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AGENDA
1. How to communicate your ideas about the future of
the cruise holiday: Step by Step.
2. Who is MSC Cruises
3. Destinations & Excursions Area
4. Brief: A brand new tour

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How to communicate your ideas about the


future of the cruise holiday: Step-by-step
1. Before you begin, gather together the documents, read all the information and
choose the area that inspires you the most.
2. Answer the brief proposing your idea in a document, in a .doc or .pdf format. If
you want to attach images, sketches, pictures and any other materials to support
your project, create a .zip folder including your idea and all these materials.
3. Prepare or update your CV in .pdf or .doc format.
4. As soon as you have all the materials (project and CV), go to the Inner Island
website and upload your idea following the steps here below.
Title: A captivating title thats informative, concise and attentiongrabbing (max: 100 characters).

Abstract: A concise summary that summarises your ideas (max: 450


characters).

Idea: Upload your innovative ideas about how you would customise the
selected Area of the MSC Cruises experience. It could be a .doc, .zip
or .pdf file. If you have external materials to complete your brief (for
example a video or a portfolio), do not forget to indicate the external links
as well.

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- share your idea

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5. Submit your idea and fill in the form with all your personal information and
upload your CV.

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- fill the form

- upload the cv

6. Save and keep following Inner Island on MSC Cruises social channels.

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Who is MSC Cruises


At MSC Cruises, we have a long and proud history of sailing. Weve been exploring
the seas for over 300 years. It all began with one ship, soon growing into a
magnificent fleet. Over the centuries, the Aponte family have remained dedicated to
navigating the oceans and in 1970 founded the Mediterranean Shipping Company,
which is now the 2nd largest container carrier in the world. Having such a strong
heritage in seafaring and a love of the sea, MSC Cruises launched in 1988 and has
become one of the fastest growing cruise companies in the world, with a fleet of 12
ships.
At MSC Cruises youll enjoy a high standard of comfort thanks to our modern ships twelve jewels of the 21st century with an average age of just 5 years. And with more
balcony cabins boasting a view from the sea than any other cruise line, theres never
been a more perfect way to explore 5 amazing continents. Sailing with MSC Cruises is
a unique voyage of discovery that offers you an ever-evolving selection of fascinating
destinations where you can enjoy the local traditions and sights at your own pace.
On board, our philosophy embraces the Mediterranean way of life through an
authentic passion for good food with dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine as well
as by the culture of each destination.All this comes with countless opportunities to
relax, socialise and have fun with entertainment every night by artists, performers
and spectacular shows in our theatres.
This authentic, warm, Mediterranean spirit combined with quality service will ensure
that your every need is taken care of by our friendly, multilingual and expertlytrained staff. We believe that life should be full of unforgettable moments to savour
and share with your family and loved ones.We look forward to welcoming you
aboard.

Destinations & Excursions Area


The excursions include expert guided tours, cultural trips, local food sampling, city
visits and activities (such as snorkelling or camel rides). Passengers can really get a
feel for the days destination in just a few hours and make holiday memories that will
last a lifetime.
The MSC Cruises catalogue contains detailed information about each excursion,
explaining excursion times, prices and itineraries tailored to customer tastes. A tour
manager and team are on hand to answer any questions, organising everything with
carefully selected partners.

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Brief: A brand new tour


Imagine a tour in the following ports (in relation to the country):
Civitavecchia 07:00 - 17:00
Marseille 09:00 - 16:00
Warnemunde 08:00 - 19:00
Barcelona 09:00 - 18:00
Tour details:
The tour has to be new to MSC Cruises (please refer to the attachment n1 Existing
tours) and has to fit into the timing stated above, including the transfer to/from the
port.
The program must include:
timing of transfer from one venue to the other and the timing of the visits
the name of the venues visited, the activities involved in any venue
if there is a meal/snack included in the tour, it must be mentioned and the
menu must be carefully described
the tour cost shall be a maximum of 40 (including transportation, guide,
entrance fees and meals), but the ideal cost would be between 15 and 25
Provide a full and appealing description of the tour using the attached forms
named Attachment n2 - Shore Excursions Form and Attachment n3 Shore
Excursions Additional infoand provide also a proposal of advertisement for the tour
(flyer, web page, etc).

