Romantic France & Transatlantic Cruise - Itinerary
Tour Starts: Miami, Florida
Tour Ends: Nice, Italy
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the MSC Divina, your floating hotel for the next 3 weeks.
Day 2 & 3
Unwind and explore your cruise ship, the MSC Divina, as the journey starts.
INCLUDED NEW YORK EXPERIENCE
Welcome to New York - we have an exciting day planned for you and the best part is - it is included! Sit back and relax during a 1-hour boat tour and enjoy unparalleled views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline and landmarks, including the Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. In the afternoon, visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, a place of remembrance, which tells the story of the events of 9/11 through artifacts that range in scale from the monumental to the intimate, as well as through first-person accounts and multimedia displays. Overnight in the port of New York.
New York Leisure Day (Depart 6:00 PM)
Another full day in New York - join the optional shore excursion and discover the Big Apple on a city tour including the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Rockefeller Center, and more.
The experienced crew is at your disposal to help with suggestions; the daily newsletter outlines the shipboard amenities and countless activities and entertainment variety each day. A multitude of dining options lets you enjoy meals the way you like: from a casual buffet, to relaxed dining in your stateroom with room service, and fine dining in the formal dining room are all included.
Day 7 & 8
Overnight in the Port of Kings Wharf, Bermuda (9:00 AM–6:00 PM)
Day 9 - 12
Day 13 & 14
Overnight in the Port of Ponta Delgada, Azores (8:00 AM–1:00 PM)
After a few days at sea, you’ll reach the Azores, a group of nine volcanic islands belonging to Portugal and located in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, 930 miles west of Lisbon. Ponta Delgada is the largest town in the Azores. With an illustrious past dating back to the mid 1400s, this port town is delightful to explore on foot. Enjoy one and a half days on this beautiful island.
Enjoy the last full day on board the Divina.
Welcome to the capital and largest city of Portugal, and the westernmost capital city in Europe. Key sights of this city include the Belem Tower, built in the 16th century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Baixa (historic downtown), rebuilt after an earthquake in 1755. Tonight, you'll overnight in the port of Lisbon.
Depart Lisbon (6:00 AM)
After an overnight stop in port of Lisbon, your cruise continues through the Mediterranean Sea.
Málaga, Spain (7:00 AM–2:00 PM)
Valencia, Spain (9:00 AM–3:00 PM)
Marseille, France (12:00 PM–6:00 PM)
Genoa, Italy (9:00 AM) to Nice, France
Today we disembark and continue to Nice. After Nice, visit San Remo along the way. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the glamorous capital of French Riviera. See Promenade of Anglais and the Notre Dame de Nice. Then explore Nice’s Old Town and stop at "marché aux fleurs" the flower market. (D)
✦ Novotel Airport Nice or similar
Sightseeing in Monaco
Travel to Monaco, the world's second smallest country! Marvel at the old stone Monaco Cathedral, Princess Grace's final resting place; soak in the city's aura of wealth and glamour during the included city tour; and discover the luxurious Monte Carlo and its world renowned F1 Circuit all before returning to Nice. (B)
✦ Novotel Airport Nice or similar
Depart for Home
Your vacation comes to an end, but you'll depart for home with new friends and memories to reflect on for years to come! (B)