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Mediterranean Cruise: Family Offer-October 2020

From €954pp (2 adults & 2 children under 12)
Includes Adult & Child Drink Packages
Depart From
Fly from Dublin, Sail from Rome
Departure Date
18 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
Duration
7 nights
Destination
Italy, Spain, France, Sardinia, Sicily
Price
From €954pp (2 adults & 2 children under 12)
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Ports of call: Civitavecchia, Italy; Palermo, Italy (Sicily); Cagliari, Italy (Sardinia); Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Valencia, Spain; Marseille, France; Genoa, Italy; Civitavecchia, Italy

Fly from Dublin to Rome and board the MSC Fantasia for a seven night cruise of Italy, Spain, Sardinia and France.

Civitavecchia enjoys a millenary history due to its coves along the coast, which offered a perfect shelter for vessels, making it a natural port long before cruise ships sailed the seas, and in fact the port was known to the Romans as Centumcellae. There are a host of bars and restaurants for a taste of seafood cuisine, from poached baby octopus to fried rocket to stuffed squid or the pizza alla civitavecchiese with anchovies and garlic. The Taurine Baths, of the even more ancient Etruscan period, are a grand archaeological site just a few kilometres outside the city, a site that we recommend to the cruiser with a passion for ancient history.

A lively, bustling, noisy port, Palermo yet holds an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets. With Sicily’s greatest concentration of sights, and the biggest historic centre in Italy bar Rome, Palermo is a complex, multilayered port.

Cagliari’s main attractions are the archaeological museum with its captivating collection of nuraghic statuettes, the city walls with their two Pisan towers looking down over the Mediterranean Sea and the port, and the cathedral – all within easy distance of each other. There are also a sprinkling of Roman remains, including an impressive amphitheatre.

Palma is a vibrant place and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay. Five hundred years in the making, Palma’s Catedral is a magnificent building and a surprising one, too, with its interior featuring modernista touches designed by Antoni Gaudí. The original church was built following the Christian reconquest of the city, and the site taken, in fulfilment of a vow by Jaume I, was that of the Moorish Great Mosque. 

For many, Valencia’s enviable perch on the Mediterranean Sea would be enough of a draw in itself. Spain’s third-largest city and one of the main ports of call on a Mediterranean cruise, Valencia has finally shaken off its former slightly provincial reputation.

In the last decade and a half, the vast, iconic Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias cultural complex has been established, the state-of-the-art metro has continued to expand and dozens of hip new bars, restaurants and boutiques have injected new life into the historic centre. Valencia has also fully redeveloped its beach and port area.

When cruising southern France, you have to know that Marseille is the most renowned and populated metropolitan area in the country after Paris and Lyon. When you alight from your cruise ship, the cafés around the Vieux Port, where glistening fish are sold straight off the boats on quai des Belges, are wonderful spots to observe the city’s street life. 

Genoa is marvellously eclectic, vibrant and full of rough-edged style; it’s a great cruise excursion. Indeed “La Superba” (The Superb), as it was known at the height of its authority as a Mediterranean superpower, boasts more zest and intrigue than all the surrounding coastal resorts put together. 

Cruise back to Rome, where you'll board your flight to Dublin. Ask us about adding a stay in Rome. 

  • Modern ships & elegant cabins
  • 20-hours-a-day buffet
  • A range of special diets catered for
  • Varied programme of Broadway-style theatre shows
  • Pool area
  • Open-air sports facilities
  • Well-equipped gym with panoramic view
  • Entertainment activities for adults & children
  • Qualified multi-lingual personnel
  • Earn MSC Voyagers Club points B
  • Free delivery on 24-hour room service
  • Complimentary breakfast in your cabin
  • 50% discount on fitness classes and personal training
  • Recreational activities for children e.g. foreign language learning games and Doremi chef cooking classes
  • Opportunity to choose the best cabins available
  • Priority of choice dinner sitting
  • One complimentary picture for each guest, taken during the Mediterranean Night at the Main Restaurants

Day 1: Civitavecchia, Italy

Day 2: Palermo, Italy (Sicily)

Day 3: Cagliari, Italy (Sardinia)

Day 4: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Day 5: Valencia, Spain

Day 6: Marseille, France

Day 7: Genoa, Italy

Day 8: Civitavecchia, Italy

Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • Flights and charges from Dublin to Rome
  • 7 night cruise on board the MSC Fantasia, in an interior cabin
  • Fantastica Experience
  • Child Drinks Package
  • Adult Premium Drinks Package
  • Transfers

*As the return flight to Dublin is an evening flight, you will be transferred from your cruise port to the city centre of Rome by MSC for approx. 6 hours where you can see some of the Eternal City's famous sights. MSC will look after your luggage for you.

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Cabin Upgrades
Subject to availability.Terms & conditions apply

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