Ibiza - Spain
Ibiza's lively reputation belies its ancient Moorish past and tranquil interior where fig, olive and orange trees grow. Today it is an island with an exuberant and extrovert mood, and all the holiday temptations under the Balearic sun (especially at the main resort of San Antonio Abad), including a host of friendly bars, restaurants and boutiques. More relaxingly you can simply explore the little capital, Ibiza Town, whose colourful harbour is framed by the whitewashed houses, narrow streets and ancient citadel of the picturesque old walled town. The scenic Balearic Islands are covered with limestone hills topped by lush pine forests. Ibiza, often called the "White Island" due to its abundance of whitewashed houses, is the third largest of the group. The Phoenicians began trading here as early as the tenth century BC, leaving behind a large necropolis containing more than 2,000 tombs. By the seventh century BC, the Carthaginians established a powerful colony on the island and ruled until the Romans took occupation. Both these groups expanded the necropolis built by the Phoenicians, burying their dead in the same tradition. All of the Balearic Islands were occupied by the Muslims from the tenth through thirteenth centuries, developing agriculture and building advanced irrigation systems. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.