30 nights onboard Seabourn Ovation

30-Day Jewels Of Spain, Italy & France

Winners 2022 Grand Prix Award
Winners 2022 Best Specialist Cruise Line
Winners 2022 Best for Wellbeing Spas
Winners 2022 Best for Accommodation

Introducing Seabourn Ovation, the sister-ship to the already prestigious Seabourn Encore.

Leaving from: Barcelona
Cruise ship: Seabourn Ovation
Visiting: Barcelona Palma de Mallorca Mahón, Menorca Cagliari
Seabourn Logo
Seabourn

For decadent luxury that sails hand-in-hand with personalised experience and in-depth access to world heritage, may we introduce Seabourn Cruises.

Blending nimble power and grace with beautifully designed spaces, Seabourn ships can be likened to lavish resorts. Except, uniquely, the staff already know you just as they also remember your favourite drink.

604
Passengers
450
Crew
2018
Launched
40350t
Tonnage
210m
Length
28m
Width
19kts
Speed
12
Decks
USD
Currency
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Barcelona, Spain
Day 2
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Day 3
Mahón, Menorca, Spain
Day 5
Cagliari, Italy
Day 6
Bonifacio, Corsica, France
Day 7
Portoferraio, Italy
Day 8
Portovenere, Italy
Day 9
Cannes, France
Day 10
La Ciotat, France
Day 11
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Day 12
Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
Day 13
Capri, Italy
Day 14
Giardini Naxos, Italy
Days 15 - 16
Valletta, Malta
Day 16
Mgarr, Gozo, Malta
Day 18
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Day 19
Saint-Tropez, France
Day 20
Palamós, Spain
Day 21
Barcelona, Spain
Day 22
Mahón, Menorca, Spain
Day 23
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Day 25
Sète, France
Day 26
Toulon, France
Day 27
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Day 28
Portofino, Italy
Day 29
Calvi, Corsica, France
Day 30
Olbia, Italy
Day 31
Civitavecchia, Italy
Barcelona, Spain image
Day 1
Barcelona, Spain
The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Famíliaand his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too. Barcelona's vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain image
Day 2
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca, the largest city on the island of Mallorca, is the capital of Spain’s Balearic Islands and a popular destination among Mediterranean cruisers. The sun-kissed island combines a vibrant city centre and shopping areas with a charming old town, known in Spanish as El Casco Antiguo, where many tourist hotspots can be found. With stunning views allied to great beaches, Gothic, Moorish and Renaissance architecture, as well as tasty regional food, Palma ticks all the boxes.

Mahón, Menorca, Spain image
Day 3
Mahón, Menorca, Spain
The capital of Menorca since 1721, Mahon has a impressive natural deep water harbour, which is one of the largest in the world. This, coupled with its strategic location, has made it a stronghold for many nations throughout history. Mahon has an abundance of historical buildings, the oldest being the Arch of Saint Roc which is all that remains of the wall that once encircled the whole town. The island was occupied by the British during the 18th century and Lord Nelson is thought to have stayed there. Indeed, San Antoni Mansion, located on the north side of the harbour, houses a collection of Nelson memorabilia. The legacy of colonial rule can be seen in the muted Georgian style of some of the buildings, but Mahon still boasts attractive examples of neo-Classical, Baroque and Romanesque architecture. With narrow streets to explore, pleasant shaded squares and welcoming pavement cafés, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Please be aware that most shops in town close for a siesta between 1330 and 1730.
Cagliari, Italy image
Day 5
Cagliari, Italy

Known in Sardinia as Casteddu, Cagliari will enchant and cast a spell on you, just as it did on the famed writer D.H Lawrence. Lawrence proclaimed that he found Cagliari to be "strange and rather wonderful, not a bit like Italy".

That's not to say that Italy is un-wonderful. Lawrence basically summarised how most people feel when exploring Cagliari - it's not just another Italian city. There's something quite different here. The city is stratified beyond words, and wonderfully diverse.

Cagliari's diversity is firmly rooted in history. The city was founded during the 8th Century BC by the Phoenicians, before being dominated by the Romans, the Arabs, the Pisans, and the Punics, alongside the Aragonese. Each civilization left its stamp, crafting a multi-layered metropolis for the ages.

