MSC Cruises

7-night Northern Europe from Kiel

MSC Virtuosa

This new cruise ship will be one of the two largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet, along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa.

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Itinerary highlights
Kiel Germany
Nyhavn 17, Copenhagen Copenhagen Denmark
Ålesund Norway
Ship highlights
Photo of the Exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil at Sea Exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil at Sea
Photo of the Polar Aquapark Polar Aquapark
from
£819
per person
from
£117
per night
Free cancellation up to 21 days before you sail through 31 Dec 2021
8 May 2021
£1,559 £819
22 May 2021
£1,709 £919
5 Jun 2021
£869
19 Jun 2021
£919
3 Jul 2021
£969
17 Jul 2021
£1,019
31 Jul 2021
£1,019
14 Aug 2021
£1,019
8 May 2021
£1,859 £919
22 May 2021
£2,009 £1,069
5 Jun 2021
£1,019
19 Jun 2021
£1,069
3 Jul 2021
£1,119
17 Jul 2021
£1,169
31 Jul 2021
£1,169
14 Aug 2021
£1,169
8 May 2021
£2,199 £999
22 May 2021
£2,349 £1,139
5 Jun 2021
£1,189 £1,169
19 Jun 2021
£1,239 £1,209
3 Jul 2021
£1,289 £1,259
17 Jul 2021
£1,339 £1,309
31 Jul 2021
£1,339 £1,309
14 Aug 2021
£1,339 £1,309
8 May 2021
£4,469 £1,589
22 May 2021
£2,509
5 Jun 2021
£1,639
19 Jun 2021
£2,509 £1,689
3 Jul 2021
£1,739
17 Jul 2021
£2,609 £1,789
31 Jul 2021
£2,609 £1,789
14 Aug 2021
£2,609 £1,789
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Stress Free Cruising

Reschedule your booking for free up to 15 days before your sail date for cruise only, and up to 21 days before departure for fly cruises. Applies to bookings made before 30 October 2020 on sailings through 31 December 2021.

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The itinerary

Known for the Kiel Canal and Kiel Week, the city boasts an important maritime history. Kiel is also a great place to sight-see, do some shopping and take part in one of the many festivals taking place there.

Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia and the capital of Denmark. The city is regularly named one of the best cities to visit and live in the world. Some of its famous attractions including the Gefion Fountain and Amalienborg Palace, take a river boat along the city’s waterways, visit Rosenborg Castle or explore the medieval fishing village of Dragoer. Once the home of Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen features many reminders of its fairytale heritage, the most famous being The Little Mermaid statue on the Langelinie promenade. Copenhagen has three cruise terminals, most large ships dock in Ocean Quay, which is located around two miles outside of the city centre.

Nyhavn 17, Copenhagen

Day 3At Sea

People have been trekking through Hellesylt since the end of the last ice age, but tourists began staying overnight only in 1875, when the village's first hotel was built. Hellesylt was the inspiration for Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's long play in verse, Brand (1865). Despite more than 200,000 tourists and 100 cruise ships visiting annually, there's not much to see here besides the waterfall in the village center, oddly wedged between two bridges. A handful of tourists visit for the mountain walks, climbing, boating, and fishing in the region. But by far, most cruise-ship passengers use Hellesylt as the point of embarkation for a highway journey to Geiranger (while others remain onboard the ship to cruise into the fjord).

The coastal town of Ålesund is the commercial capital of the Møre og Romsdal district. But more important, it is noted for its characteristic Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) buildings, which some claim make Ålesund one of the most beautiful towns in Norway. This Art Nouveau style emerged when the town was completely rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1904 destroyed nearly 800 buildings and left 10,000 residents homeless. It is said that the fire started by a tipped oil lamp. Rebuilding was carried out with the help of many young, foreign architects who added their own flourishes to the architectural blend of German Jugendstil and Viking roots. Today, narrow streets are crammed with buildings topped with turrets, spires and gables that bear decorations of dragonheads and curlicues. As one of the few remaining Art Nouveau towns in the world, in 1998 Ålesund was awarded the coveted Houens National Memorial Prize for the preservation of its unique architecture.

One of the most scenic train routes in Europe zooms high into the mountains between the towns of Myrdal and Flåm. After the day-trippers have departed, it's a wonderful place to extend your tour and spend the night.

