3 Night VIP Experience

An Authentic Immersion in the Luxury of Lisbon
May 16-19, 2022

For this event our host hotel is an actural palace that has converted into a 5-star luxury hotel. You deserve to have the king & queen experience.

Our pre-cruise events are special. They are about more than a great destination with meticulously curated activities.  This event is specially crafted to help you get to know other couples and deepen the connection you have with your partner.

This is your invitation to something special. We visited this hotel in late October 2021 and absolutely loved the experience. I know you will too!

The event is limited to 50 guests.
Get ready to form lifelong friendships while we explore the sensual side of Lisbon.
We pack all sorts of value into the event… but keep in mind none of it is ‘mandatory.’  It’s your vacation, relax and enjoy

This is the 2 or 3 night Lisbon VIP Pre-Cruise event before the Desire Lisbon – Ibiza Cruise May 19 – 26, 2022

Reserve Your VIP Pre-Cruise – Click Here

Don’t just go sight seeing… Live the Experience!

Why the Palace is Perfect

The Pestana Palace is a national monument! This restored 19th-century palace features French details and beautiful suites in the former Marquis’s private quarters.

The highly-acclaimed Valle Flor Restaurant serves traditional Portuguese cuisine and features breathtaking garden park views.

Ideally situated in the heart of Lisbon, the hotel offers views of the Tagus River and is a short drive from the Coast. Located About 10 minutes from the ‘City Center’ away from the riff-raff in an upscale residential district.


  • Outdoor Pool and Heated Indoor Pool.
  • Free access to the Sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, and Fitness Center.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access in all public areas, meeting rooms, and bedrooms.
  • Full-service spa treatments are available $$
  • Distance from Airport Humberto Delgado Airport – 12 km (approx. 7, 4 miles; 20 minutes).
  • Total Rooms: 177

What’s Included

  • Luxury Accommodations for 2 or 3 nights.
  • Daily Full American Breakfast Buffet
  • Welcome Meet & Greet
  • Gala Dinner with full open bar
  • Live musical performance & dancing with dinner
  • Choice of one Tour: Foodie Tour or Tuk-Tuk Lisbon
  • 1 Suite Party: Sensual Party & Port and Pastéis Tasting
  • Tickets to the Official Desire Party/Meet & Greet
  • Transportation to the Desire M/g
  • Transportation to the Pier for Desire Cruise
  • Onboard the Ship – Reunion Party

Lisbon VIP Pre-Cruise Itinerary

May 16, 2022 – One-Day-Early Arrivals
May 17 – 19, 2022 VIP Pre-Cruise Event

The event program will be for 2 nights prior to the cruise. There is a break on the hotel rate if you want to come in 3 nights prior, and since most people like that timing, I’m offering both. It’s a great idea to come early for a little exploration on your own with the other early arrivals.

Day 0 May 16, 2022 – One-Day-Early Arrivals

  • Fado Dinner (Optional)
    Depart Hotel at 7:30 for 8:00 pm dinner at Restaurant “Casa de Linhares” in the Foundation of the House of the Counts of Linhares district. The structure is based on stone columns and a huge fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere. It offers typical Portuguese meals and dinner with live Fado shows (Portuguese traditional music) by some of the best Fado singers in the city.  Making this restaurant one of the most emblematic locations in the Alfama district. It will definitely be an evening to remember. Set menu – half bottle of wine per person – hauntingly romantic music – round trip motor coach transportation.
    Check out a Video of performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dySZUDgiwHk
    78.00 € PRICE PER PERSON

Day 1 May 17, 2022 – Welcome to Lisbon

  • Welcome Meet & Greet & Full Open Bar Cocktail party
  • 3-course dinner
  • Live Performance and dancing
  • After Party in the Suites

Day 2 May 18, 2022 – Palace Luxury

  • Enjoy a spa day or chill out by the pool
  • Choice of one Tour: Foodie Tour or Tuk-Tuk Lisbon
  • Official Desire Meet & Greet
  • After Party in the Suites –  Port and Pastéis Tasting

Day 3 May 19, 2022 – All Aboard Desire Cruise

  • Group transportation to the Pier for the Desire Cruise

A Note on Unforeseen Changes:

We will attempt to fulfill this entire schedule however due to unforeseen circumstances we reserve the right to make changes and adapt to meet any local regulations on gathering or requirements related to  Covid-19.  Because of our contract, we are under full penalty to our hotel and vendors all payments are fully non-refundable.  We strongly encourage you to purchase Travel Insurance and to include in the policy a  ‘Cancel for Any Reason Waiver’ CFAR Coverage!

Lisbon VIP Pre-Cruise Pricing and Policies

Deposit $1000
Balance Final Payment February 17, 2022.
This Event is SOLO OUT

View of the 25 Abril Bridge from the Palace

Cruise Terminal is an easy location up the Tagus River

Tuk-Tuk Tours of Lisbon are one of the fun included options

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