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On Board MSC Virtuosa

Departure Date: 27 September 2022

Duration: 4 Nights

Meraviglia Plus
Inside £439pp
Outside£489pp
Balcony £539pp
Suite £1,289pp
From £439pp
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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 - Cruising
Day 3 - Cork - IrelandArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Cork City received its first charter in 1185 from Prince John of Norman England, and it takes its name from the Irish word corcaigh, meaning "marshy place." The original 6th-century settlement was spread over 13 small islands in the River Lee. Major development occurred during the 17th and 18th centuries with the expansion of the butter trade, and many attractive Georgian-design buildings with wide bowfront windows were constructed during this time. As late as 1770 Cork's present-day main streets—Grand Parade, Patrick Street, and the South Mall—were submerged under the Lee. Around 1800, when the Lee was partially dammed, the river divided into two streams that now flow through the city, leaving the main business and commercial center on an island, not unlike Paris's Île de la Cité. As a result, the city has a number of bridges and quays, which, although initially confusing, add greatly to the port's unique character. Cork can be very "Irish" (hurling, Gaelic football, televised plowing contests, music pubs, and peat smoke). But depending on what part of town you're in, Cork can also be distinctly un-Irish—the sort of place where hippies, gays, and farmers drink at the same pub.
Day 4 - Isle of Portland - EnglandArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
The Isle of Portland is a tied island, 6 kilometres long by 2.7 kilometres wide, in the English Channel. The southern tip, Portland Bill lies 8 kilometres south of the resort of Weymouth, forming the southernmost point of the county of Dorset, England. A barrier beach called Chesil Beach joins it to the mainland.
Day 5 - 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:

so book your cruise and immerse in a World of Discovery!


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 £439pp
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 £489pp
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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From £539pp
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)

The image is representative only

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 –
27 September 2022 – 4 Nights