Departure Date: 02/09/2018
Indulge in a cruise with a seven-night voyage aboard the MSC Divina. Setting sail from Rome you will take in some of Europe’s most iconic destinations. After becoming acquainted with your ship overnight, your first port of call will be Palmero, where you can try each and every type of street food in the markets of Vucciria, Ballaro’ and Capo. For history lovers take a visit to the Capuchin Catacombs of Palmero or for the light-hearted watch an original puppet theatre performance!
After a night at sea, you’ll drop anchor in the picturesque city of Cagliari, where you can take a bus ride to Poetto Beach for some relaxation or talk a walk to Bastone di Saint Remy for panoramic views of the city. For nature lover a trip to Orto Botanico is not to be missed, one of Italy’s most famous botanical gardens.
Your next port of call will be Palma De Mallorca, experience the old town, where winding, cobbled streets are packed with small restaurants, pavement cafes and hidden squares. Down by the waterfront, witness fishermen mending their nets by hand, while dozens of sun-dappled boats bob in the marina.
From here you will sail onwards to Valencia, with a mix of old and new buildings, giving it a real special feel of its own. From medieval castles and towers to modernist and art deco architecture, from nice little shops to big shopping centres, Valencia has it all.
Next on your itinerary is the picturesque French city of Marseille, a dynamic, edgy, bustling city that’s rich with history. In heart of the city you will find the vibrant Vieux Port. Mast to mast with yachts and small boats. Take a stroll to the Re´publique quarter, with its stylish boutiques, and Haussmannian buildings. Just uphill is the ancient Le Panier neighbourhood. The oldest section of the city.
Your next stop will be Genoa, full of medieval charm, complete with cathedrals, tiny alleyways and hidden piazzas. It also sits at the heart of the Italian Riviera, you can escape to charming fishing villages and magical coves close by.
Your final port of call is back to beautiful Rome. Hidden piazzas, opulent baroque, churches, classical ruins at every turn. The best of Italian fashion. Countless art galleries, gardens and palaces.
Price is based on 2 adults sharing a balcony cabin on board MSC Divina including the Fantastica experience for 7 nights from 2 September 2018. Price includes return flights to Rome, 7-night cruise on full board basis including complimentary mineral water, American coffee and/or tea during lunch and dinner in main dining room and port transfers. Depart from Dublin on 2 September 2018.
7 nights from €1349 per person.
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