadix

  • 7 November 2019
  • 5 November 2020
  • Music
  • Real Alcazar

Enjoy some winter sun and escape for a delightful week to southern Spain before the winter months set in. Our tour is a wonderful mix of culture, history and tradition. With the beautiful city of Seville as our base, there is ample time to explore this vibrant city and experience highlights such as the Alcazar and the Palacio de Lebrija. From Seville we will enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Guadalquivir River to Cadiz, the oldest town in Western Europe, and to El Puerto de Santa Maria where we moor overnight and visit the famous Osborne cellar, set up in 1772 by the Englishman Thomas Osborne Mann.

For those with a love of nature there will be an opportunity to see the little known and rustic Aracena Natural Park, a striking landscape and home to the world famous Iberico pigs. Our itinerary also includes two full day tours from Seville, one to the Medieval city of Cordoba and its Great Mosque and one to Ronda with its spectacular setting atop El Tajo gorge and pretty white-washed villages. To complete your Andalucian Odyssey, you may wish to book our post-tour extension to Granada and its unforgettable Alhambra Palace.

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Belle de Cadix

Belle de Cadix

The three-star MS Belle de Cadix is a spacious vessel accommodating up to 178 passengers in well-appointed cabins. 

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Itinerary

  • Donana National Park
  • Cordoba

Day 1 - London Gatwick to Seville, Spain.

Fly by scheduled flight to Seville and transfer to the MS Belle de Cadix for embarkation. This evening meet your fellow travellers for a presentation of the crew and a Welcome Cocktail. Enjoy dinner on board and moor overnight in Seville.

Day 2 - Seville & Cadiz.

Today we will visit Seville’s grand Cathedral, reputed to be the largest Gothic style church in the world. Also see Seville’s symbol, the Giralda Tower. Continue on to the exotic Royal Alcazar, with its delightful terraced garden. The Reales Alcazares consists of a series of smaller palaces built by the Kings of Seville around and on top of the ruins of King Al- Mutamid’s Moorish palace. Return to the ship and spend this afternoon relaxing on board as we cruise toward Cadiz, passing through the unique Donana National Park, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. We will arrive in Cadiz this evening and after dinner there will be an escorted walk ashore to the floodlit cathedral. Moor overnight.

Day 3 - Cadiz.

After breakfast, disembark for a guided walking tour of Cadiz, the oldest town in Western Europe, and a city of surprising cultural and historic richness. See the Medieval Quarter, the Old Cathedral, Cathedral Square and the Central Market. Return to the ship for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. This evening there will be a Spanish-themed dinner on board, followed by an evening of entertainment. Later we cruise to El Puerto de Santa Maria and moor overnight.

Day 4 - El Puerto de Santa Maria & Isla Minima.

After breakfast, disembark and visit El Puerto’s fine castle, constructed over an Islamic mosque by Alfonso X of Castilla after he took the town in 1260. The old mosque inside, now converted into a church, is the highlight. Also see the Plaza de Toros, built in 1880 with room for 15,000 spectators. We continue on to the Osborne cellar, the best known of El Puerto’s sherry wineries. This winery was set up by an Englishman, Thomas Osborne Mann, in 1772 and remains one of Spain’s oldest companies. Renowned for its famous bull logo, we will take a tour here, ending with a tasting of their fine fortified wines. Return to the ship and sail this evening to Isla Minima. On arrival we make a visit to an Andalucian hacienda, followed by an equestrian show. Sail this evening to Seville and moor overnight.

Day 5 - Seville: Aracena Natural Park or Ronda.

After breakfast today there will be a choice of full day tours. Take a tour to the peaceful and little known regions of Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche. Firstly we visit the breathtaking Cave of Wonders Natural Park, land of the world-famous Iberico ham. Here, on a private visit to a family-run Iberico farm, we will meet with the artisan farmer to learn how this extraordinary ham is produced. Spot the fine pigs roaming free in their natural habitat, the Dehesa landscape, a magnificent evergreen oak forest and enjoy a delicious lunch in the farmhouse. Alternatively spend the day on a visit to see Ronda and “Los Pueblos Blancos”. These brilliantly whitewashed villages of inland Andalucia dot the steep slopes of the mountains as we drive to Ronda, a picturesque town of Celtic origin. With its magnificent Tajo Gorge, Old Quarter and Bull Ring (oldest in Spain), Ronda is both romantic and fascinating. Return to the ship for dinner on board and moor overnight in Seville.

