We Love —
- Start with a one night pre-cruise stay in Barcelona, then sail across the lush waters of the Mediterranean on this 9 night cruise onboard the MSC Orchestra
- This exciting itinerary includes the delights of Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Malaga, Casablanca and Lisbon, letting you experience a diverse range of destinations
- Our offer includes flights, private transfers and an all inclusive basis (including drinks) onboard the ship, so you can rest assured that everything is taken care of
Here to Help —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
For any additional information on this offer or assistance in making your reservation please call one of our dedicated team on 0844 8262098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 – 21:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 – 17:30.
Your Destinations —
Barcelona is Spain's second-largest city and the capital of the Catalonia region. Lying along the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona is the leading industrial and financial centre of Spain as well as its main trade and tourist port.
To the northwest, a set of hills run parallel to the coast and in the southwest, the old town lies along the port divided by attractive tree-lined boulevards known as Las Ramblas.
Barcelona is a wonderfully vibrant city and, having been a cultural and artistic centre since the Middle Ages, really makes for a fantastic day away from your luxury cruise liner. With so much to see and do you are guaranteed to have a memorable day off ship.
Whether it is basking in the Mediterranean sunshine or being cooled by the famous Mistral wind France's second largest city and the capital of the Provence-Côte d'Azur region, is always a fascinating place to visit and a wonderful place for a leisurely lunch.
As France's most important port, Marseille boasts connections with Africa, Italy and Spain. The strong mistral wind blows away all traces of pollution and provides a clarity of air so pure that many famous artists have been attracted to the city: Cézanne; Braque; Derain; Dufy and Marquet.
Although Marseille is the economic and industrial capital of France, it manages to remain true to its own traditions and culture, reflected in the Marseille way of life and its numerous museums, theatres and opera houses.
Cradled between land and sea and with a working port, the Italian vacation destination of Genoa on the west coast of Italy displays its past through her many palaces and the surrounding ancient terraced hills.
Genoa has many different faces; at once a modern metropolis and a rigorous custodian of artistic heritage, as well as an industrious marketplace with centuries-old parks perfect for relaxation.
Genoa hides her riches in an historical centre that looks traditionally seaward yet at the same time exhibits a new beauty achieved by restoring the splendour of ages past.
Nestling between the mountains and the sea, Malaga, on Spain's east coast, is known as the capital of the Costa del Sol. This region has long been popular with holidaymakers who are drawn by the area's fantastic beaches and made the Costa del Sol one of the most visited regions in Spain.
But this town has more to offer than just seaside and sunshine! Founded around 3000 years ago, Malaga went on to become an important part of the Roman Empire as a centre for both commerce and culture before being dominated by the Moors. Several ancient Moorish monuments remain in Malaga and the surrounding region.
Forever immortalised by the classic movie of the same name, Casablanca is Morocco's modern metropolis. Casablanca grew rapidly from a small settlement into a sprawling city of three million and even though it is not one of the famous imperial cities, Casablanca offers visitors a rare experience.
Everything is bigger here: the streets, the hotels, the office blocks and the slums. The people themselves say that; "Casablanca has no memory and no past, only a future." A rich heritage of Art Deco architecture fused with North African elements acts as a tangible reminder of the city's French colonial past.
As you sail along the Tagus prior to docking you'll drift past the gigantic Christ King (Cristo Rei) statue that was erected on behalf of the women of Lisbon who gave thanks for sparing their men-folk during World War Two. You dock beneath the awesome Vasco da Gama Bridge, one of the longest structures of its kind in Europe.
Once ashore you'll find Libon's atmosphere is more sunny and cheerful than its melancholy musical heritage of Fado folk songs would have you believe! Wander its elegant squares and distinctive districts such as Alfama and Baixa and enjoy the excellent local seafood washed down with a little Vinho Verde.
Your Itinerary —
1 night in Hotel Zenit
*Beginning of cruise*
Arrive 08:00, depart 18:00
Arrive 08:00, depart 17:00
Arrive 12:00, depart 18:00
Arrive 09:00, depart 23:00
Arrive 08:00, depart 16:00
Hotel Zenit, Barcelona - 1 night —
This offer is based on a room-only stay.
This high quality, elegant hotel comes with spacious common areas, 71 rooms fully equipped with high quality furniture and a restaurant serving a wide range of cuisine.
Hotel Zenit Barcelona is an ideal hotel in the centre which will cater to all of your needs whether you are travelling alone, with family or friends. They have a great team of professionals that will ensure that your trip to Barcelona is an unforgettable experience.
The Ship —
This offer is based on an all inclusive stay (including drinks).
In keeping with the MSC Cruises fleet, MSC Orchestra is a thoroughly modern cruise ship. The MSC Orchestra is a 'Musica' class cruise ship offering wonderful facilities and cutting edge design. Onboard MSC Orchestra you'll discover airy open spaces and first rate entertainment.
Entertainment – Casino, children's club, childrens play area, disco karaoke, show lounges, spectacular theatre shows, youth & teen centres, sports and activities.
Fitness – Basketball, fitness centre, football, gym, jogging track, tennis tennis court, volleyball, yoga.
Food and Drink – A la carte restaurant, Bar, Cafe, Chinese restaurant, Four Seasons restaurant, Italian restaurant lounge, lounge bar, poolside bar, restaurant, sushi bar.
Other – Art gallery, duty-free shop, kids & teen shopping, photo gallery, photo shop, security safe, shore excursion office.
Recreational –Card room, children's play room, golf simulator, kids pool, library, mini-golf course, nightclub, outdoor pool, shuffle board, table tennis, water slide.
Relaxation – Hot tubs, Jacuzzi Massage Sauna Spa Swimming Pool
Your Stateroom —
You may choose between an Inside, Outside or Balcony Stateroom.
All staterooms are tastefully decorated and offer passengers the ultimate comfort after a day explore or being active onboard.
Inside Stateroom – Spacious and comfortable, 13 square metres, with full amenities and pleasing decor.
Outside Stateroom – Larger than the Inside Cabin, 16 square metres, again with full amenities and
comfort and also offering a glimpse outside for sea gazing and sight-spotting.
Balcony Stateroom – The largest of the cabins, 18 - 20 square metres, also comes with a fantastic balcony area that allows you to experience the wonderful sea air from the comfort of your cabin.
All cabins feature the following amenities:
- Spacious wardrobe
- Bathroom with shower
- Interactive TV
- Availability of internet connection by your own laptop (fee)
- Mini-bar (fee)
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights from Stansted to Barcelona are included - with Ryanair.
Outbound: 08:15 - 11:30
Inbound: 18:40 - 20:10
Transfers: Return private transfers are included.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.