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19 Day Grand Mediterranean Cruise with Stay & Flights

Milan - Genoa - Civitavecchia - Palermo - Cagliari - Palma de Mallorca - Valencia - Marseille - Venice - Bari - Katakolon - Mykonos - Piraeus - Sarande - Dubrovnik

Mediterranean Cruise aboard the MSC Fantasia & MSC Orchestra

2020 departure dates available

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Enjoy your back-to-back cruises aboard the MSC Fantasia & MSC Orchestra.

Commence your  Mediterranean adventure in Milan. Depart Genoa aboard the MSC Fantasia Cruise, stop in port and explore incredible destinations such as Civitavecchia, Palermo, Cagliari, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Marseille. On arrival back into Genoa you will transfer to Venice for your departure on the MSC Orchestra, stop in port in Bari, Katakolon, Mykonos, Piraeus, Athens, Sarande, Dubrovnik and Venice. Enjoy time at leisure exploring each destination, the stunning scenery and history that makes these cities so wonderful. Return home refreshed and inspired with many stories to share. 

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18 Day 19

Day 1

Australia Milan

Today Depart Australia to Milan. 

Meals included: inflight only

 

Day 2

Milan

Benvenuto a Italia! 

Welcome to Italy! Please make your own way from the airport to the hotel in Milan, Grazie!

Accommodation: Melia Hotel Milan or similar, Milan

Meals included: breakfast

Day 3

Milan Genoa  MSC Fantasia Cruise - Embark

Ciao Milan! Today you will board the train from Milan to Genoa to meet your Cruise. Departure time: 16:30 PM

*Please note train tickets and times will be available 3 months prior to departure. 

Enjoy the Ship’s facilities. The MSC Fantasia is stylish and ecological, balancing the warmth and comfort of the Mediterranean Atmosphere with cutting edge design. 

Accommodation: MSC Fantasia cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast and dinner 

Day 4

 MSC Fantasia Cruise - Civitavecchia

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.

Accommodation: MSC Fantasia cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 5

 MSC Fantasia Cruise Palermo 

A fascinating, bustling, colourful port, Palermo yet holds an unrivalled display of Norman art and architecture and Baroque churches, combined with a warren of medieval streets and markets. The best thing to do here is just to wander as the fancy takes you, sifting through Palermo’s jumbled layers of crumbling architecture, along deserted back alleys, then suddenly emerging in the midst of an ebullient street market.

Accommodation: MSC Fantasia cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 6

 MSC Fantasia Cruise Cagliari

The view of Cagliari, Sardinia’s capital and main port, is striking. Crowned by its historic nucleus squeezed within a protective ring of Pisan fortifications, Cagliari’s setting is enhanced by the calm lagoons to the east and west of the city, a habitat for cranes, cormorants and flamingos.

Accommodation: MSC Fantasia cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 7

 MSC Fantasia Cruise Palma de Mallorca

Finding your way around Palma is fairly straightforward once you’re in the city centre. The obvious landmark to see in Palma on your cruise holiday is the Catedral, which dominates the Mediterranean Sea waterfront and backs onto the oldest part of the city, a cluster of alleys and narrow lanes whose northern and eastern limits are marked by the zigzag of avenues built beside – or in place of – the city walls.

Accommodation: MSC Fantasia cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 8

 MSC Fantasia Cruise Valencia

For many, Valencia’s enviable perch on the Mediterranean Sea would be enough of a draw in itself. Spain’s third-largest city and one of the main ports of call on an MSC Mediterranean cruise, Valencia has finally shaken off its former slightly provincial reputation. 

Accommodation: MSC Fantasia cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 9

 MSC Fantasia Cruise - Marseille

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 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.

Accommodation: MSC Fantasia cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 10

Genoa Venice

Today Transfer from MSC Fantasia to MSC Orchestra to continue your Med adventures, transfer included. After your transfer board The MSC Orchestra a cruise ship where every element combined to perfection. 

