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3 Night Spain, Italy & France Cruise
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- Depart From
- Sail from Barcelona
- Departure Date
- 12 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
- 3 Nights
- Spain, France, Italy
- From €339pp
Ports of call: Barcelona, Spain: Marseille, France; Genoa, Italy; Barcelona, Spain
Board the MSC Bellissima in Barcelona for a three-night mini cruise on the Mediterranean.
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 visit 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.
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.
Particularly good in the afternoon is the north (Le Panier) side, where the terraces are sunnier and the views better. The best view of the Vieux Port is from the Palais du Pharo, on the headland beyond Fort St-Nicolas, or, for a wider angle, from Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, the city’s Second Empire landmark atop the La Garde hill.
To the north of the Vieux Port is the oldest part of Marseille, Le Panier, where, up until the last war, tiny streets, steep steps Mediterranean introduction and houses of every era formed a vieille ville typical of the Côte.
Genoa is marvellously eclectic, vibrant and full of rough-edged style; it’s a great city to visit. 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.
During a holiday to Genoa you can explore its old town: a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways home to large palazzi built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families and now transformed into museums and art galleries.
You should seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections, as well as furniture and decor from the grandest days of the city’s past, when its ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean Sea.
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019: Barcelona, Spain
Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019: Marseille, France
Thursday, 14 Mar 2019: Genoa, Italy
Friday, 15 Mar 2019: Barcelona, Spain
Price is per adult sharing and includes:
- 3 night cruise on the MSC Bellissima, in an interior stateroom
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