Preziosa Mini Cruise
Experience the delights of life at sea while visiting some of the gems of the Mediterranean on this 4-night cruise on the luxurious 4 star MSC Preziosa.
Cruising from Barcelona this cruise visits stunning Palma de Mallorca, Marseille in beautiful Provence and the historical Italian city of Genoa.
Return flights Dublin to Barcelona
Return Transfers airport / port
4 nights accommodation aboard the 4* MSC Preziosa based on 2 sharing
Fine dining on a full board basis
All onboard entertainment
One 10kgs carry-on bag per person
Taxes and charges included
Following a flight from Dublin to Barcelona, you will be transferred to the port to board the 4* MSC Preziosa where you will begin your journey.
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.
Palma is a vibrant place and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay. Finding your way around Palma is fairly straightforward once you’re in the city centre. The obvious landmark to see in Palma on your cruise holiday is the Catedral, which dominates the Mediterranean Sea waterfront and backs onto the oldest part of the city, a cluster of alleys and narrow lanes whose northern and eastern limits are marked by the zigzag of avenues built beside – or in place of – the city walls. 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.
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 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.
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.
Once you have disembarked the Preziosa and finished your incredible adventure we will have you transferred to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.
- All Inclusive Drinks Package can be pre-booked for €26 per person per night
- Non-refundable deposit of €200 due on confirmation of booking
- 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
- Optional Insurance €31 (conditions apply)
- Gratuities of €8.50 per person per night not included. Can be prepaid.
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.