Bonifacio, Corsica, France image
Day 6
Bonifacio, Corsica, France
Located in the South of Corsica, Bonifacio is one of the island’s most beautiful destinations. From its breathtaking views and sandy white islands to its historic citadel, the city is a must visit for anyone travelling to the island.
Portoferraio, Italy image
Day 7
Portoferraio, Italy
Elba is the Tuscan archipelago's largest island, but it resembles nearby verdant Corsica more than it does its rocky Italian sisters, thanks to a network of underground springs that keep it lush and green. It's this combination of semitropical vegetation and dramatic mountain scenery—unusual in the Mediterranean—that has made Elba so prized for so long, and the island's uniqueness continues to draw boatloads of visitors throughout the warm months. A car is very useful for getting around the island, but public buses stop at most towns several times a day; the tourist office has timetables.
Portovenere, Italy image
Day 8
Portovenere, Italy
Nestled along the rugged Ligurian coast, Portovenere beckons with its maritime heritage, tracing back to ancient Roman times when it served as a strategic outpost. The Mediterranean climate here gifts warm summers and mild winters, inviting exploration year-round. Escape the tourist hustle and bustle, uncovering authentic experiences amidst cobblestone streets and pastel-hued buildings. Portovenere stands as a testament to Italy's coastal charm, boasting stunning views of the Gulf of Poets and the iconic Church of St. Peter perched atop sheer cliffs. Don't miss the hidden gem of Byron's Grotto, a sea cave celebrated by the famed poet Lord Byron for its ethereal beauty.
Cannes, France image
Day 9
Cannes, France
Cannes is pampered with the luxurious year-round climate that has made it one of the most popular resorts in Europe. Cannes was an important sentinel site for the monks who established themselves on Île St-Honorat in the Middle Ages. Its bay served as nothing more than a fishing port until in 1834 an English aristocrat, Lord Brougham, fell in love with the site during an emergency stopover with a sick daughter. He had a home built here and returned every winter for a sun cure—a ritual quickly picked up by his peers. Between the popularity of Le Train Blue transporting wealthy passengers from Calais, and the introduction in 1936 of France's first paid holidays, Cannes became the destination, a tasteful and expensive breeding ground for the upper-upscale.Cannes has been further glamorized by the ongoing success of its annual film festival, as famous as Hollywood's Academy Awards. About the closest many of us will get to feeling like a film star is a stroll here along La Croisette, the iconic promenade that gracefully curves the wave-washed sand coastline, peppered with chic restaurants and prestigious private beaches. This is precisely the sort of place for which the French invented the verb flâner (to dawdle, saunter): strewn with palm trees and poseurs, its fancy boutiques and status-symbol grand hotels—including the Carlton, the legendary backdrop to Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief —all vying for the custom of the Louis Vuitton set. This legend is, to many, the heart and soul of the Côte d'Azur.
La Ciotat, France image
Day 10
La Ciotat, France
Monte-Carlo, Monaco image
Day 11
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Nestled on the sun-kissed shores of Monaco lies Monte Carlo, a city steeped in glamour and allure. Its illustrious history as a playground for the wealthy elite spans centuries, drawing visitors with its opulent casinos and legendary Grand Prix. Beneath its azure skies, Monte Carlo basks in a Mediterranean climate, offering respite from the ordinary with its vibrant ambiance and stunning coastal vistas. For those seeking an authentic experience, Monte Carlo unveils a world of sophistication and refinement, where luxury blends seamlessly with tradition. As dusk falls, the cityscape comes alive with glittering lights, casting an enchanting spell over all who visit.
Porto Santo Stefano, Italy image
Day 12
Porto Santo Stefano, Italy
Capri, Italy image
Day 13
Capri, Italy
Capri, famed for its legendary allure, has a history steeped in myth and majesty. Its crystalline waters have drawn admirers for centuries, from Roman emperors to Hollywood royalty. The Mediterranean climate blesses this island with sun-drenched days and gentle sea breezes, creating an idyllic setting for exploration. Away from the tourist throngs, Capri offers a glimpse into authentic Italian life, with winding cobblestone streets leading to hidden piazzas and family-run trattorias serving up traditional fare. As the sun sets, the island transforms into a romantic haven, with the iconic Faraglioni rock formations casting enchanting shadows over the shimmering sea.
Giardini Naxos, Italy image
Day 14
Giardini Naxos, Italy
Welcome to Giardini Naxos, where ancient history meets modern charm along the sun-kissed shores of the Ionian Sea. This picturesque coastal town boasts a Mediterranean climate, perfect for leisurely exploration of its quaint streets and sandy beaches. Away from the typical tourist traps, Giardini Naxos offers an authentic taste of Sicilian life, where locals welcome visitors with open arms. Cruise lines often anchor here to provide travelers with a glimpse into the real Italy, from sampling fresh seafood at local trattorias to discovering the remnants of ancient Greek settlements dotting the coastline. Fun fact: Giardini Naxos is home to the first Greek colony in Sicily, founded in 734 BC.
Valletta, Malta image
Days 15 - 16
Valletta, Malta

Malta: the country that God built. Well, kind of. Malta is well-known for being the once-stronghold of the famous religious military order, The Knights Hospitaller, who were granted the land in 1530 from the King of Spain in exchange for an annual fee of one Maltese falcon (which eventually inspired the name of Dashiell Hammett’s famous novel). And these marauding knights certainly did a great job putting the place together. Valletta, the nation’s capital, remains the highlight and exploring this fascinating walled city (which kept the Hospitallers secure until they came across Napoleon in 1798) is akin to walking back in time. It’s small size (just 0.3 square miles) makes it the perfect cruise stopover and is the ideal base for exploring the rest of the country on excursions.

