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Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Greece, Cyp

Ship: MSC Virtuosa  
Departure: Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Nights: 23 nights
Departs: Lisbon
Returns: Dubai
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One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
23
Nights
Days at Sea
9
Sea Days
Ports
14
Ports
Countries Visted
11
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Greece, Cyp

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Lisbon, Portugal Embark 4:00 PM
    View of Lisbon, Portugal

    Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, lies in the western Iberian Peninsula aside the Atlantic Ocean and the Tagus River. As one of the oldest cities in the world, it is rich in Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Modern and Post-Modern constructions. The city is also crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares. The Lisbon Coast hosts some fine sandy beaches at Cascais and Estoril and fishing villages like Sesimbra. Read more about Lisbon, Portugal

    2 Thursday, November 4, 2021 At Sea
    3 Friday, November 5, 2021 Barcelona, Spain 1:00 PM 9:00 PM
    View of Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. The ‘Gothic Quarter’ is the centre of the old city of Barcelona, where many of the buildings date as far back as the Roman settlement. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

    4 Saturday, November 6, 2021 Marseille, France 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Marseille, France

    Located on the SE coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's largest commercial port, and is also the largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. It serves as a gateway to the lush fertile region of Provence and all its cultural contributions to gastronomic excellence, impressionistic art, and ancient architecture. This cosmopolitan city with 300 days of sunshine a year, clear blue skies and the down-to-earth warmth of its residents, boasts a trading history that goes back more than 2,500 years. It is renowned for its beaches, a wide range of water sports, and particularly teaching scuba diving. Read more about Marseille, France

    5 Sunday, November 7, 2021 Genoa, Italy 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Genoa, Italy

    Genoa is an important seaport in northern Italy. It is also known as 'the Superb One' due to its illustrious past. Today it rises from the sea, with two massive towers providing striking landmarks. It is a real mix of the old and the new with many grand palaces and modest houses with pastel-coloured terracotta-roofs next to each other. Read more about Genoa, Italy

    6 Monday, November 8, 2021 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    Rome, the capital, and largest city of Italy, is full of unending possibilities. It can be reached from the port of Civitavecchia in approximately ninety minutes either by train or coach. Rome greets visitors with a multitude of faces, such as the Ancient City with ruins like: the Colosseum; the seven hills; the Roman Forum; and the Sacred Way, the path used for triumphal processions. There is Renaissance Rome, full of winding streets and sun-dappled piazzas, and the Vatican, home to the Pope. Read more about Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

    7 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 At Sea
    8 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Valletta, Malta 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Valletta, Malta

    Valletta (aka Belt Valletta, Città Umilissima) - traditionally reserved for the historic walled citadel that serves as Malta's principal administrative district - is the capital city of Malta, located in the central-eastern portion of the island. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is essentially Baroque in style, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture. Don’t miss the the majestic St John’s Co-Cathedral, with its imposing bastions and a treasure of priceless paintings. The site is nothing short of an open-air museum, yes, living history. Read more about Valletta, Malta

    9 Thursday, November 11, 2021 At Sea
    10 Friday, November 12, 2021 Athens, Greece 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Athens, Greece

    Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is also one of the world's oldest cities with an unparalleled history that spans around 3,400 years. Experiencing long periods of sunshine throughout the year, and known as "the cradle of Western civilisation", it is a 'must-see' destination for world travellers. The city contains a fascinating variety of different architectural styles, ranging from Greco-Roman through Neo-Classical, to Modern. They are usually all found together in the same areas, as a walk through the old neighbourhoods of the famous historic triangle will reveal. Read more about Athens, Greece

    11 Saturday, November 13, 2021 Rhodes, Greece 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Rhodes, Greece

    Rhodes is the principal city of the island of the same name, situated in the Aegean Sea. It is renowned for having the longest summer of any of the Greek islands. It is famous for being the site of the Colossus of Rhodes - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - as well as being the home of the Citadel of Rhodes, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. The capital itself is very beautiful. Read more about Rhodes, Greece

