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Barcelona to Santos Cruise

  • Departure DateWed 24th Nov 2021
  • MSC Cruises MSC Sinfonia
  • 16 Night Cruise From Barcelona
  • Cruise Only From £619 pp

Itinerary

  • Barcelona
  • Palma de Majorca
  • Alicante
  • Malaga
  • Cadiz
  • Tenerife
  • Salvador
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Santos, Brazil

What's Included

  • Gratuities Included

Highlights

    • Barcelona: Wander around the beautiful Guell Park, another one of Gaudi's many creations, and enjoy spectacular views over the city.  
    • Malaga: Soak up the sunshine as you relax on Malaga's beautiful beaches.
    • Rio De Janeiro: A visit to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is a must. This 40-metre tall statue of Jesus is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and offers breathtaking views over the city so have your camera at the ready. 

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Cruise Only
£619
£669
£1,129

Cruise Only - price based on cruise only, call to add flights from your regional airport.

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Very helpful and professional.

Brilliant service and very professional. It was so good to speak to a person on the phone instead of communicating via emails. I would thoroughly recommend them and will be using them again

Ms Harding / August 2021

seemed so simple to sort and book

We had 2 very good representatives, they sorted everything out for us and our friends who wanted the same holiday. The paperwork followed quickly so we could check everything was as we wanted.

Mrs Wogan / August 2021

OUR CRUISE.....CANNOT WAIT....

Booked a 3 night stay in New York then a 9 night cruise to Bermuda, Curacao, Aruba and Fort lauderdale and added on a 2 night stay in Miami Kylie was fantastic sorting it all out for us. She sorted out cabins for us giving us all different options we ended up booking a infinite Verenda cabin on deck 7 on the New ship Celebrity Beyond that is coming out next year .....Excellent service well done Kylie and thanks for all your help... Would definitely recommend speaking to Kylie to book your holiday....We are so looking forward to this cruise as many of our holidays been cancelled due to covid.

Mrs Stonehouse / July 2021

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Day 1 - Barcelona

Arrive: Wed 24 November 2021 / Depart: Wed 24 November 2021 at 20:00

One of the busiest cruise ports in the Mediterranean, the seaside city of Barcelona is known for its iconic architecture, colourful culture, and world-class drinking and dining. Explore Antoni Gaudí’s surreal Sagrada Família, the famous boulevard of the Ramblas, the medieval Barri Gótic, and the Museu Picasso. But there’s even more to discover in this sprawling Spanish city, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination: from hidden tapas bars and fabulous food markets to Europe’s biggest football stadium.

Day 2 - Palma de Majorca

Arrive: Thu 25 November 2021 at 08:00 / Depart: Thu 25 November 2021 at 18:00

The port city of Palma, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, lies on the south coast of Mallorca. Founded in 124 B.C., Palma is celebrated for its medieval streets, jaw-dropping architecture, and ancient fortified walls. See buildings such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria which features designs by Gaudí and one of the world’s largest stained-glass windows, or the Gothic Bellver castle with its circular centre and eye-catching towers. MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: • The Cathedral of La Seu • Sóller and Vintage Train Ride • Dragon’s Caves Explore the wonders of Palma de Mallorca on an unforgettable MSC Cruises excursion. Ride a bike or go on foot to see landmark sights across the city. Take in Palma’s most remarkable building: the 14th-century La Seu. Positioned atop the former citadel, this Gothic cathedral was constructed almost 400 years ago. Spanish traditions are kept alive at Balearic Coliseum in Plaza de Toros, a historical arena that still hosts bullfights. Or take a trip to La Almudaina, the glorious summer residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Visit superb Sóller on an MSC Cruises excursion, a coastal town with a backdrop of mountains. The town houses awe-inspiring architecture such as the Banco de Sóller, designed by Juan Rubió, a pupil of Gaudí. Next, catch a ride on the early-20th-century Ferrocarril de Sóller electric train where you’ll take picture-postcard photos of the spectacular scenery. Journey through magical hills, glimpsing orange groves and viaducts, before entering the tunnels the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. If you love dramatic landscapes, don’t miss an MSC Cruises excursion to the Dragon Caves, Mallorca’s mysterious underground world. Forged from years of coastal erosion, this geological system boasts a number of highlights including four great chambers, the Baths of Diana, stalactites and stalagmites, and the impressive Lake Martel. Immerse yourself in this magnificent spectacle and listen to an amazing concert staged on small boats. Back aboveground, finish your cruise with a visit to the glimmering Pearl Factory, a real treat for jewellery lovers!

