MSC GRANDIOSA CRUISING FROM BARCELONA TO BARCELONA
Mediterranean – 4 Dec 2021 – MSC Grandiosa – 7 nights – Barcelona to Barcelona – All inclusive holiday
|Onboard Experience||Cabin||Fully inclusive
|Fully inclusive prices include:
All meals and entertainment
Free excursion in Palermo
All taxes and port charges
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
|SAT 4 DEC||BARCELONA, SPAIN||6 PM|
|SUN 5 DEC||MARSEILLE, FRANCE||8 AM||4 PM|
|MON 6 DEC||GENOA, ITALY||7 AM||5 PM|
|TUE 7 DEC||CIVITAVECCHIA, ITALY||7 AM||5 PM|
|WED 8 DEC||PALERMO, SICILY||9 AM||4 PM|
|THU 9 DEC||VALLETTA, MALTA||9 AM||5 PM|
|FRI 10 DEC||DAY AT SEA|
|SAT 11 DEC||BARCELONA, SPAIN||8 AM|
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-Provence, birthplace 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
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 Square, St. 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.
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
The Théâtre La Comédie
LEGO movie maker, NINTENDO experience on board, Doremi studio / Webstar room, Doremi lab 2.0
– 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
|DATE||4 DEC 2021|