Wine routes in the Mediterranean

The beverages in the cuisine on board, figure prominently and even when invited from the same cruise to visit wine regions from expert sommelier.


MSC Cruises offers tempting travel with three wine-themed cruises where guests can indulge their palate and improve their knowledge through lectures and tastings led by experts, in addition to exclusive wineries fascinating excursions.

Whether in the enchanting Provence, enjoying the magic of Barcelona or the historic Roman port of Civitavecchia, the Wine Routes proposed by MSC Cruises immersing guests in the fascinating ancient world wine production of the Mediterranean, trading and wine traditions of each place.

The seven-night cruise on board MSC Splendida departs from Genoa, Italy, on 2 and 9 November and 14 December, making stops in Italy, Tunisia, Spain and France.

Cruises in November made stops in Naples and Messina (Italy); Tunis (Tunisia); Barcelona (Spain) and Marseille (France), while Italian scales December departure will Civitavecchia, near Rome, and Palermo, Sicily.

Each themed cruise “Wine Roads” includes guided tours, talks, tastings of a wide range of local wines, plus scores of Masters of Wine, leading experts in the art, science and business of wine.

Through these cruises, guests can take a trip to a wine producer in France, Spain or Italy. Guests also have access to a package of premium beverages, including top-level wines, to be enjoyed along with the dining options onboard and a bottle of sparkling wine in the evening gala.

The CEO of MSC Cruises, Gianni Onorato, said: “Wine is a link to the history of the Mediterranean, a region whose wine culture is admired throughout the world. As a leading cruise line, MSC Cruises offers cruises through thematic “Wine Roads”, the chance to taste the best wines of each scale and an unforgettable experience through learning and unique flavors, these itineraries available on MSC Splendida . “

Gianni Onorato added: ” Many people enjoy a glass of good wine, but some want to take this a step further and learn more about wine, its production and its history. “Wine Roads” is a unique opportunity to discover more about the wine world in different countries by the hand of qualified experts in the field. “

The MSC Splendida is the second brother quadruplet Fantasy class. It was launched in July 2009 at the shipyards STX France (former Aker Yards). The cost back then was $ 550 million. Its dimensions are:

  • Gross Registered Tonnage: 137,936 tons.
  • Length: 333.30 m.
  • Beam: 38 m.
  • Passenger decks: 13
  • Capacity: 3,900 guests and 1,313 crew
  • Index space: 31.6 m³ / pax.
  • Index Service: 2.9 pax / trip.

Note that this ship has the MSC Yacht Club, a “first class” in the bow of the ship, where the index space varies as there are booths to 161 m² and the rate of service as well, since they all have service Valet.

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