Day 3 - Alicante

Arrive: Fri 26 November 2021 at 08:00 / Depart: Fri 26 November 2021 at 17:00

Valencia and Castellón make up the three provinces of the Valencian Community, which covers 23,500 km² and is situated on the eastern coast of the peninsula. The coast is 485 km long and borders with Cataluña in the north and Murcia in the south. Alicante with its beautiful boulevard and pleasant shopping street is one of the most well known towns on the Costa Blanca. The coast of Alicante and the Costa Blanca owe its name to the beaches stretching for several kilometres and attract many sun worshippers and pleasure seekers.

Day 4 - Malaga

Arrive: Sat 27 November 2021 at 10:00 / Depart: Sat 27 November 2021 at 17:00

The elegant central zone of Málaga – a stop-off on your MSC cruise of the Mediterranean – is largely pedestrianized with the focal point, marble-paved Calle Marqués de Larios, lined with fashionable stores, its most elegant thoroughfare. Plaza de la Constitución, Málaga’s main square, hosts a monumental fountain flanked by slender palms and the terraces of numerous cafés and restaurants. Málaga centre has a number of interesting churches and museums, not to mention the birthplace of Picasso and the Museo Picasso Málaga, housing an important collection of works by Málaga’s most famous son. Perched on the hill above the town are the formidable citadels of the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro, magnificent vestiges of the seven centuries that the Moors held sway here. Málaga is also renowned for its fish and seafood, which can be sampled at tapas bars and restaurants throughout the city, as well as at the old fishing villages of El Palo and Pedregalejo, now absorbed into the suburbs, where there’s a seafront paseo lined with some of the best marisquerías and chiringuitos (beachside fish restaurants) in the province. The impressive Alcazaba is the place to make for if you’re joining a shore excursion. Clearly visible from your cruise ship, to the left of its entrance on c/Acazabilla stands the Roman Theatre accidentally discovered in 1951, and – following excavation and restoration – now a venue for various outdoor entertainments. The citadel, too, is Roman in origin, with blocks and columns of marble interspersed among the Moorish brick of the double- and triple-arched gateways. Above the Alcazaba, and connected to it by a long double wall (the coracha), is the Gibralfaro castle. Like the Alcazaba, it has been wonderfully restored and now houses an interesting museum devoted to its history.

Day 5 - Cadiz

Arrive: Sun 28 November 2021 at 07:00 / Depart: Sun 28 November 2021 at 16:00

Cádiz is among the oldest settlements in Spain and one of the country’s principal ports. On an MSC Mediterranean cruise excursion, you can visit its old town, built on a peninsula-island, and remaining much as it must have looked in those days, with grand, open squares, sailors’ alleyways and high, turreted houses. Literally crumbling from the effect of the sea air on its soft limestone, it has a tremendous atmosphere – while slightly seedy, definitely in decline, it is nevertheless full of mystique. The Museo de Cádiz, the province’s most important, overlooks the leafy Plaza de Mina and incorporates the archaeological museum on the ground floor with many important finds and artefacts from the city’s lengthy history. Almost irresistible, even if you don’t normally go for High Baroque, is the attraction of the huge and seriously crumbling eighteenth-century Catedral Nueva. Cádiz is one of Spain’s top holiday cruise destinations for its cathedral, too, decorated entirely in stone, with no gold in sight, and in absolutely perfect proportions. On the edge of the Barrio del Populo, the city’s oldest quarter dating from the Middle Ages, lies the “old” or original cathedral, Santa Cruz. This was one of the buildings severely knocked during the English assault on Cádiz in 1596, causing the thirteenth-century church to be substantially rebuilt. A fine Gothic entry portal survived, and inside there’s a magnificent seventeenth-century retablo with sculptures by Martínez Montañés. A first-century-BC Roman theatre has been excavated behind. Much closer to us in time, instead, is the eighteenth-century mansion, Torre Tavira, with the tallest tower in the city, from where there are great views over the rooftops to the sea beyond. In addition, one of the most impressive Baroque buildings in the city, the chapel of the Hospital de las Mujeres, houses a brilliant El Greco painting.

Day 6 - At Sea

Day 7 - Tenerife

Arrive: Tue 30 November 2021 at 09:00 / Depart: Tue 30 November 2021 at 16:00

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the port capital of Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s seven Canary Islands. The city showcases incredible sights such as the Plaza de Espana, the church of St. Francis of Assisi, and the soaring white wave auditorium, the Auditorio de Tenerife. This quintessential Canary Island’s town is a colourful MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination where you can soak up the sun, dine in style, or take a dip in glittering waters.

