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Marseille,Genoa,Naples,Messina,Valletta,Barcelona,Marseille/MSC World Europa
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MSC World Europa

Marseille,Genoa,Naples,Messina,Valletta,Barcelona,Marseille - 7 night cruise



Cruise only from €976

Price based on lowest available cruise only fare for double occupancy. Subject to change at any time.


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Dates and Prices

Imagine the future of cruising on board the new revolutionary MSC World Europa, the first ship in the trailblazing MSC World class fleet.

LNG powered – one of the world's cleanest marine fuels, and featuring breakthrough green technologies MSC World Europa symbolizes the beginning of a new era of cruising. Yet another example of MSC Cruises' firm long-term environmental commitment and responsibility to the future, this unique prototype features a ground-breaking design, where every detail is conceived to offer you a taste of a new cruising experience.

It's a class of emotions, for a ship never seen before.

LNG-powered

MSC World Europa is the first LNG-propelled ship in the MSC Cruises fleet and features a new generation wastewater treatment system, as well other cutting-edge environmental technology: another significant step forward in MSC's commitment to environmental stewardship.

MSC World Europa features breakthrough green technologies and brings MSC's fleet a lot closer to the ultimate goal of “zero emissions operations”.

The LNG-powered engines ensure:

  • 99% reduction of SOx emissions1
  • 85% reduction of NOx emissions1
  • 25% reduction in greenhouse gasses (GHG)
  • Major elimination of particulate matter in exhaust

SERVICE CHARGES / GRATUITIES

Service Charge / Gratuities are included in the cruise fare.

Onboard bar purchases will incur a 15% bar service charge, automatically added to your final bill.

Tips

MSC Cruises does not recommend tipping individual members of staff.

Date Time Price * Booking
22 April 2023 07:00 €1,301 Call us to book
29 April 2023 07:00 €1,278 Call us to book
06 May 2023 07:00 €1,103 Call us to book
13 May 2023 07:00 €1,162 Call us to book
20 May 2023 07:00 €1,162 Call us to book
27 May 2023 07:00 €1,162 Call us to book
03 June 2023 07:00 €1,162 Call us to book
10 June 2023 07:00 €1,220 Call us to book
17 June 2023 07:00 €1,220 Call us to book
24 June 2023 07:00 €1,220 Call us to book
01 July 2023 07:00 €1,220 Call us to book
08 July 2023 07:00 €1,278 Call us to book
15 July 2023 07:00 €1,348 Call us to book
22 July 2023 07:00 €1,348 Call us to book
29 July 2023 07:00 €1,348 Call us to book
05 August 2023 07:00 €1,406 Call us to book
12 August 2023 07:00 €1,406 Call us to book
19 August 2023 07:00 €1,348 Call us to book
26 August 2023 07:00 €1,348 Call us to book
02 September 2023 07:00 €1,348 Call us to book
09 September 2023 07:00 €1,348 Call us to book
16 September 2023 07:00 €1,220 Call us to book
23 September 2023 07:00 €1,162 Call us to book
30 September 2023 07:00 €1,103 Call us to book
07 October 2023 07:00 €1,103 Call us to book
14 October 2023 07:00 €1,103 Call us to book
21 October 2023 07:00 €1,103 Call us to book
28 October 2023 07:00 €1,103 Call us to book
06 April 2024 07:00 €976 Call us to book
13 April 2024 07:00 €976 Call us to book
20 April 2024 07:00 €1,092 Call us to book
27 April 2024 07:00 €1,092 Call us to book
04 May 2024 07:00 €1,138 Call us to book
11 May 2024 07:00 €1,197 Call us to book
18 May 2024 07:00 €1,197 Call us to book
25 May 2024 07:00 €1,197 Call us to book
01 June 2024 07:00 €1,197 Call us to book
08 June 2024 07:00 €1,255 Call us to book
15 June 2024 07:00 €1,255 Call us to book
22 June 2024 07:00 €1,255 Call us to book
29 June 2024 07:00 €1,255 Call us to book
06 July 2024 07:00 €1,313 Call us to book
13 July 2024 07:00 €1,371 Call us to book
20 July 2024 07:00 €1,371 Call us to book
27 July 2024 07:00 €1,371 Call us to book
03 August 2024 07:00 €1,429 Call us to book
10 August 2024 07:00 €1,429 Call us to book
17 August 2024 07:00 €1,371 Call us to book
24 August 2024 07:00 €1,371 Call us to book
31 August 2024 07:00 €1,371 Call us to book
07 September 2024 07:00 €1,371 Call us to book
14 September 2024 07:00 €1,255 Call us to book
21 September 2024 07:00 €1,197 Call us to book
28 September 2024 07:00 €1,138 Call us to book
05 October 2024 07:00 €1,138 Call us to book
12 October 2024 07:00 €1,138 Call us to book
19 October 2024 07:00 €1,138 Call us to book
26 October 2024 07:00 €1,138 Call us to book

