2022 Grand Voyage – Cape Town to Venice

38 Night Cruise + Flights + 4 BONUS Nights incl 2 Night Safari Adventure & Incl. $4000 Bonus Value

Deal Code: MC-88514

from $... per person
Book by May 31, 2021

My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 38 Night cruise from Cape Town to Venice onboard MSC Lirica in an interior cabin
  • Economy flights to Cape Town, returning from Venice
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included
Bonus Value
  • 2 BONUS Nights accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Cape Town
  • 2 BONUS Nights exclusive hand crafted safari shore excursion from Durban staying at the Anew Hotel Hluhluwe
  • BONUS Daily Breakfast and Dinner on your Safari
  • BONUS 2 x Game Drives on Safari
  • BONUS Sunset Evening Cruise on Safari – perfect for spotting a Hippopotamus
  • BONUS All Airport + Port + Hotel Transfers in Cape Town
  • BONUS Port to Airport Transfer in Venice
  • BONUS Exclusive Package Savings

General Sail Date Information

Set sail on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


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Day 1: Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is situated beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbour & boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.

Day 2: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 3: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth situated along Algoa Bay in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province. A major port, it's also known for its numerous beaches. The Donkin Heritage Trail takes in the Old Hill neighbourhood's Victorian landmarks. Coastal boat tours spot whales & rare seabirds. Kragga Kamma Game Park is a small reserve within the Nelson Mandela Bay is home to elephants, rhinos, other big game & also offers cheetah encounters!

Day 4: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 5-7: Durban, South Africa

Whilst the ship is docked in Durban, you will disembark and enjoy your BONUS 2 Night exclusive hand crafted safari shore excursion from Durban staying at the Anew Hotel Hluhluwe. Safari includes, breakfast and dinner daily, 2 x Game Drives & a sunset cruise

Day 8-9: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 10: Island of Mozambique

The Island of Mozambique sits off Mozambique's north coast. It's connected to the mainland by a bridge. Portuguese colonial structures in Stone Town, the northern half of the island, include the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte. The 16th-century Fort of São Sebastião crowns a headland nearby. The Palace of São Paulo is a former governor's home with a museum. Thatched-roof Macuti houses dot the south of the island

Day 11: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 12: Pomene, Mozambique

The beautiful islands keep coming! Choose from a range of activities in this slice of paradise including the Nature Reserve Tour, Quadbiking Adventure, Estuary Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding or relax by the beach in your very own cabana.

Day 13: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 14: Durban, South Africa

Durban is South Africa’s third-largest city and the continent’s largest port. Durban’s expansive beachfront on the eastern edge of the centre has one of the city’s busiest concentrations of restaurants, a surfeit of tacky family entertainment. Visit the bazaars, alleyways and mosques that make up the Indian area around Dr Yusuf Dadoo Street.

Day 15-17: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 18: La Possession, Reunion

A magical island that will transport you to other worlds, is the perfect way to describe La Possession, Reunion. With an astonishing diversity of landscapes, jaw dropping mountains, forests, waterfalls, beaches and the world' most accessible active volcano; Piton de la Fournaise, it is every adventurer's dream.

Day 19: Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius. Known for its French colonial architecture and the 19th-century Champ de Mars horse-racing track. The Caudan Waterfront is a lively dining and shopping precinct. Nearby, vendors sell local produce and handicrafts at the huge Central Market. The Blue Penny Museum focuses on the island’s colonial and maritime history & culture.

Day 20-24: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 25: Salalah, Oman

Salalah is a vibrant and colourful place full of history and character. It's located in the Dhofar region of Oman, a region famous for its unique weather locally known as Khareef. This annual monsoon transforms the desert terrain into a lush, green landscape teeming with seasonal waterfalls.

Day 26-29: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 30: Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba has been inhabited since 4000 B.C., located on the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea. Filled with countless beach resorts, the area is popular for water sports and home to incredible reef structures for scuba divers.

Day 31-32: Suez Canal, Egypt (Transit)

The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean and Red Sea and was built by the Suez Canal Company back in 1869. It is one of the great innovations that has lasted into the modern world.