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Day 14 - Salvador

Arrive: Tue 07 December 2021 at 07:00 / Depart: Tue 07 December 2021 at 15:00

High above the enormous bay of Todos os Santos (All Saints), where your MSC cruise ship awaits your return, Salvador de Bahia has an electric feel from the moment you arrive. This is the great cultural and historical centre of Brazil, where Afro-Brazilian heritage is strongest and where capoeira, candomblé and samba de roda were created. MSC South America cruises offer excursions to the centro histórico of this magical place, a melange of narrow cobbled streets, peeling purple walls, grand Baroque churches, kids kicking footballs, rastas, locals sipping bottled beer on plastic chairs, the wafting aroma of herbs and the almost constant beating of drums, especially as the sun sets. Beyond the old town Salvador is a vast, sprawling city, with a vibrant beach life, modern skyscrapers and plenty of favelas. The centro histórico is the traditional heart of Salvador; it’s built around the craggy, 70m-high bluff that dominates the eastern side of the bay, and is split into upper and lower sections. Cidade Alta (or simply “Centro”) is strung along its top, linked to the less interesting Cidade Baixa (the old commercial centre, aka “Comércio”) by precipitous streets and the towering Art Deco lift-shaft of the Elevador Lacerda. Cidade Alta is the cultural centre of the city, and the section known as the Pelourinho is the groovy old district with colourful and hilly winding streets, its most vibrant and beguiling neighbourhood. The best spot to begin a walking tour of the city is at the Praça Municipal, the square dominated by the impressive Palácio do Rio Branco, the old governor’s palace which was in use until 1979. The fine interior is a blend of Rococo plasterwork, polished wooden floors and painted walls and ceilings.

Day 15 - At Sea

Day 16 - Rio de Janeiro

Arrive: Thu 09 December 2021 at 09:00 / Depart: Thu 09 December 2021 at 18:00

As you’ll be able to appreciate when you cruise the Atlantic Ocean with MSC Cruises, in its position on the southern shore of the magnificent Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro has, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most stunning settings in the world. Extending for 20km along an alluvial strip, between an azure sea and forest-clad mountains, the city’s streets and buildings have been moulded around the foothills of the mountain range that provides its backdrop, while out in the bay there are many rocky islands fringed with white sand. The aerial views over Rio are breathtaking, and even the concrete skyscrapers that dominate the city’s skyline add to the attraction. As the former capital of Brazil and now its second-largest city, Rio has a remarkable architectural heritage, some of the country’s best museums and galleries, superb restaurants and a vibrant nightlife – in addition to its legendary beaches. A shore excursion on your MSC South America cruise can be the opportunity to visit the Pão de Açúcar. The Sugar Loaf Mountain rises where Guanabara Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Its name may simply reflect a resemblance to the moulded loaves in which sugar was once commonly sold. Alternatively, it may be a corruption of the indigenous Tamoya word Pau-nh-Açuquá, meaning “high, pointed or isolated hill”. On the top of Corcoavado Mountain instead the Art Deco statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), arms outstretched in welcome, stands 30m high and weighs over 1000 tonnes. It was supposed to be completed for Brazil’s centenary independence celebrations in 1922, but wasn’t actually finished until 1931. In clear weather, fear no anticlimax: climbing to the statue is a stunning experience, with the whole of Rio and Guanabara Bay laid out before you.

Day 17 - Santos, Brazil

Arrive: Fri 10 December 2021 at 09:00 / Depart: Fri 10 December 2021 at 18:00

Santos, one of Portugal’s first New World settlements, was founded in 1535. Today your MSC ship will be docking in Latin America’s largest port, through which passes a large proportion of the world’s coffee, sugar and oranges. The city stands partly on São Vicente island, its docking facilities and old town facing landwards, with ships approaching by a narrow, but deep, channel. Its compact centre retains a certain charm that’s massively popular with local tourists, and there is a good deal of historical and maritime interest around the city. On an MSC South America cruise excursion to the city centre you’ll find the ruins of some of Santos’s most distinguished buildings along Rua do Comércio. Although sometimes only the facades remain, some of the nineteenth-century former merchants’ houses that line the street are gradually being restored, the elaborate tiling and wrought-iron balconies offering a hint of the old town’s lost grandeur. MSC South America cruises also offer excursions to the local Santos Futebol Clube. It’s best known as the club for which the great Pelé played for most of his professional life (from 1956 to 1974); their stadium, the Vila Belmiro, is open to the public when there’s no game on. In addition to honouring Pelé at the club’s small museum, you can take an hour-long guided tour including the players’ bar and dressing rooms. Santos’s beaches are across town from Centro on the south side of the island. The beaches are huge, stretching around the Atlantic-facing Baía de Santos, and popular in summer.

