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MSC MAGNIFICA – FJORDS CRUISE 2017

Visiting: Bergen, Copenhagen, Flam, Geiranger, Hellesylt, Warnemunde

  • Tour 1: 1 - 10 July
  • Tour 2: 15 - 24 July
  • Tour 3: 29 July - 7 August
  • Tour 4: 12 - 21 August
  • Tour 5: 26 August - 4 September
From € 1382 per person

Saturday

We meet the Tour Leader at the Airport at 10:30 am to check-in for our 12:35 pm flight to Frankfurt with Lufthansa, where we will arrive at 3:15 pm.  At 5:00 pm, we will then fly from Frankfurt to Hamburg on our Lufthansa flight.  Upon arrival, our coach will transfer us immediately to our 4* hotel for our overnight stay – Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport Hotel.  Assignment of rooms.

 

 

Sunday

Breakfast! Today we will be transferred to Warnemunde from where we will embark on board the cruise liner MSC MAGNIFICA.  During the cruise we will be on full board basis with daily breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and midnight snack. The ship sets sail at 7:00 pm. The ship offers a program of activities and entertainment and a detailed list of these will be left daily, in the form of a journal, in each cabin.  After dinner, the cruise director opens up the evening entertainment with a show. The casino, discotheque and all bars open till the early hours of the morning.

Monday

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.

 

 

Tuesday

At 12:00pm ship will ill enter the port of Bergen.We are offering an optional excursion to;

 

VISIT TO BERGEN– BER01[Duration 2:30hrs]

Bergen was founded in the year 1070 and, until around 1830, the city was the largest town in the country and a centre for commerce and shipping. Our excursion starts with a walk through the historic Bryggen quarter with its typical gabled wooden buildings that overlook the harbour. The excursion includes a ride on the famous Fløibanen funicular that climbs Fløien Mount; enjoy a magnificent view over Bergen and the surrounding area from the top. Enjoy a scenic tour of the Bergen peninsula and of the central parts of the city. Please note: there may be long queues at the cable car station. If the transfer from the port to the city centre takes place with a shuttle service, 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.

Wednesday

 

At 09.00 am the MSC Magnifica will enter the port of Hellesylt, a beautiful tiny ferry port on the magnificent Geirangerfjord.   We are offering an optional excursion to;

 

TRANSFER FROM HELLESYLT TO GEIRANGER-HEL01 [ Duration 7hrs]

Spend a day off the ship to explore and enjoy Norways spectacular natural scenery on this coach-based tour. On leaving the port in Hellesylt, the first leg of the tour will take you to Hornindal Lake, the deepest lake in Europe at 514 metres and a place of outstanding natural beauty. Next up is the little village of Stryn, which sits pretty on the banks of Nordfjord, after which the route will take you over the Stryn mountains, passing waterfalls and lakes as you climb to an elevation of 1,500 metres above mean sea level to reach Mount Dalsnibba. This is a great spot for taking photos as it affords magnificent views over the amazing Geirangerfjord, which stretches along a length of some 15 kilometres and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a short stop to savour the moment, you will then begin your descent back to Geiranger with more breathtaking vistas of the valley to enjoy at the famous Flydal viewpoint. This all-day tour includes lunch in a local restaurant and will come to a close with your return to Geiranger and your ship. Please note: if the road to Dalsnibba closes due the roadworks needed, the tour will go via the Eagle Road and stop at the viewpoint at the top.

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.

Thursday

Breakfast on board. At 09:00 am the ship will berth in the port of Flam.  We highly recommend the following as an optional excursion;

 

NORWEGIAN WATERFALLS & DRAMATIC SCENERIES BY TRAIN – FLA04 [ Duration 6hrs]

Once you are ready for the steep roads and mountain tunnels of this region, you can sit back and enjoy the ride through spectacular countryside. Leaving the port of Flåm, we will traverse a long tunnel that takes us to Gudvangen, and the coach will climb through the steep, narrow Nærøy valley. We will travel up the mountain roads,
with some sharp bends, to reach the Sivlefossen Waterfalls. We will stop at the Tvindefossen waterfalls, a twin cascade of two fabulous falls. The excursion continues to the town of Voss, prettily located on the Vangvatnet Lake. We will board a train to continue our outing across a range of stunning natural landscapes, before reaching
Myrdal. Here, at 867 metres above sea level, we will change trains and continue down the breathtaking Flåm valley, travelling on the world famous Flåm Line. The train will pass by Kjosfossen waterfall to allow passengers enjoy the lovely view before terminating at Flåm station, on the Sognefjord, from where we can walk back to the ship. Lunch included.

