The lands south of Portugal and Spain sail somewhere under the radar compared to their northern brothers, yet the area is home to some of the best sights that Iberia has to offer. Dive straight in to this exciting yet lesser-explored region by boat, starting off from Lisbon before exploring some stunning medieval castles. Sail on to Cadiz, Seville and Jerez de la Frontera before swinging by the famous ‘Rock’ of Gibraltar, then push on to Granada before docking in Malaga. If there’s one favour you should do yourself on this trip - definitely fill up on some excellent local food and drink along the way. Wrap your head around some interesting local history, or kick back on the Panorama II’s upper deck while you work on your tan. Either way, this adventure cruise is an excellent opportunity to experience the Iberian lifestyle first-hand.

Highlights

Visit the one and only Alhambra Palace in Granada. This Moorish 'pearl set in emeralds' must be seen to be believed

Take in the natural beauty of the Algarve coast, with its jagged coastline cut with caves and grottoes

Slow the pace down a notch with some bird watching in the Ria Formosa National Park, looking out for flamingos, herons and kingfishers

Visit the bizzare town that rivals anything in Mexico for spaghetti western flair – El Rocio. This is a place of annual pilgrimage for more than a million people