Entering the MSC Cruises fleet in 2021, MSC Seashore is set to be the first Seaside EVO ship and will become an even larger and richer sister ship in the Seaside Class. Step aboard to enjoy cutting edge features, including an enhanced MSC Yacht Club, speciality restaurants for dining al fresco, several whirlpools, additional lounge at the aft part, and 200 more luxurious guest cabins and modern public spaces. Equipped with the latest advanced environmental technology, this fantastic ship features exhaust gas cleaning technology, state-of-the-art waste management, advanced water treatment systems, and so much more. Prepare to set sail with a total of 5,632 passengers and 1,648 crew and choose from 2,270 well-equipped and comfortable staterooms. Brimming with a selection of generous food and drink choices and fun-filled leisure amenities; it's a promise that your onboard agenda will be non-stop. Let the kids splash around at the Interactive Water Park as you head to MSC Aurea Spa to rejuvenate with a revitalising beauty or wellness treatment. By night; enjoy the most engaging shows performed in the magnificent Theatre or place your bets in the Casino. Most days MSC Seashore will drop its anchor at a new spectacular port of call, where you can explore and enjoy the local culture either on an organised excursion or independently.
The ship's restaurants will cater to everybody's needs. Tempt your taste buds with Asian favourites at Pan Asian Market Kitchen, including chicken curry, dim sum, spring rolls, laksa, and fish balls. Sink your teeth into prime cuts of beef at Butcher's Cut with a glass of red wine in-hand or tuck into mouth-watering sushi and sashimi in Teppanyaki Restaurant. Alternatively, the Buffet is brimming with a range of flavours to explore and Biscayne Bay Restaurant & Buffet is the place to enjoy a chilled-out meal with friends as you admire your passing sea views.
Relax in a choice of 20 distinct speciality bars; the chilled-out surroundings of Aurea Bar are perfect for a midday cocktail or sip a glass of bubbly with friends in Champagne Bar. Top Sail Lounge is the perfect spot for a coffee or soft drink as you admire cruise vistas through the panoramic windows. The ambience of Lounge Bar will captivate you from the moment you step through its doors; relax on the plush red velvet sofas and check out the extensive wine list.
Day or night, there's plenty to keep both adults and children amused onboard. Unwind on Deck 8 around the luxurious aft pool area that has been redesigned to give space to a new double-deck show lounge. The Inside Pool is spacious and perfect for the chance to nap on a sun lounger or take a dip in the water. Spend time in MSC Aurea Spa and indulge in a wide variety of wellness and beauty treatments or discover MSC Yacht Club, a 'ship within a ship', and enjoy the private club and access to all the recreational and entertainment amenities onboard. Teens and tots will love Interactive Water Park as they whizz down waterslides and splash with friends or the F1 Simulators are a lot of fun for the whole family. The Baby Club, Mini and Juniors Club, and Teens Club are brimming with fun-filled activities for all ages while you place your bets on the Casino or listen to engaging live music in Haven Lounge. Laugh and clap along to many captivating performances in the Theatre.
Day 1: UK to Barcelona, Spain
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Barcelona, Spain. On arrival make your way to your four-star hotel for a 3 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 new ship, MSC Seashore for your seven night Mediterranean 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: Naples, Italy
Naples on Italy's Amalfi Coast is your next port of call. Visit Piazza del Plebiscito to admire the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto and San Carlo Theatre. Step inside the Duomo to view the Cappella di San Gennaro, the baptistery, and colourful frescoes and mosaics. Enjoy family-time at Acquario Della Stazione Zoological Di Napoli. Join a tour to the ruins of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and picturesque Sorrento and Positano. Or take a scenic boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri.
Day 8: Messina, Italy
The gateway to Mount Etna, Messina, is the third-largest port in Sicily. This city — which was used to film part of the film 'The Godfather' — is famous for its museums and architectural beauty. Drive up the side of nearby Mount Etna on a day trip or wander around the many shops along Messina's wide boulevards to look at Sicilian pottery and art pieces. Black volcanic glass from Mount Etna features heavily in Sicilian jewellery and makes a great souvenir. Visit Norman Messina Cathedral to see its beautiful, 15th-century windows and astronomical clock tower, before walking by the stunning marble fountains — Fontana di Orione and Neptune Fountain — which are decorated with mythical creatures and gods. Make sure to dine on locally-inspired swordfish, pasta and pizza dishes complemented by rich Sicilian wine at a trattoria during your time here, too.
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 11: Barcelona, Spain to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. After check out make your way back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.