MSC Cruises

7-night Mediterranean from Venice

MSC Orchestra

Able to cater for well over 2,000 passengers, she is a large resort ship that has options that should entertain the entire family.

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Itinerary highlights
Venice Italy
Bari Italy
The iconic blue domes of Santorini Island, Greece Fira, Santorini Greece
Ship highlights
Photo of the Restaurant Restaurant
Photo of the Covent Garden Theatre Covent Garden Theatre
Photo of the R32 Disco R32 Disco
from
£599
per person
from
£86
per night
Free cancellation up to 21 days before you sail through 31 Dec 2021
2 Oct 2021
£669 £599
2 Oct 2021
£769 £699
2 Oct 2021
£869 £799
2 Oct 2021
£1,709 £1,639
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The itinerary

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 centre 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. The city has had a complicated history with the cruise industry, an increasing number of activists are calling for ships to be banned from docking in Venice. Cruise ships dock in several terminals at Stazione Marittima, which is to the west of the city.

Bari, capital of the province of Apulia, lies on southern Italy's Adriatic coast. Its busy port is a leading commercial and industrial centre as well as a transit point for travellers catching ferries across the Adriatic to Greece. Bari comprises a new and an old town. To the north, on a promontory between the old and new harbours, lies the picturesque old town, or Citta Vecchia, with a maze of narrow, crooked streets. To the south is the spacious and regularly planned new town, which has developed considerably since 1930, when the Levant Fair was first held here. The heart of the modern town is Piazza della Liberta. The busy thoroughfare, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, separates the new town from the old. At the eastern end of the Corso begins the Lungomare Nazario Sauro, a magnificent seafront promenade that runs along the old harbour. Bari and the Apulian region were long recognized for their strategic location, attracting a succession of colonizers such as the Normans, Moors and Spaniards, each leaving their mark. 

Day 3At Sea

Undoubtedly the most extraordinary island in the Aegean, crescent-shape Santorini remains a mandatory stop on the Cycladic tourist route—even if it's necessary to enjoy the sensational sunsets from Ia, the fascinating excavations, and the dazzling white towns with a million other travellers. Fira, the capital of the island, is a busy city packed with shops, museums, bars, tavernas, resorts, and nightclubs. Cruise ships anchor at sea and tender their passengers to the base of the Caldera Cliffs in Fira – warning: it's a steep walk up, many opt for the cable car instead!

The iconic blue domes of Santorini Island, Greece

The second-largest city in Crete and capital of the Homonym Prefecture, Chania is located in Minoan Kidonia at the end of the Homonym Gulf between the Akrotiri and Onicha peninsulas. Chania City is divided into two parts; the Old Town, which is comprised of several connected districts built around the old Venetian Harbour, and New Town, a larger, more modern city whose centre is situated next to, and south of, the Old Town. The Old Town is home to Venetian buildings and Turkish elements that combine to create a unique architectural style, and is considered to be the most beautiful urban district on Crete. It was once surrounded by old Venetian fortifications that separated it from the New Town; however, only the eastern and western parts remain today. Due to its compact size, Skiathos can be easily explored in just a single day.

The island of Crete (Chania), Greece

Corfu town today is a vivid tapestry of cultures—a sophisticated weave, where charm, history, and natural beauty blend. Located about midway along the island's east coast, this spectacularly lively capital is the cultural heart of Corfu and has a remarkable historic center that UNESCO designated as a World Heritage Site in 2007. All ships and planes dock or land near Corfu town, which occupies a small peninsula jutting into the Ionian Sea. For an overview of the immediate area, and a quick tour of Mon Repos palace, hop on the little tourist train that runs from May to September. Corfu town has a different feel at night, so book a table at one of its famed tavernas to savor the island's unique cuisine. The best way to get around Corfu town is on foot. The town is small enough so that you can easily walk to every sight. There are local buses, but they do not thread their way into the streets (many now car-free) of the historic centre.

Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of Dubrovnik. Lying 216 km (135 miles) southeast of Split and commanding a jaw-dropping coastal location, it is one of the world's most beautiful fortified cities. Its massive stone ramparts and fortress towers curve around a tiny harbor, enclosing graduated ridges of sun-bleached orange-tiled roofs, copper domes, and elegant bell towers. Your imagination will run wild picturing what it looked like seven centuries ago when the walls were built, without any suburbs or highways around it, just this magnificent stone city rising out of the sea. During the 20th century, as part of Yugoslavia, the city became a popular tourist destination, and in 1979 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the war for independence, it came under heavy siege. Thanks to careful restoration, few traces of damage remain; however, there are maps inside the Pile and Ploče Gates illustrating the points around the city where damage was done. It’s only when you experience Dubrovnik yourself that you can understand what a treasure the world nearly lost.