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Attachment 1 - Existing Tours


CIVITAVECCHIA (Italy)
The port city of Civitavecchia lies about an hour from Italys capital, Rome, and is the starting point for
excursions into the Eternal City. Rome probably needs no introduction it is the ultimate vacation destination
- there is perhaps no other city so crammed full of history, with layer upon layer of fabulous ruins and imperial
temples, not to mention Etruscan tombs, early Christian churches, medieval bell towers, Renaissance palaces
and baroque basilicas, all which can be enjoyed under the magic of the warm Southern sun.

CIV02 - ROME, BAROQUE TOUR !


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Duration: full day, lunch not included
Rome one of the worlds most iconic cities that is both steeped in history and rich in Italian charm
awaits you after an approx. 1.5-hour coach drive from Civitavecchia. A city guide will be on hand to
meet you on arrival and then escort you on a Roman tour that includes external viewings of the
Colosseum and Roman Forum. The Popes weekly Angelus held on St. Peters Square every Sunday
can also be attended, giving you a chance to admire the splendid Bernini Column at the same time.
Free time to explore on your own will be made available as well. A visit to the Basilica is well
worthwhile your guide will provide information on the site beforehand. The excursion draws to a
close with a walk to the Pantheon and the lovely Piazza Navona. After saying goodbye to your guide,
you will return to the port.

Please note: the excursion includes a long walking tour. Lunch is not included in the price of the excursion and is
at the clients charge. The possibility of attending the Angelus will be reconfirmed on board as it depends on
the Vaticans programmes and is foreseen only during Sunday calls. During the autumn and the winter, it may
be dusk when we visit some of the sites. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious
importance.

CIV03 - ROME ON YOUR OWN !


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Duration: full day, lunch not included
This unguided tour of Rome begins with an approx. 1.5-hour drive by coach, after which you can spend
the entire day exploring The Eternal City the capital of Italy at your leisure. Instructions on how
best to get around town and a map showing the main sights and monuments will be provided. Some of
the must-sees Rome is known for include the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the
beautiful Piazza Navona in old Rome and the neighbouring Vatican City State in Romes modern
centre, to name but a few. As one of the worlds fashion capitals, the city is also choc-full of superb
shopping facilities. Further sights include the magnificent Bernini Column on St. Peters Square, which
is also the site of the Popes Sunday Angelus.

Please note: the bus stops near the Colosseum; this is the point of arrival and departure of your tour.
Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be
foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff
promptly so they can help make arrangements.

CIV07 - GRAN TOUR OF ROME, THE ETERNAL CITY !


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Duration: full day, lunch included
This excursion combines two of the most important aspects of Rome: Christianity and antiquity. Bus
transfer to Rome (1.5 hours) to meet our guide and start the tour with a visit to the Colosseum, also
known as the Flavian Amphitheatre. We will look around this impressive edifice, built to hold up to
50.000 people and where the Romans used to watch the cruel gladiators combats. The tour continues
with a stroll around Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, an ancient temple built in honour of seven
important Roman deities. Stop for lunch in a typical Italian restaurant. The afternoon will be dedicated
to the home of Christianity as we pay a visit to St. Peter's Square: free time to explore the square or to
visit the Basilica independently after receiving information from the guide outside the site. After
leaving our guide in Rome we will return to the port.

Please note: this tour is almost entirely made on foot and is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
During the autumn and the winter, it may be dusk when we visit some of the sites. The restaurant lunch may be
earlier or later depending on the day of call. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious
importance.

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CIV08 ROME & THE WONDERS OF THE VATICAN MUSEUM !


