Majestic Marseille Cruise & Stay
Onboard MSC - Meraviglia
Hays Cruise Extras
  • Additional nights in Marseille from £29pppn
  • Transfers Included Return direct flights included
Why book…
  • Enjoy the high-end shops and off-the-wall boutiques at Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona, Spain
  • Visit the world famous Colosseum in great Rome creating that perfect photo opportunity
  • Visit the beautiful capital of Sicily, Palermo and get involved in the vast cultures and explore the many monuments
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 - Marseille, France
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Marseille, France and make your way to the cruise port ready to begin your Majestic Marseille cruise.
Day 2: 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 3: Civitavecchia, Italy
Spend the day exploring the charming port of Civitavecchia and Rome — an ancient city filled with famous landmarks, distinct architecture and influential art. Visit Civitavecchia's main public square — Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II — and see the Baroque cathedral dedicated to St. Francis, before taking a seat in a pavement cafe for a taste of the local seafood. In Rome, enjoy a gladiator experience at the grand Colosseum, view the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum, and throw three coins in the Trevi Fountain. Pay a visit to the Vatican City — the home of the Catholic Church — and see St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's ceiling.
Day 4: Palermo, Italy
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 5: 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 6: At Sea
Day 7: 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 8 - 10: Marseille, France
Disembark the ship and make your way to the 4*Hotel Royal Mirabeau for a 2 night stay.
Day 10: Marseille, France - UK
Make your way to the airport for your return flight home.
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Prices correct at time of publish and are subject to change and availability. Transfers not included. For further details please contact Hays Travel.
Price per person from only
£899
March 2019 - 9 Nights - Flying from the UK to Marseille
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