* Price based on lowest available cruise only fare for double occupancy. Subject to change at any time.


Itinerary*


Day 1 Marseille, France

Since being designated a European Capital of Culture for 2013, with an estimated €660 million of funding in the bargain, Marseille has been in the throes of an extraordinary transformation, with no fewer than five major new arts centers, a beautifully refurbished port, revitalized neighborhoods, and a slew of new shops and restaurants. Once the underdog, this time-burnished city is now welcoming an influx of weekend tourists who have colonized entire neighborhoods and transformed them into elegant pieds-à-terre (or should we say, mer). The second-largest city in France, Marseille is one of Europe's most vibrant destinations. Feisty and fond of broad gestures, it is also as complicated and as cosmopolitan now as it was when a band of Phoenician Greeks first sailed into the harbor that is today's Vieux Port in 600 BC. Legend has it that on that same day a local chieftain's daughter, Gyptis, needed to choose a husband, and her wandering eyes settled on the Greeks' handsome commander Protis. Her dowry brought land near the mouth of the Rhône, where the Greeks founded Massalia, the most important Continental shipping port in antiquity. The port flourished for some 500 years as a typical Greek city, enjoying the full flush of classical culture, its gods, its democratic political system, its sports and theater, and its naval prowess. Caesar changed all that, besieging the city in 49 BC and seizing most of its colonies. In 1214 Marseille was seized again, this time by Charles d'Anjou, and was later annexed to France by Henri IV in 1481, but it was not until Louis XIV took the throne that the biggest transformations of the port began; he pulled down the city walls in 1666 and expanded the port to the Rive Neuve (New Riverbank). The city was devastated by plague in 1720, losing more than half its population. By the time of the Revolution, Marseille was on the rebound once again, with industries of soap manufacturing and oil processing flourishing, encouraging a wave of immigration from Provence and Italy. With the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, Marseille became the greatest boomtown in 19th-century Europe. With a large influx of immigrants from areas as exotic as Tangiers, the city quickly acquired the multicultural population it maintains to this day.

Day 2 Genoa, Italy

Genoa is a port city in the Northwest of Italy. Home to the Genoa Aquarium, famous for having the largest exposition of biodiversity in Europe, the city is also a great place to visit for anyone interested in architecture.

