We Love —
- The MSC Magnifica lives up to its name with a huge array of on board facilities such as 5 gourmet restaurants, an award-winning spa and a 1,200 seat theatre
- This exciting itinerary visits some of the Western Mediterranean's most exciting ports including Barcelona and Funchal
- Your adventure begins in the romantic city of Rome, with a hotel stay so you have time to explore the culture, scenery and cuisine!
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Your Cruise —
Cruising the Mediterranean means coming within reach of the best in culture, tradition and monuments that have for centuries enriched its shores. These cruises offer 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 across the oceans in years gone by.
Traveling on an this cruise will give you the opportunity to get a closer look at the historic ports of Italy, such as Rome and Genoa Venice, to immerse yourself in Spanish culture in Barcelona and Malaga, Valencia and Ibiza and also beyond for a quick visit to the Portuguese coast of Funchal, the culture of Morocco and the Canary Islands. Italy, Spain and Morocco, the East and the West have never been so close as on this cruise.
Your Itinerary —
Day 1 Fly from the UK to Rome, transfer for 1 night at the Spanish Art Hotel
Day 2 Transfer to Civitavecchia for Embarkation
Day 3 Genoa, Italy
Genoa is marvellously eclectic, vibrant and full of rough-edged style; it’s a great cruise excursion. During a stop in 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.
Day 4 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 Família and the world-famous boulevard that is the Ramblas, you have two sights that are high up on any Mediterranean cruise sightseeing list.
Day 5 At Sea
Day 6 Casablanca, Morocco
Morocco’s biggest city and commercial capital, Casablanca (Dar el Baida in its literalArabic form) is the Maghreb’s largest port, and busier than Marseilles, on which it was modelled by the French. Casablanca’s most obvious sight, a not to be missed stop in any Mediterranean cruises, is the Mosquée Hassan II, and it also has the only Jewish museum in the Muslim world, but the city’s true delight remains the Mauresque and Art Deco architecture built during the colonial period.
Day 7 At Sea
Day 8 Santa Cruz Tenerife
The port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, welcomes cruisers ashore on its ramblas (wide, tree-lined avenues) that lead to the central Plaza de España where the Francoist architecture finds one of its maximum national expressions. If instead one comes from the old part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife you come across churches built in a variety of architectural styles, from the insular baroque of the church of St. Francis, to the colonial Canary style of the church of the Concepciòn or the 18th century Iglesia del Pilar, built on an ancient hermitage.
Day 9 Funchal, Madeira
As you arrive in Funchal, your ship will cast anchor in a bay protected by mountains rising straight up behind the port. The name, Funchal, derives from that of the fennel plant, the funcho still used today in the traditional sweets known as rebuçados de funcho, that one can find anywhere on the island of Madeira.
Day 10 At Sea
Day 11 Malaga, Spain
The elegant central zone of Málaga – a stop-off on your MSC cruise of the Mediterranean – is largely pedestrianized with the focal point, marble-paved Calle Marqués de Larios, lined with fashionable stores, its most elegant thoroughfare. Plaza de la Constitución, Málaga’s main square, hosts a monumental fountain flanked by slender palms and the terraces of numerous cafés and restaurants. Málaga centre has a number of interesting churches and museums, not to mention the birthplace of Picasso and the Museo Picasso Málaga, housing an important collection of works by Málaga’s most famous son.
Day 12 At Sea
Your Ship —
The ship’s award-winning MSC Aurea Spa brings you traditional Balinese massages and ultramodern beauty treatments: a sauna, Turkish bath, fitness centre, thalassotherapy room and relaxation area.
The leisure facilities are no less impressive, with a lush open-airpool complex, 4 whirlpools, a solarium and a skylit indoor pool with Magrodome retractable roof, so you can enjoy perfect bathing whatever the weather. Then there’s tennis, minigolf, bowling, billiards, a high-tech gym and dedicated jogging track.
With this variety, you can be sure to live every moment to the full. The entertainment continues into the evening, with a spectacular casino, panoramic discotheque, 4D cinema, Internet café, cigar lounge, plush 1,200 seat theatre and live entertainment in the bar lounges.
For a quieter evening, step out onto the deck for a romantic drink under the stars, and watch the waves go by. In every way, MSC Magnifica lives up to her name – she offers a cruise that’s memorably magnificent.
Fantastica Experience Benefits
- Gourmet dining with sitting preference (subject to availability and confirmation on board)
- Free in-cabin breakfast
- 24-hrs room service without any delivery charge
- Multi-gastronomy buffet open 20 hrs a day
- Unlimited access to the Fitness Centre
- Free use of all Open-Air Sports Facilities
- 50% discount on Fitness Classes and Personal Trainer
- Best cabin available
- Unlimited use of pool area
- Broadway-style theatre shows and varied live music for adults
- Special events for children from 3 to 11 - Contact the Mini Club on board for full information
- Participation in all entertainment events with a constantly-changing choice every day
- Souvenir Gift to recall the special moments of your cruise, available at the Photo Shop after the Italian night
Your Stateroom —
This offer is based on an upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom.
- Approximately 17m2
- Furnished balcony
- Double bed that can be converted to two single beds (on request), except cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility.
- Air conditioning, bathroom with shower, interactive TV, telephone, wireless internet access (for a fee), mini bar, safe.
Your Hotel —
Our members can enjoy a 1 night stay (bed and breakfast) in a Standard Room at Spanish Art Hotel.
The charm of an ancient palace of 19th century elegantly combines with Spanish Art Hotel's modern style, it has been realized to answer the needs of guests looking for a charming 4 star hotel in Rome centre. Its position is ideal to visit the most important tourist sites in the city: the hotel is near the charming Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps are only 250 meters far away, you will reach the Pantheon by a 10 minutes walk.
Your Journey —
Flights: from London Gatwick to Rome
Departs London Gatwick 1435 or 1455 or 0650
Arrives Rome 1800 or 1820 or 1015
Departs London Gatwick 2050 or 1835 or 1730
Arrives Rome 2230 or 2015 or 1920
Transfers: Private transfers are included. Distance from airport is approximately 30 minutes.
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.