MSC GRANDIOSA CRUISING FROM BARCELONA TO BARCELONA

Mediterranean – 4 Dec 2021 – MSC Grandiosa – 7 nights – Barcelona to Barcelona – All inclusive holiday

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
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Marseille

Marseille
Marseille, France
Direction

Genoa, Italy

Genoa, Italy
Genoa, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy
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Civitavecchia, Italy

Civitavecchia, Italy
00053 Civitavecchia, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Direction

Palermo, Sicily

Palermo, Sicily
Palermo, PA, Italy
Direction

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta
Valletta, Malta
Direction

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Direction
FARES
Onboard Experience Cabin Fully inclusive
Bella Inside €799
Outside €889
Balcony€979
FantasticaInsideApply
Outside Apply
Balcony€1099
Fully inclusive prices include:

All meals and entertainment
Free excursion in Palermo
All taxes and port charges
All gratuities
Transfer from Barcelona Airport to the ship and return
Flight from Málaga to Barcelona and return including one piece of checked baggage per person
‘Easy’ drinks package includes all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks*
*Certain restrictions do apply
Prices based on 2 sharing a twin/double cabin
ITINERARY
DATEPORTARRIVEDEPART
SAT 4 DECBARCELONA, SPAIN6 PM
SUN 5 DECMARSEILLE, FRANCE8 AM4 PM
MON 6 DECGENOA, ITALY7 AM5 PM
TUE 7 DECCIVITAVECCHIA, ITALY7 AM5 PM
WED 8 DECPALERMO, SICILY9 AM4 PM
THU 9 DECVALLETTA, MALTA9 AM5 PM
FRI 10 DEC DAY AT SEA
SAT 11 DEC BARCELONA, SPAIN8 AM
 
OVERVIEW

One of the busiest cruise ports in the Mediterranean, the seaside city of BARCELONA is known for its iconic architecture, colourful 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 Med 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 cruise excursions including:

  • Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família
  • The Montserrat Mountain and the Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat
  • Camp Nou Stadium

On the spectacular coastline of the French Riviera lies Marseille. This atmospheric port city is known for its unique mix of grit and glamour, seen in its labyrinth of streets and historical architecture. Only a few miles from Marseille’s charismatic cafes and bustling Vieux Port, stunning cities are to be found. Visit Aix-en-Provencebirthplace of Cézanne, or take in the ancient beauty of Avignon.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• The Unmistakable Notre-Dame de la Garde
• Aix-en-Provence
• Avignon

The seaport of Marseille remains a must-see destination for its culture, colour, and atmosphere. An MSC Cruises excursion will transport you to a characterful world filled with art, architecture, and cuisine. Explore the port and its primary landmark: the Neo-Byzantine basilica Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, constructed between 1853 and 1864. From the summit, you can take in incredible views over the city and the deep blue Mediterranean. Don’t miss a stroll along Marseille’s waterfront, past the aristocratic Borély Castle and Garden. See Longchamp Palace in the town centre before spending time in the old port.

Visit the southern French town of Aix-en-Provence on an MSC Cruises excursion. Explore the religious landmark of St. Saviour Cathedral, which was built over the remains of a Roman temple. Honouring the sun god Apollo, this richly decorated structure features Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque features. Next, enjoy a pleasant hike to the Four Dolphins Fountain and the Mazarin Quarter, home to honey-hued mansions from the 17th-century.

If you appreciate rich medieval history and sophisticated culture, visit ancient Avignon on an MSC Cruises excursion. This amazing city is home to the Palais des Papes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting medieval Gothic architecture. A former residency to Popes of history, you’ll marvel at the building’s tapestries and frescoes. Afterwards, wander the mesmerising streets and have a spot of lunch in a French brasserie-restaurant.

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.

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.
Just 35 km south of Genoa, there’s no denying the appeal of Portofino, tucked into a protected inlet surrounded by lush cypress- and olive-clad slopes. It’s an A-list resort that has been attracting high-flying bankers, celebs and their hangers-on for years, as evidenced by the flotillas of giant yachts usually anchored just outside. It’s a tiny place that is attractive yet somehow off-putting at the same time, with a quota of fancy shops, bars and restaurants for a place twice its size.

