Grandiosa, Italy Malta Spain France ex Palermo Return 7 Night Cruise sailing from Palermo roundtrip aboard MSC Grandiosa.
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7 Night Cruise sailing from Palermo roundtrip aboard MSC Grandiosa.
MSC Grandiosa will set sail from November 2019 to tour the pearls of the Mediterranean: Genoa, Rome, Palermo, Valletta, Barcelona and Marseille.
Building on the success of the Meraviglia Class, she offers even more public space than her sister ships, along with a series of exciting innovations.
Cirque du Soleil, a world leader in live entertainment, has created 2 brand new shows exclusively for MSC Grandiosa, which you can enjoy in a high-tech lounge while savouring a superb culinary experience.
And if you choose the Aurea Experience, you’ll appreciate the pleasures of flexible dining and unlimited drinks in a dedicated restaurant.
Highlights of this cruise:
Genoa is marvellously eclectic, vibrant and full of rough-edged style; it’s a great cruise excursion.
Indeed “La Superba” (The Superb), as it was known at the height of its authority as a Mediterranean superpower, boasts more zest and intrigue than all the surrounding coastal resorts put together.
During a holiday to Genoa you can explore its old town: a dense and fascinating warren of medieval alleyways home to large palazzi built in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Genoa’s wealthy mercantile families and now transformed into museums and art galleries. You should seek out the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces of Via Garibaldi which contain the cream of Genoa’s art collections, as well as furniture and decor from the grandest days of the city’s past, when its ships sailed to all corners of the Mediterranean Sea.
The port of Civitavecchia is one of the largest in Italy and is, of course, a destination of MSC Cruises in the Mediterranean. Civitavecchia enjoys a millenary history due to its coves along the coast, which offered a perfect shelter for vessels, making it a natural port long before cruise ships sailed the seas, and in fact the port was known to the Romans as Centumcellae.
During your holiday in Civitavecchia you can easily visit its centre on foot. Amongst the most important monuments to visit are the Forte Michelangelo, built by Bramante in the 16th century, the ancient walls of the old port, where there is a fountain in travertine marble by Vanvitelli, and the Rock, an inexpugnable fortress that has been looming over the city and port for over a thousand years.
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 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.