Mgarr, Gozo, Malta image
Day 16
Mgarr, Gozo, Malta
Ajaccio, Corsica, France image
Day 18
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Ajaccio, cradled by the cerulean Mediterranean, boasts a vibrant legacy as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. Its sun-kissed shores and temperate climate make it a haven for those seeking an authentic Mediterranean experience. Away from crowded tourist hubs, Ajaccio invites travelers to savor the essence of France with its charming cobblestone streets and bustling markets, where local artisans showcase Corsican craftsmanship. Beyond its historical allure, Ajaccio captivates visitors with its culinary delights, from succulent seafood to aromatic cheeses. As dusk falls, the city's promenades come alive with the melodic strains of Corsican polyphonic singing, a testament to the island's rich cultural tapestry.
Saint-Tropez, France image
Day 19
Saint-Tropez, France
In the annals of maritime lore, St Tropez stands as a testament to timeless elegance. Once a humble fishing village, its cobblestone streets now echo with the footsteps of the glamorous and the adventurous alike. Set against the backdrop of the azure Mediterranean, this enclave boasts a Mediterranean climate, inviting sun-kissed days and balmy nights. Beyond the glitz of its famed beaches lies an authentic charm, where local markets overflow with Provencal delights and vineyards offer a taste of the region's renowned wines. Uncover hidden treasures in its winding alleyways, where every corner reveals a piece of France's vibrant tapestry.
Palamós, Spain image
Day 20
Palamós, Spain
One of the best ways to arrive in Catalonia is by sea, especially via the Costa Brava. This coastline, also known as the Rugged or Wild Coast, stretches from Blanes to the French border. Its name aptly refers to the steep cliff of ancient twisted rocks, which runs its entire length and is bounded inland by the Catalan mountain ranges. The intensity of the coast’s colour, the ruggedness of the rocks and the scent of the plants all combine to add to its attraction. The history of this region is long and varied. Traces can be found of the advanced culture of the Iberians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. With Wilfred I and the independence of Catalan countries, the Catalan dynasty was born. Later, in 1479, Catalonia became a part of unified Spain following the marriage of Isabel, Queen of Castile, and Fernando, King of Aragon. The port of Palamos, some 36 miles northeast of Barcelona, has been in existence for nearly 700 years thanks to its location on one of the deepest natural bays in the western Mediterranean. The town itself is the southernmost of a series of resorts popular with sun worshippers. For the most part, Palamos has managed to retain some of the charm of a fishing village. The port also serves as a gateway to such inland locations as Girona, the capital of the province. Art lovers may want to visit Figueras, famous for its bizarre Teatre-Museu Dali, the foremost of a series of sites associated with the eccentric surrealist artist, Salvador Dali. If you choose to stay in Palamos, you can enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the town or spend some time at a nearby beach. The town has a long seagoing tradition and busy harbour. The fish auction, prompted by the arrival of the fishing boats, is a spectacle worth seeing. The Fishing Museum illustrates the history and the life of the families who live off the sea.
Barcelona, Spain image
Day 21
Barcelona, Spain
The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Famíliaand his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too. Barcelona's vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars.
Mahón, Menorca, Spain image
Day 22
Mahón, Menorca, Spain
The capital of Menorca since 1721, Mahon has a impressive natural deep water harbour, which is one of the largest in the world. This, coupled with its strategic location, has made it a stronghold for many nations throughout history. Mahon has an abundance of historical buildings, the oldest being the Arch of Saint Roc which is all that remains of the wall that once encircled the whole town. The island was occupied by the British during the 18th century and Lord Nelson is thought to have stayed there. Indeed, San Antoni Mansion, located on the north side of the harbour, houses a collection of Nelson memorabilia. The legacy of colonial rule can be seen in the muted Georgian style of some of the buildings, but Mahon still boasts attractive examples of neo-Classical, Baroque and Romanesque architecture. With narrow streets to explore, pleasant shaded squares and welcoming pavement cafés, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Please be aware that most shops in town close for a siesta between 1330 and 1730.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain image
Day 23
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca, the largest city on the island of Mallorca, is the capital of Spain’s Balearic Islands and a popular destination among Mediterranean cruisers. The sun-kissed island combines a vibrant city centre and shopping areas with a charming old town, known in Spanish as El Casco Antiguo, where many tourist hotspots can be found. With stunning views allied to great beaches, Gothic, Moorish and Renaissance architecture, as well as tasty regional food, Palma ticks all the boxes.

