MSC Fantasia, Italy – France – Spain, 7 nights

Cruise the Mediterranean with MSC Fantasia, Italy – France – Spain

Civitavecchia (Rome) – Genoa – Marseille – Tarragona – Valencia – At Sea – Livorno (Florence) – Civitavecchia (Rome).

 7 nights, from 713€ /person!

The MSC Fantasia is stylish and ecological, balancing the warmth and comfort of the Mediterranean atmosphere with cutting edge design. At its heart you’ll find a real stone piazza complete with an espresso bar serving freshly-baked pastries and authentic gelati – the perfect place to take a moment away from bargain hunting in the chic boutiques and duty-free centre nearby. Enjoy the metropolitan atmosphere of our designer-themed lounge bars with gourmet specialities and varied entertainment, including a piano bar, jazz bar and Sports Bar with videogames and live event screenings. The restaurants offer an unforgettable dining experience, from the grand Il Cerchio d’Oro and the intimate Red Velvet with real Murano glass chandeliers to Butcher’s Cut and cocktails. There’s a massive range of sports facilities, from tennis, basketball, mini-golf, a jogging track and gym to the Aqua Park Pool Complex, a thrilling MSC Formula Racer simulator and 4D Cinema. MSC Fantasia also offers secluded areas in the Top 18 sun deck and the indulgent MSC Aurea Spa, plus fantastic zones and clubs designed for kids and teens. The ultimate in luxury is the exclusive MSC Yacht Club, a unique ship-within-a-ship boasting its own Concierge Reception, 24-hour butler service, private Lounge and pool deck. But it doesn’t end there. There’s always more to discover on the stylish MSC Fantasia.

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Schedule:

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy – Boarding the ship, settling in the cabin and time for exploration! Foyer, lounges & bars, restaurants, spa, sports facilities, disco, playground, swimming pools, live music and performance venues, all available for you to experience and enjoy…

Day 2: Genoa, Italy – Gateway to the Italian Riviera, Genoa is famous for its art, music and cuisine. This city is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus as well as Niccolo Paganini. Take some time to try local dishes such as Genovese pesto and focaccia! During the cruise you can admire the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre with one of the ship’s guided tours. Five fishing villages, perched on steep cliffs with fantastic views and seafood restaurants. Finally, don’t miss out on Portofino with its colourful facades, boutiques and surrounding green hills, located a short distance from Genoa.

Day 3: Marseille, France – Marseille, one of the oldest European cities, is known for its beautiful beaches as well as its rich history. Explore the harbour and its main landmark: the neo-Byzantine basilica Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde and enjoy incredible views of the city from above. Don’t miss a stroll along Marseille’s waterfront, passing by the aristocratic castle and the Borély garden. Visit the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence and explore the religious landmark of the Cathedral of St. Saviour. Also, if you like medieval history, don’t forget to visit Avignon, home to the Palace of the Popes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring medieval Gothic architecture.

Day 4: Tarragona, Spain – Discover Tarragona, a stunningly preserved ancient Roman city Tarragona was a major administrative and commercial city in Roman Spain and a centre of imperial worship for the Iberian provinces. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the city’s magnificent Roman amphitheatre. You can also visit the outskirts of Tarragona and immerse yourself in the Middle Ages with an excursion to the monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you’re a wine lover, you can book a Cava tasting excursion to enjoy the Penedès region. After a bus excursion to admire the amphitheatre of Tarragona you will go to Sant Sadurni d’Anoia. Finally, visit Cava Vilarnau, a small artisanal winery specialising in the production of an exclusive high quality cava and treat yourself to a cava tasting experience!

Day 5: Valencia, Spain – A former Roman settlement, Valencia is a charming port city on the coast of Spain. Travel to the City of Arts and Sciences, an incredible feat of architecture. Visit the Basilica of Our Forsaken Lady, a 17th-century marvel featuring a vaulted ceiling with magnificent frescoes. You can also take a trip to the caves of San Jose, one of Spain’s geological wonders. Finally, explore the Albufera, a vast freshwater lagoon and estuary in a protected wildlife park. Enjoy the experience of visiting Valencia’s city centre, the central market, the old La Lonja silk exchange and Valencia Cathedral.

Day 6: At Sea – Activities of your choice! Spa day, duty free shopping, dancing lessons, sports or trying the MSC Formula Racer simulator? It is your choice so feel free to select your favourite activities and participate so that you can enjoy your cruise to the fullest!

Day 7:  Livorno (Florence), Italy – On the west coast of Tuscany lies the cosmopolitan port town of Livorno, known for its historic architecture. Stop in Florence to admire the 15th century cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Then drive along the coast to Pisa to admire Piazza dei Miracoli and the famous Leaning Tower. Explore Florence, with its fine food, masterpieces of art and ancient architecture. Also see Piazza Santa Croce and its world-famous basilica or admire works by Caravaggio, Raphael and da Vinci and the famous Uffizi Gallery.

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Day 8: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy – Return and disembarkation, after a unique journey… While in Rome, take a chance to admire the famous Italian monuments, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain as well as the Vatican!

For more information on the available optional excursions, please contact TRAVELLERS CLUB.

What is included:

  • Accommodation in a cabin of your choice
  • All meals
  • Daily entertainment on board
  • Fitness and sports facilities
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes

Not included:

  • Consumption of drinks / soft drinks
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Anything else not explicitly mentioned in the ‘included’ part

Children 2 to 11 years old pay 581€ in a cabin with 2 adults.
Children 12 to 17 years old pay 623€ in a cabin with 2 adults.

Price based on IB Interior Bella cabin category, subject to availability. Ticket prices for other dates may vary. Taxes, port taxes and service charges are included in the price.

Itinerary:

Tuesday: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, Boarding – 19:00
Wednesday: Genoa, Italy, 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday: Marseille, France, 09:00 – 18:00
Friday: Tarragona, Spain, 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: Valencia, Spain, 07:00 – 18:00
Sunday: At Sea
Monday: Florence (Livorno), Italy, 07:00 – 20:00
Tuesday: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, 07:00 – Disembarkation

source: msccruises.com

Available Dates

Departure dates 2024:
May 21, 28.
June 4, 11, 18, 25.
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
August 6, 13, 20, 27.
September 3, 10, 17, 24.
October 1, 8, 15.

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