Portugal, Spain, France, Guernsey, Channel Islands, Normandy
Cruising aboard the Deluxe Small Ship m.s. Le Boréal
From the old-world sophistication of Portugal to the artistic riches of Spain's Basque Country, to the rugged beauty of France's Côte Sauvage and the United Kingdom's Charming Channel Islands, a riveting canvas of historic seaports awaits you along Europe's western coast. We are delighted to present this one-of-a-kind Small Ship itinerary featuring the captivating historical legacies and the enduring yet dynamic cultures of these coastal civilizations.
Join fellow alumni and friends aboard the Five-Star Small Ship m.s. Le Boréal for the opportunity of a lifetime. Distinguished expert Dwight David Eisenhower II, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, will share his personal insights during an onboard lecture and accompany you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy almost 70 years after Allied Forces made their historic D-Day landings.
En route, visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites, tour Oporto, the epicenter of world famous port wine production, walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims on St. James Way in Santiago de Compostela, cruise Spain's Costa Verde, and visit France's spectacular Belle-Île-en-Mer and the UK's most important Channel Island of Guernsey. In addition to a cultural excursion in each port, you can further enrich your appreciation of these coastal civilizations through the exclusive C'est Bon! Culinary Traditions™ optional excursions celebrating traditional regional cuisine. A Lisbon Pre-Cruise and Honfleur/Paris Post-Cruise Option are also offered. Space for this exclusive itinerary and excellent value has quickly sold out in the past, so we encourage you to book now!
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy Beaches
m.s. Le Boréal