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Departure Date: 21st November 2019

Duration: 20 nights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises

Cruise Ship: MSC Lirica

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Holiday Benefits

  • Flights based on London Gatwick - other airports available*
  • All overseas transfers included
  • 20 nights cruise onboard MSC Lirica

Itinerary

  • 21st November 2019

    London Gatwick > Venice

  • 1st January 1970

    Venice

    Venice is a city unlike any other. No matter how often you’ve seen it in photos and films, the real thing is more dreamlike than you could imagine. With canals where streets should be, water shimmers everywhere. The fabulous palaces and churches reflect centuries of history in what was a wealthy trading center between Europe and the Orient. Getting lost in the narrow alleyways is a quintessential part of exploring Venice, but at some point you’ll almost surely end up in Piazza San Marco, where tourists and locals congregate for a coffee or an aperitif.

  • 22nd November 2019

    Split

    Split’s ancient core is so spectacular and unusual that a visit is more than worth your time. The heart of the city lies within the walls of Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace, which was built in the 3rd century AD. Diocletian, born in the nearby Roman settlement of Salona in AD 245, achieved a brilliant career as a soldier and became emperor at the age of 40. In 295 he ordered this vast palace to be built in his native Dalmatia, and when it was completed he stepped down from the throne and retired to his beloved homeland. Upon his death, he was laid to rest in an octagonal mausoleum, around which Split’s magnificent cathedral was built.In 615, when Salona was sacked by barbarian tribes, those fortunate enough to escape found refuge within the stout palace walls and divided up the vast imperial apartments into more modest living quarters. Thus, the palace developed into an urban center, and by the 11th century the settlement had expanded beyond the ancient walls.Under the rul

  • 24th November 2019

    Piraeus

    It’s no wonder that all roads lead to the fascinating and maddening metropolis of Athens. Lift your eyes 200 feet above the city to the Parthenon, its honey-color marble columns rising from a massive limestone base, and you behold architectural perfection that has not been surpassed in 2,500 years. But, today, this shrine of classical form dominates a 21st-century boomtown. To experience Athens—Athína in Greek—fully is to understand the essence of Greece: ancient monuments surviving in a sea of cement, startling beauty amid the squalor, tradition juxtaposed with modernity. Locals depend on humor and flexibility to deal with the chaos; you should do the same. The rewards are immense. Although Athens covers a huge area, the major landmarks of the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods are close to the modern city center. You can easily walk from the Acropolis to many other key sites, taking time to browse in shops and relax in cafés and tavernas along the way. From many quarters of

  • 25th November 2019

    Heraklion (iraklion), Crete

    Having been controlled by Arabic, Venetian and Ottoman empires over the years – it’s no surprise that Heraklion is a diverse patchwork of exotic cultures and historical treasures. Celebrated as the birthplace of the Spanish Renaissance artist, El Greco, you can visit to explore the storied ruins of the Minoan empire’s capital, and unearth the rich cultural treasures that Crete’s bustling modern capital has to offer.

  • 26th November 2019

    Rhodes

    Early travelers described Rhodes as a town of two parts: a castle or high town (Collachium) and a lower city. Today Rhodes town—sometimes referred to as Ródos town—is still a city of two parts: the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site that incorporates the high town and lower city, and the modern metropolis, or New Town, spreading away from the walls that encircle the Old Town. The narrow streets of the Old Town are for the most part closed to cars and are lined with Orthodox and Catholic churches, Turkish houses (some of which follow the ancient orthogonal plan), and medieval public buildings with exterior staircases and facades elegantly constructed of well-cut limestone from Lindos. Careful reconstruction in recent years has enhanced the harmonious effect.

  • 27th November 2019

    Limassol

    A major commercial port, cruise ship port of call, and wine-making center on the south coast, Limassol, 75 km (47 miles) from Nicosia, is a bustling, cosmopolitan town, with some of the liveliest nightlife on the island. Luxury hotels, apartments, and guesthouses stretch along 12 km (7 miles) of seafront, with the most luxurious ones just to the north of town. In the center, the elegant, modern shops of Makarios Avenue (where you’ll mainly find clothes and shoes) contrast with those of pedestrian-only Agiou Andreou in the old part of town, where local handicrafts such as lace, embroidery, and basketware prevail; make sure you avoid shopping on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, when many shops close at 2 pm. A luxurious marina that will hold 650 yachts as well as house apartments, shops, and restaurants should further boost the town’s lively appeal.

