Grandiosa Mediterranean Gems

Join the 4* Grandiosa, the latest new ship (launches in November 2019) from MSC, on this fantastic cruise around the Western Mediterranean – the perfect ship and destination for a wonderful holiday.

Special Offer!
FREE WIFI for Inside Cabins
FREE WIFI & EASY DRINKS Package for Oceanview Cabins
FREE WIFI & PREMIUM DRINKS for Balcony Cabins

Bonus Special Offer!
Book in June for 3 Free Unique Dining Experiences
L’Atelier Bistrot – delectible French cuisine
Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse – create your perfect plate by choosing your favourite breed & cut of beef
Cirque du Soleil – an eclectic selection of creative dishes served prior to the Cirque du Soleil at Sea show

This amazing cruise departs Barcelona in Spain before visiting Provence (Marseille) in France, Genoa and Rome (Civitavecchia) in Italy, Palermo on Sicily and Valetta in Malta.

DESTINATION Western Mediterranean
FROM Dublin / Barcelona, Spain
DATE November to March 2020
DURATION 7 Nights
PRICE From €799 pp

Join the 4* Grandiosa, the latest new ship (launches in November 2019) from MSC, on this fantastic cruise around the Western Mediterranean – the perfect ship and destination for a wonderful holiday.

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 Grandiosa. The ship departs into the Mediterranean in the evening, setting sail for your first port of call.

Day 2: Marseille (Provence), 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

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.

The Acquario di Genova is the city’s pride and joy, parked like a giant ocean liner on the waterfront, with seventy tanks housing sea creatures from all the world’s major habitats, including the world’s biggest reconstruction of a Caribbean coral reef. It’s a great aquarium by any standards, the second largest in Europe by capacity, and boasts a fashionably ecology-conscious slant and excellent background information in Italian and English.

Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy: Arrive 07:00 Depart 18:00

The port of Civitavecchia is one of the largest in Italy and is, of course, a destination of MSC Cruises in the Mediterranean. 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.

In Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, Civitavecchia’s main square, one can admire the majestic baroque cathedral dedicated to St. Francis, built at the end of the 18th century on a smaller church which could no longer host a rapidly growing community.

Day 5: Palermo, Italy: Arrive 10.00 Depart 17.00

A holiday to Italy with MSC Cruises is the perfect chance to visit the regional capital of Sicily. A lively, bustling, noisy port, Palermo yet holds an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets.

With Sicily’s greatest concentration of sights, and the biggest historic centre in Italy bar Rome, Palermo is a complex, multilayered port that can easily feel overwhelming if you try to do or see too much in one Mediterranean cruise visit.

The best thing to do here is just to wander as the fancy takes you, sifting through Palermo’s jumbled layers of crumbling architecture, along deserted back alleys, then suddenly emerging in the midst of an ebullient street market.

Day 6: Valetta, Malta: Arrive 08:00 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

On arrival in Barcelona, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

7 nights on board 4 star MSC Grandiosa. (See ship info for more details)

MSC’s BEAUTIFUL NEW SHIP

Building on her sisters ships success, MSC Grandiosa offers even more public space than her sister ships, along with a series of exciting innovations.

Cirque du soleil at Sea has created 2 brand new shows exclusively for MSC Grandiosa, which you can enjoy in a high-tech lounge while savouring a superb culinary experience. And if you choose the Aurea Experience, you’ll appreciate the pleasures of flexible dining and unlimited drinks in a dedicated restaurant.

Galleria
This central promenade is filled with boutiques, restaurants and tranquil spots for shopping, eating and relaxing… as well as socialising. And in the evening, it comes alive with music, parties and entertainment.

MSC Bellissima, Galleria Bellissima

Atmosphere pool
With about 10 sq. m. of public space per guest, poolside space on MSC Grandiosa is some of the most plentiful to be found at sea.

Beautiful lighting, a giant screen and atmospheric design make the main pool area even more alluring after the sunset.

MSC Yacht Club
An exclusive haven of refinement.

Discover a ship within a ship. A place where you can savour exclusivity and privacy in a world of choice. Where you can indulge in the luxury of a private club, while enjoying access to the myriad recreation and entertainment possibilities that the rest of the ship affords.

