Cruise company, MSC Cruises, has revealed details of its new shore excursions programme, which includes aquarium visits and wine tasting sessions. 

The company has announced a new range of shore side activities and services for guests of MSC Meraviglia as 19 additional Mediterranean excursions have been added to its range.

In addition, the company is debuting a Port Info Service which will allow guests to discover and explore more of each destination.

New shore excursions

Included in the activity excursion list is a behind-the-scenes exclusive tour of Italy’s largest aquarium in Genoa, which also involves visiting marine laboratories, plankton farming and jellyfish.

In Messina, groups can discover some of the city sights including Cristo Re Church, the Bell Tower and the cathedral. This new itinerary will also allow guests to visit small bars and restaurants along the way and finish the day with a local sweet liquor wine made from raisins.

In Naples, you can discover the ancient city of Pompeii through educational tours of the city once frozen in time after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

In Barcelona, groups can enjoy a foodie experience in a museum dedicated to Iberian ham, ending in a tasting session.

And in Malta, groups can board a motorboat to embark on a relaxing sail along the scenic Maltese coastline, passing much of Valletta’s iconic waterfront sights including its Cottonera area made up of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa - collectively known as The Three Cities. The experience will finish with a wine-tasting session.

More activity and excursion information can be found on the MSC Cruises website.

Port Info Service

The new Port Info Service will highlight local events, festivals and parades at cruise itinerary destinations, allowing guests to discover the local culture and traditions of each place.

Where possible, ship port times will be adjusted to allow enough time for guests to fully experience events and get the very most out of their stay. 

This service is debuting onboard MSC Meraviglia, with plans to extend the service onto all MSC Cruises’ ships.

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