Morocco, Portugal, France, Spain and Italy – 21 October 2021 – MSC Virtuosa – 10 nights

Malaga, Spain

Málaga is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 569,130 in 2015, it is the second-most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth-largest in Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 kilometres (62.14 miles) east of the Strait of Gibraltarand about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.

Malaga, Spain
Málaga, España

Málaga is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 569,130 in 2015, it is the second-most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth-largest in Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 kilometres (62.14 miles) east of the Strait of Gibraltarand about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.

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Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca, Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco
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Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal

Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal
2750 Cascais, Portugal
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Barcelona

Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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Marseille, France

Marseille, France
Marseille, France
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Portofino, Genoa

Portofino, Genoa
16034 Portofino, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
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Alicante, Spain

Alicante, Spain
Alicante, Spain
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OVERVIEW

Discover the magnificent, brand new Costa Virtuosa as she sails from Malaga on a series of three cruises lasting 10 fantastic nights. With this delightful itinerary you will be able to enjoy some fascinating ports whilst also enjoying three full days at sea. Spending the second day in the Moroccan city of Casablanca where you will have the opportunity to take a day trip to Marrakech or enjoy the exotic souks that this part of Africa is famous for. On to the lovely city of Lisbon where you will find the people welcoming, the food great and the street life absorbing. After a glorious day cruising the Mediterranean we arrive in the Catalan capital of Barcelona home of Gaudi, sun-filled plazas and great bars and restaurants. Marseilles is the next stop – this is the remodelled Provencale city that is the home of Bouillebaisse and Pernod! Its inner harbour is a legend and is a great place to spend a few hours. Genoa on the Ligurian coast is a bustling port town but close to the sleepy but elegant resorts such as Portofino. Another welcome day at sea before a splendid day in Valencia, home of Paella before returning overnight home to Malaga – a great cruise visiting five countries and two continents.

 

SHIP DETAILS
MSC Virtuosa’s namesake comes from the word virtuoso, meaning someone highly skilled in any field of activity, and so MSC Virtuosa was named to pay homage to the skill and expertise of the MSC Cruises architects and shipyard partners at Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique who designed and built this innovative class of ships. This new cruise ship is one of the two largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet, along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa,  boasting an impressive array of guest features all coming together in perfect harmony to deliver the ultimate cruise holiday experience.

THE SHIP

Extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season

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CABINS & SUITES


The perfect blend
of comfort and style

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RESTAURANTS, BARS & LOUNGES


A choice of 11 dining venues and 21 bars promises something special for every taste.

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Fully inclusive prices   
Onboard Experience Cabin
BellaInside €1.019
Outside€1.199
Balcony€1.389
FantasticaInside€1.099
Outside€1.309
Balcony€1.499
Cruise only prices
Onboard Experience Cabin
BellaInside€799
Outside€999
Balcony€1.189
FantasticaInside€899
Outside€1.099
Balcony€1.289
Basic cruise prices do not include any drinks packages but do include gratuities and all taxes

Fully inclusive prices include all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and all gratuities

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ITINERARY

Day  Date Port  Arrive    Depart 
 Thu 21/10/2021 Málaga   – 19:00
 Fri 22/10/2021 Casablanca, Morocco    09:00  23:00
 Sat 23/10/2021 At sea  –  –
 Sun 24/10/2021 Lisbon , Portugal  08:00 16:00
 Mon 25/10/2021  At sea  –  –
 Tue 26/10/2021  Barcelona  13:00  20:00
 Wed  27/10/2021  Marseille, France  08:00 18:00
 Thu 28/10/2021  Portofino,   Genoa, Italy  09:00 17:00
 Fri 29/10/2021   At sea   –  –
 Sat 30/10/2021  Alicante, Spain  07:00 17:00
 Sun 31/10/2021  Málaga  09:00  
         
 
 
Cruise Line MSC Cruises
Cruise ShipMSC Virtuosa
Date21 October 2021
FromMalaga
ToMalaga
Duration10 nights
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CASABLANCA/MARRAKECH

Casablanca, an impressive port city on Morocco’s magical coast, is an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination. Discover Mauresque architecture, attractive beaches, and the colourful Old Medina.

Place Mohammed V, a square of symbolic significance, is resplendent with palm trees and a majestic fountain. Beyond the port, two extraordinary cities await your discovery — vibrant Marrakech and beautiful Rabat.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Hassan II’s Mosque
• Marrakech
• Rabat

An enchanting adventure awaits, on an MSC Cruises excursion, across the buzzing city of Casablanca. Enjoy a scenic journey through streets and squares before stopping at an authentic Habous district market. Visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Lourdes and the Hassan II Mosque — the largest mosque in Africa. Resting on a peninsula overlooking the Atlantic, take in spectacular sea views and fine architectural craftsmanship.

