Spain & Portugal Cruise Holidays

Think Spain and Portugal only offer beaches and blue skies? Think again.
The coastline is your gateway to a sprinkling of spectacular Spanish and Portuguese cities and you’re in for a treat. Those seeking variety from their holiday will love Spain and Portugal cruises which contrasts fishing villages with ornate cities and an eye-watering mix of architectural styles.

Escape to Spain & Portugal on a cruise holiday

Each iconic site offers unforgettable experiences, where past and present play out in a lively mix of architecture and anything-but-everyday life. From proud local traditions to gastronomic delights, we pick some of the best reasons to explore these incredible countries in Spain and Portugal.

Take a look at some of the Spain & Portugal ports you can visit

Lisbon, Portugal

Views of the Portuguese capital come as your ship cruises along the Tagus River. You pass the Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries before arriving at the Lisbon cruise terminal.

La Coruña, Spain

The name of Coruña's cruise dock - Transatlantic Quay - reflects its location on the northwestern tip of the Iberian Peninsular making it the closest European port to New York.

Porto (tours from Leixoes), Portugal

Oporto is an enchanting, historic city with Roman ramparts and Parisian-style squares. But it's best known for its port wine - to which the city gave its name.

Cádiz, Spain

Cadiz dates back to the 12th century BC so is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western world. And if this ancient port city is not enough, visits to nearby Seville are also available.

Discover our Spain and Portugal cruise holidays

Explore ashore our favourite Spain & Portugal cruise ports

Take a look at some examples of our curated shore experiences, offering you the chance to try something new, connect with local culture and discover a different side to Spain & Portugal.

Discover Spain & Portugal on board your favourite ship

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2020 will put P&O Cruises in the history books once again. Iona will offer the next generation of guests the holiday of a lifetime on the next generation of P&O Cruises ships.

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Inspired by our past. Designed for the future. There has never been a more stylish way to see the world! Whether you're new to cruising, or a veteran of the high seas, your moments on board Britannia are sure to be truly memorable.

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Mid-sized Aurora is a world-class ship, bringing the joys of classic cruise travel to all.

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There’s always something happening on Ventura, enjoy delicious fine dining, a tranquil spa, many quiet spaces to unwind, great sports facilities and four pools.

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Combining the chic with the classic, Arcadia offers a relaxed pace, stylish surroundings and more than a hint of extravangance.

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Azura is one of the largest cruise ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. Azura offers an incredible choice of bars, restaurants, sports and spa facilities, entertainment, plus lots of other exciting and unique features.