Cruise Northern Pearls

7 nights sailing from Southampton on cruise ship MSC Preziosa

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Bella Inside IB

Junior Inside IM1

Junior Inside IM2

Deluxe Interior IR1

Deluxe Interior IR2

Ocean View

Junior Ocean View OM2

Deluxe Ocean View OR2

Premium Ocean View OL1

Ocean View (Bella experience) OB


Balcony (Bella experience) BB

Deluxe Balcony Partial View BP

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Junior Balcony BM1

Premium Balcony Ocean View BL3

Balcony Aurea BA


Deluxe Suite Aurea SRS

Premium Suite Aurea SLS

Premium Suite Aurea SL1

Deluxe Suite Yatch Club YC1

Suite Deluxe YCP

Royal Suite Yacht Club YC3

Grand Suite Aurea SX

Executive and Family Suite Yatch Club YC2

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`Bella` Experience

Bella Experience

The impressive experience of Bella is an excellent value option to enjoy the comforts of life on board in a modern and elegant style, designed to ensure a pleasant stay on board. Includes: ...

`Fantastica` Experience

Fantastica Experience

Fantastica´ experience offers a superior level of comfort and service. Fantasia experience will give you all Bella benefits plus some extra ones too such as one free cruise change, the opportunity to choose the cabin and its location, breakfast in c...

`Aurea´ Experience

Aurea´ Experience

Aurea experience offers a series of relaxing benefits for body and soul. Suites and Balcony in the best locations These cabins include Priority boarding, 24-hour room service (free delivery), Welcome package, the option to dine any time you choose, F...

`MSC Yacht Club` Experience

MSC Yacht Club Experience

A unique experience that combines the comfort and service of a private yacht with access to the extensive leisure facilities of a modern cruise ship. What’s included? Access to the panoramic Top Sail Lounge with bar, afternoon tea service, light food...

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Cruise Itinerary

Full Itinerary
Day 1 Southampton Embarkation | Departure: 20:00H
Day 2 at sea
Day 3 Hamburg Arrival time: 07:00H | Departure: 21:00H 14 hours in destination
Day 4 at sea
Day 5 Rotterdam Arrival time: 08:00H | Departure: 20:00H 12 hours in destination
Day 6 Zeebrugge (Bruges) Arrival time: 07:00H | Departure: 18:00H 11 hours in destination
Day 7 Le Havre (France) Arrival time: 09:00H | Departure: 21:00H 12 hours in destination
Day 8 Southampton Arrival time: 08:00H
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Northern Pearls

7 nights Cruise on MSC Preziosa. Sailing from Southampton, visiting Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge (Bruges), Le Havre (France), ending in Southampton.

Northern Pearls  Cruise itinerary  - MSC Cruises
Northern Pearls  Cruise itinerary  - MSC Cruises


Southampton offers a perfect port for the best cruise ships that sail from the UK due to its size, design and great organization. It's also an ideal port for all those ships visiting the UK. Southampton offers various parking options around the area if needed and also a wide range of hotels if you need a pre-cruise stay before sailing. See our amazing cruise deals sailing from Southampton. Please contact us if you need information about Southampton's cruise terminals.

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Hamburg is located on the River Elbe. This city is noted for several festivals and regular events. Some street festivals, such as the gay pride Christopher Street Day festival or the Alster fair, held at the Binnenalster are popular. In Hamburg you fill find big museums and galleries showing classical and contemporary art, i.e. Kunsthalle Hamburg with its contemporary art gallery, the Museum for Art and Industry and the House of photography.

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Rotterdam is located about a half-hour away from The Hague and an hour from Amsterdam, and has the largest port in Europe, with the rivers Meuse and Rhine providing excellent access to Basel, Switzerland and into France. This city is known for its Erasmus University and the cutting-edge architecture as the large congress and concert building called De Doelen, many well known museums. Rotterdam has its own orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with its world famous musical director Valery Gergiev, plus many theatres that includes the new Luxor theatre and movie theatres. Rotterdam has also a lively cultural life (the Ahoy complex located in the south of the city hosts pop concerts and all sorts of music, poetry and cinema festivals, exhibitions, tennis tournaments and other activities). Northwest of Rotterdam you will find the major zoo called Diegaarde Blijdorp complete with a walkthrough sea aquarium called Oceanjum.

