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Lisbon to Miami

ATLANTIC CROSSINGS | 21 Nights | Departs Oct 13, 2014

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Porto Grande, Cape Verde

Ports:

Oct, 13

-Lisbon, Portugal

Oct, 14

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Oct, 15

-Funchal - Madeira Island, Portugal

Oct, 16

-Santa Cruz de La Palma, Spain

Oct, 17

-Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Oct, 18

-Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

Oct, 19

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Oct, 20

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Oct, 21

-Dakar, Senegal

Oct, 22

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Oct, 23

-Porto Grande, Cape Verde

Oct, 24

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Oct, 25

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Oct, 26

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Oct, 27

-Cruise the Atlantic Ocean

Oct, 28

-Bridgetown, Barbados

Oct, 29

-St. John's, Antigua

Oct, 30

-Gustavia, St. Barts

Oct, 31

-San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nov, 1

-Cruise the Caribbean Sea

Nov, 2

-Cruise the Bahamas Channel

Nov, 3

-Miami, Florida

Porto Grande, Cape Verde-port

Explore the Colonial past of Mindelo, the cultural center of Cape Verde with its distinctive blend of Portuguese and African influences. Make your way on foot to the Governor’s palace. Painted pink, it stands out among the other, smaller colonial era houses. Be sure to visit the Cape Verde Handicraft Museum before a stop at the fish market and the lively main municipal market in its own grand old colonial building. Shop for traditional handicrafts, pottery, baskets and woven items. Monte Verde, the highest peak calls to the intrepid hiker. Breathtaking views make the effort highly rewarding. Stroll along the waterfront and relax over a meal of local stew called cachupa, or a fresh fish delicacy in this lively exotic destination.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Island Discovery
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal
  • Highlights of Cape Verde
    Seated TourMinimal Activity Required
  • Spectacular Sao Vicente
    Seated Tour
  • Mindelo - the Cultural Capital
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Island Discovery

    Moderate Activity/Walking Regent ChoiceMeal
    Duration: 6 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: prg-003
    Price:

    $89.00

    Experience the island's natural attractions by hiking through a picturesque valley, swimming in a volcanically formed lagoon, and gazing over the landscape from high atop a mountain.

    Depart from the pier in Mindelo, the island's cultural capital, and follow a scenic route inland toward Mato Ingles, a charming village founded by English traders in the 19th century. Here, in the serenity of the beautifully stark countryside, you'll enjoy a hike along a flat path through a rather dry valley. The island's interior is noticeably barren, a characteristic that only adds to its drama and visual appeal. Still, there are some small farms scattered about the valleys, growing crops such as corn, potatoes and beans.

    Driving on to the eastern shore, you'll visit Praia Grande, a large crescent-shaped beach. Be sure to note the wonderful contrast between its white sands and the backdrop of black lava mountains. While taking in the spectacle, enjoy a glass of ""pontche,"" a traditional island cocktail made with sugar-cane molasses and ""grogue,"" the national liqueur of Cape Verde. More stunning scenery awaits you at Baia das Gatas, which means Catfish Bay, where you may swim in the sheltered lagoon formed by volcanic eruption centuries ago. Then, linger over a hearty traditional lunch at a nearby restaurant.

    Re-boarding your coach, you'll make your way up Monte Verde, a mountainous nature preserve that lies just a few miles east of Mindelo. During a photo stop here, you'll be treated to some amazing panoramic views. As you make your way back to the pier, you'll be able to view more beaches and villages.

    Please note: This tour includes a hike of approximately 75-minutes that travels over uneven and stony natural surfaces at times. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Participants should be in good physical condition. Weather appropriate clothing; swimwear; a change of clothes; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water and towel from the ship; and sturdy, flat walking shoes or boots are recommended. Transportation is usually via minibuses that do not have air-conditioning which are also used at other times as public transportation on the island. There will be no narration during the driving portions of the tour and there will likely be a separate guide at each stop along the way. There are no restroom facilities available on this tour.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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