Prepare to embark on an exploration of the timeless beauty and rich history that exists in some of the Mediterranean’s most picturesque and intriguing destinations. Explore Barcelona, the capital and largest city of Catalonia, discover the towering coloured homes in Cinque Terre and bear witness to Palma's extraordinary turquoise waters.
Pack your bags and start your holiday the right way with a night in Barcelona to rest and rejuvenate after making it over to Europe. It’s then time to embark on the brand new mega-ship MSC Seaview for an unforgettable 7-night cruise around the stunning Western Mediterranean. Your days will be filled with excitement and unforgettable memories as you visit some of the most popular locations in Spain, France & Italy.
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Depart Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Barcelona - on arrival be met by your private transfer to take you to your hotel.
Spend your morning exploring or relaxing in Barcelona before boarding the magnificent MSC Seaview early in the afternoon.
Ajaccio is the capital of Corsica and has a wealth of smart cafés, restaurants and shops to explore along its picturesque coastline. Be sure to check out the "old town" a cluster of ancient streets spreading north and south of place Foch
Genoa is marvelously eclectic, vibrant and full of rough-edged style. 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.
Just 35 km south of Genoa, there’s no denying the appeal of Portofino, tucked into a protected inlet surrounded by lush cypress- and olive-clad slopes. It’s an A-list resort that has been attracting high-flying bankers, celebs and their hangers-on for years.
La Spezia, an impressively sweeping panorama of islands and rough headlands. It is a major naval and shipbuilding centre, it has a fine art gallery but is most famously known for the breathtaking folded coastline of the Cinque Terre (Five Lands) that stretches between the beach resort of Levanto and the port of La Spezia. It’s named for five tiny villages – Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – wedged into a series of coves between sheer cliffs, whose comparative remoteness and dramatic positions make the region the principal scenic highlight of the whole Riviera.
Civitavecchia is the gateway to Rome and an endless array of unforgettable experiences including but not limited to The Roman Forum and Colosseum, The Sistine Chapel and the Trevi Fountain to name but only a few.
With its immaculate seafront hotels and exclusive beach concessions, glamorous yachts and designer boutiques, Cannes is in many ways the definitive Riviera resort, a place where appearances count, especially during the film festival in May. You may also organise an excursion to the famous seaside city of Nice from Cannes.
Palma is a vibrant place and a world away from the heaving tourist enclaves of the surrounding bay. 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.
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. Make your own way to your hotel for 3 nights in the infamous Barca!
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.
Sadly your journey comes to an end as you depart Barcelona homeward bound to Australia.