MSC MERAVIGLIA – GRAND CRUISE OF SCOTLAND, ENGLAND & IRELAND

Visiting:

  • Date: 22 August - 2 September
From € 1,697 per person

Wednesday

You will meet with our tour leader at the airport at 3.10PM so at 5.10PM you will take the Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt where you should arrive at around 7.50PM. At 9.30PM you will take another flight to Hamburg and you are expected to arrive at 10.35PM. You will proceed for check in to our hotel – Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport – 4*. Overnight.

Thursday

After breakfast you will leave the hotel and proceed to Hamburg Port for embarkation on the MSC Meraviglia. Ship leaves the port at 8.00PM.

Friday

Breakfast on board.  Today is a relaxing day since the ship will spend a day at sea, therefore you will have ample time to explore the ship and take part in the many activities that are organized.

Saturday

Ship berths at Southampton, United Kingdom at 8AM. We suggest the excursion

 

SOU10 London on your own

Independent travellers will love this nonguided trip to London, which makes for a splendid day off the ship. Set   your own sightseeing itinerary, discovering all the iconic spots that you always wanted to see, or go shopping in London’s many fabulous stores and indulge in a bit of retail therapy. Your trip to the UK’s vibrant capital begins with a 2.5-hour coach transfer to the city, where you will be dropped off in the centre close to the major shopping areas and main attractions. Take a spin on the London Eye, visit Oxford Street, explore Hyde Park, check out Covent Garden market, go cultural at London’s museums or art galleries or simply find a typical London pub and have yourself a good old British pint – the list of things to do is sheer endless in this marvellous city. Your tour ends with your return to Southampton in the afternoon.

Please note: guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift.

 

The ship will leave the port of Southampton at 8PM.

Sunday

Breakfast on board.  Another relaxing day since the ship will spend a day at sea. More time to explore the ship and take part in the many daily activities that are organized.

Monday

Today the ship will call at Cork, Ireland at 8AM. The excursion we are proposing
for today is

INTRODUCTION TO CORK & BLARNEY CASTLE – ORK01 [Duration 4 h]

Leave the port for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Cork, Ireland’s second-largest city. The busy city is just as much an industrial centre as it is a major shopping destination. The principal streets are lined with fashion houses and department stores stocking top-quality Irish goods. After passing the citys principal sights including the University, the Opera House and St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, the tour continues with a visit to the lovely village of Blarney and Blarney Castle for a step back in time. Those who wish to be blessed with the gift of the gab should not miss this great opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone, which is just one of the castles attractions.

Please note: this tour involves a lot of walking at Blarney Castle and is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair. Please also be aware that the steps leading to the Blarney Stone are narrow and steep. There can be a long wait in line to kiss the Blarney Stone. Limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. All visits on the sightseeing tour of Cork are external.

 

Ship set sails at around 17:00

 

Tuesday

The ship will today call at Dublin port,
Ireland at 4AM. Today we suggest the
excursion

 

DUBLIN HIGHLIGHTS – DBL01 [Duration 3:30 h]

Enjoy the highlights of Dublin on this panoramic sightseeing tour, whose route will take you past the old Parliament House (now the Bank of Ireland), St. Patricks Cathedral Irelands largest church and Dublin Castle. The tour also provides views of the Four Courts, a majestic structure dating back to 1785 and now the home of the Irish Law Courts. You will then pass by Customs House, which was built between 1781-1791 and epitomises the great era of prosperity and elegance that Dublin experienced in the latter half of the 18th century. The tour continues over the River Liffey via OConnell Bridge, takes in the splendour of OConnell Street and then heads for Leinster House, the stately mansion now housing the two chambers of the Irish Parliament. Originally erected for the Duke of Leinster in 1745, the building oddly features two very different façades: the Kildare Street side resembles a large town house, whereas the rear, looking on to Merrion Square, is styled in the manner of a country mansion complete with sweeping lawns.

Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. All the sites will be visited from outside. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.

 

The ship will leave the port of Dublin at
10.30PM

Wednesday

The ship will enter at Greenock
(Scotland, United Kingdom) at 10.30AM.
Our suggested excursion for today is

 

GLASGOW SIGHTSEEING TOUR – GRK01 [ Duration 4hr]

British Empire for much of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Nowadays, Glasgow is a vibrant multi-cultural locale and one of Europes top financial centres. Your city tour begins at the heart of Glasgow in George Square, the site of various statues, before continuing for an external viewing of the impressive Gothic-style St. Mungos Cathedral, which is said to have been built on the spot where Saint Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow, once built a church. A stop will be made in the area known as Townhead for a short walking tour that will give you an outside look at the medieval Provands Lordship, Glasgows oldest building dating back to 1471, and the Museum of Religious Life and Art. En route to the beautiful district known as Kelvingrove, home also of the gorgeous red-brick palace housing the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, you can admire several examples of Charles Rennie Mackintoshs inspired architecture. Continuing with a drive through the citys main park, your tour of Kelvingrove will culminate at the university for an outside viewing of the wonderful historical buildings, which lend this venerable seat of learning a distinctly medieval flavour.

