STAY & CRUISE:
ENJOY VENICE AND ATHENS

With a pre-cruise 2-night hotel stay + excursion

Plan your Mediterranean cruise in 2022 -2023 to the Eastern Mediterranean departing from Venice (Marghera), Monfalcone (Venice), Trieste (Venice) or Piraeus (Athens) and turn your 7-night cruise into an unforgettable 9-night holiday experience.

If instead you prefer to reach the Americas, plan a Canada, New England & Bermuda cruise in Summer 2023 
or a Caribbean & Antilles cruise in Winter 2022 - 2023 departing from Miami, New York or Port Canaveral (Orlando) and turn your 7-night cruise into an unforgettable 8, 9 or 10-night holiday experience, by discovering these amazing places at the best!

The Stay & Cruise offer includes:

  • 4-star hotel accommodation for 1, 2 or 3-night + breakfast*
  • Excursion with private guide*
  • MSC Staff on hand at the hotel to provide top tips and useful information
  • Transfer from the hotel to the ship on embarkation day
  • 7-night cruise

*additional info available at the bottom of the page

Stay & Cruise in Venice | MSC Cruises

2 NIGHTS IN VENICE + CRUISE


If you're planning a Eastern Mediterranean cruise in Summer 2022, why not make your holiday extra-special by starting in with an additional 2-night pre-stay in a hotel in Venice! Discover one of the most beautiful and unique cities in Europe with a 90 minutes walk tour into the heart of Venice (no entrances). After about 25 minutes of panoramic boat transfer along the Giudecca Canal, you will start your walk around San Marco, to continue with the Clock Tower with its bronze Moors, the Doge's Palace, the renowned Ponte dei Sospiri (“Bridge of Sighs”) and much more!

 

Available with MSC Armonia, MSC Fantasia, MSC Musica and MSC Sinfonia

Stay & Cruise in Athens | MSC Cruises

2 NIGHTS IN ATHENS + CRUISE


If you're planning a Eastern Mediterranean cruise in Summer 2022 make your holiday extra-special by starting with an additional 2-night pre stay in hotel in Athens to discover one of the oldest ports in the world! The tour will allow you to visit the Acropolis, Plaka District and some of the city’s most important sites, such as the Constitution Square, the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace and the old Marble Olympic stadium ending at the awesome Acropolis site on which is the Parthenon, the symbol of classical architectureThe walking tour will also include a taste of a delicious Greek souvlaki wrap.


What are you waiting for? Sail onboard MSC Lirica!

Stay & Cruise in Miami | MSC Cruises

1 OR 2 NIGHTS IN MIAMI + CRUISE

 

If you’re planning a Winter cruise in 2022 - 2023 to the Caribbean, then make your holiday extra-special by starting it with an additional 1 or 2-night pre-stay in a hotel in Miami. You will start your memorable tour of Miami's top attractions with the double-decker bus  to enjoy unobstructed views of the Miami's renowned collection of art deco architecture, the largest in the world. Then you will peer out at the beautiful Miami Beach here you can learn from our guide how art and music drive the city's dynamic culture.

 

Discovery awaits you on board MSC SeascapeMSC Seashore and MSC Divina.

Stay and Cruise in New York| MSC Cruises

3 NIGHTS IN NEW YORK + CRUISE

 

If you’re planning a Summer cruise in 2023 to  Bermuda, Canada and New England, then make your holiday extra-special by starting in with an additional 3-night pre-stay in a hotel in New York! Here you will discover Manhattan and the Lincoln Center, the legendary Central Park, the Trump Tower, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, the Flatiron Building, the Bull of Wall Street. The tour will also drive through Greenwich Village, Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Financial District and Battery Park when traffic conditions permit. 

 

The Big Apple is waiting for you on board MSC Meraviglia!

Stay & Cruise in Orlando | MSC Cruises

1 OR 2 NIGHTS PORT CANAVERAL (ORLANDO) + CRUISE

 

If you’re planning a Caribbean cruise in Winter 2022 - 2023, then make your holiday extra-special by starting it with an additional 1 or 2-night pre-stay in a hotel in Orlando.
Enjoy a full day experience in one of the 4 Disney Parks or an excursion to the Kennedy Space Center!

 

On board MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside.

Select your itinerary from the list below and then select the “Stay and Cruise” offer.

Additional info:

Which are the hotels foreseen for pre-cruise stays in summer and winter 2022 - 2023?

