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All Inclusive Costa del Sol with Gems of the Med

MSC Cruises MSC Virtuosa
Date 19th Sep 21
Nights 14 Nights
1
Benalmadena, Spain
Fly from the UK to Malaga and transfer to your hotel in Benalmadena for a five night hotel stay.
2-5
Benalmadena, Spain
Benalmadena sits proudly on Spain’s Costa del Sol; mid-way between Torremolinos and Fuengirola. Get tanning and swimming at the resort's long swathe of sandy beach overlooking the Mediterranean; before taking a seat at one of the adjacent promenade restaurants to tuck into the local Gambas Pil-Pil washed down with a jug of sangria or an ice-cold beer. Visit Puerto Marina with its stylish yachts, an eclectic mix of bars, cafes, and eateries; and Sea Life Benalmadena aquarium. Benalmadena Pueblo is your go-to to see Castillo Monumento Colomares - dedicated to Christopher Columbus - and Stupa de Illuminacion, Benalmadena's Buddhist temple. Get up close to over 1500 exotic butterflies at Mariposario Butterfly Park and interact with penguins, dolphins, and sea lions at Selwo Marina. There's fun for young and old alike with over 40 rides, shows, and attractions at the nearby Tivoli World Theme Park; you can also ride Teleferico Benalmadena up Mount Calamorro from here to encounter birds of prey at Jardin de Las Aguilas.
6
Malaga, Spain
After your hotel stay transfer to the port to board your ship for your nine night cruise.
7
Casablanca, Morocco
The Moroccan city of Casablanca blends old and new in glorious style. Discover a vibrant mix of local bazaars and temples infused with a French colonial twist. Take in the sights of this marvellous city and visit the Hassan II Mosque, the bustling Medina and Central Market, Cathedral du Sacre Coeur, and the idyllic Place Mohamed V. Stroll along the beachfront Corniche and enjoy the picturesque scenery. Travel to the nearby sleepy seaside city of Mohammedia and further afield to the ancient port of Safi.
8
At Sea
9
Lisbon, Portugal
Spread across seven hills on the shores of River Tagus is Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Pavement cafes, bustling squares and serene gardens sit alongside palaces, bridges and castles in this waterside city. Immerse yourself in culture at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, or enjoy the colourful marine life at Oceanarium. Take a vintage tram ride through the city's cobbled streets, admiring Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower on the way. Haggle for bargains at the lively Thieves Market, or explore designer shops on Rua do Carmo, Rua Garrett and Avenida da Liberdade. Venture further afield and discover the fairytale places and ornate villas in Sintra or go dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
10
At Sea
11
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.
12
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.
13
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.
14
At Sea
15
Malaga, Spain
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from the UK
  • 5 night 4* all-inclusive stay in Benalmadena in sunny Costa del Sol
  • Sea-facing hotel with FREE Wi-Fi
  • 9 night full board cruise onboard the new MSC Virtuosa 
  • Ship launching in 2021
  • Onboard service charges & gratuities included

Ship features include...
  • 5 outstanding and unique pools
  • The longest LED Dome at Sea
  • Two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows
  • Variety of casual to formal dining, day/night time activities & high-calibre entertainment

  • FREE upgrade from coach to private overseas transfers throughout
Why Book
Why Book
  • Take a vintage tram ride through Lisbon's cobbled streets, admiring Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower on the way
  • Walk the iconic Las Ramblas promenade in Barcelona and see quirky street entertainers or stop for a coffee at a pavement cafe
  • Ride the Il Bigo elevator at the Old Harbour to enjoy panoramic views of Genoa

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Background
MSC Virtuosa
Overview
MSC Virtuosa’s namesake comes from the word virtuoso, meaning someone highly skilled in music. Each deck will, in fact, be named after a different musical instrument. This new cruise ship will be one of the two largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet, along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa. One of the highlights of MSC Virtuosa’s onboard entertainment will be the two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, created exclusively for MSC Cruises’ guests. MSC Virtuosa gives guests the best experience with its expanding digital offer, spearheaded by MSC for Me and our digital cruise assistant, Zoe.
MSC Virtuosa
Food & Drink

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Entertainment

Enjoy exclusive world-class shows performed in innovative venues like the Carousel Lounge∘ and the multi-purpose karaoke bar, comedy club, TV studio & Bar. Younger guests can take advantage of the super-amusement park and sports centre to play sports and games during the daytime and party and dance in the evening. And the whole family can enjoy hours of fun in one of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea.

MSC Virtuosa - Exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil at Sea MSC Virtuosa - Polar Aquapark MSC Virtuosa - Polar Aquapark MSC Virtuosa - TV Studio & Bar MSC Virtuosa - Attic Club MSC Virtuosa - F1 Simulators MSC Virtuosa - Full size bowling alley
MSC Virtuosa - Sportplex MSC Virtuosa - MSC Aurea Spa MSC Virtuosa - MSC Aurea Spa
Health & Fitness

Enter the zen-like atmosphere of the tranquil spas and your mind will transform∘ to a state of pure relaxation. Don a plush robe and relax on a teak bed in the meditation area, surrounded by glass walls with spectacular views from the top of the ship. Just next door, private spa treatment rooms await. Strewn with delicate flower petals and soft, warm lighting you can enjoy rejuvenating treatments such as a Balinese massage with lava stones, shiatsu and reflexology. Follow-up with the total relaxation of our spa’s sauna, steam room and whirlpool bath.

Kids & Teens

As a family-owned company, no one understands families better than MSC. Just look and see!

All the luxury resort leisure facilities on board are included free of charge in your cruise, from the Aqua Park, Swimming Pools and Water Slide to the top games consoles (PS3, Xbox and Wii) forming just part of our club amenities. So kids and teens∘ can do just as they like without a second thought.

Even the high-tech gaming attractions∘ on board like our Virtual World and 4D Cinema attract only a modest charge for a special treat.

Children are always made to feel special, receiving a dedicated welcome from the Kids Corner in the port terminal onwards. Security bracelets are issued when you board, while beepers or DECT phones can be hired for a modest charge so you can keep in touch at all times.

A varied program∘ is provided for the whole-family with supervised activities, entertainment and social events tailor-made for four separate age groups in their own clubs. And they’re all free, too!

MSC Virtuosa - Teens clubs MSC Virtuosa - Mini and Juniors Clubs MSC Virtuosa - Baby Club
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