Ferrol Cruises

Ferrol’s Seafaring Soul and San Felipe Castle 
Explore La Coruña: the ‘City of Glass’
Santiago de Compostela

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Ferrol, an MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination, is located on Spain’s Atlantic coast in the community of Galicia. Shielded from the ocean by rugged cliffs, this ancient maritime port town has plenty to offer. See the 16th-century San Felipe Castle or drop by the fascinating naval museum. Nearby, Santiago de Compostela makes for an extraordinary day out, thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage Site historical centre.

 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
 
● Ferrol’s Seafaring Soul and San Felipe Castle 
● Explore La Coruña: the ‘City of Glass’
● Santiago de Compostela
 
Resting on Spain’s Atlantic coastline, the city of Ferrol is steeped in maritime history. Explore the town’s seafaring past on an MSC Cruises excursion with a visit to the Naval Museum. Discover shipwrecks, maps, sails, weapons, and models of sunken ships. Next, enjoy a scenic boat cruise along the beautiful Galician coastline, dotted with picturesque seaside villages. Finally, visit the 16th-century San Felipe Castle, a dramatic coastal fortress constructed from stone and earth. Take in the fabulous views of the Ferrol estuary and the city harbour beyond.
 
The sun reflecting on La Coruña’s galleria windows creates a striking mirage of reflections. An MSC Cruises excursion to the ‘City of Glass’ offers a day filled with history, beauty, and character. Take a coach ride along the harbour, via the island of Castelo de San Antón, to the 2nd-century Hercules Tower – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the summit of Mount San Pedro, take in superb views of La Coruña with its Baroque, Romanesque, and Renaissance architecture. Finally, enjoy a walk in the historical centre and see the elegant town hall. A stop at Maria Pita Square – named for the woman who helped defeat the English Armada – allows for shopping and refreshments.
 
Santiago de Compostela is one of Spain's chief religious centres and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On an MSC Cruise excursion, you’ll leave the ship in Ferrol for a picturesque Galician coach ride. In Santiago de Compostela, wander ancient streets and squares, en route to the impressive Praza do Obradoiro. Admire the imposing cathedral with its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque features — the supposed burial place of St. James the Great!

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    Spain

    Love at first sight
    Love at first sight

    From the land of the windmills to the caliente Spain. An MSC cruise to Northern Europe is an excellent opportunity to visit some of the most fascinating cities of the Atlantic coast of Spain and the North Sea.

    The Spanish leg of the cruise will take you to the port of Bilbao, one of the most important cities in Basque Country, and to Vigo and Ferrol, cities of the colourful Galizia. Bilbao will enchant you with its historic centre, a maze of alleyways in which delicious cups of coffee are a continuous temptation, and the extraordinary lines of the Guggenheim Museum, a museum of contemporary art. Vigo is an extremely scenic natural port enlivened by the restaurants, shops and kiosks lining its seafront. Ferrol is also a very old city. A short distance away, close to La Coruña, there is one of the few light houses built by ancient Romans still standing, the Tower of Hercules.  A cruise along northern Spain also has spiritual appeal.

    Along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, there are setting off points for Santiago de Compostela, the destination of pilgrims from around the world anxious to visit the city’s great cathedral with its altar dedicated to Apostle James.