  • 30th November 2019

    Eilat

  • 1st December 2019

    'aqaba

    The resort town of Aqaba, on the Red Sea at the southern end of Jordan, is a popular spot for divers with some of the best coral reefs in the world. Snorkeling and other water sports are popular, and it’s easy to hire a boat for a day or half-day, including lunch.Aqaba has become quite a bustling destination, with several large luxury hotels and a large shopping area. There are many jewelry stores selling pearls, gem stones, and gold and silver jewelry. It’s worth noting that although it’s an international beach resort, Aqaba is quite conservative—certainly much more so than Amman—and North Americans tend to be more comfortable at the private hotel beaches.

  • 6th December 2019

    Salalah

    The lush landscape around Salalah is the intriguing result of a quirk of nature. Since it is uniquely situated in the path of the Khareef, or South Western Monsoon, this stretch of the Dhofar Coast is covered in fine mist and frequent rain from mid-June through mid-September. By the time the monsoons cease, the entire coastline is a verdant stretch. Waterfalls, rolling grasslands, and thickly wooded wadis (riverbeds) thrive alongside rapid mountain streams. Unique in this desert region, Salalah attracts many visitors from the surrounding Arabian Gulf countries who are anxious to experience a rare lushness in a region where rain and greenery are in short supply. Once a stop on the ancient trading routes that connected the Levant to India and China, Salalah has a rich history that goes back centuries. Traders from Mesopotamia, the Persian Empire, and beyond passed through Salalah in their search for frankincense, making it a major center for trade in the coveted exotic ingredient. Pre-Is

  • 8th December 2019

    Muscat

    Oman’s capital city is hemmed in on one side by spectacular jagged-peaked mountains and on the other by royal blue sea. The architecture is a traditional, sophisticated arabesque blend of white-washed, low-rise buildings surrounded by manicured palms, intricately designed domes set atop the minarets of the mosques, sand-colored villas, a surprising blend of modern art installations, like a giant incense burner that towers over the Corniche, and ancient forts set in the rocky hills. Though tradition abounds, from distinct, local cuisine to the widely worn national dress, the dishdasha, Muscat is a completely modern city, featuring opulent luxury hotels, international restaurants, excellent cellular and data service, sprawling shopping malls, pristine beaches, lively nightlife, world-class performing arts, and a highly educated population, most of whom speak English, Arabic, and often Hindi. Muscat is the ideal base for exploring other areas of the country since many of the most desirabl

  • 9th December 2019

    Khasab

    See Khasab’s jutting fjords, and the dolphins playing in the emerald waters, and it’s forgivable to think you’ve stumbled across a surreal Norway. The burning sun and scorched earth, serve as a constant reminder that you’re a long way from Europe, however – although the Portuguese roots mean there’s a colonial tint to the city. Sitting on the Northern coast of Oman, reaching across towards Iran, this is an isolated and fascinating destination to explore. The remote location, and limited infrastructure here, until recent times, means Khasab has been left to live life at its own pace, and the city sings to its own song sheet. Even now you can see a blind eye being turned to the smugglers who whisk electronics across the Gulf to Iran, in small speed boats.

  • 10th December 2019

    Dubai

    Dubai sits on a golden sandy coastline in the Arabian Gulf, where the warm azure waves of the sea meet the desert. A high-rise oasis, this city is a pleasure-dome surrounded by dunes; one of the most fashionable on the planet thanks to its ability to satisfy the needs of legions of demanding vacationers. Dubai is about having fun—and it’s one big adult playground.Nature plays her part here, with year-round sunshine, gorgeous beaches, dramatic arid landscapes, and warm waters, but it’s the man-made attractions that make Dubai so alluring. You can launch yourself into high-adrenaline desert adventures, diving and water sports, and some of the world’s best golf courses. The 5-, 6-, and 7-star hotels offer the ultimate in luxury, and the party scene is hot. Shopping malls are the biggest in the world and are packed full of high-class merchandise. And with hundreds of restaurants with cuisine from around the world, you can munch your way from Mexico to Malaysia.Dubai is an Arab country with

