The classic design of beautifully crafted MSC Preziosa includes spectacular features such as a real stone piazza ,sweeping Swarovski crystal staircases and a magical ‘infinity’ pool. There’s all this and more to discover at your own pace on board, enjoying every moment to the full as you voyage to some of the world’s most beautiful∘ destinations.Explore the ship
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Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city with a history dating back to Charlemagne. A major port, this vibrant city is home to art and culture, extensive shopping facilities, Baroque buildings and waterfront vistas. With its well-known fish market, art galleries and Museums together with several beautiful parks including a botanical garden, this is a city with something for everyone. British visitors who remember the Swinging Sixties may like to visit the streets around Grosse Freiheit, where an unknown pop group called The Beatles gave their first public performances in various local clubs before achieving worldwide fame. Please note: Those on the Saga Pearl II P2216 cruise in December 2018 should be aware that the Christmas Market is likely to be extremely busy during your call.
Southampton is the UK's largest and busiest cruise port, catering for over 1.5 million passengers every year. Located just a two hour drive out of London, or an 80-minute train journey, Southampton has a rich history on display across the city's museums and cultural venues, as well as leading shopping shopping outlets, many restaurants and bars, and award-winning public parks. Walking around the city centre, you'll see many remnants of the ancient city walls, don't miss the Bargate Monument – a Grade I-listed medieval gatehouse. Further afield, you can take in the sights of nearby cities of Portsmouth and Winchester, or visit the world-renowned heritage site of Stonehenge.
Le Havre, founded by King Francis I of France in 1517, is located inUpper Normandy on the north bank of the mouth of the River Seine, which isconsidered the most frequented waterway in the world. Its port is ranked thesecond largest in France. The city was originally built on marshland andmudflats that were drained in the 1500’s. During WWII most of Le Havre wasdestroyed by Allied bombing raids. Post war rebuilding of the city followed thedevelopment plans of the well-known Belgian architect Auguste Perre. Thereconstruction was so unique that the entire city was listed as a UNESCO WorldHeritage Site in 2005.
Dating from Roman times, the Galician city of Vigo has a fine natural harbour and is renowned as the biggest fishing port in the world. It is also full of history - it was in this fjord-like quay that the English and Dutch defeated the French and Spanish fleets in 1702. Today, the attractive marinas stand in contrast to the industrialised areas of the city, while further exploration will reveal the characteristic 17th-century architecture and attractive countryside beyond. The charming Old Town is a delight, with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets and shaded squares. Nearby is the Cathedral city of Tui, and further to the north is the pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela, which can be reached by car in approximately 1¼ hours.
Set on seven hills on the banks of the River Tagus, Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 13th century. It is a city famous for its majestic architecture, old wooden trams, Moorish features and more than twenty centuries of history. Following disastrous earthquakes in the 18th century, Lisbon was rebuilt by the Marques de Pombal who created an elegant city with wide boulevards and a great riverfront and square, Praça do Comércio. Today there are distinct modern and ancient sections, combining great shopping with culture and sightseeing in the Old Town, built on the city's terraced hillsides. The distance between the ship and your tour vehicle may vary. This distance is not included in the excursion grades.
A Mediterranean city and naval station located in the Region of Murcia, southeastern Spain, Cartagena’s sheltered bay has attracted sailors for centuries. The Carthaginians founded the city in 223BC and named it Cartago Nova; it later became a prosperous Roman colony, and a Byzantine trading centre. The city has been the main Spanish Mediterranean naval base since the reign of King Philip II, and is still surrounded by walls built during this period. Cartagena’s importance grew with the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century, when the Navidad Fortress was constructed to protect the harbour. In recent years, traces of the city’s fascinating past have been brought to light: a well-preserved Roman Theatre was discovered in 1988, and this has now been restored and opened to the public. During your free time, you may like to take a mini-cruise around Cartagena's historic harbour: these operate several times a day, take approximately 40 minutes and do not need to be booked in advance. Full details will be available at the port.
