World Journey from Italy to Sydney
52 Night Cruise + Flight + 2 BONUS Nights & Incl. $4000 BONUS Value
Deal Code: MC-77211
- 52 Night Cruise
- One-Way Flight
- Unlimited Selected Beverage Onboard
- 7 FREE Shore Excursions
- 30% Discount on Laundry Services
- All Onboard Meals
- Activities & Entertainment Onboard
- Port Charges & Taxes Included
Exclusive Bonus Value
- 2 BONUS Nights in Milan
- BONUS Rail Journey from Milan to Genoa
- BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings
- 52 Night cruise from Genoa to Sydney onboard MSC Poesia in an Interior Bella Cabin
- One-way Economy Class flight to Milan including checked luggage
- Unlimited wine, selected beer, & soft drinks during lunch & dinner onboard in the main restaurants & buffet
- 7 FREE shore excursions with highlights:
- Panoramic sightseeing tour in Cartagena
- Cabo San Lucas highlights tour
- Cabo Girao & Ribeira Brava tour from Funchal
- Pearl Harbour & city tour in Honolulu
- San Diego harbour cruise
- San Francisco & Golden Gate Bridge tour
- 30% discount on laundry services onboard
- All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues, & selected non-alcoholic beverages
- A wide range of onboard activities, & entertainment
- All port taxes & charges included
- BONUS 2 Nights, pre-cruise accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Milan
- BONUS Rail journey from Milan to Genoa
- BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings
General Sail Date Information
Set Sail on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
*Surcharges may apply
Day 1: 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 2: Marseille, France
Founded in 600BC, Provence (Marseille) is the oldest city in France. The city is filled with terracotta-roofed buildings, while visits to the city of Avignon and quiet locales of Le Baux and Aix en Provence are must do’s.Day 3: Barcelona, Spain
Welcome to the cultural hub of Spain, Barcelona! Explore the stunning sights such as the Sagrada Familia and enjoy the local tapas for some truly delicious cuisine.Day 4-5: 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: Funchal, Portugal
Funchal is sheltered by hills, and recognised for its harbour, gardens and Madeira wine cellars. The centuries-old Cathedral mixes Gothic and Roman styles, with the carved wooden ceiling as its pièce de résistance. Fronting the harbour is the São Tiago Fortress, built in the 1600s and now houses the Contemporary Art Museum, with a large collection of Portuguese inspired pieces.Day 7-11: 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 12: Bridgetown, Barbados
Walk along the inviting beaches of Carlisle Bay, tour a rum factory, or visit the historical Garrison area. Bridgetown is the only city outside continental North America that George Washington visited. The George Washington House, the house where he stayed on his visits, is now part of the Garrison Historic Area.Day 13: Saint George's, Grenada
St. George’s is the capital of Grenada, in the centre of the city you’ll find Fort George, an 18th century site that offers divine views over city and the bay.Day 14: 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 15: Willemstad, Curacao
Welcome to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. Explore the striking, pastel-coloured colonial architecture and the 19th century Rif Fort which now boasts a shopping centre. Send your taste buds on a journey of Dutch and Afro-Caribbean cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Day 16: Santa Marta, Colombia
Situated on the Caribbean Sea, Santa Marta was the first Spanish settlement in Colombia. It is the perfect destination to explore the Tayrona National Park and for multi-day guided tours to the Lost City!Day 17: Cartagena, Colombia
Welcome to Colombia! Cartagena is a centuries-old colonial walled town with a fascinating history of explorers, invasions and pirates. A mix of charming cobbled streets and open-air cafes in the old town, typical South American chaos in the outer-town and modern, luxurious restaurants along the Bocagrande – Cartagena’s fashionable beach-front district.Day 18: At Sea
Puerto Limon is the main hub and capital city of Limon province. The streets are colourful, the people are friendly and the natural scenery is invigorating.Day 20: Panama Canal, Panama
Known as the world’s biggest short cut, the Panama Canal joins the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Started by the French and completed by the USA on Panama’s land, the 48-mile canal was opened just over 100 years ago in 1914. Since then over 1-million ships have used the short cut. On your journey through the canal you will be able to see how the series of locks slowly elevate the ship up through the canal and back down again on the other side.Day 21: At Sea
Puntarenas in Costa Rica is our next stop, well-known for its fantastic rainforest, volcano and coffee plantation tours! The wildlife and natural scenery in Costa Rica is outstanding, keep an eye out for butterflies, birds and monkeys to name a few!Day 23: Corinto, Nicaragua
The Nicaragua San Cristobal Volcano Summit, located an hour drive from Puerto Corinto, offers a challenging trek up the highest volcano in Nicaragua for panoramic views of the countryside and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. Or only an hour from Puerto Corinto, Colonial Leon and Old Leon is a crumbling city filled with churches, streetscapes and cosmopolitan vibe. Once the capital of Nicaragua, the UNESCO-designated Old City offers sweeping views of the façade of León’s cathedral – the largest in Central America.Day 24: Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