Sète, France image
Day 25
Sète, France
The fishing village of Sète serves as gateway to Montpellier, in the North. Other noteworthy destinations in this area include Carcassone, Aigues Mortes, the Abbaye de Fontfroide, and Pezenas. For a look at the real fisherman's life, however, stay right where you are. Sète is the Mediterranean's biggest fishing port. Canals winding through town make it fun to stroll around, and there are a number of good walking paths leading to the beach (about 30 minutes to the west). Although it's small and unspectacular, Plage de la Corniche has calm, pristine waters that are perfect for swimming. For a panoramic view of the area, climb Mont St-Clair or Les Pierres Blanches and pick a beach to settle down on.
Toulon, France image
Day 26
Toulon, France
Nestled on the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, Toulon beckons with a storied maritime legacy. Its ancient harbor once echoed with the footsteps of legendary seafarers, evoking tales of conquest and trade. The gentle Mediterranean climate graces this coastal gem, offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Here, authenticity reigns supreme, as cobblestone streets lead to hidden treasures and quaint cafes serve up traditional Provençal fare. Beyond the tourist veneer lies a vibrant local culture, where age-old traditions thrive amidst the vibrant colors of the bustling markets. And did you know? Toulon boasts the largest naval base in France, a testament to its enduring maritime heritage.
Monte-Carlo, Monaco image
Day 27
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Nestled on the sun-kissed shores of Monaco lies Monte Carlo, a city steeped in glamour and allure. Its illustrious history as a playground for the wealthy elite spans centuries, drawing visitors with its opulent casinos and legendary Grand Prix. Beneath its azure skies, Monte Carlo basks in a Mediterranean climate, offering respite from the ordinary with its vibrant ambiance and stunning coastal vistas. For those seeking an authentic experience, Monte Carlo unveils a world of sophistication and refinement, where luxury blends seamlessly with tradition. As dusk falls, the cityscape comes alive with glittering lights, casting an enchanting spell over all who visit.
Portofino, Italy image
Day 28
Portofino, Italy
Portofino, renowned for its illustrious maritime past, invites travelers to step into a realm of timeless elegance. Nestled along the rugged Italian Riviera, its history unfolds like a captivating tale of seafaring adventure and opulent living. The Mediterranean climate bathes its colorful harbor in gentle warmth, offering a tranquil escape from bustling tourist hubs. Visitors can savor authentic Italian hospitality amidst quaint cafes and boutiques, each corner exuding old-world charm. As the playground of the rich and famous, Portofino remains a cherished gem, where luxury yachts sway against a backdrop of pastel-hued villas. Discover the allure of this coastal haven, where every sunset paints a masterpiece on the horizon.
Calvi, Corsica, France image
Day 29
Calvi, Corsica, France
Calvi, Corsica's slice of the Riviera, has been described by author Dorothy Carrington as "an oasis of pleasure on an otherwise austere island." Calvi prospered by supplying products to Genoa; its citizens remained loyal supporters of Genoa long after the rest of the island declared independence. Calvi also claims to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. During the 18th century the town endured assaults from Corsican nationalists, including celebrated patriot Pasquale Paoli. Today Calvi sees a summertime invasion of tourists, drawn to the 6-km (4-mile) stretch of sandy white beach, impressive citadel overlooking the Old Town, lively restaurants, and buzzing nightlife.
Olbia, Italy image
Day 30
Olbia, Italy
Amid the resorts of Sardinia's northeastern coast, Olbia, a town of about 60,000, is a lively little seaport and port of call for mainland ferries at the head of a long, wide bay.San SimplicioOlbia's little Catholic basilica, a short walk behind the main Corso Umberto and past the train station, is worth searching out if you have any spare time in Olbia. The simple granite structure dates from the 11th century, part of the great Pisan church-building program, using pillars and columns recycled from Roman buildings. The basilica has a bare, somewhat somber interior, its three naves separated by a series of arches.
Civitavecchia, Italy image
Day 31
Civitavecchia, Italy

Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here.

Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

Ship Details
Seabourn
Seabourn Ovation

Introducing Seabourn Ovation, the sister-ship to the already prestigious Seabourn Encore.

Find your perfect cruise!
Cabins
All Prices