Enjoy a short getaway with this great value Mini Cruise from Barcelona to Genoa and delightful Ajaccio on the French island of Corsica, on board the brand new 4* MSC Virtuosa.
- Direct flight from Dublin to Barcelona with Aer Lingus
- Airport transfer to the port
- 4 nights accommodation onboard brand new 4 star MSC Virtuosa based on 2 sharing
- Fine dining on a full board basis
- Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
- Onboard Gratuities Included
- Transfer from the port to airport
- Flight from Barcelona to Dublin with Aer Lingus
- Hand Luggage
Departing from Barcelona, and visiting Marseilles and Genoa before reaching Ajaccio on the French island of Corsica and continuing back to Barcelona, this is a fantastic cruise for a short break or as a taster to experience life on a cruise ship.
Flight Details (Subject to change):
Dublin 06:50 – Barcelona 10:30
Barcelona 20:30- Dublin 22:20
Booking RemarksInclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Booking deposit of €200 per person (full payment due at 14 weeks from departure)
Optional Insurance available (call for details)
Drinks onboard not included. All Inclusive drinks package can be pre-booked for €39 pppn (call for details)
Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight & fuel supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares.
Following your flight to Barcelona, you will be transferred to the port where you will board the 4* MSC Virtuosa for your cruise.
The 1992 Summer Olympics revealed to the world what Europeans and seasoned travelers already knew – Barcelona is one of the world’s greatest treasures. Vibrant and earthy, commercial and cultural, this city of two million residents is the capital of Spain’s autonomous region of Catalonia. Stroll along the wide, tree-lined promenades of Las Ramblas and marvel at the spires of Gaudi’s Basilica La Sagrada Familia. Or visit the former Olympic Ring on the hill of Montjuic – also home to world-class parks, fountains and museums. Barcelona, which nurtured such artistic giants as Picasso, Dali, Miro and Casals, is definitely a traveler’s paradise.
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.
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Ajaccio is a relaxed and good-looking place for a visit to Corsica, with an exceptionally mild climate, and a wealth of smart cafés, restaurants and shops. The core of the old town of Ajaccio – a cluster of ancient streets spreading north and south of place Foch, which opens out to the seafront by the port and the marina – holds the most interest. Nearby, to the west, place de Gaulle forms the modern centre and is the source of the main thoroughfare, cours Napoléon, which extends parallel to the sea almost 2 km to the northeast. West of place de Gaulle stretches the modern part of town fronted by the beach, overlooked at its eastern end by the citadelle. Once the site of the town’s medieval gate, place Foch lies at the heart of old Ajaccio.
Your cruise comes to an end as you sail into Barcelona port. Once you have disembarked you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Dublin.