MSC Sinfonia From MSC Cruises

Given some of the cruise leviathans currently plying the oceans, MSC Sinfonia is not a large ship; yet her 9 passengers decks and 250 metre length accommodate an awful lot of comfort and quality for her guests. More important than sheer scale is good design and MSC Sinfonia manages to provide many different and sympathetic moods throughout her public spaces. If you’re looking for relaxation, then make your way to Le Terme where a cleansing sauna and soothing massage await. Or, for something more active, the same facility on Debussy deck boasts a fully equipped gym too. And, whilst you’re away, why not perfect that golf swing with a state-of-the-art Virtual Golf Simulator that’s perfect for beginners and seasoned professionals too. But, if this is all too serious for you, why not enjoy a spot of mini-golf or traditional deck games – a great way to get all the family involved and meet new friends! Whether you’re cruising in the Med’ or South Africa the sea air tends to stimulate the appetite and therefore, aside from the fine cuisine that you’ll find in the restaurants, you’ll find plenty to keep body and soul together in the plush Café Le Baroque and from the bright, modern La Terrazza Buffet. Of course there are plenty of excellent bars whilst the Irish Pub, Shelagh’s House, will make British cruisers feel right at home!

Ship Cabins

Inside Bella

Comfortable double or single beds (on request)* Relaxing armchair TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Surface approx. from 13 to 21 sq.m.** Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella and Fantastica

Inside Fantastica

Comfortable double or single beds (on request)* Relaxing armchair TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Surface approx. from 13 to 21 sq.m.** Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Bella and Fantastica

Outside Bella

Window with sea view Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Relaxing armchair TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. from 13 to 20 sq.m. Two cabins are suitable for families comprising a bedroom area and a living are with up to 4 berths. (Surface approx. 22 sq.m.). Available Experience: Fantastica and Aurea

Outside Fantastica

Window with sea view Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Relaxing armchair TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. from 13 to 20 sq.m. Two cabins are suitable for families comprising a bedroom area and a living are with up to 4 berths. (Surface approx. 22 sq.m.). Available Experience: Fantastica and Aurea

Outside Partial View

Window with sea view Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Relaxing armchair TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. 13 sq.m. Available Experience: Bella

Balcony Exp. Aurea

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. 16 sq.m. Available Experience: Fantastica and Aurea*

Balcony Fantastica

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. 16 sq.m. Available Experience: Fantastica and Aurea*

BINGO Inside

Do book your cabin with a promotional price. Select your ship and the date of departure. The guest will have knowledge of the number and location of your cabin on embarkation. Good Luck!

Suite Aurea

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious Wardrobe Comfortable double or single beds (on request) TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. 27 sq.m. Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Fantastica and Aurea

Suite Fantastica

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious Wardrobe Comfortable double or single beds (on request) TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Bathroom with bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Surface approx. 27 sq.m. Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits! Available Experiences: Fantastica and Aurea
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    Very helpful and professional.

    Brilliant service and very professional. It was so good to speak to a person on the phone instead of communicating via emails. I would thoroughly recommend them and will be using them again

    Ms Harding / August 2021

    seemed so simple to sort and book

    We had 2 very good representatives, they sorted everything out for us and our friends who wanted the same holiday. The paperwork followed quickly so we could check everything was as we wanted.

    Mrs Wogan / August 2021

    OUR CRUISE.....CANNOT WAIT....

    Booked a 3 night stay in New York then a 9 night cruise to Bermuda, Curacao, Aruba and Fort lauderdale and added on a 2 night stay in Miami Kylie was fantastic sorting it all out for us. She sorted out cabins for us giving us all different options we ended up booking a infinite Verenda cabin on deck 7 on the New ship Celebrity Beyond that is coming out next year .....Excellent service well done Kylie and thanks for all your help... Would definitely recommend speaking to Kylie to book your holiday....We are so looking forward to this cruise as many of our holidays been cancelled due to covid.

    Mrs Stonehouse / July 2021

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