MSC Aurea Spa
The MSC Aurea Spa on MSC Grandiosa is a luxurious Balinese spa offering signature relaxation treatments to revitalise body and soul. Complete with a thermal area, beauty salon and nail boutique, the MSC Aurea Spa will leave you feeling pampered from head to toe.

MSC Gym by Technogym®
Equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym cardio and strength-training equipment, the MSC Grandiosa gym offers a wide range of innovative fitness courses and training programmes.

Taking entertainment at sea to a whole new level
Enjoy exclusive world-class shows performed in innovative venues like the Carousel Lounge and the multi-purpose karaoke bar, comedy club, TV studio & Bar. Younger guests can take advantage of the super-amusement park and sports centre to play sports and games during the daytime and party and dance in the evening. And the whole family can enjoy hours of fun in one of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea.

To Follow

Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
28 November 2019 €979 Inside Book Now
28 November 2019 €1,159 Oceanview Book Now
28 November 2019 €1,249 Balcony Book Now
05 December 2019 €849 Inside Book Now
05 December 2019 €999 Oceanview Book Now
05 December 2019 €1,119 Balcony Book Now
12 December 2019 €899 Inside Book Now
12 December 2019 €1,049 Oceanview Book Now
12 December 2019 €1,169 Balcony Book Now
19 December 2019 €1,379 Inside Book Now
19 December 2019 €1,559 Oceanview Book Now
19 December 2019 €1,679 Balcony Book Now
26 December 2019 €1,579 Inside Book Now
26 December 2019 €1,729 Oceanview Book Now
26 December 2019 €1,879 Balcony Book Now
02 January 2020 €899 Inside Book Now
02 January 2020 €1,079 Oceanview Book Now
02 January 2020 €1,199 Balcony Book Now
09 January 2020 €799 Inside Book Now
09 January 2020 €979 Oceanview Book Now
09 January 2020 €1,099 Balcony Book Now
16 January 2020 €799 Inside Book Now
16 January 2020 €979 Oceanview Book Now
16 January 2020 €1,099 Balcony Book Now
23 January 2020 €849 Inside Book Now
23 January 2020 €1,029 Oceanview Book Now
23 January 2020 €1,149 Balcony Book Now
30 January 2020 €859 Inside Book Now
30 January 2020 €1,039 Oceanview Book Now
30 January 2020 €1,159 Balcony Book Now
06 February 2020 €869 Inside Book Now
06 February 2020 €1,049 Oceanview Book Now
06 February 2020 €1,169 Balcony Book Now
13 February 2020 €919 Inside Book Now
13 February 2020 €1,099 Oceanview Book Now
13 February 2020 €1,219 Balcony Book Now
20 February 2020 €899 Inside Book Now
20 February 2020 €1,079 Oceanview Book Now
20 February 2020 €1,199 Balcony Book Now
27 February 2020 €899 Inside Book Now
27 February 2020 €1,079 Oceanview Book Now
27 February 2020 €1,199 Balcony Book Now
05 March 2020 €899 Inside Book Now
05 March 2020 €1,079 Oceanview Book Now
05 March 2020 €1,199 Balcony Book Now
12 March 2020 €919 Inside Book Now
12 March 2020 €1,099 Oceanview Book Now
12 March 2020 €1,219 Balcony Book Now
19 March 2020 €949 Inside Book Now
19 March 2020 €1,129 Oceanview Book Now
19 March 2020 €1,249 Balcony Book Now

Special Offer!
FREE WIFI for Inside Cabins
FREE WIFI & EASY DRINKS Package for Oceanview Cabins
FREE WIFI & PREMIUM DRINKS for Balcony Cabins

Bonus Special Offer!
Book in June for 3 Free Unique Dining Experiences
L’Atelier Bistrot – delectable French cuisine
Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse
– create your perfect plate by choosing your favourite breed & cut of beef
Cirque du Soleil
– an eclectic selection of creative dishes served prior to the Cirque du Soleil at Sea show

All Prices include

  • Flight from Dublin to Barcelona
  • Transfer from airport to Port
  • 7 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Grandiosa, based on 2 sharing
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Flight from Barcelona to Dublin
  • 1 check-in bag of 15kgs per person
  • Taxes and charges

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance available (conditions apply)
  • Gratuities are not included in above price
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.