Discover the culture and colour of Civitavecchia, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination. This Italian gem is an enjoyable flight from many European and non-European cities. Celebrated for its 16th-century Michelangelo Fort, ancient Taurine Baths, and marble Vanvitelli fountain, the port is a convenient starting point for visiting Rome, Italy’s regal and romantic capital.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• The Colosseum
• The Trevi Fountain
• The Vatican

Not far from Civitavecchia lies Rome, one of the world’s most distinguished cities. Be entranced by its many architectural wonders including the famous Colosseum. An ancient amphitheatre in the centre of the capital, built between 70 and 80 AD, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was commissioned by Roman Emperor Vespasian to entertain more than 50,000 people! On this MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll take a peek inside the arena, imagining the gladiator fights and mock sea-battles that took place at its centre. Then, visit the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, a short walk from the amphitheatre. 

The Trevi Fountain is an icon of Rome, a Baroque beauty uniting architecture, sculpture, rocks, and water. Admire the spectacle on an MSC Cruises excursion and see this 18th-cenury landmark close-up.  Showcasing mythological figures, including Triton on a shell-shaped chariot, the Trevi Fountain is an Italian masterwork. This landmark structure has featured in films such as La Dolce Vita and Roman Holiday

A journey to Rome isn’t complete without a visit to Vatican City, located in the heart of the Italian Capital. Pick an MSC Cruises excursion to see St. Peter’s SquareSt. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. If you arrive in Rome on a Sunday, you’ll be able to attend the Pope’s noon Angelus Prayer. Or enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican Museums which houses works by Da Vinci, Caravaggio, van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, and Gaugin.

The port of Palermo, a buzzing MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, is the regional capital of the island of Sicily. This cosmopolitan city is known for its heavenly architecture, serious street food, and outrageously beautiful beaches.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• Palermo and the Palatine Chapel
• Archaeological Site of Segesta and the Town of Erice 
• Cefalù

An MSC Cruises excursion to Palermo will have you marvelling at the city’s wealth of landmarks. See Politeama and Quattro Canti squares, the Palazzo d’Orléans and the remarkable Palatine Chapel. A fusion of Norman, Byzantine, and Fatimid styles, this 12th-century masterpiece features shimmering mosaics, Arabic arches, and a magnificent Muqarnas ceiling. Next, see the Norman Palace and Casa Professa, a breathtaking Baroque church. Finally, wander the Capo, the most frenzied of fish markets, before glimpsing he exterior of the Teatro Massimo opera house.

Immerse yourself in Italy’s rich history on an MSC Cruises excursion to Segesta, one of Sicily’s revered archaeological sites. Visit the unfinished Doric Temple and the 3rd-century Greek amphitheatre before stopping at the medieval mountain township of Erice. Discover charming houses on cobblestone streets, a Norman castle, and the 14th-century Mother Church. Heading back to Palermo, marvel at the impressive defensive wall protecting this historical town.

Tour the charming coastal town of Cefalù, on an MSC Cruises excursion. You’ll begin with a visit to Duomo di Cefalù, an astounding Arab-Norman cathedral. Dominating the surrounding old town and adorned inside with impressive mosaics, this religious location is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 12th-century. Enjoy a guided tour of the medieval washhouse, masterfully carved out of rock. Finally, explore the atmospheric streets of Cefalù where you can shop local wares at the craft shops.

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.
An excursion to the island can start right from its capital, Valletta, which enchants the cruise-goer with its famous Maltese balconies, which decorate the facades of houses in its old quarter. Surrounded by a multitude of churches, which the islanders assure are as many as the days of the year, the St. John’s Co-Cathedral is one of Malta’s biggest tourist attractions.
The National Museum of Archaeology, on the other hand, hosts prehistoric artefacts found on the island. By the Grand Harbour, one can visit the underground passages of Auberge de Castille and the beautiful Baracca Gardens, which overlook the harbour; at night, when the city gates would close, its porticoes served as shelter for travellers. To get a taste of the life of Malta’s ancient nobility, visit Casa Rocca Piccola.
A 16th century Palazzo now the residence of the 9th Marquis De Piro, it has period furnishings and has a bomb shelter built for protection against bombings during the Second World War. The set of the film Popeye can still be seen from Malta’s largest beach, as well as the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieha with a fresco of the Blessed Virgin Mary with Christ; according to tradition, Saint Luke, who was shipwrecked on the island with Saint Paul, is the author of this Byzantine-style fresco.

