Palma de Mallorca, Spain - Mediterranean Cruises

Arriving in Mallorca’s capital, Palma, you’ll find a vibrant city of boutiques, cafés and markets in medieval lanes, all under the watchful gaze of its immense and photogenic gothic sandstone cathedral. Beyond Palma, the island’s gorgeous coast shelters beautiful coves, calm harbours and the lavish villas of the rich and famous.

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Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Pollença and Formentor

    Visit the rugged north of Mallorca and relax on one of the best beaches on the island – Formentor.

    Pollença and Formentor

    This delightful tour crosses the island towards Port of Pollença passing Inca, the 3rd largest town in Mallorca, famous for its leather industry and weekly markets.In this beautiful fishing village, you will have some free time, perfect for a morning coffee.

    Afterwards, you’ll join a motor launch and be whisked away on a scenic ride to the beach of Formentor. Relax and enjoy some time at leisure on one of the most idyllic areas of the island. Formentor beach is also home to Hotel Formentor, dating from 1929 it is well known for the famous personalities that have stayed, including Audrey Hepburn.

    On your return to Palma, a brief stop will be made at the Es Colomer viewpoint, where you can admire the beautiful landscape of the Mediterranean coast. Before returning to the port, you’ll take a short scenic drive through Palma City.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, passengers are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    P&O Cruises will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. P&O Cruises does not provide or supply the excursion services. P&O Cruises will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and P&O Cruises shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions P&O Cruises is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of P&O Cruises.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This tour operates on coach , boat and on foot and involves an hour of walking, which includes some uneven ground. There are 10 steps to negotiate to reach the top deck on the motor launch. Please remember swimwear, a towel and sunscreen. If you wish to swim, please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to entering the water.

    Tour code

    PMI_037

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Beach Kayak

    Explore the beautiful coastline of Mallorca from a different perspective, on a kayaking adventure.

    Beach Kayak

    Departing by coach, you’ll enjoy a short ride to begin your kayaking experience from a beach close to Es Carnatge Nature reserve which lies to the east of Palma, and is blessed great views across the bay. This beach is the perfect location for watersports as the bay is sheltered. Upon arrival you’ll meet your kayak instructor and be given a lesson in paddle techniques before setting off onto the crystal clear waters.

    Glide along the coastline, taking in the scenery of the natural and undeveloped area of Es Carnatge.

    Before returning to the ship, some free time will be given to swim or relax on the beach and admire one of the best views of Palma.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion operates by Kayak. Minimum age is 12 years old. Please wear sunscreen, practical shoes and loose clothing that can get wet are also recommended. Please carry a backpack for belongings and take bottled water to stay hydrated during the ride.The transfer to meet your Kayak tour guide is unguided. Itinerary and route are subject to change due to local traffic and weather conditions.

    Tour code

    PMI_030

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Markets of Mallorca

    A great opportunity to enjoy a combination of sightseeing and shopping at a local market.

    Markets of Mallorca

    Sit back and take in the highlights of Palma before arriving at a weekly village market - a popular meeting place for locals and a haven for visitors.

    At each of these markets you'll find stalls brimming with an abundance of goods such as local handicrafts, leather, clothes, regional delicacies, almost anything can be found here. You'll have approximately 2 hours of free time to browse the market stalls and seek out that perfect souvenir or gift.

    TUESDAY - ALCUDIA MARKET. Located in north east Mallorca, Alcudia’s market is very popular on the island, due to its festive atmosphere and the huge amount of variety, the market area covers almost the whole old walled town.

    THURSDAYS - INCA MARKET One of the biggest weekly markets on Mallorca is the one at Inca. A very famous market, that offers almost everything from horticultural products, vegetables, plants, flowers, to handicrafts, herbs and spices. Here you will find some of the best bargains on the island and on arrival at the market you will be completely free to explore the stalls at your own pace.

    FRIDAYS - LLUCMAJOR MARKET Make your way across the market, where you will have the opportunity to sample home-made specialties. Find almost anything you can think of, from artisan works to leather goods and fresh organic food, as you stroll the streets during free time to explore.

    SATURDAY - SANTANYI MARKET. This lovely sandstone village fills up with stalls selling fruit and vegetables as well as local art and crafts. It is the best place to get an unusual gift or souvenir.

