Explore the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France, and England. Cruise for eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, five-star small ship World Navigator. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime cruise up the storied River Thames to London's Tower Bridge. Special guest Dwight D. Eisenhower II, historian and grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, accompanies you to the hallowed beaches of Normandy. Also joining you on the cruise will be honored and respected front-line travel journalist, Peter Greenberg. Explore Oporto in Portugal's renowned wine country, walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims in Santiago de Compostela, visit Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim Museum and see Mont-Saint-Michel's impressive abbey. Lisbon Pre-Program and London Post-Program Options.
- Uniquely designed, eight-night cruise itinerary available only through Gohagan & Company.
- Exclusively chartered cruise aboard the five-star small ship World Navigator, with private balconies in most suites and staterooms.
- Visit four countries—Portugal, Spain, France, and England—with access to ports unavailable to larger vessels and all shore excursions included.
- Visit the historic beaches of Normandy accompanied by Professor Eisenhower.
- Explore three UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Oporto, Santiago de Compostela, and Mont-Saint-Michel.
- Visit the iconic Guggenheim Museum in beautiful Bilbao, Spain.
- Once-in-a-lifetime cruise from the English Channel up the River Thames to London’s storied Tower Bridge, possible only by small ship.
- Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages available throughout the cruise.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access (conditions permitting).
- Lisbon Pre-Program and London Post-Program Options.
Day 1 - Depart the U.S. or Canada
Day 2 - Lisbon, Portugal / Embark World Navigator
Day 3 - Leixões for Oporto
Day 4 - A Coruña, Spain for Santiago de Compostela
Day 5 - Santander for Bilbao
Day 6 - Cruising the Bay of Biscay
Day 7 - Saint-Malo, France for Mont-Saint-Michel
Day 8 - Caen for Normandy Beaches
Day 9 - Cruising the English Channel / River Thames to London’s Tower Bridge, England
Day 10 - London / Disembark ship / Return to the U.S. or Canada
This exclusively chartered, five-star luxury small ship is able to dock in smaller ports inaccessible to larger ships, where authentic cultural experiences and majestic scenery await you.
The World Navigator, launched in 2021, is a newly constructed small ship, appointed in retro-chic elegance, invites discerning travelers on luxury adventures to destinations around the world.
Old World Lisbon Pre-Program Option
Experience the cinematic streetscapes, medieval passageways, and timeless rituals of Lisbon, one of Europe’s most visually appealing capitals. Savor stunning Portuguese art on a walking tour of the Bairro Alto District; visit the fascinating National Coach Museum and Jerónimos Monastery; and stop by the captivating five-story fortress of Belém Tower. Enjoy breathtaking views on a scenic drive to Sintra, immortalized in English poetry by Lord Byron and noted for its natural beauty and resplendent palaces. Accommodations are for two nights in the deluxe Dom Pedro Lisboa.
London’s Enduring History Post-Program Option
Explore the storied history and vibrant modernity of London, a compelling city that continues to rewrite its narrative and make each visit more enjoyable than the last. Visit the legendary Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and step into Churchill’s Cabinet War Room—a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into a secret World War II bunker where the Prime Minister and his staff charted a course to victory. Spend two nights in an ideally located deluxe hotel.
The Pre-Program and Post-Program Options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.
Dwight David Eisenhower II, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and noted historian of World War II and the Cold War. His 1986 bestseller, Eisenhower: At War 1943–1945, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History. He will accompany you to the Normandy Beaches to attend a poignant wreath-laying ceremony honoring our brave World War II veterans at the very beaches where the pivotal D-Day landings took place.
His lectures will feature:
- Operation Overlord—the concept, planning and personalities behind the D-Day invasion
- Triumph and Tragedy—big-picture consequences of the Allied forces’ Normandy landings
A multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored, and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the travel industry as “The Travel Detective,” Greenberg broadcasts breaking news and investigative reports from around the world each week as Travel Editor for CBS News. The consummate insider on reporting the travel business as news, Greenberg hosts the public television show The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg. The series offers 50+ half-hour episodes that seek to empower audiences with travel news, must-have information, insider tips known only to a select few, and hidden gem destinations not found in traditional guidebooks or brochures. Greenberg is also host of The Royal Tour, a groundbreaking series of global television specials, showcasing nations in a way no visitor has ever seen them before. Guided by some of the most dynamic and powerful Heads of State, Greenberg journeys deep inside each country to offer viewers access to extraordinary locations, historic landmarks and cultural experiences.
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