Day 6 - Romantic Seville.

On today’s morning excursion we will discover “Romantic Seville”, and our first visit will be to Casa Pilatos. The construction of this palace house, which serves as the permanent residence of the Dukes of Medinaceli, began between the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th century. It is considered the prototype of the Andalusian palace and, after the Royal Alcazar, is the most splendid palace that you can visit in Seville. Next we will walk to the Palace of the Countess of Lebrija, also known as Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, which is considered the “best paved house-palace in Europe” owing to its collection of Roman mosaics, which pave practically the whole of the ground floor. There will be a private guided tour of the upper floor, which, until a few years ago, was the residence of the Countess and her descendants. Return to the ship for lunch and this afternoon is at leisure. After dinner this evening there will be a Flamenco presentation on board.

Day 7 - Seville & Cordoba.

After breakfast today there will be a choice of two tours. You may wish to take a full day trip to world-renowned Cordoba, emblematic city of the Spanish caliphs, and considered to be the most beautiful Medieval city in Spain. On our guided walking tour we visit the old town through narrow winding streets, glorious patios and hidden tiny squares. The highlight will be the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the oldest and most impressive mosque in Europe. Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant. Alternatively, join a morning guided visit to Seville’s historic bullring, and the Hospital de la Caridad with its extraordinary paintings from famous Sevillian artists (Murillo, Valdes Leal, Pedro Roldan). The tour ends with a stroll around the picturesque Triana Quarter and a visit to the vibrant Mercado de Triana before returning to the vessel for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. Tonight join your fellow travellers for the Farewell Drink & Gala Dinner.

Day 8 - Seville to London Gatwick.

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the return scheduled flight to London Gatwick, or on to Granada for those taking the post cruise extension.

  • Tajo Gorge in Ronda

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
7 to 14 November 2019
Category Price
Category C Main Deck Twin £1895
Category B Middle Deck Twin £1995
Category A Upper Deck Twin £2095
5 to 12 November 2020
Category Price
Category C Main Deck Twin £1995
Category B Middle Deck Twin £2095
Category A Upper Deck Twin £2195

Tour Reference Code: LASEVILLE9

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Seven nights aboard the MS Belle de Cadix on full board basis • All-inclusive drinks from 10am to 11pm (exclusions apply) • Excursions as described • Cruise Director • Tour Manager • Gratuities • Transfers • Port and airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

  • All Decks

    Deckplan

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Belle de Cadix

The three-star MS Belle de Cadix is a spacious vessel accommodating up to 178 passengers in well-appointed cabins. 

 
  • Belle de Cadix
  • Belle de Cadix, Restaurant
  • Belle de Cadix, Lounge
  • Belle de Cadix, Lounge Bar
  • Belle de Cadix, cabin
  • Belle de Cadix, Sun Deck
  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin / Suite

    All cabins measure 11.4 square metres and have en-suite facilities. The cabins located on the upper and middle decks have large picture windows. Cabins on the main deck have portholes. All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning/heating, satellite TV, cabin-to-cabin telephone, safety deposit box and a hairdryer.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    All meals are taken in our dining room on board (unless otherwise stated). The dining room can serve everyone on board in a single sitting at specific times. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style and dinner is a fixed set menu, served to your table; the excellent cuisine is a selection of regional specialties and international dishes. Drinks are all-inclusive; alcoholic (with some exclusions), soft drinks and tea/coffee are available from 10am to 11pm.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Spread over three decks, the onboard facilities include a delightful restaurant which accommodates all guests in one sitting. The lounge is a pleasant space for relaxation with large panoramic windows, a large TV and bar area. In addition there is a lift and gift shop. On the large, spacious Sun Deck you will find comfortable deck furniture.

  • Life On Board

    Life Onboard

    The atmosphere onboard is happy and relaxed. The dress code is smart casual, black tie is not necessary. Smoking is only permitted on the Sun deck in designated areas.

