Eastern Med Cruise
From €949pp including flights
Includes free upgrade to balcony cabin!
- Depart From
- Fly from Dublin, Sail from Venice
- Departure Date
- 31 Oct 2020 - 07 Nov 2020
- 7 Nights
- Italy, Greece, Albania, Croatia
- From €949pp including flights
Ports of call:Venice, Italy; Bari, Italy; Katakolon, Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Piraeus, Greece; Sarande, Albania; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Venice, Italy
Fly from Dublin to Venice and board the MSC Orchestra for a week long cruise to Italy, Greece, Albania and Croatia.
Cruise shore excursions can be a clever option for visiting the monuments that draw the largest cruise crowds in Venice: the Basilica di San Marco – the mausoleum of the city’s patron saint – and the Palazzo Ducale – the home of the doge and all the governing councils. Walk in Piazza San Marco: the only piazza in Venice, all other squares being campi or campielli. Its parades, festivities and markets have always drawn visitors.
It’s worth doing an excursion just to wander around the old city of Bari, an entrancing jumble of streets that are possibly the most mind-bending place to walk around on your Mediterranean cruises to southern Italy. Situated at the far end of Corso Cavour, its labyrinth of seemingly endless passages, weaving through courtyards and under arches, were originally designed to spare the inhabitants from the wind and throw invaders into a state of confusion. Here, life is lived very much outdoors, and on summer evenings it’s full of people sitting outside their kitchen doors.
A holiday to Greece during an MSC cruise of the Mediterranean means history and myth. Katakolon is a tiny seaside town in Greece in the bay of Agios Andreas, only 20 km away from the ancient site of Olympia.
Mýkonos is the quintessential image of the Cyclades. In summer most people head out to the beaches during the day, so early morning or late afternoon are the best times to wander the maze of narrow streets. The labyrinthine design was supposed to confuse the pirates who plagued Mýkonos in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries,.
Pireas (Piraeus) has been the port of Athens since Classical times, when the so-called Long Walls, scattered remnants of which can still be seen, were built to connect it to the city. Today it’s a substantial metropolis in its own right. If you’re spending any time here, the real attractions of the place are around the small-boat harbours of Zéa Marina and Mikrolímano on the opposite side of the small peninsula.
Thanks to one of the most beautiful natural environments of the entire Albanian coast, with its beaches of small natural stones and a wonderful blue sea, Sarande – near the border with Greece, from its seaside you can see Corfù – has become one of the most appreciated tourist destinations in the Ionian Sea.
A walled, sea-battered city lying at the foot of a grizzled mountain, Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most popular cruise destination, and it’s not difficult to see why. Walk through the city and admire the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, inside there are a couple of Italian paintings, including Titian’s polyptych The Assumption behind the main altar. Immediately south of Luža – the square centre of the medieval town – is the Rector’s Palace,former seat of the Ragusan government.
Cruise back to Venice, where you'll board your flight to Dublin.
Every element combined to perfection.
Combining spacious, elegant interiors with the variety for which our Musica Class is renowned, MSC Orchestra promises your dream cruise. Because life aboard can be just what you want it to be. If relaxation is your goal, there’s ample deck space to unwind in the sun or in the superb Body and Mind Spa, with pampering Turkish baths, saunas and a myriad of magical massages.
Active types have a Sports Centre with Gym, 5 stunning pools and even a jogging track that lets you keep a constant pace, undisturbed out in the fresh sea breeze.
MSC Orchestra also takes you on an exciting culinary journey, ranging from the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant with authentic Dim Sum specialties to the Four Seasons gourmet Italian dining experience and La Piazzetta, where you can discover the finest pizza outside Naples.
The designer venues on this ecological ship make every moment a special occasion, whether dancing to the live music in the leopard-style Savannah Bar, tempting lady luck in the Palm Beach Casino or catching a spectacular show in the equally spectacular Covent Garden Theatre.
Kids can go wild to their heart’s content in the Jungle Adventure playroom, while teens get their own Teen’s Club. Whatever your age and dreams, you can be sure they’ll come true for you, your friends and family on a cruise like no other with MSC Orchestra.
Saturday, 31 Oct 2020: Venice, Italy
Sunday, 01 Nov 2020: Bari, Italy
Monday, 02 Nov 2020: Katakolon, Greece
Tuesday, 03 Nov 2020: Mykonos, Greece
Wednesday, 04 Nov 2020: Piraeus, Greece
Thursday, 05 Nov 2020: Sarande, Albania
Friday, 06 Nov 2020: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Saturday, 07 Nov 2020: Venice, Italy
Designed to ensure a pleasant stay on board. Available with the following accommodation types: Balcony, Ocean View, Outside with Partial View and Interior cabins
- Wide variety of superb, freshly prepared cuisine.
- You choose your preferred dinnertime from Early Dining or Late Dining with a time range preference, subject to availibility and confirmation on board.
- Gourmet buffet with different areas, open 20 hours a day
- Broadway-style theatre shows
- Swimming pool, scenic gym and open-air sports facilities
- Packed program of daily activities
- Free access to 5 different clubs for kids and teenagers*
- Freedom to change booking details dates and guest names
- Turndown service to prepare your bed each night
- Collect MSC Voyagers Club points to earn discounts and other benefits on subsequent cruises
* Special events for children are not included. Contact the Mini Club for full information.
Choose your experience
MSC Cruises is the first company to offer truly customised experiences, designed to accommodate your every need.
Choose one of our many options from the great value of the "Bella" Experience, to the "Fantastica" Experience delivering the flexibility and freedom to adapt to your needs. Do not forget the "Aurea" Experience with its dedicated spa package or the MSC Yacht Club, the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity. With an MSC cruise, there’s something for everyone.
Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:
- Flights and charges from Dublin to Venice
- 7 night cruise on board the MSC Orchestra, in a balcony cabin
- Bella Experience
Please ask us about adding great value:
- Travel insurance
Subject to availability.Terms & conditions apply
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