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Mediterranean from Syracuse Cruise

  • Departure DateTue 11th Oct 2022
  • MSC Cruises MSC Splendida
  • 7 Night Cruise From Syracuse
  • Cruise Only From £479 pp

Itinerary

  • Syracuse,Italy
  • Taranto
  • Rome
  • Genoa, Italy
  • Marseille
  • Syracuse,Italy

What's Included

  • Big Balcony Sale - Upgrade for Less
  • Gratuities Included

Highlights

    • 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. 
    • Marseille: Go to the opulent Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde, a 19th-century Romano-Byzantine basilica which occupies Marseille’s highest point, the hilltop gives 360-degree views of the city.

Prices from pp

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£579
£669

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Day 1 - Syracuse,Italy

Arrive: Tue 11 October 2022 / Depart: Tue 11 October 2022 at 17:00

A journey through culture and art. With an MSC Cruise you will immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating and historical regions in Italy. Welcome to Sicily: in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by crystal clear waters, this magical and welcoming land preserves traces of ancient civilizations. With a hike in the Val di Noto, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you will be able to fully enjoy the sicilian baroque, on the trail of “Commissioner Montalbano”, the famous character created by the author Andrea Camilleri. Passing through Ragusa Ibla, the ancient historical center of Ragusa, with its numerous churches and many buildings of times gone by, continuing to Scicli, where you will be able to admire the Byzantine settlements in the area of Chiafura, to finally arrive in Modica, famous not only for the delicious chocolate of Aztec origin but also for the artistic value of its buildings. Moving on to Syracuse, you will reach the island of Ortygia, the old town, connected to the mainland by the Umbertino bridge. Here, great civilizations have come and gone: from the Greeks and Phoenicians to the Romans, from the Arabs to the Byzantines, to the Normans and the Aragonese. To experience life in this city to the full you shouldn't miss a visit to the market: lose yourself among the stalls, where the sellers of fish, meat, fruits and vegetables are all proposing their goods with the typical vanniate, screams/rhymes in the local dialect. Or take an excursion to the archeological Park of Syracuse. In this site you will be able to admire, among other things, relics of Greco-Roman eras, like the Greek Theatre of the V century BC, where the playwright Aeschylus staged The Women of Aetna in 476 BC; The ear of Dionysus, 23 meter high artificial cave; the Roman Amphitheatre, carved into the rock and among the largest in Sicily; and the Ara of Ierone, the altar that was originally about 198 meters long and over 20 wide.

Day 2 - Taranto

Arrive: Wed 12 October 2022 at 09:00 / Depart: Wed 12 October 2022 at 19:00

Taranto is a coastal city in southern Italy. It lies between the Mar Grande (Big Sea) and Mar Piccolo (Little Sea) bodies of water. Bridges link the mainland to the old town, on a small island. This is home to the 15th-century Aragonese Castle, the Spartan Museum of Taranto, and San Cataldo Basilica, with a baroque facade. The MArTA Archaeological Museum has a collection of artifacts from prehistory to the Middle Ages.

Day 3 - At Sea

Day 4 - Rome

Arrive: Fri 14 October 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Fri 14 October 2022 at 19:00

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 5 - Genoa, Italy

Arrive: Sat 15 October 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sat 15 October 2022 at 18:00

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.

Day 6 - Marseille

Arrive: Sun 16 October 2022 at 08:00 / Depart: Sun 16 October 2022 at 16:00

On the spectacular coastline of the French Riviera lies Marseille, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination. This atmospheric port city is known for its unique mix of grit and glamour, seen in its labyrinth of streets and historical architecture. Only a few miles from Marseille’s charismatic cafes and bustling Vieux Port, stunning cities are to be found. Visit Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Cézanne, or take in the ancient beauty of Avignon.