Please note: the excursion includes a long train ride through a series of tunnel. The order of the visits may change. Some groups will start the tour by train and end the tour by coach and vice versa. This tour is not suitable for guests who are claustrophobic, have walking difficulties or use a wheelchair. In Stalheim, we will drive along a very steep and curvy road. 

Friday

Another relaxing  day on the MSC Magnifica since we will spend it at sea.  During such a day you will be able to enjoy and participate in all the activities organized by the ship’s animation team.  The duty free shops will be open throughout the day.

Saturday

At 9:0am  ship will enter to the capital city of Denmark; Copenhagen. For today, we recommend the following excursion;

 

CITY TOUR – COP01T [Duration 4 hrs]
Leave the port for a pleasant few hours touring through the Danish capital, taking in the key places of interest on the way. After a photo stop at the Little Mermaid, Copenhagens most iconic landmark, the tour continues on to the colourful canal-side Nyhavn district and its many trendy cafés and restaurants. You will then board a modern coach for a drive past the splendid Amalienborg Palace, the Danish Royal Familys winter residence. There will also be some free time for you to enjoy at Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagens famous amusement park, and for a brief outside view of Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish parliament. Please note: the tour ends at the port for transit guests and at the airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights after 16:30 hours.

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.

Sunday

Breakfast and at 08.00 am we are back in Warnemunde.  Following disembarkation our coach will transfer us to Hamburg City Centre where we will have some free time. We will then proceed to our 4* hotel for our overnight stay – Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport Hotel.

 

Monday

Breakfast and will be transferred to Hamburg Airport for our flight to Frankfurt at 11:00am. At 1:20pm we will then fly from Frankfurt to Malta with our Lufthansa flight. We shall be arriving to Malta at around 3:45pm

PRICE per person

Tour 1
Cabin Type Quad Triple Twin Single Children (2-11 yrs) Youths (12-17 yrs)
Inside Bella (I1) N/A N/A €1427 N/A N/A N/A
Inside Fantastica (I2) €1387 €1431 €1467 N/A €629 €778
Outside Bella (O1) €1382 €1451 €1537 N/A €629 €778
Outside Fantastica (O2) €1457 €1524 €1607 N/A €629 €778
Balcony Bella (B1) €1452 €1544 €1677 N/A €629 €778
Balcony Fantastica (B2) €1527 €1619 €1747 N/A €629 €778
Tour 2
Cabin Type Quad Triple Twin Single Children (2-11 yrs) Youths (12-17 yrs)
Inside Bella (I1) N/A N/A €1427 N/A N/A N/A
Inside Fantastica (I2) €1402 €1454 €1507 N/A €628 €777
Outside Bella (O1) €1397 €1474 €1577 N/A €628 €777
Outside Fantastica (O2) €1472 €1548 €1647 N/A €628 €777
Balcony Bella (B1) €1467 €1568 €1717 N/A €628 €777
Balcony Fantastica (B2) €1542 €1641 €1787 N/A €628 €777
Tour 3
Cabin Type Quad Triple Twin Single Children (2-11 yrs) Youths (12-17 yrs)
Inside Bella (I1) N/A N/A €1526 N/A N/A N/A
Inside Fantastica (I2) €1456 €1513 €1576 N/A € 642 € 891
Outside Bella (O1) €1451 €1553 €1646 N/A € 642 € 891
Outside Fantastica (O2) €1526 €1607 €1716 N/A € 642 € 891
Balcony Bella (B1) N/A N/A €1786 N/A N/A N/A
Balcony Fantastica (B2) €1596 €1700 €1856 N/A € 642 € 891
Tour 4
Cabin Type Quad Triple Twin Single Children (2-11 yrs) Youths (12-17 yrs)
INside Bella (I1) N/A N/A €1546 N/A N/A N/A
Inside Fantastica (I2) €1476 €1533 €1596 N/A €662 €991
Outside Bella (O1) €1471 €1553 €1666 N/A €662 €991
Outside Fantastica (O2) €1546 €1627 €1736 N/A €662 €991
Balcony Bella (B1) N/A N/A €1806 N/A N/A N/A
Balcony Fantastica (B2) €1616 €1720 €1876 N/A €662 €991
Tour 5
Cabin Type Quad Triple Twin Single Children (2-11 yrs) Youths (12-17 yrs)
Inside Bella (I1) N/A N/A €1484 N/A N/A N/A
Inside Fantastica (I2) €1444 €1501 €1564 N/A €672 €821
Outside Bella (O1) €1439 €1521 €1634 N/A €672 €821
Outside Fantastica (O2) €1514 €1595 €1704 N/A €672 €821
Balcony Bella (B1) N/A N/A €1774 N/A N/A N/A
Balcony Fantastica (B2) €1584 €1688 €1844 N/A €672 €821

