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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.
La Spezia is sometimes thought of as nothing but a large, industrialized naval port en route to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere, but it does possess some charm, and it gives you a look at a less tourist-focused part of the Riviera. Its palm-lined promenade, fertile citrus parks, renovated Liberty-style palazzos, and colorful balcony-lined streets make parts of La Spezia surprisingly beautiful. Monday through Saturday mornings, you can stroll through the fresh fish, produce, and local-cheese stalls at the outdoor market on Piazza Cavour, and on Friday take part in the busy flea market on Via Garibaldi. There's also Porto Mirabello, a newly built tourist port with a pool club, shops, and several restaurants that overlook the fleet of super-yachts.
Civitavecchia is the cruise gateway to Rome. Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.
Palma de Mallorca is a popular stop and embarkation port for many Western Mediterranean cruise itineraries. The capital of the Balearic Islands is a wonderful blend of modern high rise, seafront resorts and historic, ancient city. The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, also known as Le Seu, is a must-see landmark. It's one of the tallest Gothic structures in Europe and is a dominating sight on the skyline as cruise ships dock in the city. The cathedral is situated in the Old Town, which is filled with chic boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants. Cruise ships dock in Estació Marítima, which is around a 10 minute bus ride, or 40 minute walk to the centre of Palma.
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!
A choice of 12 dining venues promises something special for every taste.
Just to list a few, discover the new specialty restaurant, HOLA! Tapas Bar by Ramón Freixa and the new French specialty restaurant, l’Atelier Bistrot.
Located on deck 6 at the heart of the iconic Mediterranean-style promenade, HOLA! Tapas Bar welcomes you into an amazing culinary experience... Read more
New French speciality restaurant.
The American-style steakhouse serves select prime cuts from around the world, accompanied by bold New World wines and cocktails∘ with swagger.
Tradition and modernity go hand in hand in this stylish teppanyaki restaurant and sushi restaurant. This charming venue offers deliciously authentic Asian... Read more
Open 20 hours a day, the buffet offers an impressive array of Mediterranean specialities and international dishes produced in open kitchens. Family... Read more
In addition to two exclusive new shows from Cirque du Soleil at Sea, MSC Grandiosa will offer a superb choice of entertainment for the whole family, from days in the water park or sports centre to evenings∘ in the super-amusement park or the multi-purpose karaoke∘ bar, comedy club, TV studio & bar.
There's a wide range of glamorous bars and lounges on board, offering refreshment and relaxation in the ideal atmosphere∘ for every moment. So whether you're looking for champagne, classic cocktails or freshly prepared patisserie, you won't have far to go.
A full-size bowling alley where you can challenge friends and family to the last pin!
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
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
Masters of the Sea Bar
There is a Champagne Bar on board.
There are plenty of bars & lounges on board to choose from.
At any time of the day, the Galleria is the perfect place for dining, shopping, socialising or simply taking in the unique... Read more
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.
One of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea, the Polar Aquapark, with features and activities for all ages.
The large and spacious sports centre
Equipped with state-of-the-art Technogym cardio and strength-training equipment, the MSC Grandiosa gym offers a wide range of innovative fitness courses and training... Read more
Restore body and soul in the MSC Aurea Spa, a luxurious Balinese spa on board on MSC Grandiosa. Comprising a thermal area,... Read more
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.
Kids from 3 to 11 years of age can participate in a whole host of fun activities thanks to our partnership with... Read more
MSC Grandiosa for children will be the “Ship of Music”: our partners Lego and Chicco, worked on a same theme and created... Read more
Children from 1 to 3 years old can enjoy activities and games designed in partnership with Chicco.
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.
Guests can inform MSC Cruises of any special requirements by filling in the relevant form (Special Needs Form) available online and at... Read more
All decks, public areas and tenders are designed to be as accessible as possible for guests with reduced mobility. In addition, there... Read more
In line with global standards, smoking areas on board are fewer than non-smoking areas and are indicated by signage and ashtrays.
Smoking (including... Read more
Please make sure you pack appropriate clothing for the various activities∘ you will undertake during your cruise, such as parties, dinners, sports... Read more
We believe everyone’s special on an MSC cruise ship which is why we provide tailored menus and solutions to meet everyone’s dining... Read more
Wi-Fi is available on board all MSC ships (at a fee).
Satellite Internet Access is available in all public areas∘ of the ship... 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