  • Ship Directory

     Ship Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted that you have chosen the MS Belle de Cadix for your upcoming tour.

    We have chartered the MS Belle de Cadix from our associates at CroisiEurope as she is a unique and ideal vessel for our exploration of Seville and beyond. Built in 2005, she accommodates up to 178 passengers in three-star comfort. The atmosphere on board is friendly and informal and within days you will have made new friends in the restaurant, on the shore excursions or whilst relaxing in the comfortable public areas.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    All cabins have individually controlled heating and air conditioning.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Tour Manager or Cruise Director.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and your Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    All-inclusive drinks are provided on board (excluding premium brands) between the hours of 10.00 am and 11.00 pm daily. You can buy pre-paid cards for the purchase of premium bar drinks by credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or cash (Euros) only. At the end of the cruise any unused credit will be refunded to you.

    CABIN DIMENSIONS & FACILITIES

    The cabins measure approximately 11.4 square metres and are arranged over three decks. Cabin numbers 112, 236, 238, 362 and 364 have a fixed double bed and the other cabins are all fitted with two beds which can be joined together. All cabins feature an en-suite bathroom with shower, individually controlled air conditioning and heating, TV, telephone, safe and hairdryer. The cabins located on the Upper and Middle Decks have large picture windows whilst cabins on the Main Deck have portholes.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Noble Caledonia Cruise Director and Tour Manager will accompany you throughout the voyage.

    CURRENCY

    The currency on board is the Euro.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each evening the next day’s programme will be delivered to your cabin.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and practical attire is recommended during the day for excursions and something dressier for the evening. More formal dress (smart/casual) is required only for the Welcome & Farewell Dinners and the Gala Dinner ashore (if you are booked on our Music & Art programme). Black tie is not necessary.

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity on board is 220v with 2-pin power outlets. In the bathroom there is a 110v socket which may be used for electric shavers only. We recommend you take an adaptor with you. In the interests of safety, please note that the use of electrical irons on board is strictly prohibited.

    ELEVATOR

    There is an elevator on board.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation is approximately 4.00 pm, unless advised otherwise. The official embarkation time will be advised in your final documentation. The official disembarkation time is between 8.30 – 9.00 am, however your Cruise Director will provide detailed information prior to the end of the cruise. This will include departure transfer information.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your cabin door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors.

    FIRST AID

    There is no doctor on board, however, a number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. 

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    GIFT SHOP

    A small gift shop selling various practical and souvenir items is available by Reception.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, please return your shore pass back to Reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    There is no laundry or dry cleaning service on board. Please ensure you pack accordingly.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items on board the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MEALS

    Meals are taken in the ship’s restaurant on the Main Deck. The open seating restaurant serves local dishes in addition to an international menu, and tables seat four to six guests. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served on board. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style with hot and cold items and dinners are a served set menu with a choice of either two main courses or a vegetarian option. Please note that due to galley restrictions, CroisiEurope is unable to offer a choice of each course, so menus for lunch and dinner are “set” with no choice at courses. Certain dietary requests can be catered for (on request). Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager or Noble Caledonia staff upon your embarkation.

    MOSQUITOES

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    NEWSPAPERS

    Newspapers are not available on board.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our meticulous planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control such as heavy river traffic or fluctuating water levels. The ship’s Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the day’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    At any time during your voyage you can buy pre-paid cards for the purchase of premium drinks on board. You may purchase the pre-paid cards by credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or cash (Euros) only. At the end of the cruise, any unused credit will be refunded to you. Any other services, such as gifts from the shop, must be paid for at the time of purchase. Personal cheques or debit cards are not accepted. Regrettably, the ship is not able to offer a money-changing service on board as this would be contravening official regulations.

    POST

    The vessel’s gift shop sells postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and items can be posted on your behalf by the ship’s crew (although as they are unable to do so each day, this could take longer than if you were to post yourself). 

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and the services provided and in order to do this we welcome feedback from our guests. Your comments are important to us therefore we request that you complete the questionnaire that will be provided to you on board.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    Noble Caledonia has arranged for all passengers to have access to a ‘Quietvox’ audio system for shore excursions. Further details will be provided to you following your embarkation. 

