Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

Trip Highlights

This unique and exclusive nine-day itinerary showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Lisbon, Portugal, and Barcelona, Spain, during the best time of year. Cruise ancient trade routes from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star LE JACQUES CARTIER, launching in 2020 and featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms each with a private balcony and complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and Wi-Fi throughout the ship. Sail up Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River, “the great river,” into the heart of beautiful Seville, an exclusive opportunity only available by small ship. Visit Portugal’s stunningly beautiful Algarve coast and the regal city of Granada, Spain. Stand on the “Top of the Rock” at Gibraltar and call on the enchanting Balearic Island of Mallorca. See the history of Roman and Carthaginian civilizations in ancient Cartagena. Visit the Baroque Church of St. Anthony, with its intricate gilded carved wood interior in Lagos. During daily port calls and included excursions, enjoy stunning scenery and see four UNESCO World Heritage sites. A Lisbon Pre-Cruise Option and Barcelona Post-Cruise Option are offered.


Day 1

Depart the U.S. or Canada

Day 2

Lisbon, Portugal/Embark Le Jacques Cartier

Day 3

Portimão, the Algarve, for Lagos

Day 4

Cruise the Guadalquivir River into Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Day 5

Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory

Day 6

Malaga for Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Day 7


Day 8

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands

Day 9

Barcelona/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada

*Cruise itinerary is subject to change

Activity Level – Moderately Active


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Your Journey

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

Meet Your Trip Host

Stephanie Vidaillet Gelderloos

Stephanie Vidaillet Gelderloos is a native of Southwest Detroit. She attended the University of Detroit Mercy and Eastern Michigan University where she studied foreign languages and linguistics. During her time at EMU, she studied abroad in the Netherlands for a year. While there, she learned to speak Dutch and collaborated on the first comprehensive Frisian-English dictionary. Stephanie’s linguistic work focuses mainly on phonetics and phonology, yet she also specializes in in dialects and Creole languages. It is this area of specialization that allows Stephanie to bring unique educational content to the trips she hosts. Stephanie currently uses her linguistic and language skills working at the University of Michigan-Flint teaching developmental reading and writing along with English as a second language in the university’s Bridge Program for international students. Stephanie speaks Spanish proficiently and serves on the board of the Genesee County Hispanic Latino Collaborative. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and two daughters. She is proud to share that her eldest daughter is a recent UM grad and now member of the Alumni Association. Go Blue!

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  • Oct. 3–11, 2020
(9 days)
Starting price: $4,595
+ air + taxes; singles please ask
Deposit per person: $800
Gohagan & Co.
Type: Cruise

You must be an Alumni Association member to travel with us. Questions? Call Michigan Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064.

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