5 day / 4 night cruise Italy and Greece

Overview

Starting from Venice enjoy a 5 days / 4 nights cruise from Italy and Greece with the MSC Musica cruise ship.

From €179,00 / only €44.75 per night

Embarkation: Venice, Italy
Cruise Ship: MSC Musica

ITINERARY

Venice, Italy – Bari Italy – Katakolon (Ancient Olympia) , Greece – Santorini , Greece -Piraeus/Athens , Greece

Description

Day 1: Depart 17:00

Day (-): Port/Venice, Italy

When it comes to Venice, pictures speak louder than words. Approaching the floating city, which is concocted from spires and cupolas, you discover a majestic place, undoubtedly the most romantic city in the world. Stroll along the cobblestone alleys that reveal the wonderful architectural gems, enjoy a hot mix of espresso, step out into the palatial arcades and St. Mark’s Square or choose a romantic gondola ride. The lagoon, consisting more or less of 118 islands connected with bridges and canals, will steal your heart away. Time provided, you can visit nearby islands Burano, the colored island of lace and Murano, famous for its fancy glasswares.

Day 2: Port/Bari, Italy

Arrive 11:00 – Depart 17:00

Bari, the capital of Apulia and an important touristic destination and commercial harbor, lies on a fertile coastal plain facing the Adriatic Sea. A cultural crossroads since ancient times, it is a city where two souls meet: the old town, surrounded by an imposing wall and crossed with winding narrow streets (Barrivecchia) and the modern city, built at the beginning of the 19th Century. In the old city you’ll come across architectural masterpieces created over the centuries by Romans, Byzantines, Normans and Swabians.You can marvel the majestic Castello Svevo (Swabian Castle), the imposing Saint Nicholas’s Basilica, the Cathedral and the famous Teatro Petruzzelli, considered the temple of opera in Bari. Bari is an ideal starting point for excursions to Alberobello, a small town in Puglia in southern Italy, famous for its trulli: white, cone-roofed houses, a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3: Katakolon (Ancient Olympia), Greece

Arrive 12:00 – Depart 18:00

Katakolon Port occupies the north-west part of the Peloponnese. To the west it is washed by the Ionian Sea. It is the current harbor of the regions capital city Pyrgos and serves as the gateway to the site of ancient Olympia, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and birthplace of the Olympic Games. Visitors can see the remains of the original Olympic stadium, the Bouleuterion and the Temple of Zeus, enjoy free time in modern Olympiato shop or visit the Museum of the Olympic Games.

Day 4 Port/City Santorini, Greece

Arrive 8:00 – Depart 17:00

Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion dated back 3,600 years (between 1627- 1600 BC) and which created the current geological caldera: a giant central lagoon, more or less rectangular, measuring about 12 by 7 km. The effect is still explosive: 300-m-high steep cliffs on three sides rise from sea level, cubic white houses surrounded by pink bougainvilleas glow in the Aegean sun. The wild beauty, the fascinating Caldera, the gold sunset, of the Number 1 destination in Greece will steal your heart away!

Day 5:Port/City Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Arrive 05:30

Athens cradle of the western civilization; one of the world’s oldest and most vibrant cities, is dense with ancient monuments, museums, galleries, cafes and shops. Wander through Plaka to the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum or take a tour at the Temple of Poseidon, at Cape Sounion where you can admire the view of the Saronic Gulf.

(*) Indicates that disembarkation/embarkation to/from these islands, might be by means of tenders, weather permitting.

The Cruise Ship

C/S MSC Musica

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MSC-Musica

 

 

Welcome to MSC Musica

MSC Musica not only launched a new class of ecological cruise ship, she launched a new class of cruise – a spacious world of graceful lines and superlative choice, enriched by the creativity, fine natural materials and attention to detail that have always distinguished MSC Cruises. Life aboard is beautiful from the moment you step on board; from the central foyer’s three-tier waterfall to its see-through piano, floating suspended on a crystal floor above a pool of shimmering water.

