Mediterranean Cruise Sale!
Cruising the Mediterranean with MSC Cruises means being at arm's reach of the best in culture, tradition and monuments that have for centuries enriched its shores. This cruise special offers the opportunity to visit and learn about countries and peoples facing this sea and their millenary history just like ancient mariners did as they sailed from Italy to the Greek Islands. Enjoy Spain, France, Italy and Malta on this incredible 7 night cruise vacation!
onboard the Brand New MSC Seaview
7 Day Mediterranean Cruise Roundtrip Genoa:
Day 1 - Genoa, Italy
Day 2 - Naples (Capri), Italy
Day 3 - Messina, Sicily, Italy
Day 4 - Valletta, Malta
Day 5 - At Sea
Day 6 - Barcelona, Spain
Day 7 - Marseille, France
Day 8 - Genoa, Italy
2018 Dates onboard MSC Seaview:
Jun 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11
From $590 US
Mediterranean Cruise Highlights
Genoa - 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.
Naples - Naples is a large, sprawling Mediterranean port, with a centre that has many different focuses just waiting to be discovered on an MSC Mediterranean cruise excursion. No trip to Naples is complete without visiting the area between Piazza Garibaldi and Via Toledo, roughly corresponding to the old Roman Neapolis (much of which is still unexcavated like in many other Italian cities). The old part of Naples – the centro storico is formed by the main streets of Via -dei Tribunali and Via San Biagio dei Librai (the latter also known as Spaccanapoli as it literally splits Naples in two), which still follow the path of the ancient Roman roads. This is much the liveliest and most teeming part of Naples, an open-air kasbah of hawking, yelling humanity that makes up in energy what it lacks in grace. But it's the city's most intriguing quarter, and a must-see on any cruise to Naples. The Duomo is a Gothic building from the early thirteenth century (though with a late nineteenth-century neo-Gothic facade) dedicated to the patron saint of the city, San Gennaro.
Messina - 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 Cefalu. 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!
Valletta - 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.
Barcelona - Barcelona - Spain's second city, and the self-confident capital and port of Catalunya - vibrates with life, and there’s certainly not another city in the country to touch it for sheer style, looks or energy. A cruise excursion to Barcelona city centre will take you to discover its world-class art museums and its fashionable designer restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. And in Antoni Gaudí's extraordinary church of the Sagrada Familia and the world-famous boulevard that is the Ramblas, you have two sights that are high up on any Mediterranean cruise sightseeing list. A holiday in Barcelona can start with the Ramblas, and then dive straight into the medieval nucleus of the city, the Barri Gòtic. But there are plenty of other central old-town neighbourhoods to explore too, from La Ribera - home to the celebrated Museu Picasso - to funky El Raval, where cool bars, restaurants and boutiques have mushroomed in the wake of the striking contemporary art museum, MACBA.
Marseille - Are you ready to find your way around Marseille on an MSC Mediterranean cruise? When cruising southern France, you have to know that Marseille is the most renowned and populated metropolitan area in the country after Paris and Lyon. When you alight from your MSC cruise ship, the cafes around the Vieux Port, where glistening fish are sold straight off the boats on quai des Belges, are wonderful spots to observe the city's street life.
MSC Meraviglia in English means wonder; a feeling of being amazed when we see something new, extraordinary or unimaginable! Coming in June 2017 is the brand new MSC Meraviglia. A sophisticated combination of state-of-the-art-technology, a love of the sea, design, comfort and practicality. It is a cruise ship that will dazzle her travellers. MSC Meraviglia will be able to dock at any cruise port around the world, expanding your choice of itineraries and destinations: a huge added bonus for any traveller.
Every season will be perfect with MSC Meraviglia's new layout of internal and external areas. The luxury MSC Yacht Club area will be expanded. The whole ceiling of the inside promenade will be covered with a giant 5167 sq.ft. LED screen: a digital sky, capable of transmitting vistas, events, sunrises, sunsets and the starry skies at night.
Entertainment areas have been multiplied: there's a fun park and a water park, breathtaking panoramic areas and two covered promenades. Come aboard!
All pricing above is in US Dollars, per person. Port charges & taxes are additional. Pricing is based on two people sharing and subject to availability. The "From" price listed on our website is for the November 5th departure date; other dates may have different pricing, please inquire. All pricing is based on availability and subject to change by the cruise line at any time. For more information please contact one of our Mediterranean Specialists!