    RECEPTION

    Reception is staffed throughout the day. A member of crew can be contacted 24 hours a day.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room (cabin) service is not available on board.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to you departing the vessel at the end of the cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Master and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions are available to you in your cabin.

    SHIP OPERATIONS

    Docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. The Belle de Cadix will be positioned with Starboard (right side) facing the harbour wall, and cabins in Category D and C will receive less natural light. Cabins on the Port side (left side) will be facing the river.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the ship’s reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy. Please note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    TELEPHONE

    A telephone is available within your cabin.

    VISITORS

    Please contact Noble Caledonia to request permission to invite a visitor(s) on board. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any persons.

    WATER

    Complimentary bottled water is available during meals and from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm from the bar.

    WI-FI

    Wireless internet connection is available without charge within the ship’s lounge. There may be times when internet connection is slow or not available. 

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

  • Deck plans
    • All Decks

      Deckplan

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  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin / Suite

    All cabins measure 11.4 square metres and have en-suite facilities. The cabins located on the upper and middle decks have large picture windows. Cabins on the main deck have portholes. All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning/heating, satellite TV, cabin-to-cabin telephone, safety deposit box and a hairdryer.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    All meals are taken in our dining room on board (unless otherwise stated). The dining room can serve everyone on board in a single sitting at specific times. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style and dinner is a fixed set menu, served to your table; the excellent cuisine is a selection of regional specialties and international dishes. Drinks are all-inclusive; alcoholic (with some exclusions), soft drinks and tea/coffee are available from 10am to 11pm.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Spread over three decks, the onboard facilities include a delightful restaurant which accommodates all guests in one sitting. The lounge is a pleasant space for relaxation with large panoramic windows, a large TV and bar area. In addition there is a lift and gift shop. On the large, spacious Sun Deck you will find comfortable deck furniture.

  • Life On Board

    Life Onboard

    The atmosphere onboard is happy and relaxed. The dress code is smart casual, black tie is not necessary. Smoking is only permitted on the Sun deck in designated areas.

  • Ship Directory

     Ship Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted that you have chosen the MS Belle de Cadix for your upcoming tour.

    We have chartered the MS Belle de Cadix from our associates at CroisiEurope as she is a unique and ideal vessel for our exploration of Seville and beyond. Built in 2005, she accommodates up to 178 passengers in three-star comfort. The atmosphere on board is friendly and informal and within days you will have made new friends in the restaurant, on the shore excursions or whilst relaxing in the comfortable public areas.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    All cabins have individually controlled heating and air conditioning.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Tour Manager or Cruise Director.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and your Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    All-inclusive drinks are provided on board (excluding premium brands) between the hours of 10.00 am and 11.00 pm daily. You can buy pre-paid cards for the purchase of premium bar drinks by credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or cash (Euros) only. At the end of the cruise any unused credit will be refunded to you.

    CABIN DIMENSIONS & FACILITIES

    The cabins measure approximately 11.4 square metres and are arranged over three decks. Cabin numbers 112, 236, 238, 362 and 364 have a fixed double bed and the other cabins are all fitted with two beds which can be joined together. All cabins feature an en-suite bathroom with shower, individually controlled air conditioning and heating, TV, telephone, safe and hairdryer. The cabins located on the Upper and Middle Decks have large picture windows whilst cabins on the Main Deck have portholes.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Noble Caledonia Cruise Director and Tour Manager will accompany you throughout the voyage.

    CURRENCY

    The currency on board is the Euro.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each evening the next day’s programme will be delivered to your cabin.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and practical attire is recommended during the day for excursions and something dressier for the evening. More formal dress (smart/casual) is required only for the Welcome & Farewell Dinners and the Gala Dinner ashore (if you are booked on our Music & Art programme). Black tie is not necessary.

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity on board is 220v with 2-pin power outlets. In the bathroom there is a 110v socket which may be used for electric shavers only. We recommend you take an adaptor with you. In the interests of safety, please note that the use of electrical irons on board is strictly prohibited.

