Cruise the Western Mediterranean with MSC Seashore
Rome (Civitavecchia) – Palermo (Monreale) – On board – Ibiza (Balearic Islands) – Valencia – Marseille (Provence) – Genoa (Portofino) – Rome (Civitavecchia)
7 nights, every Sunday, from 499 €/person!
The first of two enriched Seaside EVO Class ships. Building on the groundbreaking and pioneering design of the Seaside class of ship, aimed at bringing guests closer to the sea, MSC Seashore has been extended and enhanced with a variety of brand-new features, spaces and experiences for guests. MSC Seashore will also be equipped with cutting-edge technology becoming the first cruise ship in the world to feature a new air sanitation system, ‘Safe Air’, which uses UV-C lamp technology to eliminate viruses and bacteria to guarantee clean and safe air for guests and crew. MSC Seashore is one of the ships that sail to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC’s exclusive Bahamian destination.
Day 1: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy – Discover the culture and colour of Civitavecchia, a destination of MSC Mediterranean Cruises. This Italian gem is a delightful flight from many European and non-European cities. Known for its 16th-century Michelangelo’s fortress, the ancient Taurine Baths and the Vanvitelli marble fountain, the port is a convenient starting point for visiting Rome, Italy’s royal and romantic capital. Not far from Civitavecchia is Rome, one of the most distinguished cities in the world. Be impressed by its many architectural wonders, such as the famous Colosseum. The Trevi Fountain is a symbol of Rome, a baroque beauty that combines architecture, sculpture, rocks and water. Admire the spectacle on an MSC Cruises excursion and see this 18th century landmark up close. Showcasing mythological figures, including Triton on a shell-shaped chariot, the Fontana di Trevi is an Italian masterpiece. This landmark structure has appeared in films such as La Dolce Vita and Roman Holiday. A trip to Rome is not complete without a visit to the Vatican, located in the heart of the Italian capital. Choose an excursion to see St. Peter’s Square, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
Day 2: Palermo (Monreale), Italy – The port of Palermo, a buzzing destination, is the regional capital of the island of Sicily. An 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. 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.
Day 3: On board – Activities of your choice. Choose from the daily schedule the services and activities you want to try!
Day 4: Ibiza (Balearic Islands), Spain – Though primarily known for its party scene, Ibiza, aims to impress with its fortified old town, rich archaeological sites, and brilliant array of beaches. Sail a few miles south, and another incredible Balearic jewel emerges from the sea: the island of Formentera. Ibiza, the island of entertainment, overflows with activities, sights, and seductively sandy beaches. On this excursion you’ll visit some of the islands most beautiful hotspots including the salt flats: ‘Las Salinas’. Take in this series of beautiful lagoons before heading to the tranquil municipality of San José. There, you’ll view the 18th century whitewashed church known for its decorative simplicity. Next, visit San Antonio, a buzzing town with a beautiful harbour. Enjoy a Mediterranean experience on an MSC Cruises excursion to the island of Formentera. A short ferry trip from Ibiza will reward you with pristine beaches, crystal waters, and an ultra-relaxed atmosphere. Book an exciting MSC Cruises excursion to the island of Formentera. You’ll get a gorgeous glimpse of the Balearic coastline from the luxurious comfort of a catamaran. Sail past Playa d’en Bossa with its palm-fringed promenade before dropping anchor near Illetas beach.
Day 5: Valencia, Spain – Formerly a Roman settlement, Valencia is a charismatic port city on the coast of Spain. Its marriage of modern and ancient architecture is a sight to behold – from the futuristic stylings of the City of Arts and Sciences to the 13th-centry Valencia Cathedral. For restful pursuits, take in the beauty of its protected natural wonders including Albufera National Park. The City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias) is an incredible feat of architecture, fresh out of a sci-fi film! See this amazing landmark and more on a Valencia city tour. This unique MSC Cruises excursion will see you exploring this extensive museum and cinema complex, celebrated for the futuristic composition of its buildings, including the Oceanographic Museum. Here, you’ll discover species from diverse aquatic environments, such as penguins, jellyfish, sea lions, sharks, rays, and dolphins. Including on this tour is a visit to Our Lady of the Forsaken Basilica, a 17th-century wonder featuring a domed ceiling with fabulous frescoes. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Valencia’s magnificent cathedral, Our Lady of Valencia, consecrated in 1238. The tour also includes a trip to San José Caves, one of Spain’s geological wonders. Take an excursion to Albufera, a vast freshwater lagoon and estuary in a protected wildlife park.
Day 6: Marseille (Provence), France – 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. 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. 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.
Day 7: Genoa (Portofino), Italy – The port city of Genoa, is the gateway to Italy’s charming Riviera. Wander its winding medieval streets, see the historic, Piazza Matteotti and admire a magnificent cluster of 16th and 17th century buildings. Enjoy an MSC Cruises excursion to picturesque Portfino, a famous fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Starting from Santa Margherita Ligure, you’ll take a short and leisurely boat cruise to Portfino’s coastline, where you’ll admire spectacular sea views and a glittering harbour full of yachts. Genoa is an unforgettable experience and there’s no better way to explore it than on an excursion. Wander the charming narrow streets of the old town, known as ‘carruggi’, to reach the imposing Piazza de Ferrari with its Palazzo Ducale. Discover the rich history of Genoa’s aristocracy showcased in the elegant Via Garibaldi district dating back to the Renaissance with splendid buildings that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Palazzo Bianco or Palazzo Rosso with remarkable collections of artwork inside. Back in the port, don’t miss the chance to admire the 16th century Palazzo del Principe, the magnificent residence of Admiral Andrea Doria. Genoa’s old town is an ideal MSC Excursion if you want to explore the city on foot. This pleasant walk through the historic centre of Genoa will take you through the city that was once an important commercial hub for all overseas traders. After a stroll through the carruggi, reach the main square called Piazza de Ferrari and admire the Palazzo Ducale. Take a short break and try local Ligurian cuisine such as focaccia and bruschetta at the “Cisterne del Ducale”. Before returning to the ship, the tour also includes an outdoor tour of San Lorenzo Cathedral.
Day 8: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy – Return and disembark after a unique journey…
For more information about available tours, please contact TRAVELERS CLUB.
- Accommodation in a cabin of your choice
- Full nutrition
- Daily entertainment on board
- Port charges and taxes
- Consumption of beverages / soft drinks
- Optional excursions
- Anything not specifically mentioned as included.
Price based on the cabin category IB Bella Interior for departure on 19/04 2023, subject to availability. Ticket prices for other dates may vary. Taxes, port taxes and service charges are included in the price.
Sunday: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, Boarding – 18:00
Monday: Palermo (Monreale), Italy, 10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: on board
Wednesday: Ibiza (Balearic Islands), Spain, 11:00 – 23:00
Thursday: Valencia, Spain, 07:00 – 16:00
Friday: Marseille (Provence), France, 13:00 – 19:00
Saturday: Genoa (Portofino), Italy, 09:00 – 17:00
Sunday: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, Disembarkation – 08:00
Departure dates 2023:
April 16, 23, 30.
May 7, 14, 21, 28.
June 4, 11, 18, 25.
July 02, 09, 16, 23.
August 06, 13, 20, 27.
September 3, 10, 17, 24.
October 1, 8, 15.