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Mediterranean from Kusadasi Cruise

  • Departure DateTue 25th Oct 2022
  • MSC Cruises MSC Lirica
  • 9 Night Cruise From Kusadasi
  • Cruise Only From £309 pp

Itinerary

  • Kusadasi
  • Haifa
  • Limassol
  • Rhodes
  • Messina
  • Naples
  • Rome
  • Genoa, Italy

What's Included

  • Gratuities Included

Highlights

    • Rhodes: Meander through the labyrinth of streets in the Medieval Old Town to discover more about Rhodes' interesting past.
    • Naples/Pompeii: Visit the historic remains of Pompeii and climb Mount Vesuvius for amazing views of the Bay of Naples.  
    • Genoa: Take a stroll through the narrow alleyways that lead from the port up to Piazza de Ferrari, the city’s main square, which has a beautiful fountain and is lined with historic buildings. 

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
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£309
£459
£719

Includes extra savings of up to £32pp
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Day 1 - Kusadasi

Arrive: Tue 25 October 2022 / Depart: Tue 25 October 2022 at 18:00

Ku?adas? is a beach resort town on Turkey’s western Aegean coast. A jumping-off point for visiting the classical ruins at nearby Ephesus (or Efes), it’s also a major cruise ship destination. Its seafront promenade, marina, and harbor are lined with hotels and restaurants. Just offshore on Pigeon Island is a walled Byzantine castle that once guarded the town, connected to the mainland via causeway.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Haifa

Arrive: Thu 27 October 2022 / Depart: Thu 27 October 2022

During an MSC cruise in the Mediterranean, Haifa, a large port located in northern Israel, is the perfect setting off point for excursions of great interest, especially if you would like to learn more about the world’s three greatest religions during your voyage. In Israel, the three Religions of the Book, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, encounter each other at every angle. MSC Cruises offers, for example, a tour of places described in the Bible. After visiting places such as Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana and Jerusalem, you will be able to truthfully say that you have tread on the same ground as the prophets, the disciples of Jesus and the Arab conquerors. Or, if you are more interested in history and are not afraid of to get a little tired, an excursion to Massada will take you to the top of the mountain where the Jews took their last stand against the Romans. While docked at Haifa during your cruise, you will also get the chance to admire Israel’s nature at its most extreme. A short distance from Massada sits a landlocked lake that is so salty that it has been nicknamed the Dead Sea. In Mt. Carmel Park, on the other hand, there are trails that wind between the natural beauties of the Middle East, the woods, archaeologic sites, and sacred places. A cruise in the Mediterranean Sea offers both must-see natural and historical excursions, and less demanding pass times; from Haifa, with another MSC excursion, you will be able to reach the bubbling city of Tel Aviv. It is considered, for good reason, the most modern city in Israel, not just for its skyscrapers but also for its way of life. During a comfortable bus tour that will take you through the city’s old quarter, you will also be able to admire Tel Aviv’s architectural heritage dating to the early 20th century.

Day 4 - Limassol

Arrive: Fri 28 October 2022 / Depart: Fri 28 October 2022

Sitting on the stunning Cypriot coastline, Limassol makes for a fascinating MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination. The city is celebrated for its medieval castle, waterfront sculpture park, and vast array of museums. Beyond Limassol lies the fascinating town of Paphos and a host of natural and archaeological wonders including Millomeri Waterfalls and Apollo’s Sanctuary.

Day 5 - Rhodes

Arrive: Sat 29 October 2022 / Depart: Sat 29 October 2022

Rhodes, a Greek Dodecanese island and MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, is celebrated for its beautiful beaches, archaeological ruins, and magnificent museums. Its historical Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the largest medieval city in the European continent!