  • 11th December 2019

    Dubai

    Dubai sits on a golden sandy coastline in the Arabian Gulf, where the warm azure waves of the sea meet the desert. A high-rise oasis, this city is a pleasure-dome surrounded by dunes; one of the most fashionable on the planet thanks to its ability to satisfy the needs of legions of demanding vacationers. Dubai is about having fun—and it’s one big adult playground.Nature plays her part here, with year-round sunshine, gorgeous beaches, dramatic arid landscapes, and warm waters, but it’s the man-made attractions that make Dubai so alluring. You can launch yourself into high-adrenaline desert adventures, diving and water sports, and some of the world’s best golf courses. The 5-, 6-, and 7-star hotels offer the ultimate in luxury, and the party scene is hot. Shopping malls are the biggest in the world and are packed full of high-class merchandise. And with hundreds of restaurants with cuisine from around the world, you can munch your way from Mexico to Malaysia.Dubai is an Arab country with

  • 11th December 2019

    Dubai > London Gatwick

Ship Information

Ship Details
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Ship Facilities
Dining
Kids
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Launched
2003
Tonnage
59058
Length
251.0
Total Crew
730
Occupancy
1700

A resort ship that accommodates over 1,700 passengers. Guests can dine on fine, authentic Italian-style dishes, and relax with a variety of entertainment options aimed towards both adults and children. The ship provides a glamorous, eye-catching interior, featuring fine woodworks, marble floors, and acres of vibrant fabrics.

Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and a double bed, which can be converted into two singles. Also includes; air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels, shampoo & shower gel, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Inside Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted into two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels, shampoo & shower gel, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Accessible Cabin

Features single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box. There is a fold-down seat in the shower. The seat is 48cm from the floor. The toilet has support rails fitted.

Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Family Cabin

Features a bedroom with separate living area with up to four berths. Double bed can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, shampoo & shower gel,TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

Deck 13 - Sun Deck
Deck 13 - Sun Deck
Deck 12 - Rossini
Deck 12 - Rossini
Deck 11- Vivaldi
Deck 11- Vivaldi
Deck 10 - Bellini
Deck 10 - Bellini
Deck 9 - Albinoni
Deck 9 - Albinoni
Deck 8 - Paganini
Deck 8 - Paganini
Deck 7 - Scarlatti
Deck 7 - Scarlatti
Deck 6 - Puccini
Deck 6 - Puccini
Deck 5 - Verdi
Deck 5 - Verdi

Entertainment

Teatro Dell'Opera

713 seat theatre, and the main show lounge onboard. Offers tiered seating, and features small-scale production shows and cabaret performances.

Casino

Full gaming casino which offers roulette, poker, blackjack, and slot machines. It is open until late at night whilst at sea. Tournaments are regularly held onboard, and there are surprise promotions offered for those who play the slots - the winners are picked at random.

Byblos Discoteca

Late-night bar and nightclub with a 450 square foot dance floor.

Piano Bar & Lounge

Show lounge, with piano and bar and 193 square foot dance floor.

The Card Room

The ship's card room is located on deck 7 and seats 28 guests.

Bars & Lounges

On MSC Lirica guests can choose from 8 bars, inspired by different themes and inimitable in their wine and food selection, thus satisfying even the most sophisticated and demanding palates. These include the Beverly Hills Bar and L'atmosphere.

Health & Fitness

MSC Aurea Spa

The Luxurious MSC Aurea Spa is an exotic paradise with superb sea views. It is a sanctuary of tranquility where a team of expert masseuses and beauty therapists will take care of your well being. Choose from a wide range of treatments and facilities which include:

20 different types of massage, 19 body treatments, 19 facials, aromatherapy treatments, manicure and pedicure spa.

A spa doctor and team of specialist masseuses, manicurists, pedicurists, hair stylists, personal trainers and yoga instructors.

Thermal area, sauna, and steam bath.

Exclusive beauty treatments in partnership with renowned international beauty brands.

Further exclusive facilities, including a beauty centre with hair salon and bar.

