Are you ready for MSC Virtuosa? She’s a beautiful ship and she has a selection of itineraries available for Autumn and Winter that sail directly from the port of Southampton.
Onboard, you’ll find amazing features and facilities, including the Doremi Lab and Studio, Atmosphere Bar, Infinity Bar, Power Walking Track, Top Sail Bar and so much more!
Looking for more? She’s still got you covered!
Relish in the award-winning MSC Aurea Spa, with beauty and wellness treatments. And soak up the secluded luxury of MSC Yacht Club’s exclusive suites with butler service, dedicated facilities, and private decks.
Yes, MSC Virtuosa has it all when it comes to holidays at sea, so let’s also look at where she could be sailing you this year.
Northern Europe aboard MSC Virtuosa
Aboard MSC Virtuosa, MSC Cruises is offering a selection of mainly 5,6 and 7-night sailings to some of Northern Europe’s most visited and interesting ports of call. These include Hamburg, Rotterdam, Bruges, and Le Havre.
If you’re new to cruising or an experienced cruiser looking for a shorter trip to get your much-needed cruise fix, these itineraries are the ideal option – and they’re offered at great prices! Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself!
We mentioned a few key ports on these sailings, so let’s have a quick look at what each has to offer.
Hamburg is located on the river Elbe and it’s packed with things for you to see and do. Some of the most popular points of interest include the city’s vast array of galleries, showcasing classic and contemporary art. These include the Museum for Art and Industry, House of Photography and Kunsthalle Hamburg.
One of our absolute favourite things in Hamburg is the Miniatur Wonderland and it must be on your list! This model railway, and miniature airport attraction is the largest of its kind in the world.
Home to the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam is bustling, vibrant and full of interesting history. It’s an absolute must for anyone visiting Holland. While there on your cruise, we highly recommend checking out the Cube Houses, Market Hall, and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. If your call time allows, then a visit to the Unesco Werelderfgoed Kinderdijk (in South Holland) is a must. The 19 windmills at Kinderdijk were built in 1738 and 1740, to keep water out of the polder, it is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands and one of the best-known Dutch tourist sites.
Ahh, yes, Bruges! Home of the delicious Belgian chocolate, but there’s more to this wonderful place than just taste bud experiences. On your list should also be the Belfry of Bruges, the church of our Lady Bruges, Basilica of the Holy Blood, Saint John’s Hospital and Burg Square. The latter being the main city square.
Don’t forget to stop for a delicious Belgian hot chocolate spoon drink – you can thank us for this recommendation later.
A lot of people tend to take a day trip to Paris from Le Havre, but if you’d prefer to stay local, the city itself offers enough to fill your day, including Le Havre Beach, Hanging Gardens, Natural History Museum and more.
It’s not the biggest or busiest place in the world, but it certainly has a lot of charm and a walk through the city from the shuttle bus drop off point is worth doing – the centre of the city has some wonderful water fountains to admire.