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France & Belgium Short Break from Southampton

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On Board MSC Virtuosa

Departure Date: 24 September 2022

Duration: 3 Nights

Meraviglia Plus
Inside £349pp
Outside£399pp
Balcony £449pp
Suite £1,039pp
From £349pp
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Southampton - EnglandArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.
Day 2 - Cherbourg - FranceArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Originally a little fishing village, Cherbourg has developed into a historic port designed by Vauban. This was also a strategic naval port during the Napoleonic wars; there is a marina with over 1000 moorings. “Cap de la Hague” is to the West and the “Pointe de Barfleur” to the East. This port, which belongs to Normandy, is a region that has provided inspiration for countless artists and writers, and is the land of apple orchards and rolling farmland dotted with villages of half-timbered houses. Boasting a wealth of abbeys and châteaux, as well as a superb coastline, it offers something for everyone. Cherbourg was also the first stop of RMS Titanic after it left Southampton, England. On 19 June 1864, the naval engagement between USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama took place off Cherbourg. The Battle of Cherbourg, fought in June 1944 following the Normandy Invasion, ended with the capture of Cherbourg on June 30.
Day 3 - Zeebrugge - BelgiumArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
In 1895 work began to construct a new seaport and harbour next to the tiny village of Zeebrugge, situated on the North Sea coast. Today the fast-expanding port of Zeebrugge is one of the busiest in Europe and its marina is Belgium’s most important fishing port. Many attempts were made to destroy this important port during both World Wars. Zeebrugge is ideally located for discovering the historic city of Bruges, and delightful seaside resorts with long sandy beaches can be visited by using the trams that run the whole length of the Belgian coast. Please note that no food may be taken ashore in Belgium. We shall not be offering shuttle buses to Bruges, but you may visit the city on an optional excursion: those visiting Bruges should note that there may be quite a long walk from the coach to the town centre.
Day 4 - Southampton - EnglandArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.
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Dining Options

A choice of 10 dining venues promises something special for every taste including a brand new Indochine restaurant and 21 bars each offering a unique experience including the first humanoid Robotic Bartender at sea.

Entertainment

MSC family cruises are designed for parents and children to enjoy fun times together and quality time separately. That's why we’re proud to have built a renowned reputation as a company that knows how to create the best cruises for kids.

Today we continue to deliver on that reputation by paying extra attention to the needs of children, tweens, teens and their parents:

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Enrichments

Accommodation and Deck plan

Choose from a wide variety of elegant accommodation, including family options, duplex suites with a private whirlpool bath, and the highest ratio of sea-view balcony cabins of any cruise ship.

Interior
From
From £349pp
Surface approx 12-17 sqmRelaxing armchairBathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryerComfortable double or single beds (on request)Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and...

  • Surface approx 12-17 sqm

  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

The image is representative only; the size, layout and furniture may vary (within the same cabin category).

Facilities
Double or Twin Configuration,Vanity Area,Shower,Toiletries Provided,Room Service Available,Free Mini Bar,TV,Wi-Fi (Additional Cost),Media/Entertainment Station,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk
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Ocean View
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From £399pp
Surface approx. 12-25 sqmWindow with sea view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer Comfortable double or single beds (on request)Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available...

  • Surface approx. 12-25 sqm
  • Window with sea view
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Can accomodate up to 6 people
  • Choose the cabin type that best suits you:
  • Premium Ocean View, can accommodate up to 6 people (surface approx 25 sqm, deck 9-11)
  • Deluxe Ocean View (surface approx 16 sqm, deck 5)
  • Junior Ocean View (surface approx 12 sqm, deck 8)
  • Junior Ocean View with obstructed view (surface approx 12 sqm, Deck 8)

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

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Facilities
Double or Twin Configuration,Lounge Area,Vanity Area,Shower,Bath,Toiletries Provided,Room Service Available,Free Mini Bar,TV,Wi-Fi (Additional Cost),Media/Entertainment Station,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk
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Balcony
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Surface approx 12 to 17 sqm, balcony approx 6 sqmSitting area with sofa Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer Comfortable double or single beds (on request)Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi...

  • Surface approx 12 to 17 sqm, balcony approx 6 sqm
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub , vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Choose the cabin type that best suits you:
  • Balcony Aurea (best ship position, surface approx 17 sqm, deck 11-13)
  • Deluxe Balcony (surface approx 17 sqm, deck 8-14)
  • Deluxe Balcony with Partial View (surface approx 17 sqm, deck 8, 14)
  • Studio Balcony (single use, surface approx 12 sqm, deck 13-14)

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

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Facilities
Double or Twin Configuration,Vanity Area,Shower,Toiletries Provided,Room Service Available,Free Mini Bar,TV,Wi-Fi (Additional Cost),Media/Entertainment Station,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk
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Your Cruise Summary
MSC Cruises MSC Virtuosa –
24 September 2022 – 3 Nights