We would have loved to have brought you all on board MSC Preziosa when we ran our ship visit competition which resulted in Celine and Viola visiting this fantastic ship last week in Dublin & Cork. Sadly, MSC weren't too keen on bringing nearly 1000 of you on board!! But not to worry, because we've found great deal with our friends in Shandon Travel so that you can enjoy this ship for yourself and let us tell you why you should consider it!
MSC Preziosa at less than 5 years old is one of the more recent additions to the MSC fleet and as you would expect is in perfect condition. With over 4000 passengers at full capacity she's a big ship too which means there's not a hope of you or anyone in the family feeling bored!!
On top of the facilities you've come to expect on a large cruise ship such as the impressive casino, the endless restaurants and bars, the huge Platinum Theatre, the gym & beautiful Aurea spa, Preziosa goes further! How about a 4D cinema? Or the bowling alley in the Sports Bar where you can grab a burger and watch the football or the golf? For the kids there's Doremi Castle Aquapark featuring Vertigo, a huge single rider water slide... as well as the usual (but MSC do very well!) kids clubs and arcades! One of our favourite features is the beautiful La Playa Preciosa covered pool complete with poolside Nutella bar in addition to the main pool and whirlpool area. So regardless of the weather, regardless of where in the world you are sailing to you can lounge by the pool, cocktail in hand!
As we mentioned there are several places to eat and drink on board from the more recent addition to MSC fleet 'Eataly' to the piano bar to La Locanda, an onboard Pizzeria and wine bar! Our favourite though is the beautiful 'starlight' Phoenician Plaza where you can just sit back and relax with a coffee...you'd never know you were on a cruise ship! Beautiful!
Better? To cruise on Preziosa won't cost the earth, in keeping with MSC's keen pricing offering great value. Our friends in Shandon Travel have a great deal with an interesting itinerary sailing next May 18 across the Baltic capitals. Take in Copenhagen and Stockholm as well as the stunning St. Petersburg from €949pp including flights from Dublin. For more, check our offers page here or contact Shandon directly. Our verdict? At this price you're getting a fantastic ship with a really interesting and different itinerary.... it's the real deal!