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11-night Northern Europe from Hamburg

MSC Preziosa

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.

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Itinerary highlights
Hamburg Germany
Puffins on the Shetland Islands Lerwick United Kingdom
Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa near Reykjavik, Iceland Reykjavik Iceland
Ship highlights
Photo of the The Golden Lobster The Golden Lobster
Photo of the MSC Yacht Club MSC Yacht Club
Photo of the Platinum Theatre Platinum Theatre
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The itinerary

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.

Day 2At Sea

Founded by Dutch fishermen in the 17th century, Lerwick today is a busy town and administrative center. Handsome stone buildings—known as lodberries—line the harbor; they provided loading bays for goods, some of them illegal. The town's twisting flagstone lanes and harbor once heaved with activity, and Lerwick is still an active port today. This is also where most visitors to Shetland dock, spilling out of cruise ships, allowing passengers to walk around the town.

Puffins on the Shetland Islands

Day 4At Sea

Sprawling Reykjavík, the nation's nerve center and government seat, is home to half the island's population. On a bay overlooked by proud Mt. Esja (pronounced eh-shyuh), with its ever-changing hues, Reykjavík presents a colorful sight, its concrete houses painted in light colors and topped by vibrant red, blue, and green roofs. In contrast to the almost treeless countryside, Reykjavík has many tall, native birches, rowans, and willows, as well as imported aspen, pines, and spruces.Reykjavík's name comes from the Icelandic words for smoke, reykur, and bay, vík. In AD 874, Norseman Ingólfur Arnarson saw Iceland rising out of the misty sea and came ashore at a bay eerily shrouded with plumes of steam from nearby hot springs. Today most of the houses in Reykjavík are heated by near-boiling water from the hot springs. Natural heating avoids air pollution; there's no smoke around. You may notice, however, that the hot water brings a slight sulfur smell to the bathroom.Prices are easily on a par with other major European cities. A practical option is to purchase a Reykjavík City Card at the Tourist Information Center or at the Reykjavík Youth Hostel. This card permits unlimited bus usage and admission to any of the city's seven pools, the Family Park and Zoo, and city museums. The cards are valid for one (ISK 3,300), two (ISK 4,400), or three days (ISK 4,900), and they pay for themselves after three or four uses a day. Even lacking the City Card, paying admission (ISK 500, or ISK 250 for seniors and people with disabilities) to one of the city art museums (Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir, or Ásmundarsafn) gets you free same-day admission to the other two.

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa near Reykjavik, Iceland

Sprawling Reykjavík, the nation's nerve center and government seat, is home to half the island's population. On a bay overlooked by proud Mt. Esja (pronounced eh-shyuh), with its ever-changing hues, Reykjavík presents a colorful sight, its concrete houses painted in light colors and topped by vibrant red, blue, and green roofs. In contrast to the almost treeless countryside, Reykjavík has many tall, native birches, rowans, and willows, as well as imported aspen, pines, and spruces.Reykjavík's name comes from the Icelandic words for smoke, reykur, and bay, vík. In AD 874, Norseman Ingólfur Arnarson saw Iceland rising out of the misty sea and came ashore at a bay eerily shrouded with plumes of steam from nearby hot springs. Today most of the houses in Reykjavík are heated by near-boiling water from the hot springs. Natural heating avoids air pollution; there's no smoke around. You may notice, however, that the hot water brings a slight sulfur smell to the bathroom.Prices are easily on a par with other major European cities. A practical option is to purchase a Reykjavík City Card at the Tourist Information Center or at the Reykjavík Youth Hostel. This card permits unlimited bus usage and admission to any of the city's seven pools, the Family Park and Zoo, and city museums. The cards are valid for one (ISK 3,300), two (ISK 4,400), or three days (ISK 4,900), and they pay for themselves after three or four uses a day. Even lacking the City Card, paying admission (ISK 500, or ISK 250 for seniors and people with disabilities) to one of the city art museums (Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir, or Ásmundarsafn) gets you free same-day admission to the other two.