Exclusive Top 18 Sun Deck, offering selected express treatments in a reserved area.
Also includes a fully equipped fitness centre. In addition to this, qualified fitness instructors can be found here.

Power Walking / Jogging Track

Located on Deck Twelve.

Shuffleboard

215 square foot court. Located on Deck Twelve.

Minigolf

Located on Deck Thirteen.

Le Piscine & Children's Spray Park

Pool area with separate children's Spray Park. Located on Deck Eleven.

Solarium

Exclusively for adults, this calm, quiet and peaceful retreat can be found on the Sun Deck.

There are a variety of restaurants available onboard, including two main dining rooms, a self-service buffet, and a number of casual snack or lunch options. Two traditional sittings, flexible and casual dining options are all available.

Celebrity Ties

Ben Fogle

Restaurants

Experience: complimentary

Food: varies

MSC Lirica offers 2 main restaurants, La Bussola and L’Ippocampo and an outdoor restaurant, La Pergola. Each one boasts a top gastronomic selection thanks to the variety of dishes and the high quality of the foods, from choice Italian meats, scrupulously controlled, to fresh fruit. Every product is fresh and carefully handled, such as bread baked on board with the passion and knowledge of the most distinctive boulangerie. Dishes range from traditional and tasty Mediterranean fare, to the most refined international recipes.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, tables seat anywhere from 2-8 guests. 

A Gala Buffet is held every night at midnight, with the exception of the first and last night of the cruise.

Buffet Restaurant

Experience: complimentary

Food: buffet

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A cafeteria style, self-service buffet.

Patio Pizzeria

Experience: snacks

Food: casual

Alfresco restaurant, serving pizza and fast-food styled dishes.

Venchi Ice Cream Bar

Experience: complimentary

Food: gelato

MSC Cruises is proud to bring the very best in artisanal gelato to our travellers. Venchi has been making superlative desserts since 1878 and owes much of its success to the use of 100% natural ingredients and exclusive recipes, from its intense extra dark chocolate to luscious gianduja and refreshing fruit sorbets.

Freshly made daily on board

Vitamin Bar

Experience: complimentary

Food: healthy

Bar with vitamin drinks made from fresh fruits and juice such as Orange Delight and Carrot Fantasy.

Kids Clubs

Comes in five different age groups, with dedicated services and entertainment activities for each, open from 9am to 11pm.
Baby Club is for those under 3 years.
Mini Club is for those 3-6 years old.
Juniors Club is for 7-11 year olds.
Young Club is for 12-14 years old.
Teens Club caters for 15-17 year olds.

Buffalo Bill

A children's playroom, open to all kids onboard.

Virtual Reality Games

An onboard arcade, with a variety of video games and digital options. Open to all children onboard.

Disabled Facilities

Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest, no more than seven days before departure.
Accessible Cabins are available, and should be requested at the time of booking.
All decks, public areas and tenders have been designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility.
Wheelchairs are available onboard to assist with embarkation or disembarkation only in the case of an emergency.
In the interest of safety, guests with hearing impairments must travel with a carer. Passengers with partial hearing disabilities can travel alone, as long as they request the installation of a TDD System kit in their cabin. This kit is available across the whole fleet, but only in limited numbers.
Trained, certified and healthy guide dogs are allowed onboard, assuming that they possess all documentation for entering any and all foreign countries visited during the course of the voyage.

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy complications. Therefore, for safety reasons, MSC are unable to admit any women onboard who have reached or exceeded their 24th week of pregnancy by the end of the cruise.

Special Dietary Requirements

Any guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available online). Once onboard, guests must confirm their needs at the Reception, and with the Maitre d'Hôtel.

Dress Code

Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight jacket for men are recommended. For Gala evenings and Parties, slightly more formal dress is advised. For any formal evenings, cocktail dresses for ladies, and a lightweight suit or dinner jacket for the gentlemen onboard.
MSC Cruises advise bringing a jumper or shawl in your luggage to be prepared for changes in temperature in-between the air conditioned interior of the ship and the deck areas.
For visits to religious sites, appropriate clothing is recommended. This means covering knees, shoulders, and no low-cut tops.

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