Eastern and Western Mediterranean - MSC Poesia

Cruise No: sp3265
Departures: 02/10, 13/10, 24/10, 04/11, 15/11 2023

Embark from Piraeus port and enjoy a 12day cruise to the Eastern and Western Mediterranean. 

MSC Poesia is an innovative cruise ship with elegant style that brings traditional craftsmanship to creative designs. Step aboard and you’ll enter a refined world of comfort, from the spectacular foyer waterfall to the Zen Garden, authentic Japanese Sushi bar and opulent MSC Aurea Spa wellness centre with steam room, sauna and divine massages to pamper body and mind, it’s the perfect place to unwind.

There are many sports and fitness activities available on board, including a basketball court, tennis court, shuffleboard, state-of-the-art gym and minigolf. Kids and teens are equally well served, with their own clubs and parties, a dedicated Stone Age and Dinosaur Play Area, stunning video games and even a DJ disco! Plus there are naturally all the resort amenities you could wish for, including 3 swimming pools, 4 whirlpools and a giant poolside cinema screen.

DepartureGreece-Athens
DestinationGreece, Italy, Turkey
Month AvailabilityOctober 2023, November 2023
INCLUDED

12 Day cruise with MSC Poesia on full board basis at the cabin of your preference.

Port taxes.

Entertainment onboard.

NOT INCLUDED

Air ticket Larnaca - Athens - Larnaca.

Drinks and other services purchased onboard.

Shore excursions purchased onboard.

Transfers airport / port / airport.

Gratuities obligatory prepaid at €132 per adult and €66 per child.

Travel Insurance.

Note
Ports of call and arrival time may vary. 
Prices are subject to changes at the time of reservation.
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Day 1: Piraeus

Embarkation on MSC Poesia from Piraeus port. Ship departs at 18:00.

 

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Day 2: At Sea

 Leisure day onboard to enjoy the MSC Poesia facilities and entertainment.

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Day 3: Palermo, Italy

The ship arrives at Palermo port at 08:00 and departs at 16:00

Having been the crossroads of civilisations for millennia, Palermo delivers a heady, heavily spiced mix of Byzantine mosaics, Arabesque domes and frescoed cupolas. This is a city at the edge of Europe and at the centre of the ancient world, a place where souk-like markets rub up against baroque churches, where date palms frame Gothic palaces and where the blue-eyed and fair have bronze-skinned cousins.

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Day 4: Civitavecchia (Rome)

The ship arrives at Civitavecchia port at 08:00 and departs at 16:00

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 5: Genoa, Italy

The ship arrives at Genoa port at 08:00 and departs at 17:00

The port city of Genoa, MSC Mediterranean Cruises an destination, 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.

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Day 6: At Sea

 Leisure day onboard to enjoy the MSC Poesia facilities and entertainment.

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Day 7: At Sea

 Leisure day onboard to enjoy the MSC Poesia facilities and entertainment.

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Day 8: Ephesus

The ship arrives at Ephesus port at 09:00 and departs at 19:00

Take a journey into the past in richly historic Ephesus. Once an ancient Greek city, Kusadasi was known for the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built, destroyed, and rebuilt again through several notably historical periods, Ephesus boasts abounding ruins and archaeological excavation sites. View what remains of the Roman Library of Celsus, the Gate of Augustus, the Tomb of John the Apostle, and the Basilica of St. John, amongst several other ancient remnants.

Ephesus is one of the main centres of early Christianity. St. Paul remained in the city for three years during his third missionary journey. The Apostle John also came to Ephesus to live and was finally buried here.

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Day 9: At Sea

 Leisure day onboard to enjoy the MSC Poesia facilities and entertainment.

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Day 10: Istanbul

The ship arrives at Istanbul port at 07:00 and departs at 23:59

For more than 1,500 years Istanbul was the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires.With one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe, Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents. The Bosphorus courses the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, and the Golden Horn through the city's heart.

Discover opulent museums, sail cobalt blue waterways, or sample delectable cuisine in an atmospheric restaurant.

Explore Topkapi Palace, Istanbul’s masterpiece museum, home to the Ottoman sultans in the 15th and 16th centuries. Boasting four courts, a harem complex, and an imperial treasury, this architectural icon seduces the eye with its fairy tale turrets, mesmerising mosaics, glorious gardens, and the fifth biggest diamond in the world: the 86 carat Spoonmaker.

Seafood lovers can experience an authentic taste of Istanbul with a visit to Kumkapi. This vibrant institution is home to a vast range of fish restaurants serving up the freshest catches of the day in buzzing al fresco environs.

Feel the breeze in your hair and the sun on your skin on a breathtaking Bosphorus cruise. See Istanbul’s stunning sights and landmarks from the comfort of a boat as it skims along the strait 

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Day 11: At Sea

 Leisure day onboard to enjoy the MSC Poesia facilities and entertainment.

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Day 12: Piraeus

The ship arrives at Piraeus port at 08:00

Eastern and Western Mediterranean - MSC Poesia
10-2023
Cabin Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
Inside cabin category Bella 649.00€ 170.00€
Window cabin category Bella 899.00€ 170.00€
Balcony cabin category Bella 1159.00€ 170.00€
11-2023
Cabin Category Single Double Triple Quad Child Book
Inside cabin category Bella 599.00€ 170.00€
Window cabin category Bella 849.00€ 170.00€
Balcony cabin category Bella 1109.00€ 170.00€