There are various tours available that take passengers to La Antigua, Auto Safari Chapin zoo, La Reunion world-class golf resort, and other various tour packages are offered specially created for cruise passengers. At the port, there is a market selling lots of crafts and souvenir items for those who choose not to take any tours inland. There is also several bars, hammocks to relax in, a restaurant, and performances from Marimba bands. The nearest town, San Jose, is about a mile away.Day 25-26: At Sea
Welcome to the resort locale of Puerto Vallarta. Famed for it’s incredible beaches, vibrant nightlife and water sports. The cobblestone streets are home to boutique restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs and the elaborate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church.Day 28: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Welcome to Cabo! There are plenty of shore excursions to choose from including whale watching, snorkelling, fishing and jet skiing. If you would prefer to entertain yourself head to Playa El Medano, Cabo’s main beach and enjoy lunch while doing a bit of celeb spotting. Or perhaps venture to the very end of the Baja peninsula to Lovers Beach and ‘El Arco’, Cabo’s iconic natural arch.Day 29: At Sea
Immense Balboa Park is the site of the renowned San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. A deep harbour is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public.Day 31: At Sea
San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It’s known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colourful Victorian houses. The CBD’s Trans-america Pyramid is its most distinctive building, offering unparalleled views of the city. You’ll find Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prison, in San Francisco bay.Day 34-37: At Sea
Welcome to Maui, known as the ‘The Valley Island’. Deciding what to do in Maui is not easy! There is so much to chose from, snorkelling adventures, whale watching boat trips or the famous Road to Hana. The 55 mile long road up through the mountainous lush green hills of Maui towards the small town of Hana features waterfalls, rugged cliffs and stunning ocean views. Make sure to take your camera!Day 39: Honolulu / Oahu, Hawaii (United States of America)
Welcome to Oahu, the most populated island of Hawaii, known as ‘The Gathering Place’. There is so much to do on Oahu, from the shops, restaurant and fantastic nightlife of Waikiki, to the historical sights of Pearl Harbour and the natural wonders of the North Shore.Day 40-44: At Sea
Samoa consists of nine islands, north east of New Zealand. The islands were originally settled around 1000 BC by a thriving Polynesian culture. In Apia, explore the colourful food market and the flea market – where you can find the perfect souvenir to remember Samoa. Discover alluring blue lagoons, serene tropical beaches, cascading waterfalls, and lush rain forests. A must try is the fresh fish wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in an umu, (an earth oven made with hot stones).Day 46: At Sea
There is a shore excursion to suit everyone in Suva, from zip lining for the adrenaline junkie, to village tours for the culture vulture, and farmers markets for the die-hard foodie!Day 48-49: At Sea
Auckland is surrounded by 48 erupted volcanic structures which are spread around the city and present some stunning views. This is also the best spot for the shop-a-holics on-board, spanning from luxury brands to open-air markets. If you’d prefer something involving nature, Auckland also has lush rain forests, coastal trails and sparkling beaches!Day 51-52: At Sea
Explore the famed Opera House and drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge right next door! Sydney is one of the highlights of the world; mixing museums, Michelin Star restaurants, galleries and beautiful beaches. The city is full of wondrous sights so you’ll certainly be kept busy for the day.
MSC Poesia is an innovative cruise ship catering for 3,233 passengers with elegant style that brings traditional craftsmanship to creative designs. Step aboard and you’ll enter a refined world of comfort, from the spectacular foyer waterfall to the Zen Garden, authentic Japanese Sushi bar and opulent MSC Aurea Spa wellness centre with steam room, sauna and divine massages to pamper body and mind, it’s the perfect place to unwind. Kids and teens are equally well served, with their own clubs and parties. The ship features 3 swimming pools, 4 whirlpools and a giant poolside cinema screen. The gourmet cuisine on board brings specialities from around the world but retains its Mediterranean heart, rooted in the values of the Italian slow food movement. The varied lounge bars offer similarly refreshing originality and authenticity, from the Grappolo d’Oro wine-tasting bar to the Mojito cocktail bar and sumptuous design of the cigar room. Whether a family holiday, luxury treat or romantic escape, MSC Poesia is a ship that offers a truly inspiring cruise experience.
Travel based on sail date, January 5, 2021.
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.
ONBOARD MEALTIME DRINKS PACKAGE – UNLIMITED WINE BY THE GLASS (OUR SELECTION OF WHITE, RED, AND ROSÉ WINE), MINERAL WATER, DRAUGHT BEER, AND SOFT DRINKS DURING LUNCH AND DINNER IN THE MAIN ONBOARD RESTAURANTS AND THE SELF-SERVICE BUFFET. UNDER 18 YEARS: UNLIMITED MINERAL WATER AND SOFT DRINKS DURING LUNCH AND DINNER IN THE MAIN ONBOARD RESTAURANTS AND THE SELF-SERVICE BUFFET. NOT AVAILABLE IN À LA CARTE RESTAURANTS.
Gratuities are not included and are payable direct to MSC
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.
- Overnight onboard in San Francisco & experience Alcatraz at night
- Transit through the Panama Canal
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