World Journey from Sydney to Italy
66 Night Cruise + Flight + 2 BONUS Nights & Incl. $4000 BONUS Value
Deal Code: MC-77264
- 66 Night Cruise
- One-Way Flight
- Unlimited Selected Beverages Onboard
- 7 FREE Shore Excursions
- 30% Discount on Laundry Services
- All Onboard Meals
- Activities & Entertainment Onboard
- Port Charges & Taxes Included
Exclusive Bonus Value
- BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings
- 2 BONUS Nights in Milan
- BONUS Rail Journey from Genoa to Milan
- 66 Night cruise from Sydney to Genoa onboard MSC Poesia in an Interior Bella Cabin
- One-way Economy Class flight from Milan to Sydney including checked luggage
- Unlimited wine, selected beer, & soft drinks during lunch & dinner onboard in the main restaurants & buffet
- 7 FREE shore excursions:
- Highlights of Da Nang Tour
- New Wonders of Dubai Tour
- Old & New Manila Tour
- World Heritage Shuri Castle & Kokusai Street in Naha
- Highlights of Kuala Lumpur
- Busan Highlights
- Panoramic Shanghai & Maglev Train
- 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
- 2 BONUS Nights, post-cruise accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Milan
- BONUS Rail journey from Genoa to Milan
- BONUS Exclusive My Cruises Package Savings
General Sail Date Information
Set Sail on Friday, February 26, 2021.
*Surcharges may apply
Day 1-2: Sydney, Australia
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.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: Brisbane, Australia
You have now arrived in Brisbane, walk down Southbank, take a ferry up the river or book a shore excursion to Australia Zoo! Founded by Australian Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s family you can get up close with kangaroo’s, koalas and many other interesting animals.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: Cairns, Australia
Enjoy one of the finest locations in North Queensland, a city surrounded by lush rain forest, crystal clear waters and beautiful coral of the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re tempted for an adrenaline rush then spend some time on a crocodile spotting adventure!Day 7: 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 8: Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Welcome to the incredible location of Alotau. Made up of white sandy beaches, scenic waterfalls and intimidating volcanic mountains whilst the town was also a site of fierce warfare in World War 2. Though it is anything but that now, Alotau is the perfect place to relax in tropical paradise.Day 9: Kiriwina, Trobriand Islands, Papua New GuineaDay 10: Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Rabual was built on mangrove swampland by the Germans in the late 1800's. The island has a coloured past with it's presence in World War II which can be learnt in a 3 hour tour. It is also home to incredible wildlife such as tiny tree kangaroos and giant butterflies.Day 11-14: At Sea
Known as the Pearl of the Orient, Manila is the urban hub of the Philippines’ 7,000 islands. Explore the markets and backstreets of Quiapo and Chinatown where you can find goldsmiths, herbalists, tea houses and shops selling moon cakes, incense, paper money to burn for ancestors, trinkets and all kinds of local curios.Day 17: At Sea
Welcome to Keelung! Absorb the ambience of the ornate, dragon-adorned Mengjia Longshang Temple or witness the changing of the guard at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, a must-see site.Day 19: Ishigaki, Japan
Immerse yourself in the coral reefs, scenic beaches and lush mountains. Search for local textiles, pottery, crafts and black pearls, and enjoy local meat-centred specialties in the town’s restaurants.Day 20: Okinawa, Japan
Stunning, crystal clear waters will meet you in Okinawa. Browse through shops on Kokusai Street and see Shuri Castle for a history lesson. Take the next day to explore the beautiful limestone of the Gyokusen-do Cave and eat your way through the local cuisines.Day 21: At Sea
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 24: Shimizu, Japan
In the shadow of Mount Fuji, Shimizu is one of the most beautiful ports in Japan. Walk through the pine groves of Miho, home to a 650-year-old Japanese black pine, or enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji from the lush, forested hill of Nihondaira. Take in the seascapes on a bay cruise, or learn of undersea delights at Japan's first sushi museum, and get a glimpse at feudal life in Japan in 200 BC at the archaeological site of Toro.Day 25-26: Tokyo, Japan
Yokohama has completely transformed over the past few decades and is now one of Japan’s largest ports and the gateway to Tokyo. Ancient traditions and historic sites blend into modern culture, crafting a city unlike anywhere else. In Tokyo, you can walk amongst neon-glowing skyscrapers and historical temples which make for a truly unmatched experience.Day 27: At Sea
With the city well known for its misfortune, there are many museums, monuments and memorials dedicated to this. The rebirth of this city boasts a rich culinary scene that will excite your inner foodie, situated throughout its cobblestone streets and rolling hills.Day 29: Busan, South Korea
It is Busan’s trading port that makes it an international metropolis while its beautiful sea vistas make it a charming place to unwind. Experience the serenity of Beomeo-sa Temple, climb the Busan Tower or rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.Day 30: At Sea
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 33-34: At Sea
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 36: Shekou, ChinaDay 37: At Sea
Da Nang stands as a massive open-air museum of temples, pagodas, palaces and tombs. Wander through the Imperial Citadel, then take a river cruise for a view of the Tombs of the Emperors. Pago Pago is the main settlement on Tutuila and is amassed by peaks rising out of the harbour, encircled by palm-shaded beaches.Day 39: Nha Trang, Vietnam
Vietnam’s premier destination for beach holidays, Nha Trang offers sun and sea in spectacular setting of a turquoise bay and curved expansive. The waterfront features parks and gardens while an array of dining options are steps away.Day 40: At Sea
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 42: Port Kelang, Malaysia
Port Kelang is nestled in to the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur. The vibrant capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur has developed into one of the main business hubs of the 21st century. Filled with modern skyscrapers, luxe hotels and mega-shopping centres, it seamlessly blends traditional and modern architecture in districts such as Merdeka Square and Chinatown.Day 43: Penang, Malaysia
Penang is the northern gateway to Malaysia and is home to the countries oldest British settlement. Georgetown is a must visit, boasting the largest collection of pre-war residences in Southeast Asia and continues to maintain the quintessential heritage thanks to the protection of Penang Heritage Trust.Day 44-46: At Sea
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 48-50: At Sea
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 53: 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 54: 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 55-59: At Sea
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 61-62: 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 63: At Sea
Wander the atmospheric old alleys, marvel at the massive Venetian walls and explore The Palace of Knossós in this beautiful port city Heraklion - the capital of the Greek island of Crete.Day 65: At Sea
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 67: 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.
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, February 26, 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.
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.
- Start your World Cruise by sailing out of Sydney Harbour - one of the most beautiful ports in the world
- Overnight onboard in Manila, Osaka, Tokyo, Shanghai, & Dubai giving you more time to explore these amazing cities
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