Enjoy a fabulous cruise through the Mediterranean during your summer vacation aboard the MSC Fantasia cruise ship. Departing from the port of Valencia, you will visit the ports of Livorno, from where you can visit the cities of Florence or Pisa, Civitavecchia, the port entry to Rome, Genoa, Marseille and Tarragona. The MSC Fantasia is a ship from the MSC Cruises shipping company, perfect for the most nostalgic. With elegant decoration and a multitude of details, the attention of the staff and its rooms will undoubtedly captivate you. Theater, dance halls, live music, cocktails, restaurants, swimming pools, spa, excursions... Everything is designed for the enjoyment of everyone: children, adults, adults and seniors. Choose your favorite cabin and experience and embark on the best of experiences. All aboard!

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Travel guide of MSC Fantasia SUMMER from Valencia

Day 1:

Departure from Valencia

Start your MSC experience! To begin, boarding will take place in the port of Barcelona. Once the reservation is confirmed, Nativics will give you all the information about the location and boarding time. Once you arrive, you can admire the fabulous ship MSC Seaview, which will become your home and entertainment center for the next 8 days with its 7 nights of dinners, galas and shows. When you arrive at the boarding area, the MSC cruises team will assist you. You must show your ticket and your passport. There they will give you an MSC card that will be your identification access throughout the trip. With it you can make payments by associating it with your credit card on the first day of the cruise. In addition, it tells you your cabin number and dinner shift so it is important to always carry it with you. Remember that you must deliver the suitcases with the MSC labels previously printed. Once the procedures are done, it is time to discover the interior of the MSC Seaview, go down its Swarovski crystal stairs, visit its shops, walk around the deck, find out how to get to your cabin or ask any questions you have to the reception staff . We are sure you will love it!

Of course, if you arrive at lunchtime, you can go to the all-you-can-eat buffet and delve into the gastronomic paradise that MSC Cruises offers. Once the suitcases arrive in your room, it's time to unpack and choose the outfit for the first dinner. If you have any questions, in your cabin you will find an interactive television that will explain the operation, safety rules and other relevant information to make your stay on the cruise ideal.

Time to go Departure from the port of Barcelona is at 5:00 p.m. Take the opportunity to go to the deck or see the departure of the port from your balcony. If it is with a cocktail or a glass of cava, the better. Have a good trip!

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Day 2:


Enjoy the day of sailing by visiting the corners of your MSC Seaview cruise that you have yet to see, take the opportunity to do a dance class or stay by the pool having a cocktail. You can also go to the gym or book a massage at the spa. Shops, salons, restaurants, casino, game room, hairdresser... Today is the day to have fun, take care of yourself and relax.

Day 3:

Livorno (Florence/Pisa, Italy)

Arrival in Livorno at 7am and departure from the port at 8pm.

Livorno is a port city in Tuscany that you can visit on your cruise stopover or, alternatively, visit other nearby cities such as La Spezia, Florence or Pisa. If you stay in the city of Livorno, you can visit some of the most relevant places of interest such as the Venezia Nuova, the oldest and most picturesque neighborhood of the city where you can see the canals, the bridges, the houses. of colors; the Mascagni Terrace, an elegant promenade with a checkerboard-shaped floor and spectacular views of the sea and the islands; and the Giovanni Fattori Civic Museum, which has a collection of paintings by Macchiaioli, a precursor of Impressionism. Also take advantage, since you have enough time, to sit in a restaurant and try their local cuisine based on fish and seafood, such as cacciucco, the typical Livorno fish soup, or baccalà alla livornese. Of course you are in Italy, you will find fresh pasta, pizza and artisan ice cream. To finish off, a good Italian coffee and, why not, some liqueur like Amaro or a good wine.

If you prefer to take advantage of the stopover in Livorno to visit other nearby cities, you can take the train from the Central Station to get to Florence or Pisa, or choose some of the organized excursions.

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Civitavecchia (Rome, Italy)

Arrival at the port of Civitavecchia at 07:00 and departure at 19:00. From here you can reach the historic city of Rome, which is 80km away. You can take a train, a bus or a taxi or opt for the most comfortable option and book one of the MSC excursions. If you choose to go on your own, the train is the fastest and cheapest way to get there. The station is just a 10-minute walk from the port of Civitavecchia and a train runs approximately every 15 minutes. The journey lasts between 47 minutes and 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on the train you choose. Once in Rome, you can get off at the Roma Termini station, which is the most central.

