Call us on 01204 208493 We are open today between 8am and 8pm

Home / Cruise Lines / MSC Cruises / MSC Magnifica / Northern Europe from Southampton Cruise

Northern Europe from Southampton Cruise

  • Departure DateFri 29th Apr 2022
  • MSC Cruises MSC Magnifica
  • 2 Night Cruise From Southampton
  • Call us on

Itinerary

  • Southampton
  • St Peter Port, UK
  • Southampton

Speak to a Cruise Concierge

Day 1 - Southampton

Arrive: Fri 29 April 2022 / Depart: Fri 29 April 2022

Despite its pummelling by the Luftwaffe and some disastrous postwar urban sprawl, the thousand-year-old city of Southampton has retained some of its medieval charm in parts and reinvented itself as a twenty-first century shopping centre in others, with the giant glass-and-steel West Quay as its focus. Core of the modern town is the Civic Centre, a short walk east of the train station and home to the excellent Southampton City Art Gallery that’s particularly strong on contemporary British artists. The Western Esplanade runs alongside the best remaining bits of the old city walls. Rebuilt after a French attack in 1338, they incorporate God’s House Tower, at the southern end of the old town in Winkle Street, which currently houses the Museum of Archaeology. Best preserved of the city’s seven gates is Bargate, at the opposite end of the old town, at the head of the High Street; it’s an elaborate structure, cluttered with lions, classical figures and defensive apertures. A shore excursion on your MSC Northern Europe cruise from Southampton can be the opportunity to discover the capital of England, London. For the visitor, London is a thrilling place. Monuments from the capital’s glorious past are everywhere, from medieval banqueting halls and the great churches of Christopher Wren to the eclectic Victorian architecture of the triumphalist British Empire. You can relax in the city’s quiet Georgian squares, explore the narrow alleyways of the City of London, wander along the riverside walks, and uncover the quirks of what is still identifiably a collection of villages. The capital’s great historical landmarks – Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and so on – draw in millions of tourists every year.

Day 2 - St Peter Port, UK

Arrive: Sat 30 April 2022 / Depart: Sat 30 April 2022

An MSC Northern Europe cruise offers the unique opportunity to visit St Peter Port on the island of Guernsey. Jersey and Guernsey are the two largest islands in the archipelago of the Channel Islands, an independent state and British Crown dependency, and are only 16-50km from the French coasts and 105km from the English coasts. Your MSC cruise will take you to one of the Channel Islands, the one with its capital, St Peter Port. French writer Victor Hugo lived for fifteen years in exile in this neat little town built around the port (1855-70). One can still visit his home – the Hauteville House – turned into a museum by his heirs and by the City of Paris, a beautiful elegant white building with a wonderful garden full of heirlooms of this great intellectual. In Guernsey, your MSC cruise of Northern Europe will also give you the opportunity to visit the Cornet Castle, a fortress that has been protecting the ships at anchor in St Peter Port since at least the 13th century, although it was rebuilt in the 19th century. Cornet Castle is an ideal tour also for children, with its five museums ranging from military history to naval history. Another attraction in Guernsey as you will find out during your MSC excursion on land, is the Guernsey Diamond Museum and the Guernsey Pearl workshop, for jewels enthusiasts to enjoy. The best way to enjoy the crisp air of the Channel Islands however is to take a walk in the country, with a visit to the Orchid Fields on the western coast of Guernsey, a real fest for the eyes in the summer when the flowers are in bloom.

Day 3 - Southampton

Arrive: Sun 01 May 2022 / Depart: Sun 01 May 2022

Despite its pummelling by the Luftwaffe and some disastrous postwar urban sprawl, the thousand-year-old city of Southampton has retained some of its medieval charm in parts and reinvented itself as a twenty-first century shopping centre in others, with the giant glass-and-steel West Quay as its focus. Core of the modern town is the Civic Centre, a short walk east of the train station and home to the excellent Southampton City Art Gallery that’s particularly strong on contemporary British artists. The Western Esplanade runs alongside the best remaining bits of the old city walls. Rebuilt after a French attack in 1338, they incorporate God’s House Tower, at the southern end of the old town in Winkle Street, which currently houses the Museum of Archaeology. Best preserved of the city’s seven gates is Bargate, at the opposite end of the old town, at the head of the High Street; it’s an elaborate structure, cluttered with lions, classical figures and defensive apertures. A shore excursion on your MSC Northern Europe cruise from Southampton can be the opportunity to discover the capital of England, London. For the visitor, London is a thrilling place. Monuments from the capital’s glorious past are everywhere, from medieval banqueting halls and the great churches of Christopher Wren to the eclectic Victorian architecture of the triumphalist British Empire. You can relax in the city’s quiet Georgian squares, explore the narrow alleyways of the City of London, wander along the riverside walks, and uncover the quirks of what is still identifiably a collection of villages. The capital’s great historical landmarks – Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and so on – draw in millions of tourists every year.

MSC Magnifica From MSC Cruises

Combining the relaxed sophistication of the Musica Class with the variety and opulence of our Fantasia Class ships, MSC Magnifica brings cruise guests the best of both worlds. The superb venues on this ship spoil you for choice and include 5 gourmet restaurants serving food from around the world,12 bars and 5 different Kids and Teens clubs with their own themed venues. The ship’s award-winning MSC Aurea Spa brings you traditional Balinese massages and ultramodern beauty treatments: a sauna, Turkish bath, fitness centre, thalassotherapy room and relaxation area. The leisure facilities are no less impressive, with an open-air pool complex, 4 whirlpools, a solarium and a sky lit indoor pool with retractable roof, allowing you to enjoy perfect bathing whatever the weather. For something more energetic there is tennis, mini-golf, a high-tech gym and a jogging track as well as 10-pin bowling and billiards. The entertainment continues into the evening with a spectacular casino, panoramic disco, 4D cinema, internet café, cigar lounge, plush 1,200 seat theatre and live entertainment in the bar lounges. For a quieter evening step out onto the deck for a romantic drink under the stars and watch the waves go by.

Ship Cabins

BINGO Inside

Spacious closet Bathroom with shower and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available (

Deluxe Ocean View FANTASTICA

Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Deluxe Ocean View with obstructed view FANTASTICA

Window with sea view Relaxing armchair Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Balcony Aurea

Wardrobe Bathroom with shower and hairdryer Comfortable double bed which can be converted in two single beds (on request) Interactive TV, Wi-Fi connection (for a fee), telephone and safe Mini bar and Air conditioning

BINGO Balcony

Wardrobe Bathroom with shower and hairdryer Comfortable double bed which can be converted in two single beds (on request) Interactive TV, Wi-Fi connection (for a fee), telephone and safe Mini bar and Air conditioning

Deluxe Balcony FANTASTICA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Deluxe Balcony with Partial View FANTASTICA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Junior Balcony FANTASTICA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Premium Balcony FANTASTICA

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Deluxe Suite Aurea

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Premium Suite Aurea

Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

Super Family Cabin

Combination of 2 connected balcony cabins Can accommodate up to 5 people Available Experience: Fantastica

Speak to a Cruise Concierge

The latest cruise deals straight to your inbox