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Zeebrugge (Bruges)

In Brugges you will have everything you need to enjoy the magical enviroment and unforgettable throught it's romantic canals, bridges, narrow streets and buildings full of history. So much so, that the old town of Brugges was claimed World Heritage Site of UNESCO in the year 2000.

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Le Havre (France)

Is the gateway to Paris and Normandy. In Normandy you can visit the beach or relive historical moments like the landing of Normandy. In 2005, UNESCO named the reconsturcted center World Heritage, for beeing an exceptional example of the architecture and urban design after the war. And if you prefer, you can spend the day in the romantic Paris.

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Southampton offers a perfect port for the best cruise ships that sail from the UK due to its size, design and great organization. It's also an ideal port for all those ships visiting the UK. Southampton offers various parking options around the area if needed and also a wide range of hotels if you need a pre-cruise stay before sailing. See our amazing cruise deals sailing from Southampton. Please contact us if you need information about Southampton's cruise terminals.

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The ship: MSC Preziosa

Created so can you savour the pleasures of the Mediterranean spirit on unforgettable voyages of exploration all over the world.

Discover exclusive innovations, like the refined Top 18 adults-only solarium with express spa treatments and Tiki bar. Or the splash-packed fun and games of the Doremi Castle kids aqua park. Or Vertigo, the longest single-rider water slide on the seas. Or the open-kitchen Galaxy restaurant, boasting delicious all-day dining. Relish award-winning MSC Aurea Spa with beauty and wellness treatments and the secluded luxury of MSC Yacht Club’s exclusive suites with butler service, dedicated facilities and private decks.

Inaugurated 2012
Beam 38 m.
Length 333 m.
Tonnage 137936 tn.
Occupancy 4345
Crew 1370
Ratio passenger / crew Standard 3:1
Ratio tonnage/passengers Very good 32:1
Number of decks 13
Number of staterooms 1751
Number of interior staterooms 294
Number of staterooms with balcony 1258
See MSC Preziosa technical details

What's included onboard?

Meals at the main restaurants or at the buffett restaurants are included (fees are applied for speciality restaurants)

Daily service charges/gratuities are included as part of the cruise fare at no extra cost.

Port taxes are included in the price

Accommodation in well appointed cabins 

Water, coffee and some juices are included in certain areas of the ship.

Children and Teens Clubs are included with outstanding programme activities and services

All on-board activities such as group games, competitions, quizzes, crafts classes are included.

Future Cruise benefits when booking your next cruise on board

Free entry to the casino; There is no admission charge for any of the nightclubs or discos on MSC's ships; Most evening shows are also free to enjoy 

Access to the gym is free of charge

What's not included?

A 15% Bar Service Charge is automatically added to all food and beverage purchases, except for passengers who have booked the All Inclusive Fare or who have pre-booked and paid a Beverage or  Dining Package.

Shore excursions and purchases at the onboard shops are not included; treatments or massages at the beauty salon or the MSC Aurea Spa are also not included.

Drinks are only included if you have booked the All Inclusive Fare or if you have booked the Standard Fare but added a Drinks Package (in this case, the drinks that are included on board correspond to the package booked); If you have not booked any of these options, the drinks will not be included and must be paid on board Plus a 15% Bar Service Charge that will be automatically added to your onboard account; Prepaid All-inclusive drinks packages or the All-inclusive fares that also include this bar service charge) 

Spa access and services (charges apply, except access to the thermal area for Aurea and Yacht Club cabins and suites).

Speaciality restaurants (fees apply).

There is a fee to use the facilities in the Internet café.  

Travel and/or Health Insurance is not included; Passengers are strongly recommended to have comprehensive travel health insurance covering medical treatment and repatriation costs and expenses. 

