Halloween Getaway

Join the 4* MSC Magnifica on a mini cruise as she spends 2 nights cruising the finest destinations in the Mediterranean. Departing on Halloween night from the Italian port city of Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Colombus, you will visit Marseilles, capital of the Provence region of France, and Barcelona.

DESTINATION Mediterranean Cruise
FROM Dublin / Genoa
DATE 31 October 2018
DURATION 2 Nights
PRICE From €399 pp

Join the 4* MSC Magnifica on a mini cruise as she spends 2 nights cruising the finest destinations in the Mediterranean. Departing on Halloween night from the Italian port city of Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Colombus, you will visit Marseilles, capital of the Provence region of France, and Barcelona.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Genoa, Italy:

Following your flight to Milan, you will be transferred to the port in Genoa to board the 4* MSC Magnifica.

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: Marseilles, France:

Are you ready to find your way around Marseille on an MSC Mediterranean cruise?
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 MSC 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. To the north of the Vieux Port is the oldest part of Marseille, Le Panier, where, up until the last war, tiny streets, steep steps Mediterranean introduction and houses of every era formed a vieille ville typical of the Côte.

Day 3: Barcelona, Spain:

On arrival in Barcelona, following breakfast on board, you will be transferred to the centre of Barcelona where you can check you bags and have the day to explore Barcelona before your evening flight to Ireland.

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 cruise excursion 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.

 

2 nights aboard the 4 Star MSC Magnifica, operated by MSC Cruises (see the ship info tab for more information on MSC Magnifica)

Magnifica

MSC  Magnifica with her elegant surroundings, exciting entertainment venues and tantalizing dining opportunities. Onboard it is the superior service levels and facilities that make MSC Cruises unique.

The leisure facilities include an open-air pool complex, 4 whirlpools, a solarium and a sky lit indoor pool with retractable roof. For something more active there is tennis, mini-golf, a high-tech gym and a jogging track as well as 10-pin bowling and billiards. On this ship you can chose from 5 gourmet restaurants,12 bars, casino, panoramic disco, 4D cinema, internet café, cigar lounge, and a plush 1,200 seat theatre. Onboard there is also 5 different Kids and Teens clubs with their own themed venues.

In the MSC AUREA Spa highly-trained staff combine the magic of Balinese massage with the most modern and exclusive treatments. Specialities include: saunas, Turkish bath, solarium, relaxation room and thalassotherapy.

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Dates & Prices

Date Price Stateroom
31 October 2018 €489 Inside Book Now
31 October 2018 €519 Oceanview Book Now
31 October 2018 €549 Balcony Book Now

Price Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Milan, Italy
  • Transfers to and from the port
  • 2 nights onboard MSC Magnifica, based on 2 sharing an inside cabin
  • Meals onboard on a full board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Coach from Barcelona port to the city centre where you can check your bags and have the day to explore Barcelona before your evening flight to Ireland
  • Taxes and hand luggage of 10kg per person

Booking remarks

  • Non-refundable deposit of €200 required at time of booking
  • Optional Insurance (call for details)
  • Drinks onboard not included. All inclusive drinks package €30 pppn
  • Gratuities onboard are not included
  • Prices are guidelines only and are subject to change & availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking