Christmas & New Year cruise- MSC Grandiosa (NEW SHIP)

Cruise No: sp3415
Departure: 20/12 & 27/12 2022

Fly to Malta and enjoy an 8day cruise to Mediterranean with the Megaship MSC Grandiosa

For the most grandiose cruising experiences.
MSC Grandiosa offers even more public space than her sister ships, along with a series of exciting innovations. The extraordinary design, wide array of facilities and entertainment make these ships ideal for the whole family. At the heart of MSC Grandiosa is a breathtaking indoor promenade covered by a dramatic LED dome. 

It is home to superb shopping options, an extra-large and super-friendly French bistrot, and more exciting venues to welcome all our guests. 

The most innovative ship
MSC Grandiosa, MSC Cruises’ newest and most innovative ship to-date entered service on 31 October 2019, is one of the most environmentally-sound ships at sea and an energy-efficient role model for modern cruising.

- 97% less sulphur oxide and 80% less nitrogen oxide thanks to an hybrid Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) and a state-of-the-art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
- Shore power to zero emissions in port
- Underwater Radiated Noise system reducing impact on large-size marine mammals
- State-of-the-art purification system for the cleanest wastewater&
- The latest technologies to reduce CO2-emissions
- 28%* less fuel consumption

DepartureCyprus-Larnaca
DestinationFrance, Italy, Spain
Month AvailabilityDecember 2022
INCLUDED

Direct flight Larnaca - Malta - Larnaca in economy class.

Airport taxes.

8 Day cruise with MSC Grandiosa on full board basis at the cabin of your preference.

Port taxes.

Entertainment onboard.

NOT INCLUDED

Drinks and other services purchased onboard.

Shore excursions purchased onboard.

Transfers airport / port / airport.

Gratuities payable on board at €70 per adult and €35 per child up to 12yrs.

Travel Insurance.

Optional Choices

Price is subject to change due to availability. 

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Day 1: Larnaca - Malta

Direct flight Larnaca to Malta. Embarkation on MSC Grandiosa. The ship departs from Valletta port at 17:00

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Day 2: At sea

Day at your leisure to enjoy the facilities and entertainment of the megaship MSC Grandiosa. 

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Day 3: Barcelona

The ship arrives at Barcelona port at 09:00 and departs at 18:00

Among the "ramblas" you will discover great food and beer, but we are always under the watchful eye of Gaudi, who captured and expressed the soul of Barcelona in his architecture. The city is home to an innovative contemporary art museum, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and Camp Nou. Also, after visiting these popular destinations, you can discover the Catalan culture. During our stop in Barcelona,  take a walk down La Rambla before visiting the Picasso Museum. In the city, you can see memorable architecture everywhere. Before leaving pay a visit to the neighborhood in the port of Barcelona. Completely renovated for the Olympic Games in 1992, it has become a place filled with bars, clubs, and restaurants. 

Not to be missed: A Helicopter ride, The masterpieces of Gaudí, a Sightseeing tour of Barcelona and Camp Nou Stadium

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Day 4: Marseille, France

The ship arrives at Marseille port at 09.00 and departs at 17.00

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.

The seaport of Marseille remains a must-see destination for its culture, colour, and atmosphere. Explore the port and its primary landmark: the Neo-Byzantine basilica Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, constructed between 1853 and 1864. From the summit, you can take in incredible views over the city and the deep blue Mediterranean. Don’t miss a stroll along Marseille’s waterfront, past the aristocratic Borély Castle and Garden. See Longchamp Palace in the town centre before spending time in the old port.
 
Visit the southern French town of Aix-en-Provence. 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. 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.

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Day 5: Genoa

The ship arrives at Genoa port at 08.00 and departs at 17.00

The port city of Genoa is the gateway to Italy’s glamorous riviera. Wander down its winding medieval alleyways, take in historical, Piazza Matteotti, and admire a magnificent cluster of 16th and 17th-century buildings. Genoa’s heritage as a naval power is evident in La Lanterna, a historical lighthouse built in 1543. Beyond the city, romantic towns can be found nestled along the coastline, including the gelati-coloured Portofino.