    12 Sunday, November 14, 2021 Limassol, Cyprus 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Limassol, Cyprus

    Limassol, located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus, is widely known for its long cultural tradition and offers tourists a wide spectrum of activities, as well as a number of museums, and archaeological sites. A series of public sculptures, created by renowned artists from Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Germany and Egypt, are found along 1.6 km of seafront reclaimed land, and are appreciated by all visitors. If time permits, visit the ancient city kingdom of Amathus to explore the ruins and its ancient port. The large seaside resort at Akrotiri Bay on the sunny southern coast offers a range of energetic festivals. Read more about Limassol, Cyprus

    13 Monday, November 15, 2021 Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt 7:00 PM 7:30 PM
    View of Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    Located in Egypt to the west of the Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal, measuring 163 km in length and 300 metres width at its narrowest point, serves as a two-way water transportation route between Europe and Asia. Almost 8 per cent of the total world's shipping is controlled by the Suez Canal. It essentially comprises two parts, north and south of the Great Bitter Lake that acts as a buffer to the canal, protecting it from the effects of tidal currents. A second parallel canal is planned for 2017/2019, at a cost of US$4 billion. Read more about Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    14 Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
    View of Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    Located in Egypt to the west of the Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal, measuring 163 km in length and 300 metres width at its narrowest point, serves as a two-way water transportation route between Europe and Asia. Almost 8 per cent of the total world's shipping is controlled by the Suez Canal. It essentially comprises two parts, north and south of the Great Bitter Lake that acts as a buffer to the canal, protecting it from the effects of tidal currents. A second parallel canal is planned for 2017/2019, at a cost of US$4 billion. Read more about Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    15 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 At Sea
    16 Thursday, November 18, 2021 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 7:00 AM 6:00 PM

    Jeddah is a Saudi Arabian city located on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. The city is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holiest city. With a thousand years of trading behind it and home to some of the world most successful merchants, it is natural that Jeddah is the commercial capital of Saudi Arabia. Jeddah is also home to King Fahd's Fountain, the world's tallest reaching up to 312 metres in height. Read more about Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    17 Friday, November 19, 2021 At Sea
    18 Saturday, November 20, 2021 At Sea
    19 Sunday, November 21, 2021 At Sea
    20 Monday, November 22, 2021 At Sea
    21 Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Muscat, Oman 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Muscat, Oman

    Muscat, lying on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman, is the capital and largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. The climate is very hot, with annual average temperatures ranging from 24C. to 33C., but it can get as high as 49C in the summer. It is, though, very dry, hence humidity is not a problem. Read more about Muscat, Oman

    22 Wednesday, November 24, 2021 At Sea
    23 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 7:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, is an island city in the NE of the Persian Gulf. The climate is hot and arid, with sunny skies yearlong. Temperatures pass 40°C in April through September, but are cooler from November to March. Abu Dhabi was originally a pearling community and still maintains its traditional values of hospitality. Read more about Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    24 Friday, November 26, 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Ship

    MSC Virtuosa Overview

    MSC Virtuosa

    The newest ship in the fleet, arriving in late 2020 the MSC Virtuosa is also one of the largest ships in the fleet at 181,541 GT she carries a total of 6334 passengers.

  • Cabins

    MSC Virtuosa Cabins

    Balcony

    Balcony

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    Cabin Types

    FPB, FLP, FMB, FLA, FAM, B3, B2, B1, BBL

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

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    Super Family Plus Staterooms comprise three connecting staterooms, (1 Inside stateroom + 2 Balcony staterooms) with 3 bathrooms and 2 balconies. They can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people. Fantastica Experience includes: all the benefits of ‘Bella’ plus a variety of extra privileges. Choose from staterooms in the most desired locations (including Super Family staterooms where available) located on the upper decks, with rapid access to elevators and lounges. Enjoy 24-hour-a-day room service with free delivery (between 6am and 11pm) and priority choice of dining times in the gourmet restaurants. Have fun with dedicated activities for children, like foreign language games and Master Chef cooking sessions with our staff. And earn MSC Voyagers Club points!

