12 Night Colourful Coasts of The Canaries from only €1249,00 pp
MSC Magnifica, Bella Interior Cabin & Gratuities Included
Depart 11 Sept 2021
Southampton, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, St Peterburg, Helsinki, Skagen
Masterfully combining the relaxed refinement of the Musica Class with the variety and opulence of our Fantasia Class flagships, MSC Magnifica brings cruise travellers the best of both worlds.
Marrying traditional craftsmanship with ground-breaking design, the superb venues on this ship spoil you for choice, including 5 gourmet restaurants serving food from around the world and 12 designer-themed bars. Kids and teens love their own themed venues and special clubs that help break the ice with new friends.
SOUTHAMPTON: Despite its pummelling by the Luftwaffe and some disastrous postwar urban sprawl, the thousand-year-old city of Southampton has retained some of its medieval charm in parts and reinvented itself as a twenty-first century shopping centre in others, with the giant glass-and-steel West Quay as its focus.
LISBON: The oldest part of the city, the warren of streets that make up the Alfama, sits below the spectacularly sited Moorish Castelo de São Jorge, its ruined walls facing another hill, the Bairro Alto or upper town, famed for its bars, restaurants and vibrant nightlife. The valley between these hills makes up the Baixa.
FUNCHAL: The name derives from that of the fennel plant, the funcho still used today in the traditional sweets known as rebuçados de funcho, that one can find anywhere on the island of Madeira. An excursion will take you around the town centre, to visit historic churches, from the A Sé Cathedral, with its inlaid ceiling, to the majestic Church of the Incarnation, to the church of Carmo without a vault.
GRAN CANARIA: Gran Canaria holds a myriad of things to see for those visiting the Canary Islands on an MSC cruise. Small towns that appear and disappear, such as Tejeda in the mountainous area of Gran Canaria, which is periodically swallowed by a sea of clouds.
TENERIFE: If instead one comes from the old part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife you come across churches built in a variety of architectural styles, from the insular baroque of the church of St. Francis, to the colonial Canary style of the church of the Concepciòn or the 18th century Iglesia del Pilar, built on an ancient hermitage.
LANZAROTE: A visit to Arrecife, Lanzarote, will literally sweep you away into another world. When you step aground from your MSC cruise you will find yourself in a lunar landscape created by the coming together of the ocean and the lava. Hard to forget. It is the volcanic nature of the Canaries that makes this a unique land. Arrecife appears from the distance as a row of little white houses along the coast as your MSC cruise approaches the island. Looming over the port is the Castillo de San Gabriel built in the 16th century but many times restored, which now hosts a museum like the other fort in Arrecife, the Castillo de San Jose.
VIGO: Few cities enjoy such a magnificent natural setting as Vigo. Arrayed along the sloping southern shoreline of its namesake estuary, it enjoys superb views not only of the bay itself, surrounded by green forest ridges, but also out towards the ocean. These days, cruise passengers mingle with tourists arriving at the Estación Marítima de Ría off the Cangas ferry, and set off to explore the steep, cobbled streets that climb up into Vigo’s old city, known as O Berbés and crammed with shops, bars and restaurants.
The Price includes: Flights from Dublin, All Meals & Entertainment, 12 Night on board MSC Magnifica, Gratuities, Bella Interior Cabin.
Southampton (England), Lisbon (Portugal), Funchal (Portugal), Gran Canaria (Spain), Tenerife (Spain), Lanzarote (Spain), Vigo (Spain)