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Greenock to Barcelona

MSC Cruises MSC Virtuosa
Date 8th Sep 21
Nights 15 Nights
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Greenock, Scotland
Embark MSC Virtuosa for a twelve night cruise to Northern Europe.
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At Sea
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Southampton, UK
The Port of Southampton is the UK's number one cruise port. In 2015, over 1.7 million passengers set sail from its four dedicated cruise terminals - Mayflower Cruise Terminal, QE2 Cruise Terminal, Ocean Cruise Terminal, and City Cruise Terminal. Many passengers choose to spend time in Southampton pre-cruise to enjoy local attractions and get in the holiday mood. Visit art exhibitions at the City Art Gallery; step back in time at SeaCity Museum or Tudor House and Garden; try year-round winter sports at Alpine Snowsports Centre; indulge in retail therapy at WestQuay Shopping Centre; or enjoy live music at 02 Guildhall. Southampton is also the perfect base from which to explore the New Forest, Winchester and the Isle of Wight.
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Portland, UK
Today the ship drops anchor on the isle of Portland - located off the World Heritage Coast in the South of England. The isle is rich in bird, animal and plant life and is also home to a wide selection of indigenous butterflies. Head to the east of the island to visit Church Ope Cove and the East Weares rocky landscape. Pay a visit to Portland's Quarries, the Merchant's Incline, Portland Castle and Portland Bill Lighthouse. Follow the Legacy Trail circular walk - taking in Pulpit Rock and the east and west cliff tops en-route. Admire the sculptures and scenery at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve. The off-shore waters are also perfect for angling, sailing and diving.
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At Sea
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Southampton, UK
The Port of Southampton is the UK's number one cruise port. In 2015, over 1.7 million passengers set sail from its four dedicated cruise terminals - Mayflower Cruise Terminal, QE2 Cruise Terminal, Ocean Cruise Terminal, and City Cruise Terminal. Many passengers choose to spend time in Southampton pre-cruise to enjoy local attractions and get in the holiday mood. Visit art exhibitions at the City Art Gallery; step back in time at SeaCity Museum or Tudor House and Garden; try year-round winter sports at Alpine Snowsports Centre; indulge in retail therapy at WestQuay Shopping Centre; or enjoy live music at 02 Guildhall. Southampton is also the perfect base from which to explore the New Forest, Winchester and the Isle of Wight.
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At Sea
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El Ferrol, Spain
El Ferrol, found in the province of A Coruña, is based in north-west Spain on the Ferrol Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Once a small fishing village, the city is now one of Spain's most important ship-building locations. Its seafaring history is brought to life at the 16th-century Castillo de San Felipe, the historic docklands, and the Ferrol and Naval Museum. Try some of El Ferrol's unique seafood dishes and range of wines in the old town and downtown districts. You can also travel just outside Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela — an UNESCO World Heritage site featuring Gothic, Baroque and Romanesque buildings.
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At Sea
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Lisbon, Portugal
Spread across seven hills on the shores of River Tagus is Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Pavement cafes, bustling squares and serene gardens sit alongside palaces, bridges and castles in this waterside city. Immerse yourself in culture at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and National Museum of Contemporary Art, or enjoy the colourful marine life at Oceanarium. Take a vintage tram ride through the city's cobbled streets, admiring Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower on the way. Haggle for bargains at the lively Thieves Market, or explore designer shops on Rua do Carmo, Rua Garrett and Avenida da Liberdade. Venture further afield and discover the fairytale places and ornate villas in Sintra or go dolphin-watching in Setúbal.
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At Sea
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Barcelona, Spain
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to your hotel for a three night stay in Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in the world. Located between the gleaming Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this cosmopolitan Spanish city is known for its diverse art and architecture. Walk the iconic Las Ramblas promenade and see quirky street entertainers or stop for a coffee at a pavement cafe. View some of Antoni Gaudi's most famous works including the Sagrada Família Church and the mosaic wall in Park Güell. Explore the winding streets of the Gothic quarter and sample tapas in a traditional bar or relax in the city's biggest green space — Park Ciutadel.
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Barcelona, Spain
After check out be transfer be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • 12 night full board cruise on board MSC Virtuosa from Greenock
  • FREE upgrade to Premium Drinks Packages
  • Gratuities included
  • New ship for 2021

  • FREE upgrade from coach to private overseas transfers
  • 3 nights 4* Catalonia Port hotel, Barrio Gotico in Barcelona
  • FREE upgrade to Bed & Breakfast included 
  • FREE Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona                                         
Includes....                                                        
  • Visit La Boqueria market with a local chef
  • Cook and eat a hearty seafood paella
  • Make your own Spanish tapas
  • Enjoy sangria throughout the night
  • One way flight from Barcelona to the UK

*Domestic travel arrangements in the UK are not included. Guests must make their own way to Greenock to board the ship.     

