Seaview Western Med 2019

This 7-night cruise on board 4* MSC Seaview takes you to some of the most beautiful and interesting cities of the Med. Boarding in Barcelona you’ll visit Ajaccio in Corsica, Genoa, La Spezia (Pisa/Florence), Civitavecchia (Rome), Cannes and Palma de Mallorca.

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DESTINATION Mediterranean Cruise
FROM Barcelona
DATE May – October 2019
DURATION 7 Nights
PRICE From €1,219 pp (Free Upgrade to Balcony)

This 7-night cruise on board 4* MSC Seaview takes you to some of the most beautiful and interesting cities of the Med. Boarding in Barcelona you’ll visit Ajaccio in Corsica, Genoa, La Spezia (Pisa/Florence), Civitavecchia (Rome), Cannes and Palma de Mallorca.

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Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain: Depart 18.00

Arrive in Barcelona and transfer to the port to board MSC Fantasia. The ship departs into the Mediterranean in the evening

Day 2: Ajaccio, Corsica, FranceArrive 12.00 Depart 19.00

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.

Day 3: Genoa, Italy: Arrive 07.00 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: La Spezia (Florence/Pisa), Italy: Arrive 07.00 Depart 18.00

The port at the head of the majestic Gulf of La Spezia, an impressively sweeping panorama of islands and rough headlands renamed the Gulf of the Poets, is workaday La Spezia.

A major naval and shipbuilding centre, it has a fine art gallery, the Museo Amedeo Lia, probably the finest collection of medieval and Renaissance art you can enjoy on a holiday to Liguria.

Day 5: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy: Arrive 07.00 Depart 18.00

The port of Civitavecchia is one of the largest in Italy. 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.

Day 6: Cannes, France: Arrive 09.00 Depart 18.00

With its immaculate seafront hotels and exclusive beach concessions, glamorous yachts and designer boutiques, Cannes is in many ways the definitive Riviera resort, a place where appearances count, especially during the film festival in May. The not particularly attractive seafront Palais des Festivals is the heart of the film festival but also hosts conferences, tournaments and trade shows.

The old town, known as Le Suquet after the hill on which it stands, provides a great panorama of the curve of Cannes’ bay. On its summit stand the remains of the fortified priory lived in by Cannes’ eleventh-century monks, and the beautiful twelfth-century Chapelle Ste-Anne. The Musée de la Castre, in the remains of Cannes’ eleventh-century priory, holds an extraordinary collection of musical instruments from all over the world, along with pictures and prints of old Cannes and an ethnology and archaeology section.

Day 7: Palma de Mallorca, Spain: Arrive 14.00 Depart 23.00

Five hundred years in the making, Palma’s Catedral is a magnificent building and a surprising one, too, with its interior featuring modernista touches designed by Antoni Gaudí. The original church was built following the Christian reconquest of the city, and the site taken, in fulfilment of a vow by Jaume I, was that of the Moorish Great Mosque. Essentially Gothic, with massive exterior buttresses to take the weight off the pillars within, the church derives its effect through its sheer height, impressive from any angle but startling when glimpsed from the waterside esplanade.

Opposite the cathedral entrance stands the Palau de l’Almudaina, originally the palace of the Moorish walis (governors) and later of the Mallorcan kings. The interior has been painstakingly restored, but its rabbit warren of rooms and corridors has been left comparatively bare, the main decorative highlight being a handful of admirable Flemish tapestries, each devoted to classical themes.

Day 8: Barcelona, Spain: Arrive 08.00

Your cruise ends this morning with your arrival in Barcelona. Disembarkation begins after breakfast when you will be met by your driver for the transfer to the airport and flight home to Dublin.

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

Waterfront promenade to always enjoy the sun

MSC Seaview is the second of two identical ships in the Seaside generation. At 323 metres long with a GRT of 154,000 tonnes, the ship will feature a maximum capacity of 5,429 guests.

Inspired by a pioneering beach condo concept, MSC Seaview will bring guests and the sea closer, with special design elements that make the most of the warmer weather. Guests will be able to spend time outdoors eating, drinking and relaxing in the Mediterranean sunshinewith some of the best sea views in the world. Guests will also enjoy an increased number of balcony cabins, sea views and public areas, with every element carefully planned to make the most of the sea and the sunshine.

A unique design feature of MSC Seaview is the impressive 360°promenade with glass balustrades that runs around the entire ship. This stunning public space will act as a lively recreation area where guests can stroll in the open air, eat and drink al fresco from a variety of bars and restaurants or shop in the boutiques, all the while providing spectacular sea views as far as the eye can see.

MSC Seaview will spend her inaugural summer season in the balmy Western Mediterranean, where MSC Cruises’ expertise is unparalleled.  An MSC Cruises holiday is the perfect way to discover different cultures, beauties and tastes and guests will be able to experience the wonders of the Mediterranean in true MSC Cruises style. MSC Seaview will have three historic Mediterranean homeports: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona and will also call at popular Mediterranean destinations including Naples, Messina and Valetta, where guests can benefit from a wide range of shore activities that will help them discover the region.

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Dates & Prices

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Date Price Stateroom
04 May 2019 €1,269 Inside Balcony Book Now
11 May 2019 €1,319 Inside Balcony Book Now
25 May 2019 €1,369 Inside Balcony Book Now
01 June 2019 €1,319 Inside Balcony Book Now
15 June 2019 €1,369 Inside Balcony Book Now
22 June 2019 €1,469 Inside Balcony Book Now
29 June 2019 €1,469 Inside Balcony Book Now
06 July 2019 €1,519 Inside Balcony Book Now
13 July 2019 €1,569 Inside Balcony Book Now
20 July 2019 €1,619 Inside Balcony Book Now
27 July 2019 €1,669 Inside Balcony Book Now
03 August 2019 €1,769 Inside Balcony Book Now
10 August 2019 €1,769 Inside Balcony Book Now
17 August 2019 €1,769 Inside Balcony Book Now
24 August 2019 €1,569 Inside Balcony Book Now
31 August 2019 €1,469 Inside Balcony Book Now
07 September 2019 €1,369 Inside Balcony Book Now
14 September 2019 €1,319 Inside Balcony Book Now
21 September 2019 €1,319 Inside Balcony Book Now
28 September 2019 €1,269 Inside Balcony Book Now
05 October 2019 €1,269 Inside Balcony Book Now
12 October 2019 €1,219 Inside Balcony Book Now
19 October 2019 €1,269 Inside Balcony Book Now

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Price Inclusions

  • Return flights Dublin to Barcelona
  • Transfers to and from the port
  • 7 nights onboard MSC Seaview, based on 2 sharing an inside cabin
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Taxes and one 15kg check-in bag per person

Booking remarks

  • Non-refundable deposit of €250 required at time of booking
  • Optional Insurance (call for details))
  • Drinks onboard not included unless stated otherwise. All inclusive drinks package €26 pppn
  • Gratuities onboard are not included
  • Prices are guidelines only and are subject to change & availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking