La Plaza de la Reina in Palma de Mallorca. Image credit: iStock.

Alcúdia, Balearic Islands

A historic old town, shops, cafés and seven kilometres of sandy beach make this Majorca cruise destination one of the most relaxing in the Mediterranean. There are narrow cobbled streets in the old town, where you can sip coffee in the handsome squares. Or walk the length of Alcúdia beach to Ca’n Picafort, a resort with seafront bars plus plenty of snorkeling and other water-based activities. Out of town is Parc Naturel de S’Albufera, with sand dunes, lagoons and trails. If you have a full day you could take an excursion to Majorca’s lively capital Palma.
Saga Cruises has 16-night Springtime in the Mediterranean cruise on Saga Pearl II on 26 April on a round trip from Southampton calling at Spanish ports including La Coruna, America, Alicante, Ibiza, Alcúdia and Mahon on Menorca as well as Gibraltar and Portugal’s Lisbon and Portimao, from £3,058pp, based on two people sharing, including UK mainland travel service to and from Southampton. Visit or call 0800 505 030.