We Love —
- MSC is an elegant cruise ship, perfect for relaxation - facilities include a tranquil spa, 3 swimming pools, tennis court, casino and glamorous cocktail bars.
- Enjoy a 1 night hotel stay in Barcelona, followed by 7 nights cruising the sunny Western Mediterranean, including Genoa, Naples and Valletta.
- Our members will enjoy a free upgrade to All Inclusive drinks on the cruise.
New Voyage Privé —
Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
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)
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Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 21:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 to 17:30.
Your Itinerary —
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a cosmopolitan, Mediterranean city where you will find Roman remains and medieval neighbourhoods mixed with some of the best examples of 20th century art nouveau and avant-garde.
The winding backstreets offer something new around each corner. The pedestrian streets in the Old Town, the numerous parks and the magnificent waterfront and its modern architectural design all hold their own secrets. At the same time, they are testimony to the successful blend of old and new which characterises the city.
2 Check out of hotel, take own transfer to port, embark MSC Poesia which leaves at 23:00
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.
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.
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.
During a holiday to 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.
You should seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections, as well as furniture and decor from the grandest days of the city’s past, when its ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean Sea.
The famous city of Naples is a treasure trove of gastronomy, architecture, music and art with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Founded in the 8th-9th Century BC as a Greek colony, Naples is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, and its 4,200 acre city centre is actually the largest in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
With the city being the birthplace of pizza, Naples has a wealth of authentic wood-burning oven pizzerias to try during your stay. The city is famous for its cuisine and wine, drawing culinary influences from the numerous cultures that have inhabited over the course of time such as Greek, French and Spanish.
Messina may well be your first sight of Sicily, and – from your MSC cruise ship – it’s a fine one, the glittering town spread up the hillside beyond its sickle-shaped Mediterranean harbour.
On a shore excursion you can discover Messina’s most important monument, the Duomo, which epitomizes the city’s phoenix-like ability to re-create itself from the ashes of its last disaster. It’s the reconstruction of a twelfth-century cathedral erected by Roger II, one of a series of great Norman churches of Sicily that include the sumptuous cathedrals of Palermo and Cefalù.
Just back from the Duomo, the truncated section of the twelfth-century Chiesa Annunziata dei Catalani squats below pavement level, and is Messina’s only surviving example of Arab/Norman church-building.
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.
8 Palma de Mallorca
The island's main city will overwhelm you with the liveliness of its nightlife and beaches. Don't forget to visit the charming old city too.
By bicycle or on foot, discovering Palma is an exciting adventure that offers picturesque views, monuments of rare beauty and unique scenes of island life. Particularly interesting is the Valldemosa, with its Charterhouse and Son Marroig, one-time residence of Luis Salvador of Austria.
9 Returning to Barcelona at 1400, take own transfer to airport for flight home.
Your Ship —
Just for you: An upgrade to All Inclusive drinks.
For more active guests, sports and fitness activities include a basketball court, tennis court, shuffleboard, state-of-the-art gym and mini-golf. There are 3 swimming pools, 4 whirlpool baths and a giant poolside cinema screen.
Food is always at the heart of an MSC cruise and the cuisine on board MSC Poesia is no exception. Each dish is prepared with fresh, quality ingredients by skilful chefs and served in the elegant surroundings of the main dining rooms Il Palladio and Le Fontane.
The varied lounge bars offer wine tasting in the Grappolo d’Oro , refreshing mojitos in the Mojito cocktail bar and indulgent cigars and spirits in the cigar room.
Your Stateroom —
You may choose from an Inside, Ocean View or Balcony stateroom
- Approximately 13m2
- 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.
- Approximately 16m2, these have the same amenities as above, with an added porthole window so you can admire the ocean views gliding by.
- Approximately 17m2. these staterooms have a little more space for extra relaxation, as well as the added luxury of a furnished balcony where you can enjoy a drink and soak up the sunshine.
Your Hotel —
Our members can enjoy a one night stay at Hotel 4, Barcelona in a Standard Room (Room only)
The restaurant serves local cuisine, and there is also a cocktail bar and a fitness room with steam bath and sauna.
Your Journey —
Flights: Included with Easyjet or Norwegian Air
London Gatwick to Barcelona:
Departing between: 07:25 and 19:50
Arriving between: 10:30 and 22:55
Barcelona to London Gatwick
Departing between: 19:00 and 22:55
Arriving between: 20:15 and 00:10
All flight times are local
Transfers: Transfers are not 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. 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.