Greece & Croatia

Welcome aboard the 4* MSC Musica! You will cruise for 7 nights from beautiful Venice to sun-kissed Greek Isles and Dubrovnik, and featuring a stop in Albania. Flights and transfers are included in this fantastic price so all you need to do is sit back and relax, enjoying the splendours of some of Europes most beautiful cities.

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Departing from gorgeous Venice this cruise calls at Brindisi in Italy before reaching Katakolon in Greece, near to Olympia before cruising to Mykonos and Athens. Next is Sarande in Albania and finally beautiful Dubrovnik in Croatia.

DESTINATION Greece and Croatia
FROM Dublin / Venice, Italy
DATE May – October 2019
DURATION 7 Nights
PRICE from €1,089 pp

Welcome aboard the 4* MSC Musica! You will cruise for 7 nights from beautiful Venice to sun-kissed Greek Isles and Dubrovnik, and featuring a stop in Albania. Flights and transfers are included in this fantastic price so all you need to do is sit back and relax, enjoying the splendours of some of Europes most beautiful cities.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Venice, Italy: Depart 16:30

On arrival in Venice you will be transferred to the port to board the 4* MSC Musica. The ship departs in the evening.  An icon of beauty and art, it is a constant visual delight, with monuments and palaces, harmonious bridges, gondolas, traditional narrow streets and picturesque squares.

Day 2: Brindisi, Italy: Arrive 13:00 Depart 18:00

Once a bridging point for crusading knights and now a not to be missed stop in any Mediterranean cruises, Brindisi is still a town that makes its living from people passing through, just like you on your MSC cruise ship!
An unforgettable experience could just be to while away your holiday time in a bar or restaurant in Brindisi’s old town. The old town has a pleasant, almost oriental flavour about it, with a few hidden gems tucked down its narrow streets. Via Colonne, with its seventeenth- and eighteenth-century palazzi, runs up to Brindisi’s Duomo – a remarkable building, if only for the fact that it’s survived seven earthquakes since its construction in the eleventh century. Just outside is the Museo Archeologico Provinciale.

In addition to ornaments and statues from the necropolises that lined the Via Appia in Roman times, several rooms accommodate bronzes recovered in underwater exploration in the area, as well as finds from excavations at the archaeological site of Egnazia nearby.

Day 3: Katakolon (Olympia), Greece: Arrive 11:00 Depart 17:00

A holiday to Greece during an MSC cruise of the Mediterranean means history and myth. Katakolon is a tiny seaside town in Greece in the bay of Agios Andreas, only 20 km away from the ancient site of Olympia.

The historic associations and resonance of Olympia, which for over a millennium hosted the most important Panhellenic games, are rivalled only by Delphi or Mycenae. MSC Mediterranean cruises offer comprehensive excursions to Olympia. It is one of the largest ancient sites in Greece, spread beside the twin rivers of Alfiós and Kládhios, and overlooked by the Hill of Krónos.

The sheer quantity of ruined structures can give a confusing impression of their ancient grandeur and function, but the site itself is picturesque, definitely deserving a visit on an MSC excursion. The entrance to the site, located just 200m from the modern village, leads along the west side of the Altis wall, past a group of public and official buildings. The Prytaneion was the administrators’ residence, where athletes stayed and feasted at official expense.

Day 4: Mykonos, Greece: Arrive 08:00 Depart 19:00

From your cruise ship you’ll pass the archaeological museum on your way into town, which was specially built in 1905 to display artefacts from the cemeteries on Rínia Island, opposite Delos. A shore excursion on your MSC Mediterranean cruise can be the opportunity to discover Mýkonos’s museums and mansions. Lena’s House is a completely restored and furnished merchant home from the turn of the twentieth century.

The Folklore Museum, housed in an eighteenth-century mansion, crams in a larger-than-usual collection of bric-a-brac, including a basement dedicated to Mýkonos’s maritime past. The museum shares the promontory with Mýkonos’s oldest and best-known church, Paraportianí, a fascinating asymmetrical hodgepodge of four chapels amalgamated into one. Beyond the church, the shoreline leads to the area known as Little Venice because of the high, arcaded Venetian houses built right up to the water’s edge on its southwest side.