Day 3 Naples, Italy

Naples, in the Campania region, is Italy's third largest city. Its claim to fame is the spectacular location along one of the world's most splendid bays, backed by the perfect cone of Mount Vesuvius. In addition to its beautiful setting, Naples' surprises with other outstanding attractions such as the Royal Palace, San Carlos Opera House, the impressive National Archaeological Museum and the Castel Nuovo, dating from the 13th-century. The city's central area is best explored on foot. Chaotic traffic conditions make driving around the city a very frustrating experience. Naples provides a convenient starting point for trips to such favored destinations as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. The Isle of Capri can be reached via a 45-minute hydrofoil service. The region of Campania was home to Greeks settlers some 300 years before Rome was founded. Pompeii, too, was a Greek town before being conquered by the Romans during the 5th century BC. It was under the Romans that Pompeii flourished and grew prosperous. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the population of 20,000 was wiped out, but dozens of buildings were preserved under layers of cinder more than 20 feet deep. The most important finds from Pompeii are displayed in Naples' National Archaeological Museum. A visit here will no doubt enhance a visit to ancient Pompeii.

Day 4 Messina, Italy

Home to the Museo Regionale of Messina, known for featuring two of Caravaggio's paintings, the city is also famous for having been the capital of the ancient kingdom of Sicily.

Day 5 Valletta, Malta

Malta's capital, the minicity of Valletta, has ornate palaces and museums protected by massive fortifications of honey-color limestone. Houses along the narrow streets have overhanging wooden balconies for people-watching from indoors. Generations ago they gave housebound women a window on the world of the street. The main entrance to town is through the City Gate (where all bus routes end), which leads onto Triq Repubblika (Republic Street), the spine of the grid-pattern city and the main shopping street. Triq Mercante (Merchant Street) parallels Repubblika to the east and is also good for strolling. From these two streets, cross streets descend toward the water; some are stepped. Valletta's compactness makes it ideal to explore on foot. City Gate and the upper part of Valletta are experiencing vast redevelopment that includes a new Parliament Building and open-air performance venue. The complex, completed mid-2013, has numerous pedestrian detours in place along with building noise and dust. Before setting out along Republic Street, stop at the tourist information office on Merchant Street for maps and brochures.

Day 6  Cruising

Day 7 Barcelona, Spain

The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Famíliaand his other unique creations, are part of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Modern art museums and chic shops call for attention, too. Barcelona's vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars.

Day 8 Marseille, France

Since being designated a European Capital of Culture for 2013, with an estimated €660 million of funding in the bargain, Marseille has been in the throes of an extraordinary transformation, with no fewer than five major new arts centers, a beautifully refurbished port, revitalized neighborhoods, and a slew of new shops and restaurants. Once the underdog, this time-burnished city is now welcoming an influx of weekend tourists who have colonized entire neighborhoods and transformed them into elegant pieds-à-terre (or should we say, mer). The second-largest city in France, Marseille is one of Europe's most vibrant destinations. Feisty and fond of broad gestures, it is also as complicated and as cosmopolitan now as it was when a band of Phoenician Greeks first sailed into the harbor that is today's Vieux Port in 600 BC. Legend has it that on that same day a local chieftain's daughter, Gyptis, needed to choose a husband, and her wandering eyes settled on the Greeks' handsome commander Protis. Her dowry brought land near the mouth of the Rhône, where the Greeks founded Massalia, the most important Continental shipping port in antiquity. The port flourished for some 500 years as a typical Greek city, enjoying the full flush of classical culture, its gods, its democratic political system, its sports and theater, and its naval prowess. Caesar changed all that, besieging the city in 49 BC and seizing most of its colonies. In 1214 Marseille was seized again, this time by Charles d'Anjou, and was later annexed to France by Henri IV in 1481, but it was not until Louis XIV took the throne that the biggest transformations of the port began; he pulled down the city walls in 1666 and expanded the port to the Rive Neuve (New Riverbank). The city was devastated by plague in 1720, losing more than half its population. By the time of the Revolution, Marseille was on the rebound once again, with industries of soap manufacturing and oil processing flourishing, encouraging a wave of immigration from Provence and Italy. With the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, Marseille became the greatest boomtown in 19th-century Europe. With a large influx of immigrants from areas as exotic as Tangiers, the city quickly acquired the multicultural population it maintains to this day.

* Itinerary is subject to change. The exact itinerary can be confirmed at the time of booking.

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