The Stay & Cruise fare offers accommodations (bed and breakfast) as follow:

  • Hotels in Venice (Mestre): Hotel Michelangelo or alternatively Hotel Plaza, Hotel Leonardo or Hotel President
  • Hotels in Athens (Piraeus): Hotel Port Square or alternatively Hotel Stanley
  • Hotels in Miami (Downtown): Hotel Holiday Inn Port of Miami or alternatively Miami Holiday Inn or AC Miami Brickell 
  • Hotels in New York: Riu Hotel New York or alternatively Hotel Riu Plaza Manhattan, Hotel Riu Plaza Times Square or Park Central Hotel
  • Hotels in Orlando: Hotel Spring Hill Marriott Village or alternatively Marriott Village Spring Hill Suites or Marriott Village Fairfield Inn


Which is the excursion included?

  • Excursion in Venice (MSC Armonia, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Musica and MSC Fantasia guests):
    90 minutes walk tour into the heart of Venice (no entrances). After about 25 minutes of panoramic boat transfer along the Giudecca Canal, guests will start their walk around San Marco, the Venice’s most famous square. With some hints to the history of Venice, , they will admire the Marciana Library and the Loggetta del Sansovino, the imposing bell tower of San Marco, the Clock Tower with its bronze Moors, the two wings that embrace the square as well as the San Marco’s Basilica in its magnificence. Next to it, they will see the Doge's Palace, one of the architectural masterpieces of the Venetians. Next to the Palace, they will find the renowned Ponte Dei Sospiri (“Bridge of Sighs”). The guide will lead them through the famous Venetian streets to the Grand Canal with a splendid view of the Rialto Bridge. Guests will then enjoy free time.

    Good to know: MSC Cruises is pleased to offer a free “Chorus Pass” to all MSC Stay and Cruises guests to allow them to visit a selection of churches in Venice, while supporting the restoration and maintenance of these masterpieces.

  • Excursion in Athens (MSC Lirica guests):
    The tour will allow you to visit the Acropolis, and Plaka District, and will provide a city orientation. On leaving the hotel, guests will commence their city orientation which will take them to some of the city’s most important sites, such as the Constitution Square, the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Temple of Zeus, the Royal Palace, and the old Marble Olympic stadium ending at the awesome Acropolis site on which is the Parthenon, the symbol of classical architecture. After visiting this remarkable site they will proceed to the famous and historic Plaka district to explore its predominately pedestrian streets with picturesque houses, shops, and cafes. Their walking tour in this famous neighborhood will include also a taste of a delicious Greek souvlaki wrap. Group transport, guiding, and entrance fees are included.

  • Excursion in Miami (MSC Divina, MSC Seascape and MSC Seashore guests):
    Guests will start their memorable tour of Miami's top attractions with the double-decker bus. They can take a seat inside the air-conditioned lower level if they want to stay cool, or head to the open-top upper deck to enjoy unobstructed views of the Miami's renowned collection of art deco architecture, the largest in the world.
    They will peer out at beautiful Miami Beach as they learn from our guide how art and music drive the city's dynamic culture.

  • Excursion in New York (MSC Meraviglia guests):
    5 hours tour of Manhattan that gives a comprehensive view of the different neighborhoods and landmarks in Manhattan, discovering the Big Apple with the help of our professional tour guide. Among the landmarks that guests might be able to see are Lincoln Center, the legendary Central Park, the Trump Tower, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, the Flatiron Building, the Bull of Wall Street. The tour will also drive through Greenwich Village, Soho, Little Italy, Chinatown, the Financial District, Battery Park, when traffic conditions permit. Guests will have the opportunity to cross the East River to end the tour at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. 

  • Excursion in Orlando (MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside guests):
    On day 2 guests will have the opportunity to visit one of the Disney Parks choosing among the entrance for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Epcot and, obviously, the MAGIC KINGDOM PARK. We will give the ticket to the guests and they will have to book the access to the chosen park (subject to availability) on the Disney website.
    They will explore lands of endless enchantment, where fantasy becomes  reality at Magic Kingdom® Park or travel around the globe, under the sea, into outer space and beyond at epcot®.  They can celebrate 30 years of epic excitement at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® or behold the magic of nature with rare animals and world-class entertainment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.
    On day 3 after the breakfast in the Hotel there will be a group transfer to Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal for the embarkation; on the road to Port Canaveral, guests will have the chance to visit the Kennedy Space Center.