Destinations: Ajaccio, Genoa, Civitavecchia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Malaga, Santa Cruz, Salvador, Ilhéus, Rio de Janeiro, Santos
Departures: 16 November 2019 (Unique Departure)
Departure Port: Barcelona
Disembarkation Port: Santos
Are you looking for a cruise on offer where you start from Spain and you end up in Brazil? The 20-day cruise of MSC Cruises starts in Barcelona, the city of art. On the cruise ship you will taste unique dishes and you will enjoy your drink overlooking the sea, while you will have the chance to dive into ultra-modern swimming pools.
First stop will be Ajaccio of France, located in picturesque Corsica and distinguished for Napoleon’s statue. Then you will go to Genoa of Italy, with the Renaissance palaces, in Civitavecchia, one of the largest ports in the country and Palermo of Sicily, with Agrigento, the temple of Greek Doric rhythm. You will continue to Spain, Palma de Mallorca with its tall palm trees, the artful Valencia, to Malaga with the Museo Piccaso and Tenerife in the Canary Islands, with the picturesque Plaza De Espana. Next will be Brazil, with Rio de Janeiro, with the statue of Jesus and the famous Copacabana beach. You will disembark on Santos, with the exotic beaches.
The cruise includes full board, 21 days and 20 nights of cruise, port taxes and daily cruise ship entertainment inside the cruise ship. The price does not include air tickets, excursions, drinks and refreshments, service charges payable to the cruise ship. Also not included are the purchases in the cruise ship stores and everything that is not explicitly mentioned in the included.
Meet the capital of Catalonia, and indulge in the unsurpassed beauty of the Spanish city. Barcelona is known for its architecture with colorful mosaics and buildings worthy of admiration! Visit Port Vell, Holy Family Church and Guell Park, admire the colorful alleys and shop in the famous shopping streets of the city!
Ajaccio is the largest city in Corsica and Napoleon Bonaparte was born there. Visit the home of Napoleon's House, Casa de Bonaparte, and enjoy the sunshine of Corsica.
It has the largest old town in Europe and is a tourist center known for its narrow streets, carruggi, and its harbor with intense life! Genoa has dozens of museums and galleries and the largest aquarium in Europe. It is one of the most beautiful Italian cities and is worth visiting for its indescribable beauty and unique style.
CIVITAVECCHIA / ROME
It is one of the best and most famous Italian cities with famous sights such as the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, Fontana di Trevi, the Pantheon and the Spanish square with Via dei Condotti one of the best streets to make your shopping. Visit the Roman Forum and taste authentic Italian flavors in one of the finest European cities!
Famous for its beaches, the Norman Palace, the Royal chapel and St. John's church, Palermo combines history with a modern urban center and intense nightlife and is also the main "hub" of the island. Have fun at Olivella square, shop on the Liberta street and relax in the beautiful Italian city!
PALMA DE MALLORCA
Palma, the cultural center of Mallorca, is ideal for exploring the beautiful island with white beaches, such as Playa de Palma and the lively nightlife! The Old Town is a charming labyrinth, a narrow walk that you should explore on foot. Worth seeing the Dragon Caves, Safari Park, Marineland and Bellver Castle!
Known as the city of arts & science, the lively coastal city of Valencia is an ideal destination with unique monuments and Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the most central spot! Take your stroll to Mercado Central, one of the largest markets, explore the Ancient City and the modern architectural masterpieces that will impress you.
Malaga, is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and is one of the oldest cities in the world! As you would expect, Malaga is an artistic city where you can enjoy exhibitions of glass and crystal artifacts and Picasso's natural works. Wander between the banana trees and the beautiful fountains of Paseo del Parque and don't forget to visit the old city.
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has a special beauty. Avenida Maritima avenue offers trendy cafes and tourist shops. Visit the Museum of Nature & Humanity considered one of the most important in Spain. Visit the Santa Cruz cathedral -Iglesia de la Concepción (La Orotava)- to see the authentic wooden cross that the Spanish Conquerors carried with them. In the San Cristóbal de La Laguna suburb, the colorful houses will delight you!
SALVADOR DE BAHIA
Salvador, the former capital of Brazil, is famous for its cuisine, music and architecture, which have intense African influences. Known as the «Capital of joy» due to its carnival which lasts for a week, Salvador offers a combination of modern music and art with traditional architecture that has been intact since the 17th century.
Ilhéus is a major city located in the southern coastal region of Bahia, Brazil, 211 km south of Salvador, the state's capital. The city was founded in 1534 as the Vila de São Jorge dos Ilhéus and is known as one of the most important tourist centers in the north-east of Brazil.
RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Brazil, is famous for its carnival festivities, samba, its beaches such as Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, the pedestrianized streets with its blackish mosaics, and the relaxed lifestyle of the residents. Some of the city's most famous attractions beyond the beaches are the gigantic statue of Jesus, at the top of the hill of Corcovado, also a pedestrian street for the Carnival parade, and one of the largest stadiums in the world, the famous Maracana.
Santos belongs to the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Santos is home to 1.6 million people and is the most important port of South America. The coffee trade is very important for the city and you can find it out yourself in the coffee museum as well as the 12-meter statue devoted to the workers who transported coffee every day. Also, you can visit the orchids garden or shop in the handmade market where you will find the best souvenirs to remember forever your trip to Brazil!
16 November 2019
- 20 nights / 21 days cruise.
- Full board.
- Port taxes (210 € / person).
- Daily entertainment on board.
- Drinks / beverage.
- Service charges payable on board (10 € / night for each person over 14 years old and 5 € / night for each child aged 3 to 14).