Barcelona Hotel Stay
Your holiday begins with a two night hotel stay in Barcelona, time to explore the highlights of this much-loved city. Explore the beautiful buildings created by Gaudi, including the famous Sagrada Familia and try some delicious tapas in one of the restaurants in the Gothic Quarter. If you book a Balcony or above, we’ll also include a Hop-on Hop-off tour.
Barcelona - Embark MSC Bellissima
Following your stay in Barcelona, you’ll embark MSC Bellissima, a ship which offers an amazing array of features to rival those of her sister ship, MSC Meraviglia. Not only will guests enjoy the new innovative MSC for Me technology that provides an enhanced on board experience, they’ll also experience the world’s first digital cruise assistant, Zoe, a voice-enabled Artificial Intelligence device fitted in every cabin.
Infused with maritime spirit, Marseille is the second-largest city in France. Explore the bohemian Cours Julien lined with bars, music venues, galleries and markets; or visit the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. Occupying the highest point of Marseille, the basilica is the most visited building in Marseille.
Genoa is the capital of the Liguria region in northwest Italy. A compelling city rich in history, in 2004 it was named the European Capital of culture and as you follow the intimate, cobblestone lanes and medieval alleyways, you’ll soon understand why.
Head up the rich volcanic soil of the towering Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano in mainland Europe, and savour some of the must lusted-after yet deceivingly simple Neapolitan pizza, made with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Naples also serves as a gateway to key destinations including Pompeii, Sorrento, Ravello, Positano, Capri and Ischia.
The Strait of Messina is a narrow waterway between the eastern tip of Sicily and the southern tip of Calabria in the south of Italy. A cruise down this strait provides beautiful views of the neighbouring countries’ coastlines.
Malta’s petite capital is a confused tangle of honey-coloured streets and 16th-century palaces, each one grander and more beautiful than the last. Discover the Baroque treasures of St. John’s, home to a Caravaggio masterpiece, or the more modern additions of the City Gate and the Opera House. With so much packed into such a small area, it’s no wonder the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Entertainment is of an unparalleled level on board with karaoke clubs, comedy clubs and amusement parks. A stand-out highlight includes a 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.
Barcelona - Disembark MSC Bellissima
Today you’ll return to Barcelona where you’ll disembark MSC Bellisima for your flight home.
Other regional airports may be available*