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Year built 2006
Rebuilt
Gross Tonnage 92.00 t.
Length 293.00 m.
Beam 32.00 m.
Passengers 2.550
Crew 792
Total Cabins 987
Service Speed 22.00

Services

Bella Experience

Designed to ensure a pleasant stay on board

  • 20-hours-a-day buffet (gourmet menu for every moment of the day)
  • A range of special diets catered for
  • Entertainment activities for adults, children, and infants
  • Preference of stateroom*** (subject to availability)
  • Choice of dinner seating preference (subject to availability and reconfirmation on board)
  • Earn MSC Voyagers Club points

* Special events for children are not included. Contact the Mini Club for full information.

Fantastica Experience

Designed for even greater comfort and flexibility

  • Superior comfort ensured by free 24−hour room service (delivery is free from 6am – 11pm with Fantastica, Wellness & Aurea Experiences)
  • Breakfast in your stateroom (delivery + breakfast are free, starting at 6:00am)
  • 20-hours-a-day buffet (gourmet menu for every moment of the day)
  • A range of special diets catered for
  • Fantastica Drink Package: 12 beverage vouchers per person (Can be used in bars, restaurants and buffet and includes wine by the glass, non premium spirits and cocktails, soft drinks, mineral water, hot drinks and gelato. Child version available without alcohol.)
  • Entertainment activities for adults, children, and infants
  • 50% discount on fitness classes and personal trainer (subject to availability & for adults only)
  • Preference of stateroom (subject to availability)
  • Opportunity to book a SuperFamily staterooms for the whole family (available on select ships)
  • Opportunity to choose among the best staterooms available
  • Choice of dinner seating preference (subject to availability and reconfirmation on board)
  • Priority in choice of dinner seating
  • Earn MSC Voyagers Club points

Wellness Experience

WELLNESS EXPERIENCE POWERED BY TECHNOGYM

Designed to give you wellness at its best. Our “Wellness” Experience offers all the benefits of the “Fantastica” Experience plus a range of extra privileges:

  • Cabins on the upper decks and in the most desirable areas of the ship
  • The most freedom in dining options. Guests enjoy My Choice dining, arriving anytime during dinner with priority lane access to complimentary restaurants.
  • Wellness welcome kit (T-shirt + shorts + sport towel + wellnesss device)*
  • One-to-one health check-up with the MSC doctor*
  • One-to-one Inbody analyser test with your personal Technogym-trained Master trainer*
  • Personalized indoor/outdoor Wellness program, with 1 gym class per day (every other day on cruises > 7 nights) excluding embarkation and disembarkation day*
  • Exclusive wellness shore activities (number of selected shore activities included depends on the length of the cruise and details of the selected activities may vary)*
  • Free water in bars, restaurants, buffet and cabin
  • One sport drink per day in cabin minibar*
  • Laundry service for gym gear*
  • Internet access to the Technogym App*
  • 1 group picture off all guests on Wellness Experience*
  • Collect MSC Voyagers Club points towards discounts on your next cruise and other benefits

*Available only for Adults.

Aurea Experience

Designed to offer reinvigorating, all-inclusive comfort

Our “Aurea” Experience offers all the benefits of the “Fantastica” Experience plus a range of extra privileges:

  • Superior sea view cabins on the upper decks
  • All-inclusive unlimited drinks*
  • The most freedom in dining options. Guests enjoy My Choice dining, arriving anytime during dinner with priority lane access to complimentary restaurants.
  • Priority boarding
  • Spa package including a welcome cocktail, a massage of your choice from the spa menu, tanning shower, private wellness consultation and free access to the
  • Thermal Area throughout your cruise (available for adults only)**
  • MED by MSC room diffuser (100 ml)
  • Access to the private solarium
  • MSC Voyagers Club points to earn discounts on your next cruise and other benefits

* ALL-INCLUSIVE 24HR DRINKS
Nothing stands between you and pure pleasure during your Aurea Experience, with all-inclusive alcoholic and soft drinks whenever thirst strikes. Allegrissimo Package in euro areas, and More for Less Package in dollar areas. Ask our staff for full information. (Starting from summer 2017, these package will be renamed All-Inclusive Restaurant & Bar Drink Package and All-Inclusive Classic Drink Package)

** Please make sure you book this with MSC Aurea Spa by the second day of your cruise. The Four Hands Bali Massage is not included.

