We sailed on the Vision of the Seas April 29 Lisbon to Oslo itinerary. The unusual combination of ports intrigued us did an unbelievably low price. Having already done five Med itineraries as well as Northern Europe/Baltic this combination of ports seemed like something different. And it was! Lisbon was a great city to depart from, interesting and full of character. Our other stops included Vigo and Gijon Spain, Portland UK, Zebrugge Belgium and Amsterdam- each one offering something different and unique.
In Vigo- we joined a great group of Russians (thank you Kosko from the Roll Call for putting together the transportation at a price substantially below what the cruise ship was offering) on an excursion to Santiago de Compostela. Based on the recommendation of a roll call member we watched the movie "The Way" before we went. It really put things into perspective especially seeing all of the people taking photos in front of the church after having completed the walk.
Gijon was a charming city-we just took the complementary shuttle into the center of town and just enjoyed walking around as well as sharing a few pitchers of sangria at an outdoor cafe. (the only really nice weather day)