Valencia, Spain's third-largest municipality, is a proud city with a thriving nightlife and restaurant scene, quality museums, and spectacular contemporary architecture, juxtaposed with a thoroughly charming historic quarter, making it a popular destination year in year out. The city represents the essence of contemporary Spain—daring design and architecture along with experimental cuisine—but remains deeply conservative and proud of its traditions. Though it faces the Mediterranean, Valencia's history and geography have been defined most significantly by the River Turia and the fertile huerta that surrounds it. Modern Valencia was best known for its frequent disastrous floods until the River Turia was diverted to the south in the late 1950s. Since then the city has been on a steady course of urban beautification. The lovely bridges that once spanned the Turia look equally graceful spanning a wandering municipal park, and the spectacularly futuristic Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), most of it designed by Valencia-born architect Santiago Calatrava, has at last created an exciting architectural link between this river town and the Mediterranean. If you're in Valencia, an excursion to Albufera Nature Park is a worthwhile day trip.
The infinite variety of street life, the nooks and crannies of the medieval Barri Gòtic, the ceramic tile and stained glass of Art Nouveau facades, the art and music, the throb of street life, the food (ah, the food!)—one way or another, Barcelona will find a way to get your full attention. The capital of Catalonia is a banquet for the senses, with its beguiling mix of ancient and modern architecture, tempting cafés and markets, and sun-drenched Mediterranean beaches. A stroll along La Rambla and through waterfront La Barceloneta, as well as a tour of Gaudí's majestic Sagrada Família and his other unique creations, are essential parts of a visit to Spain's second-largest city. Barcelona's vibe stays lively well into the night, when you can linger over regional wine and cuisine at buzzing tapas bars. Many Mediterranean cruises begin and/or end in Barcelona, and this vibrant city makes the perfect pre or post-cruise holiday extension!
Genoa is the gateway to the Italian Riviera and is the busiest cruise port in Italy. The city has undergone major renovations as its cruise industry has grown, the area around the port is now littered with chic cafés and restaurants, museums and galleries. Stroll through the ancient city gates and into the Old City for a taste of medieval Genoa. From Genoa, you can take a trip to nearby Portofino, Santa Margherita, and the wider Liguria region.
The classic design of beautifully crafted MSC Preziosa includes spectacular features such as a real stone piazza ,sweeping Swarovski crystal staircases and a magical ‘infinity’ pool. There’s all this and more to discover at your own pace on board, enjoying every moment to the full as you voyage to some of the world’s most beautiful∘ destinations.
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.
The Eataly Steakhouse serves modern and traditional Italian food. The Eataly on the MSC Preziosa is fashioned after the famed restaurant in... Read more
The Golden Lobster restaurant is the ship's main dining room split over two levels on decks 5 and 6 with seating for... Read more
The ship's self service complimentary buffet spans almost half the length of deck 14. It seats 412 guests in the Inca section... Read more
The 87 seater Sports Bar serves à la carte snacks and is open from 3pm to 12am.
Located on deck 7 with large... Read more
Seating 80 guests and located on deck 6 of the ship, is designed to reflect an Italian Square with live music, a... Read more
L’Arabesque is Preziosa's other Main Dining Room offering panoramic views and located on deck 6 with seating for 766 passengers.
With open seating for... Read more
An intimate, 30-seat venue adjacent to Eataly only open for dinner. This specialty restaurant features a different menu each night that was... Read more
Nutella Corner is located near the Aqua Park pool on deck 14, and serves chocolate crêpes and the Happy Puppy Ice crystal... Read more
La Locanda is Preziosa’s Pizzeria Wine bar, seating 105 guests and located on deck 7 of the ship just outside the Italian... Read more
MSC Cruises’ uncompromising dedication to its passengers is nowhere more evident than the unrivalled entertainment programmes and facilities offered on board, with its state-of-the-art 1600 seat Theatre, futuristic Disco and Casino with over 1000 square metres of casino gaming and Virtual World, video games room.
The 1,600 seat Theatre Lounge found onboard offers at least 6 different shows, and spans two decks. The seats are tiered, allowing... Read more
The name says it all; onboard passengers are unlikely to find a better place to relax and catch a game. There's a... Read more
The Casino, seating 323 features Roulette, poker, blackjack, and slot machines. It is served by its own bar.
The Green Sax Jazz Bar has seating for 106 visitors and features live jazz music along with a special range of 'made... Read more
The Diamond Bar overlooks the central atrium and is located on deck 6 serving the foyer area. It can seat up to 98... Read more
The Bar is on deck 5 by the central atrium with 28 seats.
