Sophie was on board Azamara Pursuit last week, sailing around the south of Portugal and Spain! When asked to document the food experience on board, she didn't disappoint...
Our journey to Porto had not been without its stresses, with confusion surrounding testing and Portuguese entry requirements, but thankfully the team at Panache had come up trumps giving us sound advice and double checking that we would arrive with all our paperwork in place. Despite the pre-travel concerns the actual travel to Porto was relatively easy and apart from a couple of checks at check-in and an extra form to show at passport control it really was no different to travel pre-pandemic.
Lisbon is one of Europe's best city breaks right now. Situated on seven hills at the mouth of the River Tagus, Portugal's capital is the second oldest capital city in Europe after Athens, and as such has a colourful history, rich culture, and beautiful architecture.
Known as the City of Light, Lisbon has around 220 days of sunlight each year and is a popular cruise destination, acting as a gateway to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, and North Africa. Lisbon is also often found on transatlantic cruise itineraries, keeping its historical connection with South America.