7 nights cruising the wonderful cities of the Med from Barcelona to Marseille, Genoa, Civitavecchia (Rome), Palermo and Valletta on board the MSC Meraviglia, the first ship to feature performances from Cirque du Soleil.
FREE Cirque de Soleil Dinner & Show
|DATE||24th January 2019|
|PRICE||From only €889 pp|
7 nights cruising the wonderful cities of the Med from Barcelona to Marseille, Genoa, Civitavecchia (Rome), Palermo and Valletta on board the brand new MSC Meraviglia, the only ship to feature performances from Cirque du Soleil.
|OUTBOUND||Dublin to Barcelona|
|RETURN||Barcelona to Dublin|
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Barcelona, Spain: Depart 18.00
On arrival in Barcelona, you will be transferred to the port to board MSC Meraviglia. The ship departs into the Mediterranean in the evening, setting sail for your first port of call.
Day 2: Marseille, France: Arrive 08.00 Depart 17.00
Whether it is basking in the Mediterranean sunshine or being cooled by the famous Mistral wind France’s second largest city and the capital of the Provence- Côte d’Azur region, is always a fascinating place to visit and a wonderful place for a leisurely lunch.
As France’s most important port, Marseille boasts connections with Africa, Italy and Spain. The strong mistral wind blows away all traces of pollution and provides a clarity of air so pure that many famous artists have been attracted to the city: Cézanne; Braque; Derain; Dufy and Marquet.
Day 3: Genoa, Italy: Arrive 08.00 Depart 18.00
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 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy: Arrive 08.00 Depart 18.00
The port of Civitavecchia is one of the largest in Italy. 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.
During your holiday in Civitavecchia you can easily visit its centre on foot. Amongst the most important monuments to visit are the Forte Michelangelo, built by Bramante in the 16th century, the ancient walls of the old port, where there is a fountain in travertine marble by Vanvitelli, and the Rock, an inexpugnable fortress that has been looming over the city and port for over a thousand years.
The port city of Civitavecchia lies very closely to the wonderful city of Rome. Rome – where do we start? It is the ultimate vacation destination. There is perhaps no other city so crammed full of history, with layer upon layer of fabulous ruins, imperial temples…not to mention Etruscan tombs, early Christian churches, medieval bell towers, Renaissance palaces and baroque basilicas.
Day 5: Palermo, Italy: Arrive 10.00 Depart 17.00
Palermo is the capital of the Italian island, Sicily, an island renowned as a vacation destination due to its great beauty and historical significance. Once an important Mediterranean centre, Palermo still displays the grandeur of its former greatness. Large, spacious and colourful, Palermo is set on the plain of Conca d’Oro (Golden Shell) between two magnificent headlands. The area has been dominated by many civilisations over the centuries, including the Romans, Carthaginians, Byzantines, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Swabians and the Spanish. Thanks to its eclectic past, Palermo offers an intriguing mix of cultures
Day 6: Valetta, Malta: Arrive 10.00 Depart 18.00
The UNESCO-protected port of Valletta, the capital of the island of Malta, is one of the must-see stops for every Mediterranean cruise of merit.
You can admire this port, constructed in the second half of the 16th century by the Frenchman Jean de la Valette and moulded by the religious and military Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, from your MSC ship even before disembarking. The over 300 monuments rising in little more than half a square kilometre make this a place with one of the greatest density of historical attractions to visit during a cruise, not mentioning other attractions such as its beaches, seaside locales and restaurants.
Day 7: At Sea
Last chance to enjoy all the amenities this wonderful 4 star cruise ship has to offer
Day 8: Barcelona, Spain: Arrive 09.00
Following your disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport to get your return flight to Dublin.
7 Nights accommodation aboard the exceptional 4 Star MSC Meraviglia (See ship info for more help)
MSC Meraviglia is packed with extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season. On board you can enjoy outstanding, authentic dining options and out-of-this-world entertainment with more panoramic viewpoints, an innovative ocean-view aft lounge, a double-height “indoor promenade” with a 480 square metre LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park.
Choose from a wide variety of elegant accommodation options, including family options, duplex suites with a private whirlpool bath, and the highest ratio of sea-view balcony cabins of any cruise ship.
Enjoy exclusive world-class shows performed in innovative venues like the Carousel Lounge and the multi-purpose karaoke bar, comedy club & and TV studio. Younger guests can take advantage of the super-amusement park and sports centre to play sports and games during the daytime and party in the evening. And the whole family can enjoy hours of fun in one of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea.
A choice of 12 distinct dining venues promises something special for every taste, while the wide range of bars and lounges on board offer refreshment and relaxation in the ideal atmosphere for every moment.
Exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil
Twice every night, six nights a week, guests on MSC Meraviglia have the unique opportunity to see original shows by Cirque du Soleil, the world leader in live artistic entertainment, and savour a superb culinary experience in the same glamorous venue. The Carousel Lounge is a technology-packed, entertainment and dining venue designed especially to meet the needs of Cirque du Soleil. This custom-built lounge covers 1,000 sq.m. and can accommodate up to 450 guests, including 100 enjoying the full show-and-dining experience.
Dates & Prices
|24 January 2019||€889||Inside||Book Now|
|24 January 2019||€1,019||Oceanview||Book Now|
|24 January 2019||€1,089||Balcony||Book Now|
All Prices include
- Return flights from Dublin to Barcelona with Aer Lingus
- Transfer from airport to Port
- 7 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Meraviglia, based on 2 sharing an inside cabin
- Superb dining on a full board basis
- Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
- FREE Cirque de Soleil Dinner & Show
- Return transfer port to the airport
- 1 check-in bag of 15kgs per cabin
- Taxes and charges of €130
- All inclusive drinks package only €26 per person per night
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €200 per person
- Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
- Gratuities are not included in above price
- Single supplement available on request
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.