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa near Reykjavik, Iceland

Akureyri, called the Capital of the North is the second largest urban area in Iceland, and a lively one at that. Hemmed by the 60-km (37-mile) long Eyjafjörður, Akureyri is sheltered from the ocean winds and embraced by mountains on three sides. Late 19th-century wooden houses impart a sense of history, and the twin spires of a modern Lutheran church rising on a green hill near the waterfront, provide a focal point. To the south of Akureyri is the pyramid-shape rhyolite mountain Súlur. Beyond it is Kerling, the highest peak in Eyjafjörður District.

Day 9At Sea

In bustling Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, there's plenty to see in the narrow, winding streets extending from the harbor. The cathedral and some museums are highlights.

The town of Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands

Day 11At Sea

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.

The ship MSC Preziosa

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.

Capacity
3502
Cabins
1751
Total crew
1388
Length
1093m

Food and drink

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.

Eataly

The Eataly Steakhouse serves modern and traditional Italian food. The Eataly on the MSC Preziosa is fashioned after the famed restaurant in... Read more

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Italian

The Golden Lobster

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

Complimentary
International

Self Service Buffet Restaurants

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

Complimentary
Buffet

Sports Bar

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

Complimentary
Classic

Phoenician Plaza Ice Cream Bar

Seating 80 guests and located on deck 6 of the ship, is designed to reflect an Italian Square with live music, a... Read more

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Ice Cream

L’Arabesque

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

Complimentary
International

Ristorante Italia

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

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Italian

Nutella Corner and Happy Puppy Ice Crystal Drink Stand

Nutella Corner is located near the Aqua Park pool on deck 14, and serves chocolate crêpes and the Happy Puppy Ice crystal... Read more

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Themed

La Locanda

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

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Pizzeria

Galaxy Lounge

Based on the style of 1950s supper clubs, the à la carte Galaxy Lounge on deck 16 offer panoramic views and background... Read more

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International

Entertainment

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.

Platinum Theatre

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

Sports Bar

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

Millennium Star Casino

The Casino, seating 323 features Roulette, poker, blackjack, and slot machines. It is served by its own bar.

Green Sax Jazz 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

Diamond Bar & Library

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

Preziosa Bar

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

El Dorado Piano Bar

The ship's Piano and Martini Bar, seats 108 and is located on deck 7.

The Pool Bars

The Pool bars are located by the Pool on deck 14.

Il Cappuccino Coffee Bar

The ship's coffee shop serves a selection of cakes and desserts.

It is located on deck 7 with room for 58 passengers.

Sweet Shop

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

Boutiques

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

Photo Shop

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

Cyber Cafe

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

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery features a selection of artwork from fine prints, lithographs, water colours and oils which can be purchased during the... Read more

4D Cinema

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

F1 Simulator

The Formula One Simulator on deck 16 offers guests the chance to experience racing a Formula one car around a variety of... Read more

La Locanda

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

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

Safari Lounge

The Safari lounge on deck 7 seats 295 guests and is the ship's show lounge with its own bar and dance floor.... Read more

Health and fitness

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.

Gym

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

MSC Aurea Spa

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 Pools and Aqua Park

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

Top 18 Solarium

The Top 18 Exclusive Solarium is an adult only sanctuary on deck 18 featuring premium deck space, comfortable cocoons, a whirlpool bath,... Read more

Beauty Salon

Guests wishing to have their hair styled or cut, manicures, pedicures or barber services for male passengers, can visit the ship's beauty... Read more

Kids and teens

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 & Kids Club

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

Teen Disco Graffiti

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

Virtual Reality Games

An onboard arcade, with a variety of video games and digital options. Open to all children onboard and located on deck 6.

Doremi Castle Aqua Park Adventures (Kids Pool)

The Doremi Castle Aqua Park Adventures on deck 16, is the ship's waterpark for children. With sprays, fountains and other water features... Read more

Enrichment

Enrichment onboard MSC include Language lessons, dance classes, arts & crafts, and many more.

MSC Yacht Club

The Fantasia class MSC ships feature a "ship-within-a-ship" area called the MSC Yacht Club. This private club area is forward on decks... Read more

Useful info

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

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

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... 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

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

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

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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