Departure Date: 04/04/2019
Step onboard the Meraviglia ship and cruise from Spain, France & Italy. Departing / Arriving in Barcelona, some of the highlights include: Antoni Gaudis Sagrada Familia, The medieval Barri Gotic, The funky El Raval district.
Ramblas, a timeless symbol
Barcelona – Spain’s second city, and the self-confident capital and port of Catalunya – vibrates with life, and there’s certainly not another city in the country to touch it for sheer style, looks or energy.
A cruise excursion to Barcelona city centre will take you to discover its world-class art museums and its fashionable designer restaurants, bars, galleries and shops. And in Antoni Gaudí’s extraordinary church of the Sagrada Família and the world-famous boulevard that is the Ramblas, you have two sights that are high up on any Mediterranean cruise sightseeing list.
A holiday in Barcelona can start with the Ramblas, and then dive straight into the medieval nucleus of the city, the Barri Gòtic. But there are plenty of other central old-town neighbourhoods to explore too, from La Ribera – home to the celebrated Museu Picasso – to funky El Raval, where cool bars, restaurants and boutiques have mushroomed in the wake of the striking contemporary art museum, MACBA.
Even if you think you know these heavily touristed neighbourhoods well, there’s always something else to discover during an MSC excursion – tapas bars hidden down alleys little changed for a century or two, designer boutiques in the renovated old-town quarters, bargain lunches in workers’ taverns, unmarked gourmet restaurants, craft outlets and workshops, fin-de-siècle cafés, restored medieval palaces and neighbourhood markets.
On Passeig de Gràcia there is Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, designed for the industrialist Josep Batlló: the stone facade hangs in folds, like skin, while on the rooftop sprout the celebrated mosaic chimneys and a little tower topped with a three-dimensional cross.
The mountain of Montserrat stands just 40km northwest of Barcelona and it’s a popular trip out from the city. Once there, you can visit the basilica and monastery buildings which fan out around an open square, and there are extraordinary mountain views from the terrace.
More about the MSC Meraviglia Ship.
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 R10,904 pps
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. 4 - 11 April 2019. 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.