Ship highlights... 
  •  5 outstanding and unique pools
  • The longest LED Dome at Sea
  • Variety of casual to formal dining, day/night time activities & high-calibre entertainment

  • Interior (Bella) £1,399pp
  • Oceanview (Bella) £1,669pp
  • Balcony (Fantastica) £2,049pp  

Why Book
Why Book
  • Admire the sculptures and scenery at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve in isle of Portland
  • Try some of El Ferrol's unique seafood dishes and range of wines in the old town and downtown districts
  • Take a vintage tram ride through the city's cobbled streets, admiring Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower on the way in Lisbon


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Background
MSC Virtuosa
Overview
MSC Virtuosa’s namesake comes from the word virtuoso, meaning someone highly skilled in music. Each deck will, in fact, be named after a different musical instrument. This new cruise ship will be one of the two largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet, along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa. One of the highlights of MSC Virtuosa’s onboard entertainment will be the two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows*, created exclusively for MSC Cruises’ guests. MSC Virtuosa gives guests the best experience with its expanding digital offer, spearheaded by MSC for Me and our digital cruise assistant, Zoe.
MSC Virtuosa
Food & Drink

More information coming soon.

Entertainment

Enjoy exclusive world-class shows performed in innovative venues like the Carousel Lounge∘ and the multi-purpose karaoke bar, comedy club, TV studio & Bar. Younger guests can take advantage of the super-amusement park and sports centre to play sports and games during the daytime and party and dance in the evening. And the whole family can enjoy hours of fun in one of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea.

MSC Virtuosa - Exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil at Sea MSC Virtuosa - Polar Aquapark MSC Virtuosa - Polar Aquapark MSC Virtuosa - TV Studio & Bar MSC Virtuosa - Attic Club MSC Virtuosa - F1 Simulators MSC Virtuosa - Full size bowling alley
MSC Virtuosa - Sportplex MSC Virtuosa - MSC Aurea Spa MSC Virtuosa - MSC Aurea Spa
Health & Fitness

Enter the zen-like atmosphere of the tranquil spas and your mind will transform∘ to a state of pure relaxation. Don a plush robe and relax on a teak bed in the meditation area, surrounded by glass walls with spectacular views from the top of the ship. Just next door, private spa treatment rooms await. Strewn with delicate flower petals and soft, warm lighting you can enjoy rejuvenating treatments such as a Balinese massage with lava stones, shiatsu and reflexology. Follow-up with the total relaxation of our spa’s sauna, steam room and whirlpool bath.

Kids & Teens

As a family-owned company, no one understands families better than MSC. Just look and see!

All the luxury resort leisure facilities on board are included free of charge in your cruise, from the Aqua Park, Swimming Pools and Water Slide to the top games consoles (PS3, Xbox and Wii) forming just part of our club amenities. So kids and teens∘ can do just as they like without a second thought.

Even the high-tech gaming attractions∘ on board like our Virtual World and 4D Cinema attract only a modest charge for a special treat.

Children are always made to feel special, receiving a dedicated welcome from the Kids Corner in the port terminal onwards. Security bracelets are issued when you board, while beepers or DECT phones can be hired for a modest charge so you can keep in touch at all times.

A varied program∘ is provided for the whole-family with supervised activities, entertainment and social events tailor-made for four separate age groups in their own clubs. And they’re all free, too!

MSC Virtuosa - Teens clubs MSC Virtuosa - Mini and Juniors Clubs MSC Virtuosa - Baby Club
Terms & Conditions
Advertised offer based on 2 sharing the lowest category cabin/stateroom unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. Offer is subject to availability and can change without notice and may fluctuate in price. Hays Cruise Extras can change without notice and Hays Travel reserves the right to withdraw any offer at any time. This includes any current cruise line campaign/promotion(s) and may be withdrawn whilst the offer is still being promoted. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Pricing is based on the cheapest UK airport or port departure and travelling dates. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Hays Travel reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit any material submitted for this website. Certain destinations where an ESTA or Visa is required, it is the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. Further terms and conditions may apply. Please contact Hays Travel for up to date pricing and further information.
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