Enjoy a fantastic family cruise around the Western Mediterranean onboard the MSC Fantasia with fabulous facilities for adults and children of all ages.
- Return Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
- Return transfers from airport to port
- 7 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Fantasia, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a family cabin
- Fine dining on a full board basis available 20 hours per day
- Varied onboard entertainment
- Onboard Gratuities included
- 20kg Check in Bag per person
This amazing cruise departs Barcelona in Spain before visiting beautiful Provence (Marseille) in France, Genoa and Naples(Pompeii) in Italy, Messina on Sicily and Valetta in Malta.
Prices based on two adults and two children (under 12 years old) sharing.
Why Choose an MSC Cruise?
One of the biggest selling cruise lines out of Ireland, MSC remains a family owned company with a seafaring history of over 3 centuries. From the food to the evening shows, the destinations to the excursions and the pools to the spas, everything has been designed and planned to cater for your every need.
Every moment on an MSC cruise is packed with potential for fun. With water slides and interactive water parks, bowling alleys, F1 Simulators, 4D cinemas, theatrical performances, dance classes, live music and discos there’s something to keep everyone happy!
The fun filled kids clubs has teamed up with LEGO to design colourful and stimulating new play areas on board – something you won’t find anywhere else on the seas!
MSC, in association with the Osservatorio Chicco, Baby Research Center, have created a wonderful baby club that is “tailormade for babies”. We know that mums and dads are entitled to a holiday too, and a cruise on MSC’s fabulous, welcoming ships, offers this in more ways than one!
MSC Fantasia is a masterpiece of Italian style: a perfect mix of advanced technology, elegance and exclusive services. Guests can walk on Swarovski crystal stairs. A transparent ceiling allows passengers to experience all the magic of sailing as they gaze at the starlit skies. At the heart of MSC Fantasia you will find a real stone piazza complete with espresso bar serving freshly-baked pastries and authentic gelato – the perfect place to recharge the batteries before exploring the chic boutiques and duty-free shops nearby.
With 27,000 m2 of public space, including the luxury MSC Aurea SPA, 5 restaurants, 4 swimming pools, 12 hydro-massage pools, coffee bars, shops, a children’s area, a Formula 1 simulator and an interactive 4-D cinema, you can truly rediscover yourself as you relax into your holiday.
The MSC Aurea Spa offers ultra-modern treatments such as therapeutic mud packs, perfumed vapours, aesthetic massages and much more. MSC Fantasia takes luxury cruising to spectacular new heights – where all your holiday cruise fantasies come true.
Booking RemarksInclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Optional Insurance available (conditions apply)
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Booking deposit only €100 pp. Full payment due at 63 days prior to departure.
On arrival in Barcelona, you will be transferred to the port to board the ship. The ship departs into the Mediterranean in the evening, setting sail for your first port of call.
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.
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.
For upscale romance and the prettiest, most serene city beach in southwest Florida, come to Naples, the Gulf Coast’s answer to Palm Beach. Development along the shoreline has been kept residential. The soft white sand is backed only by narrow dunes and half-hidden mansions. More than that, though, Naples is a cultured, sophisticated town, unabashedly stylish and privileged but also welcoming and fun-loving. Families, teens, couture-wearing matrons, middle-aged executives and smartly dressed young couples all mix and mingle as they stroll downtown’s 5th Ave on a balmy evening. Travellers sometimes complain that Naples is expensive, but you can spend just as much elsewhere on a less impressive vacation.
Messina, Sicily, Italy
Messina may well be your first sight of Sicily, and – from your holiday cruise ship – it’s a fine one, the glittering town spread up the hillside beyond its sickle-shaped Mediterranean harbour.
On a shore excursion you can discover Messina’s most important monument, the Duomo, which epitomizes the city’s phoenix-like ability to re-create itself from the ashes of its last disaster. It’s the reconstruction of a twelfth-century cathedral erected by Roger II, one of a series of great Norman churches of Sicily that include the sumptuous cathedrals of Palermo and Cefalù. The Duomo’s detached campanile, or bell tower, claims to be the largest astronomical clock in the world, and puts on its best show at noon every day, when a bronze lion (Messina’s ancient emblem) unleashes a mighty roar over the city that can be quite alarming if you’re not expecting it!
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 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.
On arrival in Barcelona, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.