Barcelona with Western Mediterranean Cruise
Onboard MSC - Meraviglia
Hays Cruise Extras
  • All Inclusive Drinks Package from £17pppn
  • Upgrade to an Ocean View Stateroom from £129pp
Why book…
  • Walk the iconic Las Ramblas promenade and see quirky street entertainers or stop for a coffee at a pavement cafe in Barcelona
  • Pay a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathedrale de la Major de Marseille
  • Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
With a contemporary design, innovative technology and sleek entertainment options, MSC Meraviglia truly is a new-era ship. Able to dock at any cruise port across the globe, your choice of itineraries and destinations are massively enhanced — giving you opportunity to see more of the world in style. Stroll along the ship's central promenade and visit its shops and restaurants before it transforms into a lively night-time venue with music and dancing. Indulge in body treatments from the Balinese spa or relax in the sun with a cocktail at your choice of the ship's selection of pools. Young guests have a mix of games and activities to enjoy in age-specific clubs, as well as an amusement area connected to an outdoor water park! With fine Mediterranean dining, globally-inspired buffets and an award-winning chocolate bar, there's a taste for everyone on board. Watch spectacular live shows with the family; have fun at the karaoke bar; and enjoy dancing until late by the illuminated Horizon Pool during your nights at sea. MSC Meraviglia provides an extraordinary cruising experience.

Food
You have the choice of 12 dining venues on MSC Meraviglia. The ship's main restaurants serve fresh Mediterranean cuisine alongside international specialities so you can truly experience the flavours of this iconic region. Visit Eately to taste and learn about fine Italian foods from leading experts. For dinner, head to The Butcher's Cut — an American-style steakhouse — and enjoy tasty meals with cocktails and New World wines. For diverse Asian meals, try Kaito Teppanyaki Restaurant & Sushi Bar, or for worldwide options, go to the ship's buffet venue. Open for 20 hours a day, you can enjoy a huge range of choice, including child-friendly dishes and healthy options. There's even the award-winning chocolate bar, Jean-Philippe Maury Chocolaterie, as well as an ice cream parlour and crêperie found on the promenade.

Drink
MSC Meraviglia offers a variety of places to enjoy drinks while sailing. Visit Champagne Bar and enjoy your drinks with caviar and oysters, or relax at Cocktail Bar instead. The large Carousel Lounge hosts spectacular shows such as Cirque du Soleil and transforms into a disco later in the evening. For a more casual atmosphere, relax at the sports bar or get out in the sun and enjoy a beer from the pool bar.

Entertainment
MSC Meraviglia features a great variety of entertainment venues. Have fun at the water park — which includes separate pools and three slides — or try some head-to-head Formula 1 virtual reality racing. There's a gym, bowling alley and sports centre on board, as well as arcade games, duty-free shops and selection of beauty and relaxation treatments at MSC Aurea Spa. Young guests have baby, children and teenager clubs to join, too. In the evening, Horizon Pool changes from a perfect sunbathing spot to a venue for dancing and entertainment. You can also enjoy the ship's casino and nightclub until the early hours, or have fun at the karaoke bar and comedy club.
Day 1: UK to Barcelona, Spain
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Barcelona. Upon arrival, make your way to your four-star hotel for your three-night stay.
Day 2 - 3: Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in the world. Located between the gleaming Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this cosmopolitan Spanish city is known for its diverse art and architecture. Walk the iconic Las Ramblas promenade and see quirky street entertainers or stop for a coffee at a pavement cafe. View some of Antoni Gaudi's most famous works including the Sagrada Família Church and the mosaic wall in Park Güell. Explore the winding streets of the Gothic quarter and sample tapas in a traditional bar or relax in the city's biggest green space — Park Ciutadel.
Day 4: Barcelona, Spain (Embarkation Day)
After check-out, make your way to the port to board MSC Meraviglia for your seven-night cruise.
Day 5: Marseille, France
Marseille sits on the Cote d'Azur on the south coast of France. Meander around the Vieux-Port and watch the fishermen land their day's catch, before heading uphill to explore the local artisan boutiques and art galleries in Le Panier old quarter. Pay a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathedrale de la Major de Marseille. Step back in time at Musee des Civilisation de l'Europe et de la Mediterranee (MuCEM) and Musee d'Histoire de Marseille. Spend some time enjoying the grand park, 19th-century water features, and museums at Palais Longchamp. Take a short ferry ride to admire the 16th-century Chateau d'If fortress.
Day 6: Genoa, Italy
Step ashore today at the lively Italian port of Genoa. Stroll around the old town district and uncover Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Ducale, Piazza de Ferrari, and the Renaissance palaces on Via Garibaldi. Ride the Il Bigo elevator at the Old Harbour to enjoy panoramic views of the area. Visit Acquario de Genova for close-up views of colourful marine life or explore the city's maritime heritage at Galata Maritime Museum. Santa Margherita Ligure and the stylish resort of Portofino are just waiting to be discovered further along the coast.
Day 7: Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 8: Palermo, Sicily
A bustling, noisy port, Palermo yet holds an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets. With Sicily’s greatest concentration of sights, and the biggest historic centre in Italy bar Rome, Palermo is a complex, multilayered port that can easily feel overwhelming if you try to do or see too much in one Mediterranean cruise visit. The best thing to do here is just to wander as the fancy takes you, sifting through Palermo’s jumbled layers of crumbling architecture, along deserted back alleys, then suddenly emerging in the midst of an ebullient street market.
Day 9: Valletta, Malta
Malta's small capital city — Valletta — sits within the city's original walls on a hillside and is known for its old churches, palaces and museums. Formerly ruled by the French, Italians, Spanish, and British; this UNESCO World Heritage site is filled with more than 300 historical monuments — making it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world! Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets of its old town district and see the famous Maltese-decorated balconies. Among a variety of churches, you can discover St. John's Co-Cathedral — one of Malta's biggest tourist attractions — with its striking interior decor and painting of John the Baptist by Caravaggio.
Day 10: At Sea
Day 11: Barcelona, Spain to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. After disembarkation make your way to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
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Price per person from only
£649
January - April 2019 - 10 Nights - Flying from Selected UK airports to Barcelona
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