Please note: limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be in English only. Guests using a wheelchair are advised that they must be accompanied by a paying helper to provide assistance with getting on and off the coach and that wheelchairs must be collapsible/foldable since the coach has neither a ramp nor a lift. Guests using a wheelchair who would like to participate in this tour are requested to contact the Shore Excursions Desk promptly once they are on board so that arrangements can be made.

Wheelchair and disabled-friendly tour Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

 

Ship set sails at around 19:00

 

Thursday

Day at sea on board of the MSC MERAVIGLIA.

Friday

The ship will enter at Invergordon Port, Scotland, United Kingdom at 8AM.

Our suggested excursion for today is

IVG07 – LOCH NESS PANORAMIC

Duration: about 3.5 hours

 

Take a trip to Loch Ness, one of Scotland’s most popular destinations and the site of an abiding modern monster mystery. After leaving Invergordon, a comfortable coach will take you along the Cromarty Firth, a North Sea inlet, for a first brief stop at Beauly en route to the village of Drumnadrochit, whose elevated position affords spectacular views of Loch Ness, the UK’s largest body of freshwater by volume. However, the loch’s greatest claim to fame is its alleged star resident: the Loch Ness Monster, aka Nessie. Thought by some to be one of a small group of otherwise extinct plesiosaurs, Nessie has fuelled the imagination of countless explorers ever since the story broke in the early 1930s. Have your zoom-lens camera ready for a shot of the elusive creature – you would make history if your photo proved Nessie’s existence. The route then continues along the main road flanking the loch, with more stunning scenery before you reach the loch-side Clansman Hotel – about as close as you can get to the water without needing a boat. As one of the prettiest spots Loch Ness has to offer, this is the perfect place to take some more photos before you return to Invergordon.

This tour is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair; to reach the panoramic viewpoint at Clansman Hotel it is necessary to climb steps.

 

The ship will depart from Invergordon at8PM.

Saturday

DAY AT SEA

Sunday

The ship will arrive at Hamburg port at 6AM. Disembarkation from the MSC Meraviglia. You will proceed to Hamburg Airport. At 6PM you will take the Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt where you will be arriving at 7.10PM. At 8.20PM you will take the flight back to Malta with estimated arrival time at 10.50PM.

PRICE per person

Cabin Type Quad Triple Twin Single Children (2-11 yrs) Youths (12-17 yrs)
Inside Bella N/A N/A €1697 N/A N/A N/A
Inside Fantastica N/A N/A €1767 N/A N/A N/A
Outside Bella N/A N/A €1,847 N/A N/A N/A
Outside Fantastica N/A N/A €1957 N/A N/A N/A
Balcony Bella €1750 €1880 €2117 N/A €788 €1,062
Balcony Fantastica €1831 €1968 €2217 N/A €788 €1062

MSC reserves the right to change excursion prices after publication of this brochure. Should this occur, we will have to charge you the difference. Our Maltese Tour Leader will only be present if a minimum of 25 persons is reached. These excursions Featured are our sugggested ones. Should you want to view the other excursions offered by MSC in each port, please visit
their website www.msccruises.com and contact us for prices and bookings.

Dinner Seating preference is on request at booking stage and subject to confirmation once on board according to
that week’s availability.

Early Dining will be anytime between 5.30PM/7.30PM
Late Dining will be anytime between 7.45PM/9.45PM.

Above dining timings can be subject to changes. The style, dimension and furniture in same cabin categories can vary from those featured on this brochure and MSC website. Triple and quadruple cabins can have bunk beds. Some cabins may have a metal balcony front rather than a glass front.

Rooms for 3/4 adults are not available at Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport. In case of 3 adults a double and a single will be allocated. In case of 4 adults 2 double rooms will be allocated. Rooms for 3 persons are limited and families with children can also be separated

Price Includes

• Flights with Lufthansa – Malta/Frankfurt/Hamburg/Frankfurt/Malta
• Airline taxes, port taxes, fuel surcharge and service charge – €280
• Transfers as indicated in the program
• Overnight at Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport- 4* on BB basis.
• 10 nights on MSC Meraviglia.
• Tour Leader service

EXCURSIONS

Adults Children (2-11,)
London On Your Own €75 €55
Introduction to Cork & Blarney Castle €69 €52
Dublin Highlights €42 €29
Glasgow Sightseeing Tour €52 €39
Loch Ness Panoramic €45 €32

EXTRAS

Excursions
Service Charge - €10 per person per night (12 years and over) - Total €100 and €5 per person per night (2-11years) - Total €50
Children under 2 years pay - €350
Insurance - €28 Adults, €17 Children (2-15 years). Insurance has to be paid double for those between 70-75 years
All Inclusive Package - €21 per adult per day - Total €210 and €9.50 per child per day (3 till 17yrs) - €95

The Buffet Restaurant is open till late but MSC reserves the right to change hours at its own discretion.

For booking purposes, please bring a valid passport at time of booking. Tickets will not be issued unless we have all details in order. Also please read carefully our terms and conditions.

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