Departure Date: 25/05/2019
MSC Seaview will give guests a unique Mediterranean and South American cruise experience Sailing: Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina, Valletta, Barcelona. 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.
Some Fun facts about the MSC Seaview
* The MSC Seaview is the sister ship to the MSC Seaside
* The ship can hold 5119 guests
* There are 2066 cabins
* There are 19 bars and lounges and 11 restaurants
* There are 2 zip lines - 105 metres
Port, service and insurance charges and a 7-night cruise on-board the MSC Seaview sharing a 2 berth inside cabin with all meals and entertainment on-board.
7 Nights from R13,254 pps
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Sailing: 25 May - 01 June ‘19. 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.