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 centre 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. The city has had a complicated history with the cruise industry, an increasing number of activists are calling for ships to be banned from docking in Venice. Cruise ships dock in several terminals at Stazione Marittima, which is to the west of the city.

The ship MSC Orchestra

Able to cater for well over 2,000 passengers, she is a large resort ship that has options that should entertain the entire family.

Capacity
2550
Cabins
1275
Total crew
1054
Length
964m

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.

Restaurant

Located on deck 5, serving a wide variety of dishes, prepared by hand with the freshest ingredients, there's a great variety of... Read more

Complimentary
Continental

4 Seasons Italian À la Carte

4 Seasons is Orchestra’s à la carte restaurant situated on deck 13 offering panoramic sea views with seating for 250 guests.

Open for... Read more

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Italian

Shangai

You might not have expected to find a superb chinese restaurant on a Med', Baltic or fjords cruise but that's exactly what... Read more

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Fusion

Self Service Café

Situated on deck 6 is the ship's buffet cafeteria and is open from 7.00am in the morning until 10.00am for buffet breakfast.... Read more

Complimentary
Buffet

Ice Cream Bar

Situated on deck 13, The gelato comes in a wide variety of around 16 different flavours from vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple and... Read more

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Ice Cream

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 1240 seat Theatre, futuristic Disco and Casino with over 600 square metres of casino gaming and the Virtual Games, video games room.

Card Room

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

Photo Gallery

The ship's Photo Gallery on deck 7, displays photos and videos of guests taken by the ship's official photographers which guests can... Read more

Shops & Boutiques

There are a variety of shops and boutique onboard. From the MSC Logo shop that sells MSC clothes, souvenirs and toys, Le... Read more

Savannah Bar

The Savannah Bar is the ship's second show lounge served by its own bar and dance floor.

It is situated on deck 6... Read more

Shaker Lounge

The Shaker Lounge is located on deck 7 of the Orchestra and has its own bar and dance floor along with seating... Read more

Covent Garden Theatre

State of the art theatre, and the main show lounge onboard, with seating for 1,240 people, it is home to MSC Orchestra’s shows ranging... Read more

R32 Disco

With a live DJ and open from 11.00pm until late, the ship's disco located on deck 14 and served by its own... Read more

Palm Beach Casino

The ship's 630 square meter casino, situated on deck 7 accommodating 222 guests. It is served by its own bar and features... Read more

L'Incontro Piano Bar

The 142 seat Piano Bar on deck 5 is the ship's reception bar, featuring live piano music and accompanying orchestra. 

La Cantinella Lounge & Wine Bar

The Lounge and Wine Tasting Bar with tapas and live music and can be found on deck 7 of the ship with... Read more

Coffee Bar

The Coffee Bar is an additional charge bar, situated on deck 6 seating 220 guests and with complimentary snacks ranging from pastries... Read more

The Purple Bar & Zaffiro Bar

The Ships cocktail bars are the ideal location for guests to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail with live musical entertainment.

They are located on... Read more

La Cubana Cigar Lounge

The ship's smoking room and whiskey bar is situated on deck 7 and seats 32 guests.

The Cigar Lounge offers elegant surroundings with... Read more

Library

The ship's small library and reading room are located on deck 7, with seats for 15 guests. It has a small selection... Read more

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery can be found on deck 7 of the ship. Guests can view a range of artwork from fine prints,... Read more

Cyber café

The Cyber Cafe located on deck 7 is the ship's computer room with 17 workstations and a printer (Charges apply).

Costs are around... 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.

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... Read more

Minigolf

A small five hole mini golf course is located by the ship's funnel on deck 15.

Sport Centre

A 474 square metre multi-purpose sports court is located on deck 16 for games such as basketball, tennis, football and volleyball with... Read more

Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard is available on decks 14 and 15 of the ship with equipment available from the poolside bar on deck 13.

The Pools

There are two outdoor salt water pools onboard- one ranging from 1.70 metres to 1.90metres deep, it is the smaller of the... Read more

Kids and teens

MSC pay special attention to the needs of families travelling with them, and it is easy to spend time together onboard the ship. There are comfortable, purpose-built family cabins, and a variety of experienced staff onboard to look after the younger passengers will parents disembark upon shore activities or make use of the onboard facilities. The Kids Club comes in five different age groups, and there are dedicated menus for kids in the restaurants. A special Edutainment programme is laid on as well, allowing children to express their creativity, alongside themed parties, and an adult-free zone for teenagers.

Kid's Clubs

Comes in five different age groups, with dedicated services and entertainment activities for each, open from 9am to 11pm.

  • Baby Club is for... Read more

Virtual Reality Games

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

Enrichment

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

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 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

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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