The Med, Andalusia & Lisbon

14 nights sailing from Southampton on cruise ship MSC Virtuosa

Itinerary: Sailing from Southampton, visiting La Coruna (Spain), Cadiz (Spain), Malaga (Spain), Alicante (Spain), Palma (Majorca), Barcelona, Valencia (Spain), Lisbon, ending in Southampton.
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Cruise The Med, Andalusia & Lisbon

14 nights sailing from Southampton on cruise ship MSC Virtuosa

from £999 Price per person

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Deluxe Interior IR1

Bella Inside IB

Deluxe Interior IR2

MSC Yacht Club Interior YIN

Ocean View

Ocean View (Bella experience) OB

Junior Ocean View OO

Junior Ocean View OM2

Deluxe Ocean View OR1

Premium Ocean View OL2


Balcony (Bella experience) BB

Deluxe Balcony Partial View BP

Deluxe Balcony BR2

Deluxe Balcony BR3

Balcony Aurea BA

Deluxe Balcony BR1


Premium Suite Aurea SL1

Grand Suite Aurea Terrace and Jacuzzi SLJ

Grand Suite Aurea Terrace and Jacuzzi SXJ

MSC Yacht Club Deluxe Suite YC1

Suite Duplex Yacht Club YJD

MSC Yacht Club Royal Suite YC1

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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: 18:00H
Day 2 at sea
Day 3 La Coruna (Spain) Arrival time: 08:00H | Departure: 18:00H 10 hours in destination
Day 4 at sea
Day 5 Cadiz (Spain) Arrival time: 08:00H | Departure: 19:00H 11 hours in destination
Day 6 Malaga (Spain) Arrival time: 07:00H | Departure: 18:00H 11 hours in destination
Day 7 Alicante (Spain) Arrival time: 10:00H | Departure: 20:00H 10 hours in destination
Day 8 Palma (Majorca) Arrival time: 08:00H | Departure: 23:59H 15 hours in destination
Day 9 Barcelona Arrival time: 09:00H | Departure: 19:00H 10 hours in destination
Day 10 Valencia (Spain) Arrival time: 07:00H | Departure: 18:00H 11 hours in destination
Day 11 at sea
Day 12 Lisbon Arrival time: 09:00H | Departure: 20:00H 11 hours in destination
Day 13-14 at sea
Day 15 Southampton Arrival time: 07:00H
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The Med, Andalusia & Lisbon

14 nights Cruise on MSC Virtuosa. Sailing from Southampton, visiting La Coruna (Spain), Cadiz (Spain), Malaga (Spain), Alicante (Spain), Palma (Majorca), Barcelona, Valencia (Spain), Lisbon, ending in Southampton.

The Med, Andalusia & Lisbon Cruise itinerary  - MSC Cruises
The Med, Andalusia & Lisbon 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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La Coruna (Spain)

A Coruña; known as Corunna in English is a city and municipality of Galicia. It is the second-largest city in the autonomous community. The city is the provincial capital of the province of the same name A Coruña is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf on the Atlantic Ocean. The city is the site of the Roman Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse which has been in continuous operation since possibly the 2nd century AD. It has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is surrounded by a large public park with a golf course and a former Muslim cemetery. The city is also well known for its characteristic

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Cadiz (Spain)

Cadiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. The older part of Cadiz within the remnants of the city walls is commonly referred to as the Old Town It is characterized by the antiquity of its various quarters, among them El Pópulo, La Viña, and Santa María, which present a marked contrast to the newer areas of town. While the Old City's street plan consists of narrow winding alleys connecting large plazas, newer areas of Cadiz typically have wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted with numerous parks where exotic plants flourish, including giant trees supposedly brought to Spain by Columbus from the New World. Cadiz, situated on a peninsula, is home to some of Spain's most beautiful beaches. La Playa de la Caleta is the best-loved beach of Cadiz. It has always been in Carnival songs, due to its unequalled beauty and its proximity to the Barrio de la Viña. It is the beach of the Old City, situated between two castles, San Sebastian and Santa Catalina. La Caleta and the boulevard show a lot of resemblance to parts of Havana, the capital city of Cuba,

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Malaga (Spain)

Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol, or Empire of the Light, as Ortega y Gasset described it in a poem. You’ll find the Picasso Museum, which is devoted to the most influential artist of the twentieth century. He was born in the city in 1881. You’ll be amazed to visit this cosmopolitan city as tourist, visiting the monuments of the Alcazaba and Giralfaro or ancient Roman theatre. Not to mention the beautiful and unfinished Cathedral of the Incarnation, erected on the site which was the largest mosque in Malaga. This has long been a popular port for cruise passengers because there is no shortage of things to explore, enjoy and sample. The city itself is easily navigated on foot and that’s probably the best way to see it. For sun lovers, there are no less than 16 beaches for you to choose from.

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Alicante (Spain)

Alicante is a city and port in Spain on the Costa Blanca, the capital of the province of Alicante and of the comarca of Alacantí, in the south of the Valencian Community. It is also a historic Mediterranean port. The most important festival, the Bonfires of Saint John (Fogueres de Sant Joan), takes place during the summer solstice. This is followed a week later by seven nights of firework and pyrotechnic contests between companies on the urban beach Playa del Postiguet. Another well-known festival is Moros i Cristians in Altozano or San Blas district. Overall, the city boasts a year-round nightlife for the enjoyment of tourists, fun-loving residents, and a large student population of the University of Alicante. The nightlife social scene tends to shift to nearby Playa de San Juan (St. John's Beach) during the summer months. Every summer in Alicante, a two-month-long programme of music, theatre and dance is staged in the Paseo del Puerto.

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Palma (Majorca)

The capital of the island of Mallorca, Palma welcomes you through a magnificent view: the marina, the promenade, the Cathedral that is dominated by the Bellver Castle, situated on a hill which overlooks the harbour. Majorca is a favourite European destination for many cruise passengers. Great shopping centres and tourist services, beautiful and pristine beaches, the cuisine, and traditional products, not to mention the wonderful caves of Drach, all await you on your visit. Inland, you’ll find typical Mallorcan villages and mountain ranges reaching heights of 1,500 metres. 

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The port of Barcelona was born about the same time as the city was. It is one of themost important ports in the Mediterranean, cruise ships leave the city to call on some of themost desirable cities in the Western Mediterranean. The port has modern facilities and allthe services needed to accommodate the many passengers who have Barcelona as anembarkation and a disembarkation port. Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan andmulticultural capitals of Europe. Among many attractions that include the Sagrada Familia,Montjuic, Gaudi's Güell Park and the famous Ramblas. It’s a hub of activity and the city isalways bustling.

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Valencia (Spain)

Valencia is the capital of the province with the same name, situated on the eastern coast of the Spanish territory, which is accessible by air, land (rail and highway) and sea. The Maritime Station is one of the most modern facilities in Spain. The modern style pier where the Cruises depart from or the “Golondrinas” boats that can take you for a nice ride along the dock. Nearby, you will find the Royal Atarazanas, a historic monument in the Maritime Museum.

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The city of Lisbon is rich in architecture; Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque, Modern and Postmodern constructions can be found all over Lisbon. The city is also crossed by historical boulevards and monuments along the main thoroughfares, particularly in the upper districts. There are several substantial museums one can visit in the city. In addition, the mosaic Portuguese Pavement was born in Lisbon, in the mid-1800s. The art has since spread to the rest of the Portuguese Speaking world. The city remains one of the most expansive examples of the technique, nearly all walkways and even many streets being created and maintained in this style.

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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 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

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!
    5% OFF - Flash Offer!

    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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