Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in Monte-Carlo and the French Riviera
Monaco, an independent country on the glamorous French Riviera, is a playground for the rich and famous. This hedonist’s paradise is home to ritzy waterfront restaurants, a harbour filled with superyachts, and the Formula One Grand Prix. Celebrated for its palm-fringed Place du Casino, 13th century palace, stunning Larvotto beach, and mountainous backdrop, this MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is a short drive from other coastal gems, including the seaside haven of Nice and the medieval village of Eze.
Monaco is made up of four distinct districts: Monte Carlo, its old town Monaco-Ville, Fontvieille, and La Condamine.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Monaco’s Old Town ‘Le Rocher'
• The City of Nice
• The Medieval Village of Eze
Take an MSC Cruises excursion
to glitzy Monaco
for a day of style in the sun! Explore 'Le Rocher', the beautiful old town, perched on a towering cliff overlooking the ocean. Monaco’s serpentine old streets are full of architectural treasures including the Prince’s Palace
and the Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate
— the resting place of Hollywood royalty Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III. Finally, enjoy some free time sipping lattes in a café or shopping designer boutiques along the avenues.
Explore the glorious city of Nice on an MSC Cruises excursion and stroll the city’s landmark Promenade des Anglais. Admire the stunning Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the fabulous Negresco Hotel with its Rococo façade and graceful palm trees. Wander around Nice’s historic quarter, visit the vibrant Cours Saleya market square, or grab a bite to eat in a bustling open-air café. Nice makes a perfect day out for all kinds of pleasure seekers thanks to its culture, colour, and history!
Discover the enchanting medieval village of Eze on an MSC Cruises excursion, where you’ll travel the scenic Moyenne Corniche road. Take in spectacular panoramas of the French Riviera and gaze at the sea below. If you are keen on fragrances, enjoy a special guided tour of the renowned Fragonard perfume factory, established in 1926. Here, you’ll learn the trade secrets of perfume-making before shopping a collection of exclusive fragrances.