Captivating Rome, Istanbul & the Mediterranean

14 Night Fly, Stay, & Cruise Holiday with $2000 Bonus Value including Hotel Stay, Cabin Upgrade, Exclusive Package Savings & More

Deal Code: MC-92265

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

My Cruises Package Inclusions

Flights

  • Return economy flights to Rome

Your Pre Cruise Experience in Rome

  • Bonus 3 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Rome

Your MSC Cruise

  • 11 Night cruise onboard MSC Orchestra in an interior cabin
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • All port taxes & charges included
  • Bonus upgrade from Bella to Fantastica Experience onboard

Fantastica Experience includes a Choice of the best locations of the cabin, 24hr room service, breakfast in your cabin daily, priority preferred dinner times + more!

Overnight stay on board in Istanbul

Bonus Value
  • Bonus Low Deposit from $199 pp*
  • Bonus Exclusive Package Savings

 

 

General Sail Date Information

Set sail on 13 October 2022

 

 

*Surcharges may apply


Upgrade to Outside Fantastica from only $199 per person
Upgrade to Balcony Fantastica from only $499 per person
Upgrade to Balcony Aurea from only $999 per person
Upgrade to Suite Aure from only $1,499 per person
Upgrade to an Aurea Experience cabin and receive an Easy Drinks Package onboard + more

Day 1: Civitavecchia (Rome Port), Italy

Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.

Day 2: Genoa, Italy

Genoa is known for its key role in maritime trade over several centuries. Narrow streets open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, site of an iconic bronze fountain and Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.

Day 3 - 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: 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 6: 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 7 - 8: Istanbul, Turkey

Dive into this historic city, with dramatic architecture & colourful streets. Do not miss The Hagia Sophia constructed in 537 AD this monumental structure is still standing as a museum, see the outstanding tile work of The Blue Mosque. The Grand Bazaar is a wonderful marketplace is a kaleidoscope, of colourful lamps & spices. Descend below ground to see the mysterious Basilica Cistern, the cities ancient reservoir.

Day 9: Piraeus (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 10: 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 11: Palermo, Sicily

Palermo is Sicily's capital rich in history and famous for its neoclassical architecture and port side marketplaces. Explore the magnificent opera venue Teatro Massimo and palaces Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina.

Day 12: Civitavecchia (Rome Port), Italy

Endless adventures await in Rome. With two and a half thousand years of history, art and culture, it is no wonder Rome is one of the most visited cities on the planet. Gaze at the masterpieces of the Vatican or walk into the past with visits to ancient relics, historic monuments and legendary museums. Or people-watch while sipping on an espresso in a quaint cafe.

 

Dreaming of elegant interiors, ultimate relaxation, stunning vistas and endless activities on your doorstep? Look no further than the majestic MSC Orchestra! Wake up each morning in your stunning suite with plush bedding, a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, minibar, air-conditioning, a chic bathroom with bathtub and private balcony for soaking up the sprawling ocean views before you. For those seeking rejuvenation, book in at the Body & Mind Spa where you’ll soak in Turkish baths and indulge in a hypnotic massage.  Active cruisers will love the onboard Sports Centre complete with 5 rambling pools, a jogging track and fully-equipped gymnasium. Embark on a culinary journey fit for royalty with world-class Chinese, Italian and more. After dark, delight in first-rate live performances or try your luck at the Palm Beach Casino. With a Jungle Adventure playroom and Teen’s Club, MSC Orchestra will amaze all.

Travel based on Cruise Departure 13 October 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 iconic city of Rome during your included city stay
  • Port call highlights - enjoy an overnight stay onboard in Istanbul
  • Irresistible balcony upgrade
  • Ask us about our flexible flights and extend your stay

Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Orchestra
Departs: Rome, Italy
Countries Visited: Italy, Turkey, Greece
Sail Date:
13 October 2022

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