Rotterdam & Ireland

5 nights sailing from Southampton on cruise ship MSC Virtuosa

Itinerary: Sailing from Southampton, visiting Rotterdam, Cork (Ireland), Falmouth (Cornwall), ending in Southampton.
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Cruise Rotterdam & Ireland

5 nights sailing from Southampton on cruise ship MSC Virtuosa

Cruise Itinerary

Full Itinerary
Day 1 Southampton Embarkation | Departure: 18:00H
Day 2 Rotterdam Arrival time: 12:00H | Departure: 22:00H 10 hours in destination
Day 3 at sea Arrival time: N:/AH | Departure: N:/AH
Day 4 Cork (Ireland) Arrival time: 07:00H | Departure: 18:00H 11 hours in destination
Day 5 Falmouth (Cornwall) Arrival time: 07:00H | Departure: 19:00H 12 hours in destination
Day 6 Southampton Arrival time: 07:00H
Rotterdam & Ireland Cruise itinerary  - MSC Cruises

Rotterdam & Ireland

5 nights Cruise on MSC Virtuosa. Sailing from Southampton, visiting Rotterdam, Cork (Ireland), Falmouth (Cornwall), ending in Southampton.

Rotterdam & Ireland Cruise itinerary  - MSC Cruises
Rotterdam & Ireland Cruise itinerary  - MSC Cruises

Southampton

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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Rotterdam

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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Cork (Ireland)

Cork is the second most important city in ireland. In this location you will feel a pleasant physically and spiritually, especially if you visit the inn at the top of a high hill more than 200 years old.The city is famous for holding the International Film Festival. The lakes in the area are one of the most important tourism attractions.

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Rotterdam & Ireland Cruise itinerary  - MSC Cruises

Falmouth (Cornwall)

Falmouth is considered famous for it's notorious port. Together with Carrick Roads, it forms the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and the deepest in Western Europe. It is also famous for beeing the start or end of various round-the-world record-breaking voyages, such as those of Sir Francis Chichester and Ellen MacArthur.

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Southampton

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 Virtuosa

MSC Virtuosa from Southampton in 2023

offers so much entertainment! 5 swimming pools including an extensive magrodome pool and a big aquapark, an entertainment area with an FI simulator, bowling, XD cinema, a luxurious Spa, a super gym, a large shopping area with 11 boutiques and 250 different brands, you and your loved ones will never get bored

MSC Virtuosa is one of MSC's most environmentally-friendly ships as it includes Advanced Water TreatmentmEnergy Saving & Monitoring System, Scrubbers, LED technology and SCR system. Wi-Fi Internet connection is available in all public areas and cabins. This new ship also has an enhanced MSC Yacht Club, with stylish private facilities and accommodation including a panoramic lounge, gourmet restaurant and private pool and sun deck.You'll have a choice of 10 restaurants and 21 bars while cruises to the most amazing places. With 2 brand-new speciality restaurants too. HOLA! Tacos & Cantina and Indochine, ideal for food lovers. Also, this ship included the new MSC Starship Club with a humanoid robotic bartender, a 945-seater theatre and the stunning Carousel Lounge with live productions and shows every night And no worries if you have kids travelling with you, there are extensive kids’ facilities including LEGO® play areas and a Chicco baby club too. One of the nicest areas onboard is the 112-metre-long Mediterranean promenade lined with loads of boutiques, bars and restaurants,  topped with a breathtaking LED sky screen with animations throughout the day and night.

Inaugurated 2020
Beam 43 m.
Length 331 m.
Tonnage 177100 tn.
Occupancy 6344
Crew 1700
Ratio passenger / crew Standard 4:1
Ratio tonnage/passengers Good 28:1
Number of decks 15
Number of staterooms 2421
Number of staterooms with balcony 1800
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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

There is no admission charge for any of the nightclubs or discos on MSC's ships

Most evening shows are free to enjoy 

Free entry to the casino, slot machines and gaming areas.

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. Passengers are strongly recommended to have comprehensive travel health insurance covering medical treatment and repatriation costs and expenses. 

Your benefits & more

  • Up to £500 OFF!
    Up to £500 OFF!

    Extra discounts Offer ends 31 May 2024. Discounts are applicable on selected sailings from May 2024 to March 2025. Discounts of up to £500 are applicable as follows: Cruises from £1,000 to £1,499 get £25 off. Cruises from £,1500 to £2,999 get £50 off. Cruises from £3,000 to £5,000 get £100 off. Cruises from £5,001 to £10,000 get £150 off. Cruises from £10,001 to £20,000 get £350 off. Cruises from £20,001 onwards get £500 off. For Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruises, the Discount offer is applied to the cruise fare only (excluding port taxes and other extras). Some special highly reduced fares may be excluded from this offer. Some cruise lines are also excluded from this offer such as Fred Olsen or Virgin Voyages.

  • 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

Travel document required for all cruises calling the United Kingdom: All guests, including Schengen area residents, must present a valid passport with a residual validity of at least 3 months in the UK.

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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