Guests can enjoy a drink here whilst listening to classical... Read more
The ship's Piano and Martini Bar, seats 108 and is located on deck 7.
The Pool bars are located by the Pool on deck 14.
The ship's coffee shop serves a selection of cakes and desserts.
It is located on deck 7 with room for 58 passengers.
La Caramella, on deck 6, is the ship's candy and confectionary shop, featuring a large variety of pic ‘n’ mix sweets along with... Read more
The ship boasts a variety of shops and boutiques.
From the MSC Logo shop that sells MSC clothes, souvenirs and toys, La Profumeria selling a... Read more
The Photo Shop is located on deck 7. Photos captured by the ship's professional photographers both on board and ashore can be viewed... Read more
Guests can access the internet and their emails either using their own portable wireless devices or via the ship's Cybercafe on deck... Read more
The Art Gallery features a selection of artwork from fine prints, lithographs, water colours and oils which can be purchased during the... Read more
Fantasia’s 4D ten seat cinema, with 3D graphics and moving seats to enhance guests' experience, is located on deck 16 aft and... Read more
The Formula One Simulator on deck 16 offers guests the chance to experience racing a Formula one car around a variety of... Read more
Serving a wide selection of wines by the glass or bottle along with cocktails, 22 different varieties of bottled and draught beer... Read more
Galaxy Lounge on deck 16 is the ship's nightclub served by its own bar with a themed cocktail menu for guests to sample... Read more
The ship is well equipped to ensure her passengers stay active whilst travelling. From a fully-equipped gym with panoramic sea views, to an outdoor jogging track, to the MSC Aurea Spa. The Aurea Spa offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, aromatherapy, as well as the only Balinese Spa at sea.
The fully-equipped onboard gyms comes with stunning views as standard, courtesy of the panoramic windows., within the Spa. Fitted with the latest... Read more
The 1700 square metre MSC Aurea Spa on deck 14 with stunning sea views offers several innovative features unique to Preziosa including... Read more
The outdoor Aqua Park and pool are mid-ship on deck 14. This is the main pool and it includes several different areas,... Read more
The Top 18 Exclusive Solarium is an adult only sanctuary on deck 18 featuring premium deck space, comfortable cocoons, a whirlpool bath,... Read more
From the splash-filled fun and games of the Doremi Castle kids’ aqua park and the high-speed thrill of Vertigo, one of the longest water slides on the seas, to the teens only disco and video arcade, there’s a world of enjoyment for children of all ages.
Doremi Land is home to the Mini and Junior Kid's Club and is located midship of deck 15. Designed around the world... Read more
MSC Teens Disco, located on Deck 15, is the perfect place for teenagers with its urban style design including multi-coloured graffiti, atmospheric... Read more
An onboard arcade, with a variety of video games and digital options. Open to all children onboard and located on deck 6.
Enrichment onboard MSC include Language lessons, dance classes, arts & crafts, and many more.
The medical facilities and equipment onboard may not be adequate enough to deal with a birth or any pregnancy complications. Therefore, for... Read more
Guests with special needs should inform MSC Cruises of their needs, ideally, at the time of booking, or at the very latest,... Read more
Any guests with food intolerances and/or allergies are asked to inform MSC Cruises of their requirements through the Special Needs form (available... Read more
Casual wear is advised is advised for life onboard and shore excursions. For informal evenings, summery dresses for women and a lightweight... Read more
MSC Cruises is making significant investments into improving air quality. As part of a broader approach to limit sulphur and other emissions... Read more
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
From the first line we draw on paper when we design a new ship, to the final light bulb we install, energy... Read more
Fresh water is a finite resource. Our philosophy is to use it sparingly and efficiently. To this end, we take as many... Read more
No black wastewater from our shipboard operations leaves our ships without proper treatment and any discharges from our fleet undergo a comprehensive... Read more
To protect the marine ecosystem in which the ship sails, our ships are fitted with a ballast water treatment system that complies... Read more
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
Under our Plastics Reduction Programme, MSC Cruises is in the final phase of effectively eliminating an extensive number of plastic items from... Read more