Together with the adjoining Alefkándhra district, this is a dense area packed with art galleries, trendy bars, shops and clubs. Beyond Little Venice, the famous windmills look over the area, renovated and ripe for photo opportunities.

Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece: Arrive 07:30 Depart 16:30

Pireas (Piraeus) is the port of call for you during an MSC cruise to the Mediterranean. It has been the port of Athens since Classical times, when the so-called Long Walls, scattered remnants of which can still be seen, were built to connect it to the city.

Today it’s a substantial metropolis in its own right. The island ferries leaving from the port where your MSC cruise ship awaits your return are the reason most people come here; if you’re spending any time here, though, the real attractions of the place are around the small-boat harbours of Zéa Marina and Mikrolímano on the opposite side of the small peninsula.

Day 6: Sarande, Albania: Arrive 12:00 Depart 20:00

Thanks to one of the most beautiful natural environments of the entire Albanian coast, with its beaches of small natural stones and a wonderful blue sea, Sarande – near the border with Greece, from its seaside you can see Corfù – has become one of the most appreciated tourist destinations in the Ionian Sea.

One of your MSC Cruises destinations in the Mediterranean, this coastal city is one of the most modern in the entire region, and offers its visitors, in addition to the sea, many historical and environmental beauties to be admired.

Day 7: Dubrovnik, Croatia Arrive 09:00 Depart 15:00

A walled, sea-battered city lying at the foot of a grizzled mountain, Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most popular cruise destination, and it’s not difficult to see why. Waiting to be valued on an MSC Mediterranean cruise excursion its essentially medieval town was reshaped by Baroque planners after a disastrous earthquake of 1667; Dubrovnik’s historic core seems to have been suspended in time ever since.

Walk through the city and admire the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, inside there are a couple of Italian paintings, including Titian’s polyptych The Assumption behind the main altar. Immediately south of Luža – the square centre of the medieval town – is the Rector’s Palace, former seat of the Ragusan government.

Day 8: Venice, Italy 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 Musica (See ship info for more info)

Musica

Step on board the MSC Musica  and instantly you are met by the breathtaking central foyer’s three-tier waterfall and it’s transparent piano, suspended above the water on a crystal floor. On board you can go dancing in the Crystal Lounge or enjoy a cigar in the Havana Club cigar lounge. If you would prefer you could try your luck in the Sanremo Casino or enjoying a superb live show in the stunning La Scala Theatre.

Treat yourself in Il Giardino, Italian orf at the Kaito Sushi Bar .

Children and young adults can enjoy special treatment on board with indoor and outdoor play areas, a pool of their own and separate Kids and Teens Clubs.

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Dates & Prices

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DATE PRICE STATEROOM
25 May 2019 €1,349 Inside Balcony Book Now
01 June 2019 €1,189 Inside Balcony Book Now
08 June 2019 €1,249 Inside Balcony Book Now
15 June 2019 €1,249 Inside Balcony Book Now
22 June 2019 €1,309 Inside Balcony Book Now
29 June 2019 €1,309 Inside Balcony Book Now
06 July 2019 €1,309 Inside Balcony Book Now
13 July 2019 €1,349 Inside Balcony Book Now
20 July 2019 €1,409 Inside Balcony Book Now
27 July 2019 €1,469 Inside Balcony Book Now
03 August 2019 €1,419 Inside Balcony Book Now
10 August 2019 €1,579 Inside Balcony Book Now
17 August 2019 €1,579 Inside Balcony Book Now
24 August 2019 €1,309 Inside Balcony Book Now
31 August 2019 €1,249 Inside Balcony Book Now
07 September 2019 €1,249 Inside Balcony Book Now
14 September 2019 €1,249 Inside Balcony Book Now
21 September 2019 €1,249 Inside Balcony Book Now
28 September 2019 €1,129 Inside Balcony Book Now
05 October 2019 €1,089 Inside Balcony Book Now

Price Inclusions

  • Return flights Dublin to Venice
  • Return airport transfer to the port
  • 7 nights accommodation on board the 4* MSC Musica
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Taxes and charges of €130
  • One 15kg bag per person

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
  • Single supplement on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.