*   Rooms for 3/4 persons are not available at the hotel – 2 adjacent rooms will be provided. Rooms for 3 persons are only available for 2 adults and 1 child till the age of 17 years.

*  Please note that Outside Bella cabins have Obstructed Views – for further information please refer to the deck plan on our brochure or www.msccruises.com

*Size  layout and furniture of the cabin may vary from that shown ( within the same cabin category). For further information please visit www.msccruises.com

*Clients using a wheelchair are advised to be accompanied from another relative/helper since assistance would be needed with getting on and off the coaches. We suggest that wheelchairs are collapsible/foldable.

 

 

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Lufthansa flights – Malta/Frankfurt/Hamburg/Frankfurt/Malta
  • Air Taxes, Fuel Surcharge & Service Charge
  • Port Taxes
  • Transfers as indicated in the above itinearary
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at the 4* – Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport on Bed and breakfast basis
  • 7 nights’ accommodation on board MSC Magnifica on Full board basis
  • Free time in Hamburg
  • Service of a Tour Leader

EXCURSIONS

Adults Children (2-13)
A Visit to Bergen €55 €42
Transfer from Hellesylt to Geiranger €139 €99
Norwegian Waterfalls & Dramatic Sceneries by Train €159 €115
Copenhagen City Tour €69 €49

EXTRAS

Excursions
Insurance - €25 Adults (16-69 years) & €17 children (2-15 years)
Service charge (to be paid on board) - €70 per adult (12 years onwards) per cruise & €35 per child (2-11 years) per cruise)
Infants under the age of 2 years - €190 each
All Inclusive Restaurant & Bar Drink Package - €26.00 per adult per night (Total €182.00), €12.00 per child per night ( Total €84.00 )

The excursions mentioned above are just our suggestions.  MSC offers a wide selection of excursions in each port of call. Full list of excursions (as at 03.11.2016. List can be also downloaded from www.msccruises.com):

 Tour 1

Tour 2

Tour 3

Tour 4

Tour 5

Should you need a price for any particular excursion kindly get in touch with us and we will gladly provide them.  You can pre-book any excursion through our agency. However, please note that the Tour Leader will only be present on the excursions suggested by us, provided that there is a minimum of 25 participants. MSC RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE EXCURSION PRICES AT ANY GIVEN TIME.  THE FINAL APPLICABLE PRICE WILL BE THE ONE AT TIME OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.

IN ORDER TO BOOK
* It is important that the names given to us are exactly as those shown on your passport
* We need to have the dates of birth for each participant together with the passport number, issue date and expiry date, in order to block a cabin
* When booking kindly provide us with your preferred dinner seating so that we can REQUEST it accordingly.  THE DINNER SEATING IS JUST A REQUEST AND CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. IT IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY DURING THE PARTICULAR SAILING WEEK AND SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION ONCE ON-BOARD.
The First seating is generally some time between 1830 and 1930 hours whilst the Second Seating is generally some time between 2030 and 2200 hrs

This program is subject to our general conditions.  Please read them carefully before booking.

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