Western Med – Meravigila

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7 nights cruising the wonderful cities of the Med from Barcelona to Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valletta on board the brand new MSC Meraviglia, the only ship to feature performances from Cirque du Soleil.

Inclusions

Price Includes:
  • Return flights from Dublin to Barcelona with Aer Lingus
  • Transfer from airport to Port
  • 7 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Meraviglia, based on 2 sharing an inside cabin
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer port to the airport
  • 1 check-in bag of 15kgs per person
  • Taxes and charges of €130

Itinerary

Day 1 Barcelona, Spain

On arrival in Barcelona you will be transferred to the port to board MSC Meraviglia. The ship departs into the Mediterranean in the evening, setting sail for your first port of call.

Day 2 Marseille, 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 3 Genoa, Italy

Cradled between land and sea and with a working port, the Italian vacation destination of Genoa on the west coast of Italy displays its past through her many palaces and the surrounding ancient terraced hills. Genoa has many different faces; at once a modern metropolis and a rigorous custodian of artistic heritage, as well as an industrious marketplace with centuries-old parks perfect for relaxation.

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 Messina, Italy

Messina may well be your first sight of Sicily, and – from your MSC 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!

Day 6 Valetta, Malta

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 MSC 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.

Day 7 At Sea

Last chance to enjoy all the amenities this wonderful 4 star cruise ship has to offer

Day 8 Barcelona, Spain

Your cruise ends today with your arrival in Barcelona. Disembarkation begins around 10.00am, when you will be met by your driver and transferred back to the Airport.  You may store your luggage here and you will now have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the sights of this fine city. You will then need to make your own way back to Barcelona airport for your flight home to Dublin.

Accommodation

7 Nights accommodation aboard the exceptional 4 Star MSC Meraviglia.

MSC Meraviglia – Launching June 2017

MSC Meraviglia is packed with extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season. On board you can enjoy outstanding, authentic dining options and out-of-this-world entertainment with more panoramic viewpoints, an innovative ocean-view aft lounge, a double-height “indoor promenade” with a 480 square metre LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park.Choose from a wide variety of elegant accommodation options, including family options, duplex suites with a private whirlpool bath, and the highest ratio of sea-view balcony cabins of any cruise ship.  – AVAILABLE FROM 16 JULY 2017 –Enjoy exclusive world-class shows performed in innovative venues like the Carousel Lounge and the multi-purpose karaoke bar, comedy club & and TV studio. Younger guests can take advantage of the super-amusement park and sports centre to play sports and games during the daytime and party in the evening. And the whole family can enjoy hours of fun in one of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea.A choice of 12 distinct dining venues promises something special for every taste, while the wide range of bars and lounges on board offer refreshment and relaxation in the ideal atmosphere for every moment.

Exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil

Twice every night, six nights a week, guests on MSC Meraviglia have the unique opportunity to see original shows by Cirque du Soleil, the world leader in live artistic entertainment, and savour a superb culinary experience in the same glamorous venue. The Carousel Lounge is a technology-packed, entertainment and dining venue designed especially to meet the needs of Cirque du Soleil. This custom-built lounge covers 1,000 sq.m. and can accommodate up to 450 guests, including 100 enjoying the full show-and-dining experience.

Extra Information

Booking remarks:

  • All inclusive drinks package only €26 per person per night
  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €200 per person
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
  • Gratuities are not included in above price
  • Single supplement available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €949pp
  Number of nights: 7

30-Jun-17 Inside €1,549
07-Jul-17 Inside €1,599
21-Jul-17 Inside €1,649
28-Jul-17 Inside €1,699
04-Aug-17 Inside €1,649
11-Aug-17 Inside €1,649
18-Aug-17 Inside €1,649
25-Aug-17 Inside €1,549
01-Sep-17 Inside €1,449
15-Sep-17 Inside €1,249
22-Sep-17 Inside €1,249
29-Sep-17 Inside €1,149
06-Oct-17 Inside €1,149
13-Oct-17 Inside €1,149
20-Oct-17 Inside €1,099
27-Oct-17 Inside €1,049
03 November 2017 Inside €949
 
Upgrade to Oceanview Cabin from €50pp
Upgrade to Balcony Cabin from €110pp

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