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MSC Cruises

Grecian Delights

From €1529pp including flights
Depart From
Fly from Dublin, Sail from Venice
Departure Date
28 Jul 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
Duration
7 Nights
Destination
Italy, Greece, Montenegro
Price
From €1529pp including flights
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Port of call: Venice, Italy; Bari, Italy; Katakolon, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Piraeus, Greece; Corfù, Greece; Kotor, Montenegro; Venice, Italy

Fly from Dublin to Venice and board the MSC Magnifica for a seven-night cruise to Italy, Greece and Montenegro.

Visit 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. Certainly these are the most dramatic structures in Venice: the first a mosaic-clad emblem of Venice’s Byzantine origins, the second perhaps the finest of all secular Gothic buildings.

But you would be rewarded for visiting every parish: a roll-call of the churches worth visiting would feature over fifty names, and a list of the important paintings and sculptures they contain would be twice as long.  

Wander around the old city of Bari, an entrancing jumble of streets that are possibly the most mind-bending place to walk around on a visit to southern Italy. 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. 

 Katakolon is a tiny seaside town in Greece in the bay of Agios Andreas, only 20 km away from the ancient site of Olympia. The sheer quantity of ruined structures can give a confusing impression of their ancient grandeur and function, but the site itself is picturesque, definitely deserving a visit. 

Santoríni is a sight to behold. Gaunt, sheer cliffs loom hundreds of metres above the deep blue sea, nothing grows or grazes to soften the awesome view. The only colours are the reddish-brown, black and grey pumice layers on the cliff face of this, the largest island in the mini-archipelago. 

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. The upscale residential areas of Zéa Marina and Mikrolímano are alive with attractive waterfront cafés, bars and restaurants offering some of the best seafood in town. 

Corfu Town comprises a number of distinct areas. The Historic Centre, the area enclosed by the Old Port and the two forts, consists of several smaller districts: Campiello, the oldest, sits on the hill above the harbour; Kofinéta stretches towards the Spianádha (Esplanade); Áyii Apóstoli runs west of the Mitrópolis (Orthodox cathedral); while tucked in beside the Néo Froúrio is what remains of the old Jewish quarter. 

 Cruise back to Venice where you'll board your homeward flight to Dublin.  

Magnificence in a class of its own.

Masterfully combining the relaxed refinement of the Musica Class with the variety and opulence of our Fantasia Class flagships, MSC Magnifica brings cruise travellers the best of both worlds.

Combining the relaxed sophistication of the Musica Class with the variety and opulence of our Fantasia Class ships, MSC Magnifica brings cruise guests the best of both worlds. The superb venues on this ship spoil you for choice and include 5 gourmet restaurants serving food from around the world,12 bars and 5 different Kids and Teens clubs with their own themed venues. 

The ship’s award-winning MSC Aurea Spa brings you traditional Balinese massages and ultramodern beauty treatments: a sauna, Turkish bath, fitness centre, thalassotherapy room and relaxation area. 

The leisure facilities are no less impressive, with an open-air pool complex, 4 whirlpools, a solarium and a sky lit indoor pool with retractable roof, allowing you to enjoy perfect bathing whatever the weather. For something more energetic there is tennis, mini-golf, a high-tech gym and a jogging track as well as 10-pin bowling and billiards. 

The entertainment continues into the evening with a spectacular casino, panoramic disco, 4D cinema, internet café, cigar lounge, plush 1,200 seat theatre and live entertainment in the bar lounges. For a quieter evening step out onto the deck for a romantic drink under the stars and watch the waves go by.  

Sunday, 28 Jul 2019: Venice, Italy

Monday, 29 Jul 2019: Bari, Italy

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019: Katakolon, Greece

Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019: Santorini, Greece

Thursday, 01 Aug 2019: Piraeus, Greece

Friday, 02 Aug 2019: Corfù, Greece

Saturday, 03 Aug 2019: Kotor, Montenegro

Sunday, 04 Aug 2019: Venice, Italy

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Return flights and charges from Dublin
  • 7 night cruise on board the MSC Divina, in an interior cabin, MSC Fantastica Experience
  • Premium drinks package included

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Upgrade your cabin type
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 0818 300 205, email cruise@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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