Combining spacious, elegant interiors with the variety for which our Musica Class is renowned, MSC Orchestra promises your dream cruise. Because life aboard can be just what you want it to be.

If relaxation is your goal, there’s ample deck space to unwind in the sun or in the superb Body and Mind Spa, with pampering Turkish baths, saunas and a myriad of magical massages. Active types have a Sports Centre with Gym, 5 stunning pools and even a jogging track that lets you keep a constant pace, undisturbed out in the fresh sea breeze.

MSC Orchestra also takes you on an exciting culinary journey, ranging from the Shanghai Chinese Restaurant with authentic Dim Sum specialities to the Four Seasons gourmet Italian dining experience and La Piazzetta, where you can discover the finest pizza outside Naples. The designer venues on this ecological ship make every moment a special occasion, whether dancing to the live music in the leopard-style Savannah Bar, tempting lady luck in the Palm Beach Casino or catching a spectacular show in the equally spectacular Covent Garden Theatre.

Kids can go wild to their heart’s content in the Jungle Adventure playroom, while teens get their own Teen’s Club. Whatever your age and dreams, you can be sure they’ll come true for you, your friends and family on a cruise like no other with MSC Orchestra.

Sailing time: 17:00 PM

Accommodation: MSC Orchestra cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 11

 MSC Orchestra Cruise Bari

An ancient city just waiting to be discovered

It’s worth doing an excursion just to wander around the old city of Bari, an entrancing jumble of streets that are possibly the most mind-bending place to walk around on your Mediterranean cruises to southern Italy.

Accommodation: MSC Orchestra cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 12

 MSC Orchestra Cruise Katakolon

The thousands-year-old cradle of sport

A holiday to Greece during an MSC cruise of the Mediterranean means history and myth. Katakolon is a tiny seaside town in Greece in the bay of Agios Andreas, only 20 km away from the ancient site of Olympia.

Accommodation: MSC Orchestra cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 13

 MSC Orchestra Cruise Mykonos

White and blue, the island’s colours

When sailing on an MSC cruise to the Mediterranean Sea, Mýkonos is the quintessential image of the Cyclades. In summer most people head out to the beaches during the day, so early morning or late afternoon are the best times to wander the maze of narrow streets.

Accommodation: MSC Orchestra cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 14

 MSC Orchestra Cruise Piraeus/Athens

Testimony of an ancient civilisation

Pireas (Piraeus) has been the port of Athens since Classical times, when the so-called Long Walls, scattered remnants of which can still be seen, were built to connect it to the city.

Today it’s a substantial metropolis in its own right. The island ferries leaving from the port where your cruise ship awaits your return are the reason most people come here; if you’re spending any time here, though, the real attractions of the place are around the small-boat harbours of Zéa Marina and Mikrolímano on the opposite side of the small peninsula.

Here, the upscale residential areas are alive with attractive waterfront cafés, bars and restaurants offering some of the best seafood in town. A shore excursion on your MSC Mediterranean cruise can be the opportunity to visit Athens too. The vestiges of the ancient Classical Greek city, most famously represented by the Parthenon and other remains that top the Acropolis, are an inevitable focus, along with the magnificent National Archaeological Museum.

Accommodation: MSC Orchestra cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 15

 MSC Orchestra Cruise Sarande

Thanks to one of the most beautiful natural environments of the entire Albanian coast, with its beaches of small natural stones and a wonderful blue sea, Sarande – near the border with Greece, from its seaside you can see Corfù – has become one of the most appreciated tourist destinations in the Ionian Sea. Walking through the streets of Sarande, you will experience the typical atmosphere of a popular tourist attraction with numerous hotels.

An MSC Cruises excursion will take you on a visit to the karst spring of Syri Kalter with its famous Blue Eye, a blue pond reminiscent of the iris of a human eye. This watering hole is at the centre of a splendid oak forest, perfect for having a picnic and enjoying the cool embrace of Mother Nature. In this area, there is also the Mesopotam monastery, which dates from the thirteenth century and is the only Byzantine church in a good state of conservation in all of Albania.