    Interior

    Interior

    Interior on the MSC Virtuosa

    Cabin Types

    YIN, FPO, FMO, O3, O2, O1, BOU, I2, I1, I1S, BIN

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    All beds can be both single or double (on request). Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with large shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Wifi connection available (for a fee). Mini bar, Nespresso type machine and safe. Air conditioning. Surface approx. 172 sq. ft. No window or balcony. MSC Yacht Club Experience Includes: The MSC Yacht Club offers a cruise experience like no other. Lavishly appointed suites, exclusive 24-hour butler service and a dedicated concierge are only the start. All-inclusive private restaurant, unlimited drinks in all MSC Yacht Club areas or from your minibar and exclusive access to The One Sun Deck and Top Sail Lounge are just some of the other privileges. Open dining times in a private restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Private lounge, pool and bar. Private entrance to the MSC Aurea Spa & Fitness center.

    Suite

    Suite

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    Cabin Types

    SE3, SJ3, D3, S3, S2

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

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    Double bed can be converted into two single beds (on request). Walk-in Wardrobe. Setting Area with double sofa bed. Bathroom with a shower vanity area with hairdryers. Interactive TV, telephone and safe. Wifi connection available (for a fee). Mini bar. Air conditioning. ZOE - virtual personal cruise assistant. Surface approx. 419 sq.ft. with large angle balcony with its own private whirlpool bath. Aurea Experience includes: In addition to all the features of ‘Bella’ and ‘Fantastica’, the ‘Aurea’ Experience offers a series of relaxing benefits for body and soul. Embark smoothly with priority boarding then relax in an elegant stateroom where you’ll find a MED by MSC room diffuser (100ML) as well as a complimentary bathrobe and slippers. Dine at the time of your choice in a reserved area of the main dining room, enjoying 24-hour unlimited drinks.* Bask in the exclusivity of a private sun deck. Best of all, take advantage of a fantastic Spa package including a spa welcome cocktail, one massage of your choice from the spa menu, tanning shower, private wellness consultation and unlimited use of the Thermal Area throughout your cruise (available only for adults). Set sail for pure relaxation. *Note: Depending on cruise destination, the drinks package may be either All-Inclusive Restaurant & Bar Drink Package or All-Inclusive Classic Drink Package.

    Yacht Club Suite

    Yacht Club Suite

    Yacht Club Suite on the MSC Virtuosa

    Cabin Types

    YH1, YC3, YCD, YC1

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

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    Double bed, air conditioning, ample wardrobe with low hanging rail, interactive television (ITV), radio, telephone, Samsung LCD screens. Free equipment to access the internet (fees may apply), Nintendo Wii console, mini-bar, low personal safe. Switches to control lights, key cards (where applicable) and air conditioning have been positioned at a reduced height. A light switch has been placed next to the bed in each cabin. Bathroom is equipped with a low fold-down seat (44cm/17.32inch.), one grab rail in the toilet and 2 in the shower (92cm/36.22 inch.), a low vanity sink (84 cm/33.07 inch.) and a roll on the shower floor (to access the shower with a wheelchair). MSC Yacht Club Experience Includes: The MSC Yacht Club offers a cruise experience like no other. Lavishly appointed suites, exclusive 24-hour butler service and a dedicated concierge are only the start. All-inclusive private restaurant, unlimited drinks in all MSC Yacht Club areas or from your minibar and exclusive access to The One Sun Deck and Top Sail Lounge are just some of the other privileges. Open dining times in a private restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Private lounge, pool and bar. Private entrance to the MSC Aurea Spa & Fitness center.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for MSC Virtuosa

    Legend

    • Sofa bed
    • 3rd bed is a pullman bed
    • 3rd & 4th beds are pullman beds
    • Connecting staterooms
    • Sofa converts into bunk bed (3rd and 4th beds)
    • Cabin for guests with reduced mobility
    • Jacuzzi / Whirlpool
    • Obstructed views
    • Staterooms with metal balcony
    • Staterooms with partial metal/partial glass balconies

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