    ELEVATOR

    There is an elevator on board.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation is approximately 4.00 pm, unless advised otherwise. The official embarkation time will be advised in your final documentation. The official disembarkation time is between 8.30 – 9.00 am, however your Cruise Director will provide detailed information prior to the end of the cruise. This will include departure transfer information.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your cabin door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors.

    FIRST AID

    There is no doctor on board, however, a number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. 

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    GIFT SHOP

    A small gift shop selling various practical and souvenir items is available by Reception.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship, please return your shore pass back to Reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    There is no laundry or dry cleaning service on board. Please ensure you pack accordingly.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items on board the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MEALS

    Meals are taken in the ship’s restaurant on the Main Deck. The open seating restaurant serves local dishes in addition to an international menu, and tables seat four to six guests. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served on board. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style with hot and cold items and dinners are a served set menu with a choice of either two main courses or a vegetarian option. Please note that due to galley restrictions, CroisiEurope is unable to offer a choice of each course, so menus for lunch and dinner are “set” with no choice at courses. Certain dietary requests can be catered for (on request). Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager or Noble Caledonia staff upon your embarkation.

    MOSQUITOES

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    NEWSPAPERS

    Newspapers are not available on board.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our meticulous planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control such as heavy river traffic or fluctuating water levels. The ship’s Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the day’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    At any time during your voyage you can buy pre-paid cards for the purchase of premium drinks on board. You may purchase the pre-paid cards by credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or cash (Euros) only. At the end of the cruise, any unused credit will be refunded to you. Any other services, such as gifts from the shop, must be paid for at the time of purchase. Personal cheques or debit cards are not accepted. Regrettably, the ship is not able to offer a money-changing service on board as this would be contravening official regulations.

    POST

    The vessel’s gift shop sells postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and items can be posted on your behalf by the ship’s crew (although as they are unable to do so each day, this could take longer than if you were to post yourself). 

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    We are always looking for ways to improve our holidays and the services provided and in order to do this we welcome feedback from our guests. Your comments are important to us therefore we request that you complete the questionnaire that will be provided to you on board.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    Noble Caledonia has arranged for all passengers to have access to a ‘Quietvox’ audio system for shore excursions. Further details will be provided to you following your embarkation. 

    RECEPTION

    Reception is staffed throughout the day. A member of crew can be contacted 24 hours a day.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room (cabin) service is not available on board.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to you departing the vessel at the end of the cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Master and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions are available to you in your cabin.

    SHIP OPERATIONS

    Docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. The Belle de Cadix will be positioned with Starboard (right side) facing the harbour wall, and cabins in Category D and C will receive less natural light. Cabins on the Port side (left side) will be facing the river.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the ship’s reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy. Please note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    TELEPHONE

    A telephone is available within your cabin.

    VISITORS

    Please contact Noble Caledonia to request permission to invite a visitor(s) on board. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any persons.

    WATER

    Complimentary bottled water is available during meals and from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm from the bar.

    WI-FI

    Wireless internet connection is available without charge within the ship’s lounge. There may be times when internet connection is slow or not available. 

    PLEASE NOTE: 

    These details should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

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Tour Extensions

    • For those wishing to explore Granada including a full day excursion to the Alhambra and Generalife, we are offering an optional three night stay at the four-star Hotel AC Palacio Santa Paula, ideally located in the old town area. The hotel is a result of the careful refurbishment of the Santa Paula Convent, and you can enjoy the combination of comfort with the charm of one of the key buildings in this historic city. The hotel’s dining options include a coffee shop, restaurant “El Claustro” for fine dining, and the “Terrace” for international fare. Rooms are fully en-suite with air conditioning, TV/radio, safe deposit box and mini-bar. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi in public areas and rooms and a fitness suite, including a Turkish bath.

      Packed with history, the majestic city of Granada was first settled by native tribes in the prehistoric period, and was known as Ilbyr. When the Romans colonised southern Spain, they built their own city here and called it Illibris. The Arabs, invading the peninsula in the 8th century, gave it its current name. Granada was the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492 at the hands of Queen Isabel of Castile and her husband Ferdinand of Aragon. One of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th century. This mighty compound of buildings – including the summer palace called Generalife, with its fountains and gardens – stands at the foot of Spain’s highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, and overlooks the city below and its fertile plains. The hill facing the Alhambra is the old Moorish casbah or “medina”, called the Albaicin, a fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and whitewashed houses with secluded inner gardens.