    SUNDAY - POLLENSA MARKET. Visitors and locals flock to the traditional Market in narrow and charming streets of Pollensa village with its pretty whitewashed houses and still unaffected by mass tourism. Here you can adventure yourself climbing the 365-steps stairway leading to a chapel on top of the hill known as Calvary and enjoy the valley views.


    This tour will operate by coach and on foot.The market you will visit is determined by the day of the ship's call to Mallorca. Credit cards will not be accepted at the markets, so please ensure you carry Euros.The amount of free time is approximate and depends on traffic conditions. The variety of products offered at the market can vary each day.

    Tour code

    PMI_022

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Discover Mallorcan Wine

    Taste some of the finest Mallorcan wines in one of the most beautiful valleys on the island!

    Discover Mallorcan Wine

    En route to Andratx you’ll pass the spectacular bay of Camp de Mar and Capdellá where the Bodegas Santa Catarina is located. The most striking part of this bodega is the fantastic sandstone caves where the quality wine matures in oak barrels. The bodega grows French grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, which allows the house to produce about half a million bottles per year.

    The soft Mediterranean breeze creates a unique microclimate in the Tramuntana Mountains, which seems to have a positive effect on the French grape varieties, explaining the good quality of Mallorcan wine.

    The winery has been in the family for many years, and you’ll have the opportunity to take a look inside the ‘bodega’, to get a closer look at how people used to live on the island decades ago.

    Here, you’ll learn about the different procedures used during the winemaking process and enjoy a tasting of three of the wines, accompanied by bread, cheese and olives.

    Before returning to the ship, enjoy a panoramic drive through Palma to see the capital’s main highlights.


    This tour is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties, as there is an uphill walk involved to access the wine cellars. Please wear seasonal clothing, comfortable closed shoes, and take a hat, sunscreen, water and local currency. There is approximately 1½ hours’ walking over rough and uneven terrain. Guests must be over 18 to participate on this tour.

    Tour code

    PMI_033

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Rancho Grande Horseride

    Feel the cool forest breeze in your hair and the sun on your skin, on this invigorating horse ride with a difference.

    Rancho Grande Horseride

    Giddy up! Did you ever dream of being John Wayne when you were a kid? Then now’s your chance! Ride the cowboy trail at Rancho Grande, the largest horse ranch on Mallorca, where you’ll enjoy a taste of the ‘Wild West’ surrounded by some of the most stunning scenery on the island.

    Riding on the beach is a wonderful experience, no matter what your level of ability is. Heading off into our pine forest, you can relax and enjoy some of the most unspoiled landscapes on Mallorca. The forest is known for its beautiful foliage and sandy trails. Passing down through the forest, you’ll reach the beach with its clear water, pristine sand and native plants.

    The beach rides is accompanied by our own expert riders, who know the riding temperament of all the horses on the ranch. They will take into account the ability of each person and match them to the horse that will suit them the best. On this excursion you can enjoy walking, trotting or galloping, depending on your own ability.


    This excursion operates by coach horseback and on foot. All participants must wear the riding helmets provided. It is essential for participants to have some basic riding skills and experience, and feel confident at riding a horse in water. Comfortable clothing (no jeans), swimwear, towel, sun protection and secure, flat shoes are recommended. There are ramps or about 8 steps to get down to the beach. Walking is at passenger’s discretion, over paved, sandy and gravel surfaces.

    Tour code

    PMI_035

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Scenic Mallorca

    See the splendid sights of Palma, drive into the countryside to discover the charming village of Valldemossa and learn more about the isle of Mallorca.

    Scenic Mallorca

    Sit back and take in the highlights of Palma from your coach. Your scenic drive takes you along the seafront past the magnificent, honey-coloured Cathedral and the Almudaina Palace. See the the Paseo Born, Teatro Principal and the tree-lined Rambla with its wonderfully-scented flower market. A stop for photographs will be made at Bellver Castle.

    Leaving the city behind, you will wind your way to Valldemossa through landscapes of pine forests, almond and olive groves. Enjoy time at leisure to stroll through one of Mallorca's most beautiful villages. Take in the magnificent views of the valley and Palma far upon the horizon.

