Today Regatta is anchored behind the breakwater in St. Jean de Luz. Situated in Basque country, near France’s border with Spain, St. Jean de Luz is an exquisitely lovely town that relatively few cruise passengers get to see. Pity. Aside from the town itself, the region serves up much of interest. Tours are offered to Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, to Biarritz, Pamplona and various Basque villages. Then there’s the gorgeous stretch of beach for those who only want to ‘bask’ in the September sun. Certainly, part of the appeal of small-ship cruising is the ability to visit destinations that the big ships can’t reach, beyond the breakwater and far from the crowds.
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