Western Med

7 nights - 05 July 2025
Northern Europe

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Cruise Only £854 pp
(Monthly payments from £69pp)
£0 pp Call Call

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £100pp, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £100pp, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £300, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £400, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Prices based on 2 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 1 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 3 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 4 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

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Cruise Only £1025 pp
(Monthly payments from £85pp)
£0 pp Call Call

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £100pp, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £100pp, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £300, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £400, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Prices based on 2 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 1 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 3 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 4 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

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Cruise Only £1101 pp
(Monthly payments from £91pp)
£0 pp Call Call

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £100pp, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £100pp, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £300, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £400, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Prices based on 2 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 1 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 3 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 4 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

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Cruise Only £2839 pp
(Monthly payments from £249pp)
£0 pp £7103 £8527

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £100pp, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £100pp, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £300, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Spread the cost of your holiday! Interest Free Monthly payments are based on a deposit of £400, and 11 monthly installments in accordance with our balance due date.

Prices based on 2 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 1 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 3 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

Prices based on 4 people sharing. Cruise only price does not include flights. Fly-cruise price may vary by chosen UK airport.

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(Prices correct as of today’s date, are updated daily, are subject to change and represent genuine availability at time of update).

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Itinerary


Take a look at the shore excursions available for this itinerary.

1

Southampton

Southampton is a port city on England’s south coast. It’s home to the SeaCity Museum, with an interactive model of the Titanic, which departed from Southampton in 1912. Nearby, Southampton City Art Gallery specialises in modern British art. Solent Sky Museum features vintage aircraft like the iconic Spitfire. Tudor House & Garden displays artifacts covering over 800 years of history, including a penny-farthing bike.

Things To See, Do & Taste In Southampton:

  • See:  Stonehenge – A prehistoric megalithic structure and place of spiritual significance.
  • Do:  Wine tasting / winery tour – The Southeast of England has the greatest concentration of commercial vineyards in Britain.
  • Taste:  Tunworth and Winslade cheeses – Locally produced in Hampshire.

05 July 2025
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Southampton
2

At Sea

06 July 2025
3

La Rochelle

The old port area of La Rochelle is dominated by three 14th and 15th century towers that stand tall at the entrance and is one of the town’s major tourist attractions. Just over 400 years ago the first settlers to Quebec left from La Rochelle and Tour de la Chaine now houses a permanent exhibition celebrating this.

07 July 2025
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La Rochelle
4

Bilbao

Time in Bilbao (Bilbo, in Euskera) may be recorded as BG or AG (Before Guggenheim or After Guggenheim). Never has a single monument of art and architecture so radically changed a city. Frank Gehry's stunning museum, Norman Foster's sleek subway system, the Santiago Calatrava glass footbridge and airport, the leafy César Pelli Abandoibarra park and commercial complex next to the Guggenheim, and the Philippe Starck AlhóndigaBilbao cultural center have contributed to an unprecedented cultural revolution in what was once the industry capital of the Basque Country.Greater Bilbao contains almost 1 million inhabitants, nearly half the total population of the Basque Country. Founded in 1300 by Vizcayan noble Diego López de Haro, Bilbao became an industrial center in the mid-19th century, largely because of the abundance of minerals in the surrounding hills. An affluent industrial class grew up here, as did the working class in suburbs that line the Margen Izquierda (Left Bank) of the Nervión estuary.Bilbao's new attractions get more press, but the city's old treasures still quietly line the banks of the rust-color Nervión River. The Casco Viejo (Old Quarter)—also known as Siete Calles (Seven Streets)—is a charming jumble of shops, bars, and restaurants on the river's Right Bank, near the Puente del Arenal bridge. This elegant proto-Bilbao nucleus was carefully restored after devastating floods in 1983. Throughout the Casco Viejo are ancient mansions emblazoned with family coats of arms, wooden doors, and fine ironwork balconies. The most interesting square is the 64-arch Plaza Nueva, where an outdoor market is pitched every Sunday morning.Walking the banks of the Nervión is a satisfying jaunt. After all, this was how—while out on a morning jog—Guggenheim director Thomas Krens first discovered the perfect spot for his project, nearly opposite the right bank's Deusto University. From the Palacio de Euskalduna upstream to the colossal Mercado de la Ribera, parks and green zones line the river. César Pelli's Abandoibarra project fills in the half mile between the Guggenheim and the Euskalduna bridge with a series of parks, the Deusto University library, the Meliá Bilbao Hotel, and a major shopping center.On the left bank, the wide, late-19th-century boulevards of the Ensanche neighborhood, such as Gran Vía (the main shopping artery) and Alameda de Mazarredo, are the city's more formal face. Bilbao's cultural institutions include, along with the Guggenheim, a major museum of fine arts (the Museo de Bellas Artes) and an opera society (Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera, or ABAO) with 7,000 members from Spain and southern France. In addition, epicureans have long ranked Bilbao's culinary offerings among the best in Spain. Don't miss a chance to ride the trolley line, the Euskotram, for a trip along the river from Atxuri Station to Basurto's San Mamés soccer stadium, reverently dubbed "la Catedral del Fútbol" (the Cathedral of Football).

