Since our cruise last September onboard MSC Splendida turned out to be such a wonderful experience, we didn’t need a lot of convincing when we came across a great deal for a trip onboard MSC Fantasia. The fact that we were able to book one of those coveted aft-facing balcony cabins sweetened the deal.
So when we set foot on board MSC Fantasia at the end of October, she will be our floating home away from home for twelve days as we sail the Eastern Mediterranean.
Leaving from Marseille in the South of France, our first port of call will be the fabulous city of Barcelona. While we’ve visited Spain’s most famous city numerous times before, we can never get enough of the architecture, design, food and shopping Barcelona has to offer.
Next up will be the UNESCO-protected port of Valletta on the island of Malta, followed by the Greek island of Corfu. After that we’ll have a chance to brush up our knowledge of Greek mythology as we visit Katakolon, Heraklion and Piraeus (Athens).
A regular stop on almost every Mediterranean cruise, the port of Civitavecchia is the direct gateway to Rome. Having visited the capital of Italy before we might take this opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums and St.Peter’s Basilica.
Before sailing back to Marseille MSC Fantasia will make a final stop in Genua, the birthplace of Columbus.
While we still have a long time to go before we can pack our bags and enjoy the sunset, as we sip from a cocktail, on our aft-facing balcony, we have to admit we’re looking forward to having another great time with MSC Cruises. In the meantime we’ll have to spend our days dreaming away with “The best of MSC Fantasia”…