Day 33: Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel

Jerusalem is located in the Middle East, perched on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains. This holy city finds itself between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea and is recognised as one of the oldest cities in existence. Steeped in religious content, it is considered holy to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Fun Fact - the old city walls were built back in 1541!

Day 34: Haifa, Israel

Haifa, a large port located in northern Israel, is the perfect setting off point for excursions. For example, a tour of places described in the Bible. After visiting places such as Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana and Jerusalem. if you are more interested in history and are not afraid of to get a little tired, an excursion to Massada will take you to the top of the mountain where the Jews took their last stand against the Romans. A short distance from Massada sits a landlocked lake that is so salty that it has been nicknamed the Dead Sea. You will be able to reach the bubbling city of Tel Aviv, it is considered, for good reason, the most modern city in Israel.

Day 35: Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol – or Lemoses – is the second largest urban area in Cyprus, this is a bustling and vibrant city with plenty to offer. The compact centre snakes around an old castle, and is packed with boutiques, restaurants and bars.

Day 36: Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes is positioned off the coast of Turkey and blends history and beauty in to one. You are guaranteed to be in awe of the Grand Masters Palace and the old fortified city provides a great walk back in time.

Day 37: Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Iona in Turkey. It is said that this city of Ephesus was created by Androclosthe son of the king of Athens. Take a trip to see the 10th-century ruins there including the Temple of Artemis a shrine of the goddess Artemis. Ephesus is also said to be home the House of Virgin Mary, as well as the St John Basilica.

Day 38: Athens, Greece

Welcome to Piraeus, the port city of Athens. It is the oldest city in Greece, a guaranteed highlight is the mystical Acropolis, perched high in the hills. Just because this city is vintage don’t think that you’ll be stuck in the past – it is juxtaposed against a modern city filled with shopping, restaurants, culture and beautiful art.

Day 39: At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 40: Split, Croatia

This Mediterranean city on the eastern shores of the Adriatic has a long and eventful history dating back to the awesome Diocletian’s Palace (circa 295 A.D.) in the centre of the city. Split offers cruise guests a wealth of exciting places to visit, from the majestic cathedral and marble streets in the centre of town to the harbour area with its cafe-filled promenades and views of coastal mountains.

Day 41: Venice, Italy

You could start a discussion about Venice by praising its restaurants, wine bars, marble churches or blown glass. But you probably won’t. You’ll likely start with the fact that Venice is built on water. It is a place where people either float slowly down palace-lined man-made waterways or stroll down narrow alleyways. There’s no more of an extraordinary place to find yourself, or lose yourself.

Welcome aboard MSC Lirica, renowned for her elegance, comfort and fine dining. The panoramic windows provide endless ocean views whilst the spacious layout still boasts a lot of intimate areas. Visit Lord Nelson Pub or Beverly Hills Bar for a delightful drink prior to catching an astounding performance in the Broadway Theatre. Dine in an array of incredible restaurants including Kaito sushi bar, La Pergola, La Bussola and Le Bistrot then relax in your Mediterranean-inspired cabin. The kids will also love Lirica with the Chicco, LEGO and Namco partnered play areas, fit for children of all ages. Aurea Spa is the perfect place to unwind each day with a range of treatments, suitable for anyone and everyone.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 1 March 2022

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.
Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. ^Flexible Booking Conditions:  At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to: 1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of a credit; which can used for a future booking with My Cruises.  Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at time of booking.  Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
Please note – onboard benefits valued at has been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of enquiry.
Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.
Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.
Please note that a majority of US based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival and are in addition to our advertised package.
Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.
All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at time of booking.

  • Explore the vibrant city of Cape Town during your city stay
  • Exclusive 2 night shore excursion safari - chance to see the BIG 5
  • Cruise the scenic islands of Mozambique and the Indian Ocean
  • Ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay

Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Lirica
Departs: Cape Town, South Africa
Countries Visited: South Africa, Mozambique, Reunion, Mauritius, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Italy
Sail Date:
1 March 2022

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