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Cruise from Lisbon to Dubai

26 nights
01 Nov 2021
MSC Virtuosa
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R49,999

Quote Cruise Reference: CRU2239

What's Included

  • Flights & Taxes
  • 2 night four-star hotel stay in Lisbon
  • Full Board cruising – Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks. Available in Buffet & Main restaurants
  • Entertainment – Broadway-style shows in the theatre, live music in the bars and lounges
  • Swimming pools, Hot tubs, waterslides & Sports Courts
  • Spa & Wellness* –The Aurea Spa & Fitness Centre with fully equipped gym & fitness classes

Your Itinerary

Lisbon is a stately city of Neoclassical buildings and wide plazas. Eternally linked to the sea, Lisbon’s magnificent harbour is spanned by the longest suspension bridge in Europe. Other landmarks include the World Heritage Sites of Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, both built in Lisbon’s native Manueline architectural style.

The newest addition to the MSC fleet, the Virtuosa takes its name from the word ‘virtuoso’, meaning a highly accomplished musician. As such, each deck on this ship is named after a different musical instrument. Along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa, the Virtuosa is one of the two largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet and is packed with features. Two brand-new and exclusive ‘Cirque du Soleil at Sea’ shows are among the highlights of the entertainment options, while there is also a state-of-the-art fitness centre, spa, aqua park and a pool area with giant screen that doubles as an event venue in the evenings.

The Catalan capital is one of Spain’s favourite cities. Visit Antoni Gaudi’s inspiring La Sagrada Familia with its ornate spires, explore aromatic food markets full of locally grown cured meats and vegetables or head to the beautiful beaches within walking distance of the city centre. Why not explore the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, which offers a stunning view over the city and houses Spain’s largest collection of Catalan art?

Marseille is France’s second largest city and a virtual melting pot of peoples and cultures with a salty city with a feel and culture all its own. Dominating the harbor is the infamous Chateau d’If, the rocky prison from which Alexandre Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo escaped. Marseille is also your gateway to Provence. Also try the renowned bouillabaisse or tour the lovely towns and vineyards of Provence.

This city’s swag of ornate churches and palaces is as astounding as the revitalized old port area that surrounds them. Visit the baroque piazza and order the Genovese specialties of minestrone and trofie al pesto or Sip a glass of Bianchetta Genovese wine, then stroll the waterfront to ride the Bigo crane for panoramic views of modern-day Genoa. Visit San Lorenzo Cathedral, Piazza de Ferrari and Maritime Museum.
Rome is often described as being the world’s biggest open air museum - The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain where a tossed coin promises your return to the Eternal City. Take a walking tour of its many historical landmarks and enjoy the food, the culture, the ambience, and the surrounding scenery. There is no doubt you’ll learn the meaning of la dolce vita (the sweet life) when you visit Rome.
Described as “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world” when granted World Heritage status, Valletta is a city full of history. The main streets are busy but the quiet back streets offer a glimpse into everyday life. Explore stunning cathedrals and palaces and take a walk around the impressive Grand Harbour.

Athens is a world centre of archaeological research, and home to exciting historical sites such as the Acropolis and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as world-class institutes such as the National Archaeological Museum. It also has a thriving nightlife as well as lively markets, luxurious Hammam baths, and stunning views of the city from the peak of Mount Lycabettus.

The beautiful old town centre of Rhodes is listed as a World Heritage Site, and the medieval streets will captivate you instantly. Rhodes was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes, and there are many ruins left to explore in remote beautiful locations.
One of the world’s greatest shortcuts, the Suez Canal makes you believe you are sailing through the heart of the desert. Transiting through the Suez Canal is sure to be one of the lifelong memories of your cruise. The thought of a canal linking the Mediterranean and Red Sea extends back in history as far as 2100 B.C.
Aqaba is a vibrant, historical city with dusty, sandy hills and stunning white beaches. Aqaba is full of history and natural beauty and is home to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This city is 2,200 years old and carved out of the surrounding cliffs. Visit Wadi Rum, an extraordinary desert and mountain region taking you past endless mountains and dunes
Situated at the base of the Al Qara Mountains, Salahah is a city filled with charm and charisma. The City offers beautiful beaches, traditional Islamic architecture, mountains covered in frankincense trees, historical trips to the caves Marneef Caves and much more. A trip to the tomb of Hiob with a stop off at the unforgettable blow holes will leave you amazed at this City’s beauty.
Muscat is one of the Middle East’s oldest cities and is filled with fascinating history, charm and natural beauty. Wandering through Muscat you can enjoy rare glimpses of the rich and opulent cultural heritage of the land. For tourists that come from all over the world, Muscat holds a special charm with its grand forts, parks and museums all of which help to understand the history of Oman.

One of the world’s most modern cities, Abu Dhabi is simply a captivating mix of historical culture, tradition and ultra-modern developments. Visit the Heritage Village that depicts the life and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures, Liwa Oasis, one of the largest oases in Arabia or the striking Clock Tower.

Explore this city of contrasts, from maze-like souks to soaring skyscrapers that include the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Life on board MSC Virtuosa

Overview

The newest addition to the MSC fleet, the Virtuosa takes its name from the word ‘virtuoso’, meaning a highly accomplished musician. As such, each deck on this ship is named after a different musical instrument. Along with her sister ship MSC Grandiosa, the Virtuosa is one of the two largest in MSC Cruises’ fleet and is packed with features. Two brand-new and exclusive ‘Cirque du Soleil at Sea’ shows are among the highlights of the entertainment options, while there is also a state-of-the-art fitness centre, spa, aqua park and a pool area with giant screen that doubles as an event venue in the evenings.

Dining

Guests have a choice of 11 dining venues on board, including the elegant new Indochine restaurant, featuring French-Vietnamese cuisine. At Spanish restaurant HOLA! Tapas, renowned chef Ramón Freixa serves up dishes celebrating social dining.

Activities

At the Foundation Centre, kids can enjoy a 3D aquarium and interactive games teaching about the environment. Sportplex offers basketball, tennis, football and volleyball. While the Savannah Aquapark features water fun for all ages.

Entertainment

Enjoy a spectacular show by Cirque du Soleil at Sea at the Carousel Lounge; at Le Grand Théâtre guests are invited to live performances every evening and the chic Attic nightclub is the place for live DJs and late-night dancing.

Ship Facts

Entered Service: 2020

Tonnage: 181,541

Number of Decks: 18

Passenger Capacity: 6,334

Total Crew: 1,704

Number of Cabins: 2,017

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 4

Number of Restaurants: 11

Kids Club: Yes

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  • Comfortable double or two single beds
  • Relaxing armchair and desk
  • Interactive TV
  • Telephone
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  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer
  • ZOE - Virtual Personal Cruise Assistant

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Cabin Inclusions

  • Window with seaview*
  • Comfortable double or two single beds
  • Relaxing armchair and desk
  • Interactive TV
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer
  • ZOE - Virtual Personal Cruise Assistant

*Please note depending on category and ship, cabin may have picture window, porthole or obstructed view

Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits!
Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea

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0861 666 481

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Cabin Inclusions

  • Private Balcony*
  • Comfortable double or two single beds
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Interactive TV
  • Telephone
  • Safe
  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer
  • ZOE - Virtual Personal Cruise Assistant

*Please note depending on category and ship, balcony may have obstructed view

Choose the experience that best suits you for added benefits!
Available Experiences: Bella, Fantastica and Aurea

Call to book:

0861 666 481

Quote Cruise Reference: CRU2239

We're open:

Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm

Call to book: 

0861 666 481

Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm

Quote Cruise Reference: CRU2239