MSC Cruises have taken relaxation to another level entirely. Their cruise ships offer the chance to increase your wellbeing within the luxurious MSC Aurea Spa, increase your fitness in the gym or pool, enjoy long leisurely meals dining on sumptuous Italian cuisine, or unwind with a cocktail at sundown while listening to live jazz. MSC cruise holidays are great for both family and couples with such a wide range of ships, on-board entertainment and activities providing you with a stylish cruise holiday at great value for money featuring state-of-the-art technology and innovative attractions.
Begin your holiday with a 1 night stay in a 4 star Barcelona hotel.
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Simply relax on Barceloneta beach, or visit Las Ramblas, the walkway at the heart of the city, for the best restaurants, bars and cafés and even street performers. Explore Gaudi’s beautiful and exotic architecture, including his masterpiece La Sagrada Familia. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya offers a stunning view over the city as well as housing Spain’s largest collection of Catalan art.
Marseille is France's second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures with a salty city with a feel and culture all its own. Dominating the harbor is the infamous Chateau d'If, the rocky prison from which Alexandre Dumas' Count of Monte Cristo escaped. Marseille is also your gateway to Provence. Also try the renowned bouillabaisse or tour the lovely towns and vineyards of Provence.
This city's swag of ornate churches and palaces is as astounding as the revitalized old port area that surrounds them. Visit the baroque piazza and order the Genovese specialties of minestrone and trofie al pesto or Sip a glass of Bianchetta Genovese wine, then stroll the waterfront to ride the Bigo crane for panoramic views of modern-day Genoa. Visit San Lorenzo Cathedral, Piazza de Ferrari and Maritime Museum.
Rome is often described as being the world’s biggest open air museum - The Vatican's Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain where a tossed coin promises your return to the Eternal City. Take a walking tour of its many historical landmarks and enjoy the food, the culture, the ambience, and the surrounding scenery. There is no doubt you'll learn the meaning of la dolce vita (the sweet life) when you visit Rome.
Palermo has typical Mediterranean character and charm with stunning beaches and turquoise waters. Palermo is an old town dating back to the 8th century and is known for its endless Norman buildings, beautiful palaces, lively markets and relaxed atmosphere. Wander through Palermo’s winding streets and find yourself looking at historical churches, opera houses and ancient city walls.
Malta is a Mediterranean island of great historical importance influenced by many great empires. The capital fortress city of Valletta, described as an open air museum, is mainly Baroque in character having been built in the 16th century by the Order of St John of Jerusalem. It offers some of Europe’s finest palaces, churches, and works of art. Valletta harbour is surrounded by cream coloured buildings, twisting streets, hillsides beyond, fishing craft and luzzo boats below.
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Cities covered: Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Civitavecchia (Rome), Palermo (Sicily), Malta