The Divine Western Med

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Visit the most divine destinations on a 7 night cruise of these carefully selected cities.

Departing from Barcelona, your first port of call is the wonderful island of Ibiza. You then cruise to the beautiful city of Naples, close to Pompeii, and then on to Livorno, close to Pisa and Florence. The Italian leg of your cruise is completed with a visit to Genoa, birthplace of Christopher Columbus before you cruise to Marseilles in the pretty Provence region of France. Your cruise comes to an end as your sail back into Barcelona.

Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Barcelona, Spain
  • Transfer from airport to port
  • 7 nights onboard the 4* MSC Divina based on 2 sharing
  • Fine dining on a full board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Onboard Gratuities included
  • Transfer from port to airport
  • Flight from Venice to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1 Barcelona, Spain

Following your flight, you will be transferred to the port to board the 4* MSC Divina.

Day 2 Ibiza, Spain

All-night raver, boho-cool hippy, blissed-out beach lover – Ibiza is all this and more to the many, many fans who have a soft spot for the Balearics’ party-hard sister. In summer the cream of the world’s DJs (David Guetta, Sven Väth, Armin van Buuren et al) descends on the island, making it the ultimate destination for clubbers. Ibiza’s modest population is swallowed whole by the seven-million-odd tourists that arrive en masse each year, and nowhere does sunset chilling or boho-glam style quite like the White Isle.

But there’s more to this sun-kissed, beach-bejewelled, pine-clad island than meets the bleary eye. Step off the beaten track for a spell in a rural hotel, a hidden hamlet, a hushed church or on a secluded north-coast cove to discover Ibiza’s surprisingly peaceful side. Or roam the ramparts of Ibiza Town’s World Heritage-listed Dalt Vila to immerse yourself in the island’s rich history and heritage.

Day 3 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 4 Naples, Italy

While Milan may be home to all things chic, Florence to all that is worthy in art and Rome to historical grandeur, Naples can outdo them all in one count with its sheer ‘Napoletanità’!

Naples offers a mix of breathtaking beauty and a strong sense of life being lived to its limits.

Squeezed between Vesuvius, Europe’s second-largest active volcano on one side and the sulphurous springs and boiling mud pools of the Flegrean fields on the other, Naples and its famous blue bay is a ‘must-see’ city along your cruise.

Day 5 Livorno, Italy

Tuscany’s third-largest city is a quintessential port town with a colourful history and cosmopolitan heritage. Declared a free port in the 17th century, Livorno (Leghorn in English) attracted traders from across the globe, who brought with them new customs and habits, exotic goods, slaves and foreign forms of worship. The result was a city famed throughout Europe for its multiculturalism. Today its seafood is the best on the Tyrrhenian coast, its shabby historic quarter threaded with Venetian-style canals is full of character, and its elegant belle époque buildings offer evocative reminders of a prosperous past. An easy train trip from Florence, Pisa and Rome, it makes an understated but undeniably worthwhile stop on any Tuscan itinerary.

Day 6 Genoa, Italy

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 7 Marseilles, France

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.

Day 8 Barcelona, Spain

Your cruise comes to an end as you sail back into gorgeous Barcelona. Following disembarkation you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Ireland.

Accommodation

MSC Divina

Inspired by Sophia Loren herself, MSC Divina brings you all the elegance and glamour of the golden age of sea travel in a new vision. A spacious, ultramodern interpretation that pampers you with sumptuous comfort and an immense variety of sports and leisure facilities, plus world-class entertainment.

Let your eyes drink in the sheer scale, style and attention to detail. From MSC Divina’s real stone piazza to her Broadway-size theatre. From the sweeping grace of her Swarovski crystal staircases to the calm of her Infinity Pool, extending seamlessly out to sea and the horizon beyond.

Discover a cruise like no other on the spectacular floating city that is MSC Divina – a superb holiday destination in her own right, offering something for everyone at all times.

Extra Information

Booking Remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of €250 per person (full payment due at 16 weeks from departure)
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • All Inclusive drinks package can be pre-booked from €29 pppn (call for details)
  • Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight & fuel supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares.

  Cost per person: €1,129pp
  Number of nights: 7

14 Sep 2020 Inside €1289
14 Sep 2020 Oceanview €1419
14 Sep 2020 Balcony €1549
21 Sep 2020 Inside €1169
21 Sep 2020 Oceanview €1299
21 Sep 2020 Balcony €1429
19 Oct 2020 Inside €1129
19 Oct 2020 Oceanview €1259
19 Oct 2020 Balcony €1389
26 Oct 2020 Inside €1129
26 Oct 2020 Oceanview €1259
26 Oct 2020 Balcony €1389

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Book by 22 March

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