Restaurants & Bars

Wellness & Sport

Entertainment

Cabins

Important Information

INCLUDED

  • On-board accommodation in the stateroom category of your choice and cruise as shown
  • Full board on the ship (a cover charge applies for our specialty restaurants), coffee, tea, water and iced tea during the meals and certain juices during breakfast.
  • Room service (delivery charge applies after midnight)
  • Participation in on-board activities and on-board facilities (surcharge may apply), Entertainment program on board

NOT INCLUDED

  • Drinks served in the restaurants, bars, lounges and in the stateroom.
  • Port Expenses & Fees
  • Service charge (as per below).
  • Tips.
  • Shore excursions.
  • Use of wellness area on most ships and health and beauty treatments.
  • Selected on-board activities as well as personal expenses.

GENERAL INFO

  • In order to complete the booking, and according to the company policy, it is necessary for you to provide full details of all participants (Full Name, Date and Place of Birth) as they are shown on your Passport(s)/ID(s) (depending on the cruise type you have selected). It is also necessary to provide an Emergency Contact (friend or relative) and full contact details (Full name, Phone Number Mobile/Landline) of this person.
  • A valid passport is required for this cruise and visa (please check for Visa).
  • In order to confirm a booking a 30% deposit is require of the booking total. Balance must be paid 30 days prior to departure date. Any booking made in the period of less than 30 days full payment of the booking is required.
  • You are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and for complying with Customs and Immigration requirements. Guest without proper travel documents will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be given to any guest failing to bring such documentation.
  • In order to avoid problems at departure, we kindly ask you to carefully check the validity of your documents and to be in possession of what is required for the cruise. If any guest does not possess the required documentation they will be denied boarding their flight/cruise and cancellation penalties will be applied.

Cancellation by the Passenger

CRUISE < 15 NTS

  • 60 days or longer EURO 50 handling fee*
  • 59 – 30 days : 25%
  • 29 – 22 days : 40%
  • 21 – 15 days : 60%
  • 14 – 06 days : 80%
  • 05 days till 0** : 100%

* or loss of deposit whichever is greater.

** “no-show” upon departure and Holiday Package breaking shall be dealt as a cancellation made on the day of departure

CRUISE > 15 NTS

  • 90days or longer EURO 50 handling fee*
  • 89 – 60 days : 25%
  • 59 – 52 days : 40%
  • 51 – 35 days : 60%
  • 34 – 15 days : 80%
  • 14 days till 0 : 100%

* or loss of deposit whichever is greater.

Cancellation by the Passenger

  • For MSC Musica and MSC Magnifica cruises out of Piraeus 2019
  • Up to 100 days € 100
  • 99 days to 31 days 30%
  • 30 days to 0 days 100%
  • Name change possible up to 12 days before departure with a € 50 per person penalty.

Service Charge

During your cruise, you will meet staff throughout the ship who provide you with excellent service. They are supported by just as many staff and crew who work hard behind the scenes to ensure you enjoy every moment onboard. For your convenience MSC Cruises will automatically add a daily Hotel Service Charge to your shipboard account, based on your chosen itinerary and the number of days for which the services are actually provided.
The Hotel Service charge serves to ensure we maintain the highest quality standards of service to our guests. The daily amounts below have been calculated with this in mind and cannot be modified. However, should you wish to remove any of the daily Hotel Service Charge in the unlikely event that you do not receive satisfactory service you may do so by contacting the Guest Relations Manager on board.
If you wish, the daily Service Charge for your cruise can be added to the price of your cruise at the time of booking, rather than added to your onboard account during the cruise. Please let your booking agent know if you would like to add the Service Charge to your cruise price.
Tips – MSC Cruises does not recommend tipping individual members of staff.
Bar Service Charge – A 15% Bar Service Charge is automatically added to all purchases.

Mediterranean, Northern Europe,
Antilles Cuba, Abu Dhabi, Dubai &
Sir Bani Yas

  • Adults (12 and over)-10 Euro per night
  • Child (2 and over)-5 Euro per night
  • Child (Under 2)-No service charge applied

MSC Grand Voyages to/from Abu Dhabi,
Dubai & Sir Bani Yas, Antilles, Cuba,
China, Japan & Korea

  • Adults (12 and over)-10 Euro per night
  • Child (2 and over)-5 Euro per night
  • Child (Under 2)-No service charge applied

World Cruise

  • Adults (12 and over)-10 Euro per night
  • Child (2 and over)-5 Euro per night
  • Child (Under 2)-No service charge applied”

Departure dates 2019:

June 02

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