Visit Marrakech on an MSC Cruises excursion, a Moroccan imperial city known as the ‘Pearl of the South’. Here, you’ll discover the ornately decorated Saadian Tombs and the mesmerising 19th-century Bahia Palace. Afterwards, take in Marrakech’s iconic market square, Jemaa el-Fnaa. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is brimming with merchants, performers, restaurants, food stalls, snake charmers, storytellers, and henna artists.

Tour picturesque Rabat, Morocco’s capital, on an MSC Cruises excursion — a city known for its Berberera royal fort, French colonial and Islamic heritage, and historical citadel. Your guided tour begins at Place Mechouar Square, built at the end of the 19th century. From here, you’ll visit Hassan Tower, an iconic minaret on the bank of the Bu Regreg river. Discover the elegant Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the resting place of the Moroccan king. Finally, unwind in the emerald Andalusian Gardens in the Kasbah of the Udayas.

LISBON/CASCAIS
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• The Impressive Belem Tower
• Old-Fashioned Trams
• Lisbon By Land And Water
The iconic Belem tower, is Lisbon’s and possibly Portugal’s most recognisable monument. Built as a ceremonial gateway and fortress when Portugal had a global empire, it spectacularly failed to defend the city. In 1580 it fell to invading Spanish forces in just hours and French forces occupied it in the Peninsula War. It’s been a prison, light house and customs centre and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure to see the pits where prisoners were thrown in, and the 16th century rhinoceros gargoyle.
Lisbon’s old fashioned trams are unique to the city and have been around for generations. The trams are both a tourist attraction and a reliable way for commuters to travel across the town of Lisbon. Board the tram at Martim Moniz Square and head up towards the hills of Lisbon. Along the way, you will see the Old town, passing Graça quarter and Alfama district. Finally, you will reach the highest point at Portas do Sol belvedere, with enchanting views of the metropolis and the Tagus river.

Exploring Lisbon by both land and water is an unparalleled experience in Portugual’s capital city. This MSC Excursion offers you the opportunity to board an amphibious craft that is both able to navigate on water and travel on land. The tour first begins on land and covers the main landmarks such as Praça do ComércioPraça do RossioLiberty Avenue and Marquês de Pombal Square. The tour then continues on water as you will embark on a 30 minute trip along the River Tagus. While sailing across the river, admire the picturesque skyline from a waterside perspective.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• The Impressive Belem Tower
• Old-Fashioned Trams
• Lisbon By Land And Water
The iconic Belem tower, is Lisbon’s and possibly Portugal’s most recognisable monument. Built as a ceremonial gateway and fortress when Portugal had a global empire, it spectacularly failed to defend the city. In 1580 it fell to invading Spanish forces in just hours and French forces occupied it in the Peninsula War. It’s been a prison, light house and customs centre and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure to see the pits where prisoners were thrown in, and the 16th century rhinoceros gargoyle.
Lisbon’s old fashioned trams are unique to the city and have been around for generations. The trams are both a tourist attraction and a reliable way for commuters to travel across the town of Lisbon. Board the tram at Martim Moniz Square and head up towards the hills of Lisbon. Along the way, you will see the Old town, passing Graça quarter and Alfama district. Finally, you will reach the highest point at Portas do Sol belvedere, with enchanting views of the metropolis and the Tagus river.
Exploring Lisbon by both land and water is an unparalleled experience in Portugual’s capital city. This MSC Excursion offers you the opportunity to board an amphibious craft that is both able to navigate on water and travel on land. The tour first begins on land and covers the main landmarks such as Praça do ComércioPraça do RossioLiberty Avenue and Marquês de Pombal Square. The tour then continues on water as you will embark on a 30 minute trip along the River Tagus. While sailing across the river, admire the picturesque skyline from a waterside perspective.
BARCELONA

One of the busiest cruise ports in the Mediterranean, the seaside city of Barcelona is known for its iconic architecturecolourful culture, and world-class drinking and dining.

Explore Antoni Gaudí’s surreal Sagrada Família, the famous boulevard of the Ramblas, the medieval Barri Gótic, and the Museu Picasso. But there’s even more to discover in this sprawling Spanish city, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination: from hidden tapas bars and fabulous food markets to Europe’s biggest football stadium.

Choose your favourite tours from a list of unforgettable MSC Cruises excursions including:

• Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

• The Montserrat Mountain and the Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat

• Camp Nou Stadium

After disembarking you will be transferred to Barcelona Airport for the short flight back to Malaga

MARSIELLE

One of the busiest cruise ports in the Mediterranean, the seaside city of Barcelona is known for its iconic architecturecolourful culture, and world-class drinking and dining.

Explore Antoni Gaudí’s surreal Sagrada Família, the famous boulevard of the Ramblas, the medieval Barri Gótic, and the Museu Picasso. But there’s even more to discover in this sprawling Spanish city, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination: from hidden tapas bars and fabulous food markets to Europe’s biggest football stadium.

Choose your favourite tours from a list of unforgettable MSC Cruises excursions including:

• Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família

• The Montserrat Mountain and the Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat

• Camp Nou Stadium

After disembarking you will be transferred to Barcelona Airport for the short flight back to Malaga

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