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MSC Cruises

Mediterranean Cruise-October 2020

From €3116 per family (2 adults & 2 children under 12)
Includes free balcony upgrade
Depart From
Fly from Dublin, Sail from Barcelona
Departure Date
31 Oct 2020 - 07 Nov 2020
Duration
7 nights
Destination
France, Spain, Italy
Price
From €3116 per family (2 adults & 2 children under 12)
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Ports of call: Barcelona, Spain - Ajaccio, France - Genoa, Italy - La Spezia, Italy - Civitavecchia, Italy - Cannes, France - Palma de Mallora, Spain - Barcelona, Spain

Fly from Dublin to Barcelona where you will board your ship the MSC Seaview for a seven night cruise of France, Spain & Italy.

Barcelona – Spain’s second city, and the self-confident capital and port of Catalunya – vibrates with life, and there’s certainly not another city in the country to touch it for sheer style, looks or energy.

A cruise excursion to Barcelona city centre will take you to discover its world-class art museums and its fashionable designer restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. And in Antoni Gaudí’s extraordinary church of the Sagrada Família and the world-famous boulevard that is the Ramblas, you have two sights that are high up on any Mediterranean cruisesightseeing list.

Ajaccio is a relaxed and good-looking place for a visit to Corsica, with an exceptionally mild climate, and a wealth of smart cafés, restaurants and shops. The core of the old town of Ajaccio – a cluster of ancient streets spreading north and south of place Foch, which opens out to the seafront by the port and the marina – holds the most interest. 

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.

Sandwiched between the hills and the sea, La Spezia is now a largely pedestrianized grid of streets behind the palm-fringed harbour front promenade of Viale Mazzini and busy Via Chiodo, focused around the main pedestrian spine of Via del Prione and the central market square of Piazza Cavour, where there is a great selection of fish and other stalls.  

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.

With its immaculate seafront hotels and exclusive beach concessions, glamorous yachts and designer boutiques, Cannes is in many ways the definitive Riviera resort. The old town, known as Le Suquet after the hill on which it stands, provides a great panorama of the curve of Cannes’ bay. On its summit stand the remains of the fortified priory lived in by Cannes’ eleventh-century monks, and the beautiful twelfth-century Chapelle Ste-Anne. 

Palma is a vibrant place and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay. The obvious landmark to see in Palma on your cruise holiday is the Catedral, which dominates the Mediterranean Sea waterfront and backs onto the oldest part of the city, a cluster of alleys and narrow lanes whose northern and eastern limits are marked by the zigzag of avenues built beside – or in place of – the city walls. 

Cruise back to Barcelona, where your cruise will come to an end.

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. 

31st Oct 2020 - Barcelona, Spain

1st Nov 2020 - Ajaccio, France

2nd Nov 2020 - Genoa, Italy

3rd Nov 2020 - La Spezia, Italy

4th Nov 2020 - Civitavecchia, Italy

5th Nov 2020 - Cannes, France

6th Nov 2020 - Palma de Mallorca, Spain

7th Nov 2020 - Barcelona, Spain

Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • Flights and charges from Dublin to Barcelona
  • 7 night cruise on board the MSC Seaview, in a balcony cabin
  • Bella Experience
  • Gratuities

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks Packages
Subject to availability.Terms & conditions apply

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