Cruise Holiday Travel Guide: Gibraltar


Gibraltar is a feature on many of our cruises around Europe. You can check our Europe cruise deals page for all the latest, or keep reading to find out why Gibraltar is worth a visit.

About Gibraltar

‘A piece of Portsmouth sliced off and towed 500 miles south’ is how writer Laurie Lee once described Gibraltar. It’s unmistakably British – from red post boxes to fish-and-chip chops – and despite its location even the signs are in English.

But the climate is distinctly Mediterranean, averaging temperatures of around 13 degrees celsius in the winter and 25 in the summer. And that means Mediterranean foliage and rocky terrain outside the towns – great for a walk. At the Bay of Gibraltar you might even see dolphins and whales.

The main attraction here in Gibraltar is The Rock, a 426 metre limestone ridge towering over the town and offering spectacular views. You can take a cable car up (or walk if you’re feeling particularly adventurous!).

The Gibraltar Museum is also worth a look, housing artifacts from the Neanderthal era, Medieval times and even an ancient Egyptian mummy that washed up in Gibraltar back in the 1800s.

Cruise lines currently visiting Gibraltar include Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Holland America Line.

Book a Gibraltar cruise today

Take a look at some of our latest cruises visiting Gibraltar on our Europe cruise deals page. If you can’t see something that meets your needs, use the search tool at the top of the page. Or you could check back in a few weeks – we update our deals regularly.

In the meantime, here are some of the best deals we have to offer:

Northern Skies, Med Sunsets (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Celebrity Silhouette
1st September 2015 for 15 nights

After a flight from Australia, you’ll set off on your cruise from Amsterdam. You’ll then visit Zeebrugge, Lisbon, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Malaga, Marseille, Livorno and Rome before returning home. This trip includes a hotel stay in Amsterdam.

Passage to Europe (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on MS Rotterdam
28th February 2015 for 39 nights

This 5 1/2-week trip begins with your flight from Australia to Singapore. From there you’ll cruise to Port Kelang, Porto Malai (Langkawi), Colombo, Mumbai, Salalah, Aqaba, Sharm el Sheikh, Naples, Rome, Barcelona, Seville, Gibraltar and Southampton. Then you’ll fly back to Australia.

Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit:Jose Rambaud.

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