    At the Mallorca Cultural Foundation Coll Bardolet, mainly dedicated to a famous local painter, Josep Coll Bardolet; you will have the opportunity to view the exhibition of Coll Bardolet’s paintings, and other artists, who studied and loved the island. The finale of the visit will be a performance of typical folkloric dances. Refreshments will be served during the show.


    This tour will operate by coach and on foot.The tour involves some walking over cobblestones and uneven surfaces. There is a steep, uphill walk of approximately 200 yards from the coach parking area to the Coll Bardolet foundation centre. The order of highlights may vary. A light jacket or sweater is recommended for Valldemossa.

    Tour code

    PMI_015

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Soller & a Train Ride

    Experience some of Mallorca's dramatic and rugged scenery. Cut across the island by train and enjoy the town of Soller at leisure.

    Soller & a Train Ride

    Discover Soller, a quiet and picturesque town, nestled in the mountains, with a rugged northern coast. Situated in the Valley of the Sierra de Tramuntana, Soller is popular for its scenery and cool mountain air.

    On the north-western side of the island is the famous Palma-Soller train, an old fashioned electric train that has preserved its traditional character for the past 80 years. Savour a memorable ride along part of the track, chugging through the lovely countryside amidst orange and olive groves, almond and locust-bean trees, pretty villages and pine-covered mountains.

    Soller has long been a popular summer retreat for writers and artists who are attracted by the peace, the light, and the way of life of this verdant valley. Enjoy some free time for independent sightseeing.You’ll take a short scenic drive through the city of Palma on your way back to the pier.


    This tour will operate by coach, train and on foot. The train portion may operate in reverse order to that described above. There are 28 steps leading up to/from the train platform. The train is not adapted for carrying wheelchairs, and there are no restroom facilities on board. Restroom facilities can be found on the station platform in Soller. Estimated train journey time is approximately 50 - 60 minutes and includesand includes 13 tunnels and the longest one is 2 miles long. The tour involves a slight uphill walk of approx 15 minutes to reach the coach parking from the centre of Soller.

    Tour code

    PMI_003

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Bike Ride in the Old Town

    A great way to explore parts of Palma that other transport cannot reach is on this wonderful, leisurely bike ride.

    Bike Ride in the Old Town

    Your bike guide will be waiting for you on the quayside and will lead you to your bike pick up point. After a short safety briefing; your bike ride will begin.

    As you cycle right into the heart of the Majorcan capital, you’ll pedal along Palma’s famous Paseo Maritimo, brimming with luxury yachts.

    Then it’s through the old city walls to reach the old town of Palma, exploring a maze of narrow, shady alleyways.

    Along the way, you’ll see the famous La Seu Cathedral, old churches, small monasteries and old aristocrat’s mansions with cosy patios and enchanting small plazas. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the Monastery of Santa Clara as well as one of the beautiful mansions(exterior view).


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This tour will operate by bike and on foot.Guests are advised to take a bottle of water. A helmet is provided and MUST be worn. Most of the ride will be on cycle paths and away from the traffic, but the tour will go through occasional traffic in town. Total distance is 10 - 12 km at a moderate level of activity. Children cannot participate in this tour.

    Tour code

    PMI_018

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Flamenco & Tapas

    Enjoy the highlights of Palma and enjoy a real Flamenco show whilst tasting some delicious tapas.

    Flamenco & Tapas

    Here's an exciting opportunity to watch a live Flamenco show in Palma. Expect energy, passion and emotion - these dancers mean business!

    Leaving the pier, you'll travel across the promenade by coach to view the exterior of Palma's Gothic style Cathedral and its Almudaina Palace.

    You’ll continue on your panoramic drive to Valldemossa for a brief stop at ‘Sa Foradada’, its beauty has made it one of the most famous natural viewpoints on the island.

    Next, you will travel to a traditional Spanish restaurant, to savour a typical tapas luncheon with wine or Sangria, whilst enjoying a flamboyant Flamenco show of Spanish ballet with hints of modern music including the Spanish guitar and drum box.


    This tour includes moderate walking over uneven ground and cobblestones so comfortable, flat shoes are recommended. There is a slight incline a Sa Foradada view point. The order of the itinerary may vary.

    Tour code

    PMI_026

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    4 hours

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