Ultimate Half World Grand Voyage

44 Night Cruise + Flights + 3 BONUS Nights + $4000 BONUS Value

Deal Code: MC-72755
from $... per person
Book by March 31, 2019

Package Inclusions

  • 44 Night Cruise
  • Return Flights
  • All Onboard Meals
  • Activities & Entertainment Onboard
  • Port Charges & Taxes Included

Exclusive Bonus Value

  • 3 BONUS Nights in Beijing
  • Great Wall of China Full Day Experience
  • Bullet Train Rail Journey
  • BONUS My Cruises Package Savings
My Cruises Package Inclusions
  • 44 Night cruise from Shanghai to Genoa onboard MSC Splendida in an Interior Cabin
  • Return Economy Class flights to Beijing, returning from Milan
  • 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
  • BONUS My Cruises Package Savings
  • BONUS 3 Nights accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Beijing
  • BONUS Great Wall of China full day experience
  • BONUS Bullet Train rail journey from Beijing to Shanghai
  • BONUS Transfer from Genoa Port to Milan Airport

General Sail Date Information

Set Sail on Friday, February 14, 2020.

 

 

*Surcharges may apply
Upgrade to an Oceanview Cabin from only $999 per person
Upgrade to a Balcony Cabin from only $1999 per person
Day 1-2: Shanghai, China

Spend today exploring Shanghai, China’s largest city! Enjoy a private tour of the city, watch Chinese acrobats, or venture further afield with a tour of Zhujiajiao, a traditional Chinese Water Town.

Day 3: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 4: Naha, Japan

Welcome to Nana the capital of the tropical Okinawa Prefecture. Nana is famous for the Shuri Castel, of the Ryukyu Kingdom & the birthplace of karate. The Tsuboya district is famous for its traditional ceramics & the main street Kokusaidori is lined with shops, restaurants & bars.

Day 4: Osaka, Japan

Osaka is renown for its modern architecture, nightlife and delicious street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle has undergone countless restorations and remains as the city’s most historical landmark.

Day 5: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 6-7: Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong is a fascinating city with a positively confounding mix of modern skyscrapers and ancient shrines, high-tech mega malls and Buddhist temples. Relax for the day or feel free to explore the city with a walking tour, a cooking class, or a scenic open top bus tour.

Day 8-10: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 11-12: Laem Chabang, Thailand

Welcome to Laem Chabang, the gateway to Bangkok. Thailand’s capital of Bangkok is a 24/7 city, full of enchanting streets and year round heat. Once you’ve explored the bustling shops and markets of Bangkok, you can head one hour south to Pattaya, a popular beach resort town, or spend the day at Nong Nuch Village to see the exotic plants and wildlife.

Day 13: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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: Singapore, Singapore

Visit Universal Studios, ride the observational Singapore Flyer, wander through the magical Gardens by the Bay. There’s plenty to do in this magical city, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll want to revisit to explore everything on offer.

Day 15: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 16: Phuket, Thailand

Phuket boasts some of the worlds most stunning coastlines, reef structures, sandy beaches and 5 star resorts. Venture in to the capital to view the juxtaposition of historic structures being absorbed by new shops, restaurants and cafes.

Day 17-18: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 19: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo is a terrific example of where old meets new in the countries capital. Stroll past colonial architecture and lush gardens in the Fort district, shop traditional marketplaces, step into modern times at Colombo’s countless restaurants, museums and galleries.

Day 20: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 21: Cochin, India

Cochin is home to one of the most divine harbours in the world, made up of Fort Kochi beach, St. Francis Church and encircled by the Chinese fishing nets.

Day 22-23: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 24: Muscat, Oman

A beautiful oasis of pristine lawns, trees and an array of flowers are not the first thought when picturing a typically desert country. Traditional architecture, elegant mosques, and eye-opening museums intertwine with modern structures to create a striking resemblance to what Mars would be like if filled with opulence.

Day 25: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 26: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Welcome to one of the most astounding destinations of luxury in the world, a visit to the Ferrari World Theme Park, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Emirates Palace are all must see experiences. A pleasure for both sight and senses can be achieved with lunch at Etihad Tower.

Day 27-28: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Welcome to Dubai where you will be able to explore some of the most astounding man-made sites in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out The Palm, an island built in the shape indicative of its name, filled with opulent mansions and in close proximity to the Burj Al Arab Hotel. The Burj is a 7 star, unmatched experience built for the ultra wealthy elitists. The most well known building in Dubai is without a doubt the Burj Khalifa, extending 830 metres, seamlessly entering the stratosphere. Size and decadence seem to be the only two prerequisites in Dubai.

Day 29: Khasab, Oman

Turquoise waters and limestone fjords probably aren't the first thing to pop in to your mind when you hear Oman. Khasab was founded by the Portugese in the 17th century which is represented through the incredible Khasab Fortress. Swim in the stunning waters of the northern most city in the Emirates.

Day 30: Muscat, Oman

A beautiful oasis of pristine lawns, trees and an array of flowers are not the first thought when picturing a typically desert country. Traditional architecture, elegant mosques, and eye-opening museums intertwine with modern structures to create a striking resemblance to what Mars would be like if filled with opulence.

Day 31: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 32: 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 33-36: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 37: 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 38-39: Suez Canal, Egypt

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 40: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 41: 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 42: Piraeus, 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 43: At Sea

Your full day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything your ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. If you packed full of fun activities then be sure to refer to the ship’s daily newsletter to keep up to date on everything offered onboard. 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 44: Rome, 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 45: 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.

The MSC Splendida combines the famous Italian elegance with cutting-edge marine technology to provide passengers with the ultimate luxury cruise experience. Boasting 14 guest decks this ship offers five swimming pools, a fitness room and a squash room. Choose from 14 on board restaurants, including Mediterranean and Tex-Mex specialty dining. After dinner enjoy a show at the Strand Theatre, try your luck at the Royal Palm Casino, or dance the night away at Club 33 Disco. Also featuring a full children’s programme, the MSC Top 18 adults only area, and the exclusive Yacht Club complete with 24-hour butler service a dedicated pool, bar, and observation lounge.

Travel based on cruise departure on 14 February 2020.

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Pricing is subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 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. Accommodation is subject to change and availability. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost.

Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be onboard 2 hours before sailing.

Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

These fares/prices may change due to availability or currency fluctuations.

All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. GRATUTIES ARE PAYABLE ONBOARD AND ARE NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE.

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.

 

Please be informed that from January 7th 2019, the Japanese Government has introduced an International Tourist Tax of 1,000 JPY, which will be applied to all passengers leaving the country by sea or air and who are headed to another country. The amount of 1,000 JPY will be collected on board the cruise ships that are calling at Japanese ports –  when the following port is not a Japanese one.  The tax will be converted to USD using the exchange rate of the date of the departure.

My Cruise Highlights

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Ship: MSC Splendida
Departs: Shanghai, China
Countries Visited: China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, & Italy

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