This wonderful value cruise brings you to the delights of the Mediterranean, including an overnight stay in gorgeous Palma de Mallorca, on this 5-night cruise on the luxurious 4 star MSC Preziosa.
Cruising from Genoa this cruise visits Barcelona before staying at stunning Palma de Mallorca for 2 days and continuing to Marseille in beautiful Provence and returning to the historical Italian city of Genoa.
|DESTINATION||Spain, France, Italy|
|FROM||Dublin / Genoa|
|DATE||18 October 2017|
|PRICE||From €519 pp|
Cruisescapes bring you this incredible Mediterranean cruise from aboard the 4* MSC Preziosa.
|OUTBOUND||Dublin 07:00 Milan 10:40|
|RETURN||Nice 21:35 Dublin 23:10|
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Genoa, Italy: Depart 17:00
Following a flight from Dublin to Milan, you will be transferred to the port in Genoa to board the 4* MSC Preziosa where you will begin your journey.
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. 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.
Day 2: Barcelona, Spain: Arrive 13:00 Depart 23:59
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 trip 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 cruise sightseeing list.
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.
Days 3-4: Palma de Mallorca, Spain: Arrive 09:00 OVERNIGHT Depart 19:00
Palma is a vibrant place and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay. Finding your way around Palma is fairly straightforward once you’re in the city centre. 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. 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.
Day 5: Marseille (Provence), France: Arrive 10:00 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 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.
Day 6: Genoa, Italy: Arrive 09:00 Depart 17:00
Once you have disembarked the Preziosa and finished your incredible adventure we will have you transferred to the airport in Nice for your flight back to Dublin.
5 Nights accommodation aboard the 4 Star MSC Preziosa, operated by MSC Cruises.
Dates & Prices
|18 October 2017||€519||Inside||Book Now|
|18 October 2017||€609||Oceanview||Book Now|
|18 October 2017||€679||Balcony||Book Now|
- Flight from Dublin to Milan
- Return Transfers airport / port
- 5 nights accommodation aboard the 4* MSC Preziosa based on 2 sharing
- Wide range of restaurants and dining options on a full board basis
- A variety of day & evening entertainment on board
- Flight from Nice to Dublin
- One 10kgs carry-on bag per person
- Taxes and charges included
- All Inclusive Drinks Package can be pre-booked for €26 per person per night
- Non-refundable deposit of €200 due on confirmation of booking
- 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
- Optional Insurance €31 (conditions apply)
- Gratuities of €8.50 per person per night not included. Can be prepaid.
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
- Office Use MSCPR