Day 7At Sea

Known for the Kiel Canal and Kiel Week, the city boasts an important maritime history. Kiel is also a great place to sight-see, do some shopping and take part in one of the many festivals taking place there.

The ship MSC Virtuosa

This new cruise ship will be one of the two largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet, along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa.

Capacity
5772
Cabins
2405
Total crew
1400
Length
1034m

Food and drink

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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.

Exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil at Sea

Twice every night, six nights a week, guests on MSC Virtuosa have the unique opportunity to see two original shows by Cirque... Read more

Polar Aquapark

One of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea, with three twisting slides, a ‘Himalayan Bridge’ and a range of... Read more

TV Studio & Bar

This high-tech, multi-purpose space houses a radio broadcast suite and a TV studio broadcasting live games, quizzes, talent contests and other fun... Read more

Attic Club

Party with friends, enjoy a nightcap or simply dance into the small hours at the stylish onboard nightclub.

F1 Simulators

For the young and the young at heart, two Formula 1 virtual-reality racing cars compete head-to-head in a race that will get... Read more

Full size bowling alley

For the first time at sea, a full-size bowling alley where you can challenge friends and family to the last pin!

Health and 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.

Sportplex

The large and spacious amusement park provides a large arena where young guests can play sports and games during the daytime... then... Read more

MSC Aurea Spa

Restore body and soul in the MSC Aurea Spa, a luxurious Balinese spa on board on MSC Virtuosa. Comprising a thermal area,... Read more

Kids and 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!

Teens clubs

MSC Virtuosa offers two teenagers’ clubs, one for 12-14 year olds and another for 15-17 year olds. In addition, a teens-only area... Read more

Mini and Juniors Clubs

Kids from 3 to 11 years of age can participate in a whole host of fun activities thanks to our partnership∘ with... Read more

Baby Club

Children from 1 to 3 years old can enjoy activities and games designed in partnership with Chicco.

Enrichment

There's something to suit all tastes. MSC Cruises offers 2000 shore excursion packages, which have been specially created to offer you opportunities to explore the highlights of each area you visit. 

Useful info

Disabled Facilities

Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises∘ of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest,... Read more

Pregnancy

The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy∘ complications. Therefore, for... Read more

Dietary Requirements

Any guests with food requests and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available... Read more

Dress Code

Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight... Read more

Protecting Marine Life with Ballast Water Treatment Systems

To protect the marine ecosystem in which the ship sails, our ships are fitted with a ballast water treatment system that complies... Read more

Improving Air Quality from Ship Emissions

MSC Cruises is making significant investments into improving air quality. As part of a broader approach to limit sulphur and other emissions... Read more

Energy Saving Technology Onboard

Voyage planning software

An optimised itinerary means a reduced consumption of energy. We plan our itineraries efficiently and use specialised software to optimise... Read more

Energy Efficiency and Advanced Ship Design

From the first line we draw on paper when we design a new ship, to the final light bulb we install, energy... Read more

Water Preservation

Fresh water is a finite resource. Our philosophy is to use it sparingly and efficiently. To this end, we take as many... Read more

From Wastewater to High Quality Water Discharges

No black wastewater from our shipboard operations leaves our ships without proper treatment and any discharges from our fleet undergo a comprehensive∘... Read more

State-of-the-Art Solid Waste Management

Throughout the years, we have taken voluntary steps to equip our ships with state-of-the-art solid waste management and recycling facilities on board.... Read more

Eliminating Single-use Plastics

Under our Plastics Reduction Programme, MSC Cruises is in the final phase of effectively eliminating an extensive number of plastic items from... Read more

Exploring New Technologies and Solutions

Our environmental efforts are an ongoing journey. We will keep exploring and developing new solutions for our future – and existing –... Read more

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Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, and Zurich airports
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We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, and Zurich airports
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, and Zurich airports
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, and Zurich airports
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
Flights available from Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse, and Zurich airports
Book with confidence

We know these are uncertain times, but don't fret. All bookings are covered by our Financial Protection Guarantee and we only work with cruise lines that are members of ATOL and ABTA. For more information about cancellation cover, visit the Coronavirus Cancellation Policies page.

How many people will be travelling?


* Passengers should be aged under 18 at the time of embarkation to qualify as a child.
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