Splendid Winter Mediterranean

Escape the Winter blues for a 7 night cruise of the lovely, warm Mediterranean on board the splendid 4 star MSC Splendida!


DESTINATION Mediterranean Sea
FROM Barcelona or Genoa
DATE March 2017
PRICE From €749

Welcome to MSC Splendida, created so can you savour the pleasures of the Mediterranean spirit on unforgettable voyages of exploration all over the world. Set sail on this outstanding cruise ship avoiding the Winter weather as you visit the sunny countries of; Italy, Malta, Spain and France.

Available with departures starting in Barcelona or Genoa.

Flight Times:

OUTBOUND Depart 06.40 Arrive 10.10
RETURN Depart 20.30 Arrive 22.45

Also available departing and disembarking at Genoa port visiting the same destinations (call for details).

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain: Depart 19.00

On arrival in Barcelona you will be transferred to the port to board MSC Splendida. 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 18.00

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 09.00 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

Get drunk on history, architecture and sunshine!

The port city of Civitavecchia lies about an hour from Italy’s capital and is where your cruise liner will dock before taking lucky holiday-makers to the 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, Sicily, 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. 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. Many ancient monuments still exist today, lending the city a unique appearance.

Day 6: Valetta, Malta: Arrive 10.00 Depart 18.00

The UNESCO-protected port of Valletta, the capital of the island ofMalta, 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

Your cruise ends today with your arrival in Barcelona. Disembarkation begins around 10.00am, when you will be met by your driver and transferred back to the Airport.  You may store your luggage here and you will now have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the sights of this fine city. You will then need to make your own way back to Barcelona airport for your flight home to Dublin.

7 Nights accommodaton aboard the 4 Star MSC Splendida, operated by MSC Cruises. (See ship info tab for more information on MSC Splendida)


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MSC Splendida

A cruise ship where technology and comfort are spectacularly combined. Futuristic, yet retaining its classic simplicity and elegance. A cruise ship that promises the ultimate cruise experience.

In the MSC AUREA Spa highly-trained staff combine the magic of Balinese massage with the most modern and exclusive treatments. Specialities include: traditional water treatments (a legacy from Roman times), saunas, Turkish bath, solarium, relaxation room, thalassotherapy, massage room and whirlpool baths. For those seeking more ‘high impact’ activities, there is an exercise room filled with the latest equipment.

MSC Splendida also features 4 swimming pools, a squash court, a Formula 1 simulator and much, much more…


Public Lounges

    Restaurants:          Bars & Lounges:       Entertainment:

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Deck 5 Canaletto

Stateroom Categories:

  • Cat. 1 Inside
  • Cat. 4 Oceanview

Theatre, Reception, Bars & Restaurants

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Deck 6 Modigliani

Theatre, Casino, Bars, Shops & Restaurants

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Deck 7 Tiziano

Theatre, Bars, Shopping & Restaurants

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Deck 8 Giotto

Stateroom Categories:

  • Cat. 2 Inside
  • Cat. 5 Oceanview
  • Cat. 6 Balcony

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Deck 9 Tintoretto

Stateroom Categories:

  • Cat. 2 Inside
  • Cat. 7 Balcony
  • Cat. 13 Aurea Suite

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Deck 10 Botticelli

Stateroom Categories:

  • Cat. 3 Inside
  • Cat. 8 Balcony
  • Cat. 13 Aurea Suite

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Deck 11 Caravaggio

Stateroom Categories:

  • Cat. 3 Inside
  • Cat. 9 Balcony
  • Cat. 13 Aurea Suite

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Deck 12 De Chirico

Stateroom Categories:

  • Cat. 3 Inside
  • Cat. 10 Balcony
  • Cat. 12 Balcony Suite
  • Cat. YC2 Executive/Family Suite

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Deck 13 Piero Della Francesca

Stateroom Categories:

  • Cat. 3 Inside
  • Cat. 5 Oceanview
  • Cat. 11 Balcony

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Deck 14 Raffaello

Spa, Pool/Aqua Park, Bars & Restaurants

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Deck 15 Leonardo Da Vinci

Stateroom Categories:

  • Cat. YC1 Deluxe Suite

Walking Track, Kids pools, bar & restaurant

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Deck 16 Michelangelo

Stateroom Categories:

  • Cat. YC1 Deluxe Suite
  • Cat. YC3 Royal Suite

Disco, 4D Cinema, F1 Simulator & Sports Centre

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Deck 18 Sun Deck


Details valid as of February 2012. Subject to change.

Dates & Prices – Barcelona Departure

Date Price Stateroom
03 March 2017 €809 Inside Sold Out
03 March 2017 €1,019 Oceanview Book Now
03 March 2017 €1,189 Balcony Book Now
10 March 2017 €849 Inside Sold Out
10 March 2017 €919 Oceanview Sold Out
10 March 2017 €1,049 Balcony Sold Out
17 March 2017 €749 Inside Sold Out
17 March 2017 €809 Oceanview Sold Out
17 March 2017 €1219 Balcony Book Now
31 March 2017 €899 Inside Book Now
31 March 2017 €979 Oceanview Sold Out
31 March 2017 €1,119 Balcony Book Now

Price inclusions

  • Direct flight from Dublin to Barcelona
  • Airport transfer to the port
  • 7 nights accommodation aboard MSC Splendida based on an inside cabin
  • Full Board basis
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Transfer from the port to the airport
  • Direct flight Barcelona to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges & baggage of 15kg per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €200 per person
  • Full payment due on confirmation
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
  • Drinks onboard not included. All Inclusive Drinks package only €26 per person per night
  • Gratuities and service charges onboard not included (€9 per adult per day, €4.50 per child up to 14)
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
  • Single supplement from €450