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DISCOVERING THE WORLD BY SEA
While on a cruise you can visit various destinations without changing rooms and having to constantly pack and unpack your luggage. A cruise vacation affords you the chance to enjoy your choice of several entertainment and fine dining options, all which are located steps away from your cabin. Most cruises offer nightly entertainment, which may include comedians, live bands, and other live acts. It also offers dancing and additional entertainment options for children. In the upper deck enjoy sunbathing, swimming, shuffleboard and other outside activities. All of this can be experienced while traveling between destinations. When the ship docks, the various locations can be explored and local culture sampled.
Cruise itinerary: Spain, France, Italy, Malta
Embarkation port: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 days
Spain, France, Italy, Malta
March: 15, 22, 29 | April: 05, 12, 19, 26 | May: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 |Jun: 07, 14, 21, 28 | Jul: 05, 12, 19, 26|
Aug: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 | Sep: 06, 13, 20, 27 | Oct: 04, 11, 18, 25 | Nov: 01
7 nights’ sailing in standard Inside Cabin
Meals on full board basis
Select entertainments and activities on board
Port taxes and Govt. fees.
Highlights of ship
• Galleria Bellissima
This 96 m central promenade is filled with boutiques, restaurants and tranquil spots for shopping, eating and relaxing. And in the evening, it comes alive with music, parties and entertainment.
• The longest LED dome at sea
The entire ceiling of the inside promenade will be covered by a giant 480 sq.m. LED screen transmitting visual magic round the clock: an atmospheric digital sky that animates the whole area from above with inspiring vistas, events, sunrises, sunsets and starry night skies.
• Atmosphere pool
With around 10 sq. m. of public space per guest, poolside space on MSC Bellissima is some of the most plentiful to be found at sea.
Beautiful lighting, a giant screen and atmospheric design make the main pool area even more alluring after dark.
• Horizon pool
The Horizon pool offers yet more open-air deck space for sun worshippers during the daylight hours. At night the area will be transformed into a stunning outdoor spot for dancing and entertainment.
• MSC Aurea Spa
The MSC Aurea Spa on MSC Bellissima is a luxurious Balinese spa offering signature relaxation treatments to revitalize body and soul. Complete with a thermal area, beauty salon and nail boutique, the MSC Aurea Spa will leave you feeling pampered from head to toe.
• MSC Gym by Technogym
Equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym cardio and strength-training equipment, the MSC Bellissima gym offers a wide range of innovative fitness courses and training programs.
Taking entertainment at sea to a whole new level
Exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil
Twice every night, six nights a week, guests on MSC Bellissima have the unique opportunity to see two original shows by Cirque du Soleil, the world leader in live artistic entertainment, and savour a superb culinary experience in the same glamorous venue. The Carousel Lounge is a technology-packed, entertainment and dining venue designed specially to meet the needs of Cirque du Soleil. This custom-built lounge covers about 1,000 sq.m. and can accommodate up to 450 guests, including more than 100 enjoying the full show-and-dining experience.
One of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea, the Grand Canyon-themed Aqua Park, with features and activities for all ages.
TV Studio & Bar
This high-tech, multi-purpose space houses a radio broadcast suite and a TV studio broadcasting live games, quizzes, talent contests and other fun content across the ship. It also serves as an atmospheric comedy club, karaoke bar and live music venue.
Party with friends, enjoy a nightcap or simply dance into the small hours at the stylish onboard nightclub.
The large and spacious amusement park provides a large arena where young guests can play sports and games during the daytime… then socialise, party and dance the evenings away.
For the young and the young at heart, two Formula 1 virtual-reality racing cars compete head-to-head in a race that will get hearts racing.
Full size bowling alley
For the first time at sea, a full-size bowling alley where you can challenge friends and family to the last pin!
MSC Bellissima offers two teenagers’ clubs, one for 12-14 year olds and another for 15-17 year olds. In addition, a teens-only area serves as cinema, gaming room and disco, depending on the time of day, ensuring teenagers are always entertained.
Barcelona – Spain’s second city, and the self-confident capital and port of Catalunya – vibrates with life, and there’s certainly not another city in the country to touch it for sheer style, looks or energy.
A cruise excursion to Barcelona city centre will take you to discover its world-class art museums and its fashionable designer restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. And in Antoni Gaudí’s extraordinary church of the Sagrada Família and the world-famous boulevard that is the Ramblas, you have two sights that are high up on any Mediterranean cruise sightseeing list.
A holiday in Barcelona can start with the Ramblas, and then dive straight into the medieval nucleus of the city, the Barri Gòtic. But there are plenty of other central old-town neighbourhoods to explore too, from La Ribera – home to the celebrated Museu Picasso – to funky El Raval, where cool bars, restaurants and boutiques have mushroomed in the wake of the striking contemporary art museum, MACBA.
The atmospheric Vieux Port
When cruising southern France, you have to know that Marseille is the most renowned and populated metropolitan area in the country after Paris and Lyon. When you alight from your MSC cruise ship, the cafés around the Vieux Port, where glistening fish are sold straight off the boats on quai des Belges, are wonderful spots to observe the city’s street life.