08 July 2025
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Bilbao
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La Coruña

La Coruña, the largest city in Spain's Galicia region, is among the country's busiest ports. The remote Galicia area is tucked into the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, surprising visitors with its green and misty countryside that is so much unlike other parts of Spain. The name "Galicia" is Celtic in origin, for it was the Celts who occupied the region around the 6th-century BC and erected fortifications. La Coruña was already considered an important port under the Romans. They were followed by an invasion of Suevians, Visigoths and, much later in 730, the Moors. It was after Galicia was incorporated into the Kingdom of Asturias that the epic saga of the Pilgrimage to Santiago (St. James) began. From the 15th century, overseas trade developed rapidly; in 1720, La Coruña was granted the privilege of trading with America - a right previously only held by Cadiz and Seville. This was the great era when adventurous men voyaged to the colonies and returned with vast riches. Today, the city's significant expansion is evident in three distinct quarters: the town centre located along the isthmus; the business and commercial centre with wide avenues and shopping streets; and the "Ensanche" to the south, occupied by warehouses and factories. Many of the buildings in the old section feature the characteristic glazed façades that have earned La Coruña the name "City of Crystal." Plaza Maria Pita, the beautiful main square, is named after the local heroine who saved the town in 1589 when she seized the English standard from the beacon and gave the alarm, warning her fellow townsmen of the English attack.

09 July 2025
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La Coruña
6

At Sea

10 July 2025
7

Cherbourg

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.

11 July 2025
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Cherbourg
8

Southampton

Southampton is a port city on England’s south coast. It’s home to the SeaCity Museum, with an interactive model of the Titanic, which departed from Southampton in 1912. Nearby, Southampton City Art Gallery specialises in modern British art. Solent Sky Museum features vintage aircraft like the iconic Spitfire. Tudor House & Garden displays artifacts covering over 800 years of history, including a penny-farthing bike.

Things To See, Do & Taste In Southampton:

  • See:  Stonehenge – A prehistoric megalithic structure and place of spiritual significance.
  • Do:  Wine tasting / winery tour – The Southeast of England has the greatest concentration of commercial vineyards in Britain.
  • Taste:  Tunworth and Winslade cheeses – Locally produced in Hampshire.

12 July 2025
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Southampton

*This holiday is generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility. For customers with reduced mobility or any medical condition that may require special assistance or arrangements to be made, please notify your Cruise Concierge at the time of your enquiry, so that we can provide specific information as to the suitability of the holiday, as well as make suitable arrangements with the Holiday Provider on your behalf.

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What's Included with MSC Cruises


When you take a well-deserved holiday with the MSC cruise line, you can benefit from an abundance of inclusions while onboard. Plus, if you upgrade to a drinks package you will enjoy the benefits of an all-inclusive experience. Talk to our cruise concierge about all the various types of MSC drinks packages that will best suit your needs.

Accommodation
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in a choice of included dining venues
Entertainment throughout the day and evening
Use of swimming pools, hot tubs, fitness centre and leisure facilities where available
Return flights included from a choice of UK airports (fly cruise bookings only)
Port taxes
Selected hot drinks, iced tea, lemonade, juices, and water in selected venues
Porterage of luggage from port to cabin
Adult only areas
Youth programmes for babies to 17-year-olds
Sailaway parties, themed nights and deck parties
Shuttle service to and from ports and airport where available

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From fine dining to Broadway-style production shows, the MSC Virtuosa has amazing facilities that cater to all age groups, singles, couples and families alike.

MSC Virtuosa Cabins & Suites


There are multiple styles of MSC Virtuosa cabins to choose from when booking your cruise holiday. From Interior rooms to the MSC Yacht Club suites, all accommodations, no matter your budget, have a luxury and modern MSC Virtuosa interior design that is ideal for unwinding after a long day.

 

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