We Love —
- The MSC Splendida is a large modern ship with fantastic facilities to make your cruise unforgettable.
- Cruising the Med is a memorable experience and a great way to get a taste of some of the best cities on the coast.
- Spend 2 days discovering the the majestic city of Rome followed by a classic Western Mediterranean itinerary that will take you to some of the Mediterranean's most iconic cities
Here to Help —
Booking 70 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 email@example.com
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 20:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 to 17:30.
Your Destinations —
The port of Civitavecchia is one of the largest in Italy, and it's easy to explore it's centre on foot. Amongst the most important monuments to visit are the Forte Michelangelo, built by Bramante in the 16th century, the ancient walls of the old port, where there is a fountain in travertine marble by Vanvitelli.
Palermo is the capital of the Italian island, Sicily, an island renowned as a vacation destination due to its great beauty and historical significance. Once an important Mediterranean centre, Palermo still displays the grandeur of its former greatness. Leave the ship in Palermo's port and journey back in time.
With an unsurpassed collection of original Baroque architecture, fortified city walls overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and the spectacular Co-Cathedral of St John, which features intricately carved stone vaults and a famed painting by Caravaggio, it is no wonder that this smallest of European capital cities is a world heritage site.
Wander Barcelona's gothic old town, the Barrio Gótico, and explore the cathedral constructed in 1218 and other remnants of Barcelona’s past, including Roman remains. And certainly do not miss the sensational fountain light show of Montjuic, which first debuted in 1929; this is a magical spectacle that will enchant you.
Whether it's 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.
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.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1: Upon arrival in Rome you will be transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 2: Today you will be transferred to the port when you will board the MSC Splendida
Day 3 : Palermo, Italy
Day 4: Valletta, Malta
Day 5: At Sea
Day 6: Barcelona, Spain
Day 7: Marseille (Provence), France
Day 8: At Sea
Day 9: Disembark the ship where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home
Your Hotel —
Before your cruise you will spend 1 night in a Standard Room at Spanish Art Hotel in Rome with breakfast included.
In an 18th-century stone building, this relaxed modern hotel is a 4-minute walk from Barberini metro station and Trevi Fountain, and a 5-minute walk from the 18th-century Spanish Steps.
Featuring colourful artwork, the bright, contemporary rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Room service is available.
Your Ship —
This offer is based on a 7-night cruise with full board dining & a fantastica Experience (details of which can be found here)
Eating & Drinking
Our offer includes full board, meals will be at selected restaurants. Any other restaurants will be chargable. You will be informed whilst on board which restaurants are included in your full board stay. Some of the outlets onboard include Bimini Bar, Botticelli Dining Room, Cafe, Canaletto Restaurant, Coffee Bar, Ice Cream Bar, Mediteranean, Mexican, Michelangelo Dining Room , Pizzeria, Restaurant and Yacht Club.
MSC AUREA Spa
The highly-trained staff combine the magic of Balinese massage with the most modern and exclusive treatments. Specialities include: traditional water treatments (a legacy from Roman times), saunas, Turkish bath, solarium, relaxation room, thalassotherapy, massage room and whirlpool baths. For those seeking more 'high impact' activities, there is an exercise room filled with the latest equipment.
- 24-hour room service
- Breakfast in your cabin if you choose (free)
- Buffet available 20-hours a day
- 12 Restaurant/Cafe/Bars
- Fitness Centre
- 4 swimming pools
- Squash court
- 4D Cinema
- Open Air Cinema
Some services & facilities may be additional, payble locally.
Your Stateroom —
Our members will receive a complimentary upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom
Reservations for single guests, children or a third adult are also available to book offline. Please call 0844 8262098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: views from staterooms may be obstructed
Your Journey —
Flights: Return flights to Rome Ciampino with 20kg of hold luggage per person are included. You can choose the following flights:
Depart London Stansted: 06:25
Arrive in Rome: 09:55
Depart London Stansted: 08:45
Arrive in Rome: 12:10
Depart Rome: 17:25
Arrive in London Stansted: 19:15
Depart Rome: 14:00
Arrive in London Stansted: 15:45
All flight times are local
Transfers: Private transfers are included throughout.
The approximate transfer times / distances are as follows:
- Rome Ciampino Airport to Spanish Art Hotel: 50min / 16.5km
- Spanish Art Hotel to the port: 1hr 25min . 72km
- The port to Rome Ciampino Airport: 1hr 10min / 84.5km
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. Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.