Particularly good in the afternoon is the north (Le Panier) side, where the terraces are sunnier and the views better. The best view of the Vieux Port is from the Palais du Pharo, on the headland beyond Fort St-Nicolas, or, for a wider angle, from Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, the city’s Second Empire landmark atop the La Garde hill. To the north of the Vieux Port is the oldest part of Marseille, Le Panier, where, up until the last war, tiny streets, steep steps Mediterranean introduction and houses of every era formed a vieille ville typical of the Côte.
Genoa is marvellously eclectic, vibrant and full of rough-edged style; it’s a great cruise excursion.
Indeed “La Superba” (The Superb), as it was known at the height of its authority as a Mediterranean superpower, boasts more zest and intrigue than all the surrounding coastal resorts put together.
During a holiday to Genoa you can explore its old town: a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways home to large palazzi built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families and now transformed into museums and art galleries. You should seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections, as well as furniture and decor from the grandest days of the city’s past, when its ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Acquario di Genova is the city’s pride and joy, parked like a giant ocean liner on the waterfront, with seventy tanks housing sea creatures from all the world’s major habitats, including the world’s biggest reconstruction of a Caribbean coral reef. It’s a great aquarium by any standards, the second largest in Europe by capacity, and boasts a fashionably ecology-conscious slant and excellent background information in Italian and English.
The striking Angevin keep, symbol of the city
Naples is a large, sprawling Mediterranean port, with a centre that has many different focuses just waiting to be discovered on an MSC Mediterranean cruise excursion.
No trip to Naples is complete without visiting the area between Piazza Garibaldi and Via Toledo, roughly corresponding to the old Roman Neapolis (much of which is still unexcavated like in many other Italian cities). The old part of Naples – the centro storico – is formed by the main streets of Via dei Tribunali and Via San Biagio dei Librai (the latter also known as “Spaccanapoli” as it literally splits Naples in two), which still follow the path of the ancient Roman roads. This is much the liveliest and most teeming part of Naples, an open-air kasbah of hawking, yelling humanity that makes up in energy what it lacks in grace. But it’s the city’s most intriguing quarter, and a must-see on any cruise to Naples. The Duomo is a Gothic building from the early thirteenth century (though with a late nineteenth-century neo-Gothic facade) dedicated to the patron saint of the city, San Gennaro.
Gateway to Sicily
Messina may well be your first sight of Sicily, and – from your MSC holiday cruise ship – it’s a fine one, the glittering town spread up the hillside beyond its sickle-shaped Mediterranean harbour.
On a shore excursion you can discover Messina’s most important monument, the Duomo, which epitomizes the city’s phoenix-like ability to re-create itself from the ashes of its last disaster. It’s the reconstruction of a twelfth-century cathedral erected by Roger II, one of a series of great Norman churches of Sicily that include the sumptuous cathedrals of Palermo and Cefalù. The Duomo’s detached campanile, or bell tower, claims to be the largest astronomical clock in the world, and puts on its best show at noon every day, when a bronze lion (Messina’s ancient emblem) unleashes a mighty roar over the city that can be quite alarming if you’re not expecting it!
VALLETTA (MALTA)The UNESCO-protected port of Valletta, the capital of the island of Malta, is one of the must-see stops for every Mediterranean cruise of merit.
You can admire this port, constructed in the second half of the 16th century by the Frenchman Jean de la Valette and moulded by the religious and military Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, from your MSC ship even before disembarking. The over 300 monuments rising in little more than half a square kilometre make this a place with one of the greatest density of historical attractions to visit during a cruise, not mentioning other attractions such as its beaches, seaside locales and restaurants.
An excursion to the island can start right from its capital, Valletta, which enchants the cruise-goer with its famous Maltese balconies, which decorate the facades of houses in its old quarter. Surrounded by a multitude of churches, which the islanders assure are as many as the days of the year, the St. John’s Co-Cathedral is one of Malta’s biggest tourist attractions.
At sea, cruising.
Enjoy the vast array of sports facilities including four swimming pools, a jogging track, squash court and ultramodern gym in the ship
Today you will disembark the ship.
Price is starting from, per person, sharing a double/twin Inside cabin and subject to availability.
This program is subject to changes without previous notice due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.
The service charge will be debited at the end of the cruise, based on the actual number of days spent on board and to be paid directly.
Gratuities (Service Charge) is mandatory – USD 14.50 per person per day – Payable on Board
Passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the completion of the trip.
Adults who are not the parent or legal guardian of a minor traveling with them must present an original notarized letter signed by the child’s parents, authorizing the adults to take the child on the specific cruise, supervise the child and allow emergency medical treatment to be administered.
Please make sure that you arrive at the pier 3 hours prior to the sailing before the scheduled sailing time.
No refunds or other compensation shall be due from the cruise line to any guest as a result of the denial of boarding.
It is the responsibility of the passengers to ensure they hold valid passport, visa, travel and medical insurance, vaccination etc., as applicable for each destination.
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