MSC Cruises

7-night Mediterranean from Genoa

MSC Fantasia

Able to cater for over 3,500 passengers, she is not just one of the largest ships in the MSC fleet, but one of the largest cruise ships currently on the ocean.

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Itinerary highlights
Genoa Italy
La Spezia Italy
Naples Italy
Ship highlights
Photo of the Red Velvet (main dining room) Red Velvet (main dining room)
Photo of the Teatro L'Avanguardia Teatro L'Avanguardia
Photo of the Sports Bar Sports Bar
from
£509
per person
from
£73
per night
Free cancellation up to 21 days before you sail through 31 Dec 2021
28 Nov 2021
£559
5 Dec 2021
£559
12 Dec 2021
£509
19 Dec 2021
£979
26 Dec 2021
£1,219
2 Jan 2022
£609
9 Jan 2022
£509
16 Jan 2022
£559
23 Jan 2022
£559
30 Jan 2022
£559
6 Feb 2022
£659
13 Feb 2022
£659
20 Feb 2022
£659
27 Feb 2022
£759
6 Mar 2022
£759
13 Mar 2022
£759
20 Mar 2022
£839
27 Mar 2022
£879
28 Nov 2021
£659
5 Dec 2021
£659
12 Dec 2021
£609
19 Dec 2021
£1,129
26 Dec 2021
£1,369
2 Jan 2022
£709
9 Jan 2022
£609
16 Jan 2022
£659
23 Jan 2022
£659
30 Jan 2022
£659
6 Feb 2022
£759
13 Feb 2022
£759
20 Feb 2022
£759
27 Feb 2022
£859
6 Mar 2022
£859
13 Mar 2022
£859
20 Mar 2022
£939
27 Mar 2022
£979
28 Nov 2021
£739
5 Dec 2021
£739
12 Dec 2021
£689
19 Dec 2021
£1,309
26 Dec 2021
£1,549
2 Jan 2022
£789
9 Jan 2022
£689
16 Jan 2022
£739
23 Jan 2022
£739
30 Jan 2022
£739
6 Feb 2022
£839
13 Feb 2022
£839
20 Feb 2022
£839
27 Feb 2022
£939
6 Mar 2022
£939
13 Mar 2022
£939
20 Mar 2022
£1,019
27 Mar 2022
£1,059
28 Nov 2021
£1,269 £919
5 Dec 2021
£1,269 £919
12 Dec 2021
£1,219 £869
19 Dec 2021
£1,839 £1,489
26 Dec 2021
£2,079 £1,729
2 Jan 2022
£1,319 £969
9 Jan 2022
£1,219 £869
16 Jan 2022
£1,269 £919
23 Jan 2022
£1,269 £919
30 Jan 2022
£1,269 £919
6 Feb 2022
£1,369 £1,019
13 Feb 2022
£1,369 £1,019
20 Feb 2022
£1,369 £1,019
27 Feb 2022
£1,469 £1,119
6 Mar 2022
£1,469 £1,119
13 Mar 2022
£1,469 £1,119
20 Mar 2022
£1,549 £1,199
27 Mar 2022
£1,589 £1,239
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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

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.

Naples is Italy's third largest city. Its claim to fame is the spectacular location along one of the world's most splendid bays, backed by the perfect cone of Mount Vesuvius. In addition to its beautiful setting, Naples' surprises with other outstanding attractions such as the Royal Palace, San Carlos Opera House, and the Castel Nuovo, dating from the 13th-century. Naples provides a convenient starting point for trips to such favoured destinations as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, the population of 20,000 was wiped out, but dozens of buildings were preserved under layers of cinder more than 20 feet deep. The most important finds from Pompeii are displayed in Naples' National Archaeological Museum. A visit here will no doubt enhance a visit to ancient Pompeii. The Isle of Capri can also be reached via a 45-minute hydrofoil service.

Day 4At Sea

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!

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Since being designated a European Capital of Culture for 2013, with an estimated €660 million of funding in the bargain, Marseille has been in the throes of an extraordinary transformation, with no fewer than five major new arts centres, a beautifully refurbished cruise port, revitalised neighbourhoods, and a slew of new shops and restaurants. The spectacular Notre Dame de la Garde is one of the most popular spots to visit in the city, the steep climb to reach the cathedral offers stunning city-wide views. Marseille's Old Port is filled with chic seafood restaurants overlooking yachts and fishing boats. The second-largest city in France, Marseille is one of Europe's most vibrant destinations.

View over Marseille in the South of France

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 ship MSC Fantasia

Able to cater for over 3,500 passengers, she is not just one of the largest ships in the MSC fleet, but one of the largest cruise ships currently on the ocean.

Capacity
3274
Cabins
1637
Total crew
1370
Length
1092m

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.

Red Velvet (main dining room)

The Red Velvet restaurant is the ship's main dining room split over two levels on decks 5 and 6 with seating for... Read more

Complimentary
International

El Sombrero (Mexican)

El Sombrero Tex Mex is Fantasia’s Mexican speciality restaurant with a show gallery kitchen where guests can watch the food being prepared;... Read more

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Mexican

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 Zanzibar 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

Ice Cream Bar

Piazza San Giorgio, seating 80 guests and located on deck 6 of the ship, is designed to reflect an Italian Square∘ with... Read more

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Ice Cream

Il Cerchio d'Oro

Il Cerchio d'Oro is Fantasia's other Main Dining Room offering panoramic views and located on deck 6 with seating for 766 passengers.

With open... Read more

Complimentary
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.

L’Insolito

L’Insolito on deck 7 seats 268 guests and is the ship's show lounge with its own bar and dance floor. Entertainment on... Read more

Teatro L'Avanguardia

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

Casino Delle Palme

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

Manhattan Jazz Bar

The Manhattan Jazz Bar has seating for 106 visitors and features live jazz music along with a special range of 'made to... Read more

Le Vele Cocktail Bar

The Cocktail Bar∘ overlooks the central atrium and is located on deck 6 serving the foyer area. It can seat up to 98... Read more

Fantasia 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

The Cigar Lounge

The Cigar Lounge∘ is located on deck 6 and is the ship's smoking room with a bar for guests to purchase a... Read more

Il Transatlantico Piano Bar

The ship's Piano and Martini Bar, Il Transatlantico, 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 Cantina Toscana

La Cantina Toscana is Fantasia’s Wine Tasting Bar with tapas and live music and can be found on deck 7 of the... Read more

Liquid Disco

Liquid Disco on deck 16 is the ship's nightclub served by its own bar. During the day activities such as aerobics and dance... Read 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

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. Fitted with the latest state-of-the-art Technogym equipment,... Read more

MSC Aurea Spa

The Luxurious MSC Aurea Spa on Deck 14 is an exotic paradise with superb sea views. It is a sanctuary of tranquility... Read more

MSC Arena

The outdoor sports complex on deck 16 has facilities for basketball, football, volleyball, squash and tennis.

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

Solarium

The Solarium area is on decks 18 & 16 with its own whirlpool baths. Sun lovers willing to pay a surcharge can make... 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

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

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.

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

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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How many people will be travelling?


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How many people will be travelling?


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How many people will be travelling?


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How many people will be travelling?


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How many people will be travelling?


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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.
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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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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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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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