      The Alhambra, Granada The Alhambra, Granada

      The Itinerary

      Day 1 Seville to Granada. Disembark the MS Belle de Cadix after breakfast and transfer by coach to Granada. Check in to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the old town and surroundings. This evening is at leisure, perhaps sample some of the excellent tapas, raciones and pintxos on offer in the many local bars. Granada is famous for serving many cuisines from traditional, fusion, to exotic Moroccan specialties.

      Day 2 Alhambra & Generalife. After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a full day visit to the Alhambra & Generalife gardens, including lunch in a local restaurant. Evening at leisure in Granada.

      Day 3 Granada or Las Alpujarras. Today is free to explore and sightsee independently in Granada. Alternatively you may wish to join our full day optional tour to the beautiful Las Alpujarras region in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The scenery promises to be spectacular as you travel by coach to Lanjaron, a picturesque town famed for its medicinal spring waters. Pass through verdant valleys and rustic villages and hamlets, including Spain’s highest village, Trevelez, and enjoy a traditional Alpujarreno lunch in a local restaurant. Evening at leisure in Granada.

      Day 4 Granada to London Gatwick. After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Malaga Airport (approx. 2 hours) for the return scheduled flight to London Gatwick.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      14 to 17 November 2019
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £575
      Single £795

      Price Includes: Three nights accommodation at Hotel AC Palacio Santa Paula (or similar) on bed & breakfast basis, full day guided tour to the Alhambra including lunch, coach transfers from the vessel to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, gratuities, meals other than those stated, full day optional tour to Las Alpujarras (£99 per person).

    • For those wishing to explore Granada including a full day excursion to the Alhambra and Generalife, we are offering an optional three night stay at the four-star Hotel AC Palacio Santa Paula, ideally located in the old town area. The hotel is a result of the careful refurbishment of the Santa Paula Convent, and you can enjoy the combination of comfort with the charm of one of the key buildings in this historic city. The hotel’s dining options include a coffee shop, restaurant “El Claustro” for fine dining, and the “Terrace” for international fare. Rooms are fully en-suite with air conditioning, TV/radio, safe deposit box and mini-bar. Other facilities include free Wi-Fi in public areas and rooms and a fitness suite, including a Turkish bath.

      Packed with history, the majestic city of Granada was first settled by native tribes in the prehistoric period, and was known as Ilbyr. When the Romans colonised southern Spain, they built their own city here and called it Illibris. The Arabs, invading the peninsula in the 8th century, gave it its current name. Granada was the last Muslim city to fall to the Christians in 1492 at the hands of Queen Isabel of Castile and her husband Ferdinand of Aragon. One of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture is the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th century. This mighty compound of buildings – including the summer palace called Generalife, with its fountains and gardens – stands at the foot of Spain’s highest mountain range, the Sierra Nevada, and overlooks the city below and its fertile plains. The hill facing the Alhambra is the old Moorish casbah or “medina”, called the Albaicin, a fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and whitewashed houses with secluded inner gardens.

      The Itinerary

      Day 1 Seville to Granada.

      Disembark the MS Belle de Cadix after breakfast and transfer by coach to Granada. Check in to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the old town and surroundings. This evening is at leisure, perhaps sample some of the excellent tapas, raciones and pintxos on offer in the many local bars. Granada is famous for serving many cuisines including traditional, fusion, and exotic Moroccan specialities.

      Day 2 Alhambra & Generalife.

      After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a full day visit to the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, including lunch in a local restaurant. Evening at leisure in Granada.

      Day 3 Granada.

      Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and a day to explore and sightsee independently in Granada.

      Day 4 Granada to London.

      After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Malaga Airport (approx. 2 hours) for the return scheduled flight to London.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      12 to 15 November 2020
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £625
      Single £875

      PRICE INCLUDES: Three nights accommodation at Hotel AC Palacio Santa Paula (or similar) with breakfast, full day guided tour to the Alhambra including lunch, transfers.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, gratuities, meals other than those stated.

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