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Cruises to Cartagena (Spain)

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The 2024 No-Fly Spain & Portugal Discovery

Sky Princess 02 Nov 2024 14 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton, England - Lisbon - Seville (Cadiz) - Gibraltar - Cartagena, Spain - Barcelona - Malaga - Bilbao - Southampton, England
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(full fare £1,700) Inside from £1,649pp

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No-Fly 2026 Eastern Mediterranean Delights

Aurora 14 Sep 2026 24 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

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Itinerary: Southampton - Seville - Palermo - Valletta, Malta - Athens (from Piraeus), Greece - Ephesus - Bodrum, Turkey - Limassol - Alexandria, Egypt - Tunis - Cartagena, Spain - Gibraltar -…
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2025 No-Fly Scenic Gems of the Dalmatian Coast

Borealis 05 Jun 2025 22 nights No-Fly Cruise Dover

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Itinerary: Dover - Tangier, Morocco - Valletta, Malta - Split, Croatia - Korcula, Croatia - Dubrovnik, Croatia - Kotor, Montenegro - Kerkira, Corfu - La Goulette (for Tunis), Tunisia -...
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(full fare £3,499) Inside from £3,389pp

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What to see in Cartagena (Spain)

Cartagena, Spain, a historic Mediterranean port city, is famed for its rich Roman heritage, including a stunning Roman theatre and ancient fortifications. The city's vibrant centre boasts modernist architecture, lively plazas and a bustling waterfront, offering a unique blend of historical intrigue and contemporary charm.

The Roman Theatre is one of Cartagena's most significant historical attractions and provides a captivating journey back to the days of the Roman Empire. Discovered in 1988, the theatre dates back to the 1st century BC and is a remarkable example of Roman architecture and engineering. Its excavation and restoration have revealed a grand structure that could originally seat up to 7,000 spectators. As you explore the theatre, you can admire the intricately designed tiers of seating, the orchestra pit and the stage area, all of which give a sense of the scale and grandeur of ancient Roman performances. The adjacent Roman Theatre Museum offers further insights into the history and significance of the site, displaying artefacts such as statues, mosaics and pottery uncovered during the excavation.

Another fascinating destination in Cartagena is the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology, known as ARQVA. This museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the maritime heritage of the Mediterranean and is a treasure trove of artefacts recovered from beneath the sea. The museum’s modern building, located along the waterfront, houses an impressive collection that spans several millennia. Visitors can explore exhibits that detail ancient shipbuilding techniques, trade routes and the daily lives of sailors and merchants. One of the highlights of the museum is the display of the Phoenician shipwrecks, which are some of the oldest known in the Mediterranean. These exhibits include well-preserved wooden hulls, pottery and other cargo that offer a glimpse into ancient maritime commerce. The museum also features interactive displays and multimedia presentations that bring the underwater world to life, making it an engaging experience for visitors of all ages.

Cartagena’s waterfront and nearby beaches offer a perfect blend of relaxation and scenic beauty, making them a must-visit for anyone looking to unwind and enjoy the Mediterranean climate. The waterfront promenade, known as Paseo Alfonso XII, is a lively area lined with palm trees, cafes and restaurants. It’s an ideal place for a leisurely stroll, offering stunning views of the harbour and the array of boats and yachts moored there. The promenade is also home to several important landmarks, such as the historic naval building and the impressive Monument to the Heroes of Cavite and Santiago de Cuba.

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