SHIP DETAILS

MSC Grandiosa is one of the most environmentally-sound ships at sea and an energy-efficient role model for modern cruising.

  • 97% less sulphur oxide and 80% less nitrogen oxide thanks to an hybrid Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) and a state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
  • Shore power to zero emissions in port
  • Underwater Radiated Noise system reducing impact on large-size marine mammals
  • State-of-the-art purification system for the cleanest wastewater
  • The latest technologies to reduce CO2-emissions
  • 28%* less fuel consumption

* fuel consumption per passenger per cruise compared to Fantasia Class ships

MSC Grandiosa is a Meraviglia Plus-class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. Built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, she is the first of three Meraviglia Plus-class ships set to operate for the cruise line and is the current flagship of MSC Cruises.

Galleria Grandiosa

At any time of the day, the Galleria is the perfect place for dining, shopping, socialising or simply taking in the unique atmosphere. And when the sun sets, it takes on another life, with LED dome shows, concerts, discos and parties late into the night.

Atmosphere pool

The Atmosphere Pool on MSC Grandiosa offers plenty of space for relaxing and soaking up the sun. Illuminated by elegant lighting and a giant screen, the beautifully designed main pool area becomes an even more atmospheric venue in the evenings.

The Théâtre La Comédie

Thanks to our Broadway-style theatres you can enjoy superlative entertainment with an international line-up of artists without having to leave the ship. Take your pick from a fabulous programme, there’s sure to be a show you love.

Family Entertainment

MSC Grandiosa for children will be the “Ship of Music”: our partners Lego and Chicco, worked on a same theme and created a project for their rooms dedicated to music:
LEGO movie maker,  NINTENDO experience on board, Doremi studio / Webstar room, Doremi lab 2.0
IN NUMBERS
– 700 sq meters for children
– 60 new costumes for the youth staff
– 10 new activities for kids & teenagers
– 4 new mascots
– 7 rooms (baby club CHICCO, miniclub LEGO, juniors club LEGO, young club, teens club, Webstar room and Doremi lab)
– 1 new tech experience

MSC Aurea SPA

Restore body and soul in the MSC Aurea Spa, a luxurious Balinese spa on board on MSC Grandiosa. Comprising a thermal area, beauty salon and nail boutique, it offers a wealth of wellness and beauty treatments to relax, pamper and revitalise you.

MSC Yacht Club

Located on the prestigious foredecks of the ship is a place where you can enjoy 24-hour personal butler service, designer accommodation and exclusive dining, lounge and pool areas. This is the MSC Yacht Club the ultimate luxury cruise experience.

 

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Virtuosa

DECK PLANS

Deck layouts

  • Deck 05 – Caravaggio-Lobby

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 05 - Caravaggio-Lobby

  • Deck 06 – Leonardo da Vinci-Dining

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 06 - Leonardo da Vinci-Dining

  • Deck 07 – Michelangelo-Promenade-Spa

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 07 - Michelangelo-Promenade-Spa

  • Deck 08

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 08

  • Deck 09 – Van Gogh

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 09 - Van Gogh

  • Deck 10

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 10

  • Deck 11

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 11

  • Deck 12

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 12

  • Deck 13

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 13

  • Deck 14 – Bridge

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 14 - Bridge

  • Deck 15 – Cezanne-Lido-Pool

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 15 - Cezanne-Lido-Pool

  • Deck 16 – Velazquez-Sports

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 16 - Velazquez-Sports

  • Deck 18 – Gauguin-Kids-Teens

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 18 - Gauguin-Kids-Teens

  • Deck 19 – Degas-Yacht Club-Waterslides

    MSC Grandiosa Deck 19 - Degas-Yacht Club-Waterslides

CRUISE LINEMSC
CRUISE SHIPGRANDIOSA
DATE4 DEC 2021
FROMBARCELONA
TOBARCELONA
DURATION7 NIGHTS