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Portland, Liverpool, Greenock & Belfast

MSC Cruises MSC Virtuosa
Date 12th Jun 21
Nights 7 Nights
1
Southampton, UK
Arrive in Southampton and board MSC Virtuosa for your seven night cruise.
2
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.
3
At Sea
4
Liverpool, UK
The ship drops anchor today on the banks of the River Mersey at Liverpool. With some of the best museums and galleries in the UK, Liverpool is an exciting and historic city. Stop at International Slavery Museum, Walker Art Gallery, World Museum, and Beatles Story — featuring memorabilia and a life-sized replica of the Cavern Club — during your time here. Have lunch and drinks at the many bars and cafes of the modern Albert Dock, or enjoy some sightseeing with visits to Liverpool Cathedral and St George's Hall. See the launch pad of The Beatles, Casbah Club; tour Liverpool FC's home ground, Anfield Stadium; or shop 'til you drop at the Metquarter and Liverpool ONE.
5
Greenock, Scotland
Located on the River Clyde 20 miles away from Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, Greenock began as a fishing harbour and later became a major centre for shipbuilding. The town's maritime history is celebrated at the Custom House Museum and stained glass art can be seen in McLean Museum and Art Gallery. Greenock is home to the world's first Burn's Club, dedicated to poet, Robert Burns; his love, Mary Campbell, died in the town and is buried in Greenock Cemetery. Travel to Glasgow to explore Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; works by Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Mackintosh House and House for an Art Lover; and masterpieces by Rubens, Reynolds, and Rembrandt at The University of Glasgow: The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. Take a tour of Tennents Wellpark Brewery and visit Glasgow Green and the People's Palace. Discover the world of transport at the Riverside Museum or the wonders of science at Glasgow Science Centre. Get up close to Highland Cows at Pollock Country Park and explore the local football scene at Scottish Football Museum.
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Belfast, UK
Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, enjoys a wonderful setting of high hills, sea lough and river valley. Its name originated from the Gaelic ‘Beal Feirste’ meaning ‘mouth of the sandy fjord’. Founded in the 17th century, the city prospered becoming one of the world’s leading industrial names, and was home to Harland and Wolff – the shipbuilders who built the ill-fated Titanic. Despite its more recent political troubles, Belfast has emerged as a vibrant, alluring destination. Amidst its beautiful Victorian buildings you can shop in stylish boutiques, sip a Guinness in one of its charming old pubs or take a scenic stroll in Barnett Demesne park. The centrepiece is the City Hall, completed in 1906, with its domed roof and grand Italian marble staircase. Other points of interest on the city include Belfast Cathedral, which has the largest Celtic Cross in Ireland plus Celtic themed mosaics and stained glass, Belfast Castle, sitting on the slopes of Cave Hill, and Belfast Zoo.
7
At Sea
8
Southampton, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • No Fly – Sailing from Southampton
  • Inside (Bella) from £999pp
  • Balcony (Bella) from £1,199pp
  • 7 night all-inclusive cruise onboard MSC Virtuosa
  • Premium Drinks Package and gratuities included
  • MSC will welcome both vaccinated and non-vaccinated guests
  • Guests MUST have insurance prior to boarding and will be asked for proof
  • 5 outstanding and unique pools
  • The longest LED Dome at Sea
  • Variety of casual to formal dining, day/night time activities & high-calibre entertainment
Why Book
Why Book
  • Portland is rich in bird, animal and plant life and is also home to a wide selection of indigenous butterflies
  • Have lunch and drinks at the many bars and cafes of the modern Albert Dock in Liverpool, or enjoy some sightseeing with visits to Liverpool Cathedral and St George's Hall
  • Amidst Belfast's beautiful Victorian buildings you can shop in stylish boutiques, sip a Guinness in one of its charming old pubs or take a scenic stroll in Barnett Demesne park

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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
Prices shown are subject to availability based upon 2 adults sharing the lowest available grade within the stateroom type specified. Prices and availability are correct at time of send, and may go up or down. £100pp low deposit applies to all passengers however If cruise falls within 90 days before departure, then full balance would be required as per standard terms and conditions. MSC Cruises’ premium drinks package includes an extensive variety of cocktails, premium brand spirits, selection of beers (draught, craft & bottled), wines and champagne by the glass plus sodas, fruit juices, coffees and more. Service charges and gratuities are included in the cruise fare for all passengers travelling. Embarkation and disembarkation is only allowed from the following port only: Southampton, Greenock (Glasgow) and Liverpool. Other port of calls, if any, are port visits only. MSC will welcome both vaccinated and non-vaccinated guests. All guests will be tested prior to embarkation, while non-vaccinated guests will also be required to show proof of negative tests done within 72 hours prior to embarkation. As part MSC Cruises booking conditions, it is mandatory for all UK guests to have suitable travel insurance cover in order to cruise. Travel insurance ensures that our guests can relax and enjoy their holiday with peace of mind that they are covered for most eventualities. This includes unforeseen incidents before their holiday, while travelling or while they are away. Typically, travel insurance covers cancellation of your holiday, stolen belongings and medical treatment. Insurance documents will be checked at the terminal and boarding will be denied, at guests’ own expense, for anyone without appropriate cover. *Cirque du Soleil shows not available on 2021 sailings.
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