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Abu Dhabi,Sir Bani Yas,Muscat,Jeddah,Suez Canal South,Suez Canal North,Naples,Civitavecchia,Genoa/MSC World Europa
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MSC World Europa

Abu Dhabi,Sir Bani Yas,Muscat,Jeddah,Suez Canal South,Suez Canal North,Naples,Civitavecchia,Genoa - 16 night cruise



Cruise only from €1,080

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


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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
27 March 2023 07:00 €1,080 Call us to book

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


Itinerary*


Day 1 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Just a few decades ago, Abu Dhabi, the island capital of the United Arab Emirates, was a small fishing village with houses made of mud-brick and palm fronds. Today, as a result of revenue from oil, Abu Dhabi is one of the world's richest cities, with wide, tree-lined okulevards, lush green parks, gushing fountains and imposing skyscrapers. Somewhat of a dichotomy, Abu Dhabi is a combination of ultra-modern sophistication and Arab mystique, with friendly and hospitable people offering a warm welcome to visitors. Abu Dhabi's history originated in the 18th century, when, according to legend, a group of tribesmen pursuing a gazelle came upon a freshwater well which they named Abu Dhabi, or "Father of the Gazelle". In the 19th century, the first fort was built over this well by a sheikh of the Al-Nahyan dynasty. The fort's name is Al Husn Palace, also known as Old or White Fort, and it is one of the few buildings in Abu Dhabi that is more than 25 years old. Its whitewashed walls are eye-catching amid the backdrop of today's skyscrapers. Presently, it is home to the Cultural Foundation and serves as a documents centre. Abu Dhabi had little significance until the discovery of vast oil reserves in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the years following, the city's economy and infrastructure developed rapidly and changed Abu Dhabi beyond recognition.

Day 2 Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Day 3  Cruising

Day 4 Muscat, Oman

Oman's capital city is hemmed in on one side by spectacular jagged-peaked mountains and on the other by royal blue sea. The architecture is a traditional, sophisticated arabesque blend of white-washed, low-rise buildings surrounded by manicured palms, intricately designed domes set atop the minarets of the mosques, sand-colored villas, a surprising blend of modern art installations, like a giant incense burner that towers over the Corniche, and ancient forts set in the rocky hills. Though tradition abounds, from distinct, local cuisine to the widely worn national dress, the dishdasha, Muscat is a completely modern city, featuring opulent luxury hotels, international restaurants, excellent cellular and data service, sprawling shopping malls, pristine beaches, lively nightlife, world-class performing arts, and a highly educated population, most of whom speak English, Arabic, and often Hindi. Muscat is the ideal base for exploring other areas of the country since many of the most desirable destinations are within a few hours' drive.

Days 5-8  Cruising

Day 9 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Days 10-14  Cruising

Day 15 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 16 Civitavecchia, Italy

Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.

Day 17 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.

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

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