In 2017 Briton’s took an average of 3.81 holidays a year. This number is increasing year on year and is fuelled by the demand for beach holidays and short city breaks.
Industry Association ABTA predict a rise in the number of people that will cruise in 2018 with 80% of people surveyed in their annual report stating the reason they are keen to cruise is the opportunity to see multiple destinations, with a further 70% saying it’s the ease of travel that attracts them to setting sail.
Whether looking for a two-night city break, a seven-night cruise to explore the Mediterranean or an 18- night cross continent Grand Voyage MSC Cruises has the perfect holiday. With a fleet of 15 modern and stylish ships, and a wide range of embarkation ports and itineraries, there really is something for everyone.
Two-night Easter city break
This two night trip commences in Hamburg on the 31st March departing late in the evening leaving plenty of time to explore the city first. Spend a day at sea exploring the ship’s facilities including relaxing in the award winning Aurea Spa or taking in a show at the 1,200 seat Royal Theatre. Arrive in Southampton on the 2nd April with no flight home needed. Prices starting from £119 per person on a cruise only basis.
Three-nights in Wonderland
MSC Meraviglia is one of the newest ships in the MSC fleet. Meraviglia is the Italian for wonder and this ship really lives up to her name. With over 20 bars and 12 dining venues as well as a 4D Cinema, flight simulator and water park, sail onboard for just £359 per person on a cruise only basis. A round trip to Genoa, calling at the bustling ports of Barcelona and Marseille this ship is perfect for visiting six Mediterranean destinations in just seven-nights, and all without unpacking a suitcase. Cruise departs 15th April 2018.
Four-night Mediterranean adventure
Set sail on this round trip from Genoa on board MSC Orchestra and visit four cities in just four days. Set sail from Genoa, Italy before visiting Marseille in France, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona in Spain before returning to Genoa. Prices starting from £399pp on a cruise only basis departing 10th September.
Five-nights out East
Visit two of the hottest destinations in the East Mediterranean on this five-night voyage. Depart from Venice on board MSC Sinfonia on the 30th October bound for Split in Croatia. Explore beautiful Kotor in Montenegro then set sail for Italy. Before arriving in the historical capital of Rome (Civitavecchia) enjoy a relaxing day at sea to explore the ship. Return to Genoa on the 4th November after visiting five famous destinations. Prices starting from £429 per person
Seven-nights of stunning Seaviews
Sail on MSC Cruises new 2018 flagship MSC Seaview. Visit four countries and six destinations in just seven nights. Perfect for warm weather cruising this innovative ship is designed to bring guests closer to the sea. Featuring the largest MSC Aurea spa in the fleet, this ship is perfect for top to toe pampering and relaxation close to the sea. Book before the 28th February and get an all-inclusive drinks package, flights and transfers for just £1379 per person. Cruise departs from Barcelona on the 31st August 2018.
10-nights, all-inclusive and not a flight in sight
For those who would rather explore without getting on a plane a 10 night cruise on board MSC Magnifica departing from Southampton on the 4th June is the perfect choice. Experience ports including Le Havre for Paris, Hamburg Germany and an overnight stay in Amsterdam. Prices starting from £1089, if booked before 28th February this price includes an all-inclusive drinks package.
14-nights of Caribbean sunshine
Set sail from the sunshine capital of Miami onboard MSC Seaside. Beach hop from Ocho Rios in Jamaica, to Cozumel in Mexico and Nassau in the Bahamas. Enjoy a full day in Puerto Rico, not setting sail until after midnight giving you plenty of time to explore this vibrant city. Explore the culture of St Maarten and bathe in the deep blue ocean in Charlotte Amalie before returning to Miami. Prices starting from £1149 cruise only based on two people sharing a cabin cruise departs 22nd September.
18-night Grand Voyage from just £21 a day
Board MSC Opera on the 24th March 2018 in Havana Cuba and spend a night exploring Havana before setting sail for the Caribbean. Enjoy St Maarten, Antigua & Barbuda and Road Town in the British Virgin Islands before setting sail for Europe across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy relaxing days at sea exploring the ship’s restaurants and entertainment options. On arriving in Europe visit Portugal and Spain before disembarking in Genoa, Italy. Prices starting from £379pp cruise only based on two people sharing a cabin.
To find the perfect cruise go to www.msccruises.co.uk, visit your local travel agent or to book now call MSC Cruises on 020 3426 3010.