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - Messina

Arrive: Mon 31 October 2022 / Depart: Mon 31 October 2022

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! Just back from the Duomo, the truncated section of the twelfth-century Chiesa Annunziata dei Catalani squats below pavement level, and is Messina’s only surviving example of Arab/Norman church-building. When you are cruising the Mediterranean Sea with MSC Cruises, the most obvious excursion from Messina is to the almost too charming hill town of Taormina, spectacularly located on a rocky bluff between the Ionian Sea and the soaring peak of Mount Etna, whose summit with its bleak lava wilderness is one of the most memorable landscapes Italy has to offer. Once the beloved retreat of poets and writers, Taormina is now the most illustrious resort on the entire island, captivating its visitors with its famous ancient theatre, grand hotels and engaging small-town charm.

Day 8 - Naples

Arrive: Tue 01 November 2022 / Depart: Tue 01 November 2022

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. MSC Mediterranean cruises also offer excursions to Pompeii. One of Campania’s most important Roman commercial centres – a moneyed resort for wealthy patricians and a trading town that exported wine and fish – the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 in effect froze the town’s way of life as it stood at the time. Trips can also be taken to the island of Capri, place of legend, home to the mythical Sirens and a much-eulogized playground of the super-rich in the years since – though now it has settled down to a lucrative existence as a target for day-trippers from the mainland. Definitely worth a visit, but these days the origins of much of the purple prose may be hard to find.

Day 9 - Rome

Arrive: Wed 02 November 2022 / Depart: Wed 02 November 2022

Your gateway to the Eternal City, Civitavecchia has served as Rome's seaport since the 13th century. The port has a long and venerable history. The emperor Trajan built a pleasure villa near the modern city, while Bernini and Michelangelo designed the harbor fortifications. Yet the Eternal City eternally beckons. The ancient capital of the Western World and the center of Christianity for nearly 2,000 years, Rome provides an inexhaustible feast. Visit the ruins of the Forum, view the splendors of the Sistine Chapel, or climb the Spanish Steps, once the heart of Rome's Bohemian Quarter. Rome has been a magnet luring the world's greatest artists, architects, and philosophers since the days of the Caesars.

Day 10 - Genoa, Italy

Arrive: Thu 03 November 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Thu 03 November 2022

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. Just 35 km south of Genoa, there’s no denying the appeal of Portofino, tucked into a protected inlet surrounded by lush cypress- and olive-clad slopes. It’s an A-list resort that has been attracting high-flying bankers, celebs and their hangers-on for years, as evidenced by the flotillas of giant yachts usually anchored just outside. It’s a tiny place that is attractive yet somehow off-putting at the same time, with a quota of fancy shops, bars and restaurants for a place twice its size.

MSC Lirica From MSC Cruises

There is a relaxed atmosphere on board aided by the elegant interiors and unimpeded ocean views from the lounges’ floor-to-ceiling windows. There are plenty of lounges and bars to enjoy a pre-dinner or pre-theatre drink including the swish Beverly Hills Bar and traditional English-style Lord Nelson Pub and the Broadway Theatre plays host to jaw-dropping entertainment 6 nights a week. Spacious new cabins with balconies offering superb panoramic views and we have enlarged the restaurant and buffet areasto serve up an even greater variety of culinary treats.

Ship Cabins

JUNIOR INTERIOR FANTASTICA

Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available Junior Interior ( Module 13 sqm - Decks 7-8 )

JUNIOR INTERIOR FANTASTICA

Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

JUNIOR OCEAN VIEW FANTASTICA

Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer TV , telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available Junior Ocean View ( Module 13 sqm - Decks 7-8 )

JUNIOR OCEAN VIEW FANTASTICA

Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer TV , telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

JUNIOR OCEAN VIEW WITH OBSTRUCTED VIEW FANTASTICA

Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer TV , telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available Junior Ocean View with obstructed view ( Obstructed view - Module 13 sqm - Decks 7 )

PREMIUM OCEAN VIEW FANTASTICA

Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer TV , telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

JUNIOR BALCONY FANTASTICA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

DELUXE SUITE AUREA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with bathtub, vanity and hairdryer TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

DELUXE SUITE AUREA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with bathtub, vanity and hairdryer TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available Deluxe Suite Aurea ( Module 23 sqm - Balcony 5 sqm - Decks 12 )
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