Your benefits & more

  • 5% OFF - Flash Offer!
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    Flash Offer - 5% Discount on selected Cruises sailing in 2024. Flash Offer applies to applicable bookings made from the 4th of July to the 22nd of July, 2024. Some cruise lines and special reduced fares are excluded from this discount offer.

  • Pay in 3 installments!
    Pay in 3 installments!

    Take advantage of payment in 3 installments without fees for maximum flexibility with Klarna 3 interest-free instalments

  • Tips included!

    Service Charges (Gratuities) are included in the cruise fare.

    Service Charges (Gratuities) are included in the cruise fare. MSC Cruises does not recommend tipping individual members of staff.

  • Hot Drinks & Water

    Complimentary mineral water, American coffee and/or tea during lunch and dinner in main dining room included.

    The hot drinks and water will be offered to guests during lunch and dinner in the main dining room.

What you need to know

Travel documents and visas

It is the sole responsibility of the Guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents for the entire cruise vacation and have them available when necessary. Please check with your travel agent, government agency, Embassy or Consulate to ensure that you have all the proper documentation to board the ship and enter each of the countries on your cruise. Guests without proper traveling documentation will be denied boarding. Travel restrictions for each destination country may vary according to a Guest's citizenship. No refunds will be given to individuals who fail to bring proper documentation. Make sure you check all the information here:


1. MSC will only be able to accommodate children younger than 12 months old on sailings that do not exceed 10 nights in duration. 2. Guests under 18yrs old or 21yrs for guests embarking from a US port must travel accompanied by their parents or a legal guardian. Otherwise, a signed authorization letter from the absent parent must be provided when booking, along with the name of a designated individual in charge of the minor. 3- Minors can be assigned to a cabin without the presence of an adult subject to the following conditions: A- The parents expressly request the minors to be assigned in a cabin without an adult upon signature of a waiver of liability. B- The parents and the minors stay in connected cabins or in adjacent cabins (minors alone never in a balcony cabin). C- Parents are given a double key of the cabin occupied by the minors. D- The cabin is occupied at least by 2 minors with the oldest minor being at least 12 years old and the youngest at least 8 years old

Adjacent cabin means cabins whose door are close each other in the same assembly station and corridor. Connecting cabins are cabins that are connected by an internal door.


Please do note that, as per Official instructions received from the Norwegian relevant Ministry, all Russian Tourist passport holders cannot enter Norway from 29th of May. After merging with Local Authorities, relating all cruises arriving in Norway through a Schengen Port (MSC Euribia, MSC Poesia and MSC Preziosa), all Russian Touristic passport holders in possession of a Schengen Visa issued ONLY by Norway after the 30th of May 2022 or with a valid Schengen Residence Permit (under renewal not accepted) and ONLY transiting Norway (not embarking/disembarking) will be exceptionally accepted onboard. Holders of Diplomatic, Service, Special Passports need to receive pre-approval before showing up for the embarkation. For all other cruises calling extra-Schengen Ports before Norway (MSC Virtuosa), mentioned guests will not be allowed to embark.

Future Cruise Programme

Guests who book their next MSC Cruises sailing while onboard will be rewarded with a reduced deposit starting from £100 per person, a shipboard credit of up to £200, a greater flexibility valid up until final payment is done and the best price guarantee, now applicable up to 90 days prior to sailing date

Travelling with children

Do you have children travelling? Please Read: All minors travelling without their parent or legal guardian must arrive with written consent that those in the party they are with have consent of their parent/legal guardian for them to travel, and also that they will assume responsibility for the minors on-board and in the case of an emergency. Guests may be required to provide a signed letter of consent from the absent parent/legal guardian providing authorisation to travel with the minor, along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate showing both parents and a copy of photographic identification of the missing parent/legal guardian. If the legal guardian or parent has remarried and has a different surname to the minor they must bring proof such as copies of the birth, marriage, divorce certificates.

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