MSC Fantasia joined the MSC Cruises' fleet in December 2008. This state-of-the-art ship combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere and chic designer styling across her 13 passenger decks, with a real stone piazza - complete with espresso bar - a unique centrepiece. Discover six restaurants and eleven bars and lounges and innovative features such as the Aqua Park Pool Complex, Formula 1 simulator, 4D cinema, and the Top 18 sun deck. Relax by the pool with a signature cocktail in the sunshine. Escape to the MSC Aurea Spa for a hot-stone massage or a workout in the Fitness Centre. People-watch with a cappuccino at Piazza San Giorgio before surfing the Web at the Cyberlibrary. Tots to teens will have hours of fun at the age-specific clubs, children's pool, and Virtual World. Show off your driving skills at the F1 Simulator or watch your favourite adventure films come to life in the 4D cinema.
There are casual and speciality dining experiences to savour on MSC Fantasia. Take your seat for the finest Mediterranean cuisine served to your table in the Il Cerchio d'Oro or Red Velvet restaurants. The L'Africana and Zanzibar Buffets offer delicious international dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Indulge in Mexican favourites such as spicy burritos and fajitas at Sombrero Tex Mex. La Cantina Toscana serves Italian cheese and meat platters and a long list of fine wines. Enjoy a romantic meal for two with a French twist at L'Etoile.
MSC Fantasia has a wide range of bars and lounges to suit your every mood. Relax with freshly-brewed speciality coffees in Il Cappuccino Coffee Bar. Savour al fresco mocktails in Bar delle Fontane. Enjoy an ice-cold glass of wine as you watch the world go by in Piazza San Giorgio. Unwind with a vodka and tonic in Fantasia Bar or chat with friends over pre-dinner cocktails in Le Vele Bar. Kickback with a cigar and glass of whisky in the ship’s smoking area, The Cigar Lounge. Sip martinis in the vibrant setting of Manhattan Bar. The One Bar and Top Sail Lounge are reserved exclusively for the use of Yacht Club guests.
Evenings aboard MSC Fantasia match your every mood. Discover Broadway-style shows, live music, dancing, and acrobats on stage at Teatro l'Avanguardia. Enjoy piano music in Il Transatlantico Piano Bar or L'Insolito Lounge. There is also late-night dancing at the Liquid Disco and the chance to play the slot machines and blackjack tables at Casino delle Palme.
Day 1: UK to Majorca, Spain
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Majorca and make your way to your hotel for a five night stay in Cala d'Or.
Day 2 - 5: Cala d'Or, Majorca
The beautiful and family-friendly resort of Cala d'Or sits on the southeast coast of the Balearic Island of Majorca. This charming and relaxed resort boasts a stunning yacht marina alongside Cala Llonga surrounded by cobbled streets lined with white-washed buildings. Cala d'Or's shoreline is dotted with picturesque pine-fringed coves including the main beach, Cala Gran, and also Cala Ferrera, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Mondrago, and Cala Egos. When it comes to eating out; you can tuck into everything from traditional Spanish dishes and fresh fish and seafood to pizzas, pasta, and fast food. To the north of the resort sits the hilltop medieval Santueri Castle that affords panoramic vistas across S'Horta village and the coastline beyond; while to the southwest is the bird-life rich Mondrago Natural Park.
Day 6: Cala d'Or/Palma, Majorca (Embarkation Day)
After check out make your way to the port to board MSC Fantasia for your seven night cruise.
Day 7: Valencia, Spain
Situated on the east coast of Spain, Valencia blends history and culture with innovation and modernity. Although 4km from the port, the Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the central square and affords easy access to the city's many attractions. From the museums and art galleries to the famous cafes, bars and restaurants of Barrio del Carmen, there’s plenty of Spanish heritage to soak up in the old quarter of the city. At the other end of the spectrum, the City of Arts and Sciences is Valencia’s most prominent landmark and brings futuristic architecture and contemporary facilities to the heart of the city.
Day 8: 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 9: Genoa, Spain
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 10: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
The capital of Italy, Rome, is a sprawling city cosmopolitan city brimming with globally-influential art, architecture, and culture. The three-tiered Roman Colosseum amphitheatre offers fascinating tours of ancient history. The late Renaissance St Peter's Basilica was crafted by Michelangelo and other architects and is a must-see. The crystal blue waters and sculptures of Trevi Fountain will leave you mesmerised. The Roman Forum is the excavated heart of the Roman Empire and provides an insight of age-old times. Vatican Museums are home to Renaissance art treasures and feature the Sistine Chapel frescoes. Take a walk down the famous Spanish Steps. Pay a visit to the bustling Piazza Navona with its Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Fontana del Moro, and Fontana del Nettuno fountains, exquisite bars, and talented street artists.
Day 11: Palermo (Sicily), 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 12: Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy
Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island of Sardinia. Golden-hued palazzi, domes and buildings wind their way up the rocky hillside to Il Castello and the Old Town district. Stroll along the tree-lined boulevards by the seafront Marina. Stop by the impressive Cattedrale di Santa Maria or step back in time at Museo Archaeologico Nazionale. Take the lift from Piazza della Costituzione to Bastione San Remy for sweeping views. Spend a few hours soaking up the sun on Poetto Beach or enjoy a glimpse of local life at Mercato di San Benedetto. A visit to the pink flamingos at Parco di Molentargius is a must-do too.
Day 13: Majorca, Spain to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.