Magnificent Long Weekend Mini Cruise

This long weekend 3-night mini cruise lets you experience life on board the luxurious surroundings of the 4-star MSC Magnifica as she cruises from Barcelona in Spain to Genoa in Italy & Marseilles in France and back to Barcelona.

DESTINATION Spain, Italy & France
FROM Dublin / Barcelona
DATE 02 November 2018
DURATION 3 Nights
PRICE From only €559 pp

This long weekend 3-night mini cruise lets you experience life on board the luxurious surroundings of the 4-star MSC Magnifica as she cruises from Barcelona in Spain to Genoa in Italy & Marseilles in France and back to Barcelona.

Flight Times:

OUTBOUND Dublin 06:15 Barcelona 09:40
RETURN Barcelona 20:55 Dublin 22:55

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain: Depart 13:00

On arrival in Barcelona, you will be transferred to the 4 star MSC Magnifica.  The ship departs in the afternoon.

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 holiday in Barcelona can start with the Ramblas, and then dive straight into the medieval nucleus of the city, the Barri Gòtic. But there are plenty of other central old-town neighbourhoods to explore too, from La Ribera – home to the celebrated Museu Picasso – to funky El Raval, where cool bars, restaurants and boutiques have mushroomed in the wake of the striking contemporary art museum, MACBA.

Day 2: Genoa, Italy: Arrive 09:00 Depart 17:00

Cradled between land and sea and with a working port, the Italian vacation destination of Genoa on the west coast of Italy displays its past through her many palaces and the surrounding ancient terraced hills. Genoa has many different faces; at once a modern metropolis and a rigorous custodian of artistic heritage, as well as an industrious marketplace with centuries-old parks perfect for relaxation.

Day 3: Marseilles, France: Arrive 08:00 Depart 18:00

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 MSC 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.

Day 4: Barcelona, Spain: Arrive 09:00

Following your departure from the Magnifica, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.

3 Nights accommodation aboard the 4 Star MSC Magnifica, operated by MSC Cruise Lines. (See ship info tab for more information on MSC Magnifica)

MSC Magnifica:

MSC  Magnifica with her elegant surroundings, exciting entertainment venues and tantalizing dining opportunities. Onboard, you’ll enjoy their commitment to perfection which ensures that all cruise guests will experience the superior service levels and facilities that make MSC Cruises unique.

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Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
02 November 2018 €559 Inside Book Now
02 November 2018 €629 Oceanview Book Now
02 November 2018 €719 Balcony Book Now

Price Inclusions

  • Direct flight from Dublin to Barcelona
  • Airport transfer to the port
  • 3 nights onboard MSC Magnifica, based on 2 sharing an inside stateroom
  • Meals onboard on a full board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Direct flight with from Barcelona to Dublin
  • Hand luggage of 10kg per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.