Rome is a city with a large number of tourist attractions so, if you only have one day , it is better to focus on the most relevant monuments. Depending on the time you want to be in the city and the pace, you can decide to visit all the monuments or choose some of them and enjoy more time to sit and enjoy on a terrace or go shopping. If you have never visited Rome, it is best to start the day by visiting theColosseum. You can book your skip-the-line ticket or a guided tour to save time. It is a monument with so much history that we believe it is essential to go with a guide to know everything that happened in this gladiator amphitheater. Once you visit the Colosseum, visit the Roman Forum and the Palatine, where the emperors lived. Then you can go to the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, the Venice Square and get closer to the Navona Square where the Fountain of the Four Rivers is located, and the Church of Saint Agnes of Agony. From Piazza Navona, you can go to the Pantheon. To finish, you can't leave without throwing a coin into the famous Trevi Fountain. If you still have time and desire, you can visit the Vatican. It is far from the center so you will have to take a bus. Here you can visit Saint Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, where you can admire Michelangelo's frescoes. If you book your skip-the-line ticket, you won't waste as much time.

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Day 5:

Genoa (Italy)

Genoa is a historic and vibrant city that offers a wealth of tourist attractions for those lucky enough to stop over on a cruise ship. From the impressive St. Lawrence Cathedral to the picturesque old port, this city has something for everyone. In addition, visitors can enjoy delicious Italian food, such as pesto pasta or typical focaccia, in the city's many restaurants and cafes. As an essential visit, go to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and visit the Treasure Museum, where relics, jewels and works of great value are displayed. If you want to know the past and present of Genoa, we recommend that you visit the historic center, the largest in Europe and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In its narrow and labyrinthine streets, you can admire palaces, churches, squares and museums of great beauty and historical value. Some notable places areFerrari Square, the Doge's Palace, the Royal Palace and St. Matthew's Square. If you want to enjoy panoramic views of the city, you can go up to the Castelletto neighborhood, located on Righi Hill. From the Spianata Castelletto, a viewing point with a terrace, you can contemplate the towers, roofs, domes and gardens of Genoa. To get to the viewpoint, you can take the public elevator that leaves from Piazza Portello, near Via Garibaldi. The price of the elevator is paid but it is almost symbolic. If you like the sea or if you travel with children, you may want to visit the Genoa Aquarium, the most largest in Italy and the second in Europe. The aquarium is home to around 600 different species, including sharks, dolphins, penguins, jellyfish and turtles. The aquarium is located in the old port, where you can also see the Neptune Galleon, a replica of the ship used in Roman Polanski's Pirates movie.

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Marseille (Provence, Italy)

Arrival in Marseille at 09:00. Departure from the port at 18:00.

Welcome to Marseille, a city in Provence known for its soaps, its culture and its urban art. On your stopover to Marseille you have several options to spend the day: stay in the city and explore its narrow streets, visiting the most emblematic monuments and places such as the Old Port, the Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Santa María Lighthouse and the Town Halland eat in some of its small charming restaurants; or take an excursion to nearby cities such as Aix-en-Provence, place of the famous painter Cézanne where he left a great artistic heritage and from which you can visit the impressive lavender fields if you choose the guided excursion; or discover Avignon, a city that was the seat of the Catholic Church in the 14th century. Here you can admire the Palace of the Popes, the Avignon Bridge and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame des Doms.

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Day 7:


Arrival at the port of Tarragona at 09:00. Departure from the port at 18:00.

Tarragona is a city with a rich history and exceptional Roman heritage, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition, it has a beautiful coast, delicious cuisine and very lively popular festivals. Some of the most relevant tourist attractions that you can visit on your cruise stopover are: the Roman Amphitheater, where gladiator shows and Christian executions were held. From here you can enjoy impressive views of the sea and Miracle beach; the Roman Circus, where chariot races were held. You will be able to see the remains of the steps, doors and underground passages; the Les Ferreres Aqueduct, also known as the Devil's Bridge, a masterpiece of Roman engineering that brought water to the city. It has a length of 217 meters and a height of 27 meters; the Old Town, where you can see the Santa Tecla Cathedral, the Town Hall and the Mediterranean Market. You can also buy some typical products such as romesco, calçots sauce, or DO Tarragona wine; or enjoy Miracle Beach, one of the most beautiful and central beaches in the city. Here you can relax, sunbathe, swim in the sea or practice some water sports

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Day 8:

Arrival in Valencia

Arrival at the port of Valencia at 07:00 and disembark.

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