Accommodation: MSC Orchestra cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 16

 MSC Orchestra Cruise Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is Croatia’s most popular cruise destination, and it’s not difficult to see why.  Walkthrough the city and admire the Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary, inside there are a couple of Italian paintings, including Titian’s polyptych The Assumption behind the main altar. Immediately south of Luža – the square centre of the medieval town – is the Rector’s Palace, the former seat of the Ragusan government.

You can admire the prettiest corners of Dubrovnik before boarding the boat for Sveti Jakov beach, a smallish stretch of pebble at the bottom of a cliff on the Mediterranean, reached by steps which descend from the coastal path midway between St Jacobs’s Monastery and the Belvedere hotel. Fantastic views back towards the Old Town. West-facing so catches the afternoon and evening sun, amazing to relax in the sun on your holiday.

Accommodation: MSC Orchestra cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 17

 MSC Orchestra Cruise Venice

La Serenissima, a pearl of the rarest beauty

MSC Cruises shore excursions can be a clever option for visiting the monuments that draw the largest cruise crowds in Venice: the Basilica di San Marco – the mausoleum of the city’s patron saint – and the Palazzo Ducale – the home of the doge and all the governing councils.

Certainly these are the most dramatic structures in Venice: the first a mosaic-clad emblem of Venice’s Byzantine origins, the second perhaps the finest of all secular Gothic buildings. But you would be rewarded for visiting every parish: a roll-call of the churches worth visiting would feature over fifty names, and a list of the important paintings and sculptures they contain would be twice as long. 

Accommodation: MSC Orchestra cruise ship in an Interior Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 18

Venice Australia

Today we say farewell to your MSC Grand Mediterranean adventure. 

Please make your own way to the airport to meet your departure flight.

Meals included: breakfast 

Day 19

Australia

Arrive home today. Tour concludes - memories begin! 

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide*, Hobart* and Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Emirates Airlines, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways or Qatar Airways 
  • Transfer from one cruise ship to another
  • Meals as indicated: 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners
  • Train from Milan to Genoa to meet the cruise in a 2nd class cabin
  • 7-night cruise aboard the MSC Fantasia cruise ship in an Interior Cabin^ on a twin share basis (^upgrade to Oceanview & Balcony cabins available at an additional cost)
  • 7-night cruise aboard the MSC Orchestra cruise ship in an Interior Cabin^ on a twin share basis (^upgrade to Oceanview & Balcony cabins available at an additional cost)
  • 1 night of 5-star hotel accommodation on a twin share basis in Milan

 

Accommodation

Milan - Melia Hotel or similar

MSC Fantasia cruise ship in an Interior Cabin^ on a twin share basis

MSC Orchestra cruise ship in an Interior Cabin^ on a twin share basis

(^upgrade to Oceanview & Balcony cabins available at an additional cost)

Exclusions

  • Any visas as required
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips and cruise gratuities

 

Cabin Upgrade

  • Oceanview Cabin upgrade (twin share): $360 per person
  • Balcony Cabin upgrade (twin share): $450 per person

 

Child Policy

Children must be at least 8 years of age to participate in this tour and must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Single Supplement

Travelling solo? Call us on 1300 350 263 or email at info@traveldream.com.au for a quote on the single supplement.

 

Extra Services

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au to inquire. More details also available under Extra Services during checkout.

Departure Dates


AUG 2020
13 th
Thursday 13 Aug 2020  ‐  Monday 31 Aug 2020
AUG 2020
27 th
Thursday 27 Aug 2020  ‐  Monday 14 Sep 2020
SEP 2020
10 th
Thursday 10 Sep 2020  ‐  Monday 28 Sep 2020
SEP 2020
17 th
Thursday 17 Sep 2020  ‐  Monday 05 Oct 2020
SEP 2020
24 th
Thursday 24 Sep 2020  ‐  Monday 12 Oct 2020

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