We’re joining MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia for a 7-night voyage around the West Mediterranean.

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We’re heading to Marseille, France to join MSC Meraviglia for a week-long voyage to some of the best ports in the Mediterranean. Our port-packed itinerary includes no actual sea days, so we’re going to be pretty busy exploring and reporting!

MSC Meraviglia Atmosphere Pool

MSC Meraviglia Atmosphere Pool

After leaving Marseille we start off with our first port of call to Genoa, Italy. A somewhat “mecca” to MSC ships new and old (only two months ago MSC Seaview was named there!). From here we’ll head South East to a very common port of call – Civitavecchia! (Rome), we’ll then change heading and sail West to Sicily and Sardinia before swinging by Palma and then calling into Valencia before heading back to Marseille!

If you’ve followed us before, you’ll know we not only have live social media updates (Quick plug: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!) but we update you with a live blog post every single day and like with MSC Magnifica, we’ll also have huge in-depth guides covering all aspects of the ship on our return!

We’re really excited to sail on MSC Meraviglia, with her 12 different dining venues, waterslides, in-door 96m-long central promenade and incredible entertainment options (Cirque du Soleil!) – there is going to be so much to show you! Here are a couple of preview shots of MSC Meraviglia:

MSC Meraviglia indoor promenade

MSC Meraviglia indoor promenade

MSC Meraviglia Marketplace Buffet

MSC Meraviglia Marketplace Buffet

MSC Meraviglia is just over 12 months old and is the biggest ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet. At 171,000 GRT with a capacity of 4,500 passengers and 1,540 crew, she is a big ship!

For those that haven’t been on MSC Meraviglia yet, she’ll be in the region until March 2019 – when her BRAND NEW sister ship MSC Bellissima will sail straight from her naming ceremony in Southampton to Genoa and then sail 7-13 night roundtrip cruises until November (more about her soon!).

MSC Meraviglia Kaito Teppanyaki

MSC Meraviglia Kaito Teppanyaki

With a heap of new equipment for this trip, we’re hoping to bring you some incredible footage from the ship and the ports we’re visiting. Again, we’re taking our drone (pending permits and weather!) we hope to bring you some stunning shots of MSC Meraviglia and the ports.

To make sure you don’t miss any of our live posts – just click the little red bell in the bottom right of the screen (on desktop browsers!) and you’ll get an alert when we publish a new daily post during the voyage. You can also bookmark this page or join our Cruise Fans group where we’ll be posting live updates daily!

MSC Meraviglia 7-night West Mediterranean itinerary

(click the highlighted port for the live post)

Day Port Arrival Departure
October 18th 2018 Pre-departure day
October 19th Marseille, France 7:00 PM
October 20th Genoa, Italy 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
October 21st Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
October 22nd Palermo, Sicily 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
October 23rd Cagliari, Sardinia 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
October 24th Palma de Mallorca, Spain 3:00 PM 11:00 PM
October 25th Valencia, Spain 9:00 AM 4:00 PM
October 26th Marseille, France 12:00 PM

For this voyage, we are guests thanks to MSC Cruises UK.
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About Author

Chris Hughes

Chris is an ex-Royal Navy Reservist. During his time in the Royal Navy, Chris served in the Maritime Trade Operations branch. A now seasoned cruiser, the first ship for Chris was Cunard Line's Queen Victoria. Chris enjoys nothing more than relaxing on a balcony during a sea day, gazing out to sea and enjoying the cruising lifestyle!

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