Departure Date: 14/12/2018
Spend 7 nights onboard the MSC Meraviglia from Marseille - Genoa - Naples - Messina - Valletta - Barcelona - Marseille. MSC Meraviglia is packed with extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season. On board you can enjoy outstanding, authentic dining options and out-of-this-world entertainment with new panoramic areas, an innovative ocean-view aft lounge, a two-deck "inside promenade" with a 480 square metres LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park.
The atmospheric Vieux Port
The unmistakable Notre-Dame de la Garde
The views from Palais du Pharo
Are you ready to find your way around Marseille on an MSC Mediterranean cruise?
When cruising southern France, you have to know that Marseille is the most renowned and populated metropolitan area in the country after Paris and Lyon. When you alight from your MSC cruise ship, the cafés around the Vieux Port, where glistening fish are sold straight off the boats on quai des Belges, are wonderful spots to observe the city’s street life.
Particularly good in the afternoon is the north (Le Panier) side, where the terraces are sunnier and the views better. The best view of the Vieux Port is from the Palais du Pharo, on the headland beyond Fort St-Nicolas, or, for a wider angle, from Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, the city’s Second Empire landmark atop the La Garde hill. To the north of the Vieux Port is the oldest part of Marseille, Le Panier, where, up until the last war, tiny streets, steep steps Mediterranean introduction and houses of every era formed a vieille ville typical of the Côte.
You can enjoy many MSC cruise excursions from the Vieux Port. Were it not for the great metropolis of Marseille, just 30 km south, Aix-en-Provence would be the dominant city of central Provence. Aix is more immediately attractive, a stately and in parts pretty place that’s traditionally seen as conservative.
Capital of the Catholic Church during the early Middle Ages and for centuries a major artistic centre, Avignon remains another unmissable excursion. Low medieval walls still encircle Avignon’s old centre, as it nestles up against a ninety-degree bend in the Rhône river. Their gates and towers restored, the ramparts dramatically mark the historic core off from the formless sprawl of the modern city beyond.
This 96 m central promenade is filled with boutiques, restaurants and tranquil spots for shopping, eating and relaxing... as well as socialising. And in the evening, it comes alive with music, parties and entertainment
The longest LED dome at sea:
The entire ceiling of the inside promenade will be covered by a giant 480 sq.m. LED screen transmitting visual magic round the clock: an atmospheric digital sky that animates the whole area from above with inspiring vistas, events, sunrises, sunsets and starry night skies.
With around 10 sq. m. of public space per guest, poolside space on MSC Meraviglia is some of the most plentiful to be found at sea.
Beautiful lighting, a giant screen and atmospheric design make the main pool area even more alluring after dark.
The Horizon pool offers yet more open-air deck space for sun worshippers during the daylight hours. At night the area will be transformed into a stunning outdoor spot for dancing and entertainment
MSC YACHT CLUB
An exclusive haven of refinement.
Discover a ship within a ship. A place where you can savour exclusivity and privacy in a world of choice. Where you can indulge in the luxury of a private club, while enjoying access to the myriad recreation and entertainment possibilities that the rest of the ship affords.
MSC Gym by Technogym®
Equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym cardio and strength-training equipment, the MSC Meraviglia gym offers a wide range of innovative fitness courses and training programmes.
Port, service and insurance charges and a 7 night cruise on-board the MSC Meraviglia sharing a 2 berth inside cabin with all meals and entertainment on-board including the cirque du soleil at sea.
7 Nights from R9,704 pps
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Sailing: 14 - 21 Dec '18. Excludes flights & airport taxes. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Packages exclude items of personal nature, drinks and entrance fees not specified. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at the time of publishing. All rates are per person based on 2 people sharing a 2 berth cabin and subject to availability, foreign exchange and fuel cost fluctuations. All cruise offers are capacity controlled and offering selected cabins at a specific price in line with MSC Cruises Dynamic Pricing Policy. T&Cs apply. E&OE.