Delight in an MSC Cruises excursion to picturesque Portfino, a famous fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Starting at Santa Margherita Ligure, you’ll take a short and leisurely boat cruise to Portfino’s shoreline where you’ll admire spectacular sea views and a glamorous yacht-filled harbour. Surrounded by verdant hills, Portofino is a fashionable playground for A-list celebrities and international VIPs. Stroll along the harbour, admire the gelato-hued houses, or enjoy a drink in a waterfront café.
 
Genoa makes for an unforgettable experience, and there is no better way to explore it than on a MSC Cruises Excursion. Wander the charming narrow streets of the old town known as 'carruggi' to reach the imposing Piazza de Ferrari area with the Palazzo Ducale. Discover the rich history of Genoa's aristocracy showcased in the elegant district of Via Garibaldi dating back to the Renaissance era with resplendent edifices that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Palazzo Bianco or Palazzo Rosso with remarkable art collections inside. On your way back to the port, don’t miss the opportunity to admire the 16th-century Palazzo del Principe, the superb Admiral Andrea Doria’s residence.
 
The old town of Genoa is an ideal MSC Excursion if you are looking to explore the city on foot. This pleasant walk through Genoa’s historic town center will take you around the city that once was a major commercial hub for all overseas traders. After a stroll through the carruggi, reach the main square named Piazza de Ferrari and marvel at Palazzo Ducale. Take a little break and taste some local Ligurian cuisine such as focaccia and bruschetta at the “Cisterne del Ducale”. Before returning to the ship, the tour also includes an external tour of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. 

scenery. 

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Day 6: Civitavecchia, Rome

The ship arrives at Civitavecchia port at 07.00 and departs at 17.00

Discover the culture and colour of Civitavecchia. This Italian gem is an enjoyable flight from many European and non-European cities. Celebrated for its 16th-century Michelangelo Fort, ancient Taurine Baths, and marble Vanvitelli fountain, the port is a convenient starting point for visiting Rome, Italy’s regal and romantic capital.

Not far from Civitavecchia lies Rome, one of the world’s most distinguished cities. Be entranced by its many architectural wonders including the famous Colosseum. An ancient amphitheatre in the centre of the capital, built between 70 and 80 AD, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was commissioned by Roman Emperor Vespasian to entertain more than 50,000 people! 
 
The Trevi Fountain is an icon of Rome, a Baroque beauty uniting architecture, sculpture, rocks, and water. Admire the spectacle on an excursion and see this 18th-cenury landmark close-up.  Showcasing mythological figures, including Triton on a shell-shaped chariot, the Trevi Fountain is an Italian masterwork. This landmark structure has featured in films such as La Dolce Vita and Roman Holiday. 
 
A journey to Rome isn’t complete without a visit to Vatican City, located in the heart of the Italian Capital. Visit the St. Peter's Square, St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel.

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Day 7: Palermo, Italy

The ship arrives at Palermo port at 09:00 and departs at 16:00

Your stop in the port of Palermo will enable you to discover the ancient city founded in the 8th century AD by the Phoenicians, plus the refined cuisine: don’t leave without tasting the famous cannoli! Palermo will impress you with its beauty, inherited from the Middle Ages when it was dominated by the Arabs before being conquered by the Normans. The Norman Palace and its extraordinary Cappella Palatina, Palermo and Monreale Cathedral, are architectural gems that combine Roman, Arabic, Norman and Byzantine styles. But it’s also the Botanical Garden and the surprising banyan with its luxurious trunks that will leave you with unforgettable memories of the city.

Not to be missed: The Norman Palace, The Palatine Chapel and The Capuchin Catacombs

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Day 8: Malta - Larnaca

MSC Grandiosa ship arrives at Malta port at 09.00. Direct flight Malta to Larnaca. 

Christmas & New Year cruise- MSC Grandiosa (NEW SHIP)
2022-12-20
Cabin Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
Inside cabin category Bella 999.00€ 450.00€
Window cabin category Bella 1149.00€ 450.00€
Balcony cabin category Bella 1339.00€ 450.00€
2022-12-27
Cabin Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
Inside cabin category Bella 1229.00€ 450.00€
Window cabin category Bella 1439.00€ 450.00€
Balcony cabin category Bella 1759.00€ 450.00€

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