Day 7 - At Sea

Day 8 - Syracuse,Italy

Arrive: Tue 18 October 2022 at 07:00 / Depart: Tue 18 October 2022

A journey through culture and art. With an MSC Cruise you will immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating and historical regions in Italy. Welcome to Sicily: in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by crystal clear waters, this magical and welcoming land preserves traces of ancient civilizations. With a hike in the Val di Noto, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, you will be able to fully enjoy the sicilian baroque, on the trail of “Commissioner Montalbano”, the famous character created by the author Andrea Camilleri. Passing through Ragusa Ibla, the ancient historical center of Ragusa, with its numerous churches and many buildings of times gone by, continuing to Scicli, where you will be able to admire the Byzantine settlements in the area of Chiafura, to finally arrive in Modica, famous not only for the delicious chocolate of Aztec origin but also for the artistic value of its buildings. Moving on to Syracuse, you will reach the island of Ortygia, the old town, connected to the mainland by the Umbertino bridge. Here, great civilizations have come and gone: from the Greeks and Phoenicians to the Romans, from the Arabs to the Byzantines, to the Normans and the Aragonese. To experience life in this city to the full you shouldn't miss a visit to the market: lose yourself among the stalls, where the sellers of fish, meat, fruits and vegetables are all proposing their goods with the typical vanniate, screams/rhymes in the local dialect. Or take an excursion to the archeological Park of Syracuse. In this site you will be able to admire, among other things, relics of Greco-Roman eras, like the Greek Theatre of the V century BC, where the playwright Aeschylus staged The Women of Aetna in 476 BC; The ear of Dionysus, 23 meter high artificial cave; the Roman Amphitheatre, carved into the rock and among the largest in Sicily; and the Ara of Ierone, the altar that was originally about 198 meters long and over 20 wide.

MSC Splendida From MSC Cruises

MSC Splendida carries you in stylish luxury to the most desirable cruise destinations in the world. You’ll love the live music and wide variety of bars and restaurants on board. Food choices to explore include authentic Mediterranean specialities and spicy Tex-Mex. Complete the night with a world-class show in The Strand Theatre, a winning streak in the Royal Palm Casino or dancing ‘til dawn in the Club 33 Disco. We’ve got fitness and sport covered with four swimming pools, a squash court, volleyball court, ultramodern gym and even a running track, allowing you to take in the stunning ocean views and refreshing sea breeze. For those looking to relax, head to the MSC Aurea Spa where you will find pampering Balinese massages, a range of beauty treatments, a Turkish bath, sauna, whirlpool and solarium. There is also the option to sunbathe in peace on the Top 18 sun deck, located at the top of the ship, where complimentary, refreshing fruit skewers and a thirst-quenching bar menu will keep you cool all day. And while you are topping up your tan, the Kids and Teens can enjoy fabulous facilities and clubs of their own. The foredecks of the ship are home to the exclusive MSC Yacht Club, a luxurious ship-within-a-ship with 71 spacious suites, its own Concierge Reception, 24-hour butler service, private Top Sail Lounge, pool deck and bar.

Ship Cabins

DELUXE INTERIOR FANTASTICA

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

PREMIUM OCEAN VIEW FANTASTICA

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

BALCONY AUREA

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

DELUXE BALCONY FANTASTICA

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

PREMIUM BALCONY FANTASTICA

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

DELUXE SUITE AUREA WITH SEALED WINDOW

Panoramic sealed window Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV. telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

GRAND SUITE AUREA

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

MSC YACHT CLUB DELUXE SUITE

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Surface approx. from 23 to 29 sq.m.* Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

MSC YACHT CLUB EXECUTIVE & FAMILY SUITE

Panoramic Sealed Window Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Surface approx. from 45 sq.m. to 53 sq.m. Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

MSC YACHT CLUB ROYAL SUITE

MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite

PREMIUM SUITE AUREA

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

YACHT CLUB DELUXE GRAND SUITE

Comfortable double bed or single beds (on request) Ample wardrobe Bathroom with bathtub and vanity area with hairdryer Wifi connection included Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Surface approx. 26 sq.m, the balcony is approx. 6 sq.m. Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club
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