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Duration: full day, lunch not included
A 1.5-hour bus transfer will take you to Rome where your guide will provide a sightseeing tour of
Romes key monuments including the Aurelian Walls, the Pyramid, Caracallas Baths, the Circus
Massimus, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Venice Square and the romantic Lungotevere: all from
the comfort of your coach. We will proceed to the Vatican area where, after a short walk, you will reach
the Vatican Museum. This excursion allows you privileged access to the site, avoiding the long queues.
Enjoy a guided tour inside one of the worlds most famous museums, admiring the masterpieces
commissioned by the Roman Popes and which have been collected and preserved during the ages. See
inside the Sistine Chapel, marvel at the exquisite frescoes by Michaelangelo and other XV century
artists from Tuscany and Umbria. Free time for lunch (not-inclusive) followed by a guided tour of
Piazza San Pietro and the Basilica. The return to the port will be unguided.

Please note: during calls in the autumn and the winter, it may be dusk when we visit some of the sites. This tour
is not suitable for guests with mobility problems or using a wheelchair. This tour is not scheduled on Sunday
calls. Shooting videos or taking pictures inside the Sistine Chapel is prohibited. Conservative attire is
recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

CIV09 ROME SIGHTSEEING !


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Duration: 5 hours
Leave the port for a 1.5-hour drive to Italys capital city and experience one of the most comfortable
ways to visit Rome with a sightseeing coach tour of all the attractions that make up this Eternal City.
You will see the Cestia Pyramid, Caracalla Baths, Circus Massimus, the Colosseum and the famous
Bocca della Verit fountain as well as Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, and the romantic Lungotevere.
We will then drop you off at the Vatican where you will have free time to wander the tranquil
backstreets of the Vatican State or visit Saint Peters Basilica on your own. The return to the port will
be unguided.

Please note: guests will be met in Rome by the guides. Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own
helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts.
Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

CIV16 EXCLUSIVE VISIT TO ROME: CITY VISIT AND FREE TIME IN THE FASHION
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Duration: approx. 7.5 hours, lunch not included.
While Rome was certainly not built in a day, this easy-going tour lets you check out the eternal citys
most iconic locations in just under 8 hours! After about a 90-minute drive to meet your guide, you will
first make your way up Aventine Hill for a peek at the Basilica of St. Peter through the so-called
keyhole in the grounds of the impressive Villa del Priorato di Malta. Your route around Rome will also
include views of the Pyramid of Cestius, Caracalla Baths, Circus Maximus, Colosseum, the Bocca della
Verit (the Mouth of Truth) fountain as well as the Roman theatre and the splendid Piazza and Palazzo
Barberini. Your jaunt through living history will be followed by a pleasure of a decidedly more modern
and urbane kind: shopping in the citys cult fashion district all around Piazza del Popolo right down to
Via Condotti, Via Borgognona, Via Frattina and Piazza di Spagna. Splurge, if you feel the urge, on the
high-end jewellery and couture fashions presented in the glossy retail outlets of Italian and
international designers or simply gather inspiration during a bit of window shopping ahead of your
90-minute drive back to the ship, during which you can relax and relive the memories of your fabulous
time in Rome.

Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be
foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff
promptly so they can help make arrangements.

CIV21 WALKING TOUR IN ROME !


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Duration: 7.5 hours, lunch not included
Rome is a great city for walking and this excursion will ensure you the best itinerary to profit of the
citys best sights. Leave the port and enjoy a 1.5-hour coach drive to Rome where you will meet your
guide that will give you whispers before starting on your Roman tour. The Colosseo will be the first
sight on this excursion; you can admire the external of one of the symbols of the eternal city. Next take

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a short walk to another famous site: the Roman Forum for a jump back into the past. Your walking
tour continues passing by Piazza St. Apostoli until reaching Piazza di Spagna. With its characteristic
butterfly plan, this is one of the most famous images of Rome in the world, as well as being one of the
most majestic urban monuments of Roman Baroque style. You will have some time for shopping and
having lunch on your own before you continue to the Pantheon and around the elegant Piazza Navona.
On taking leave of your Roman guide, you will return to the port.

Please note: in Rome the whole excursion includes long walking so its not suitable for guests with walking
difficulties or using a wheelchair. Comfortable shoes are recommended. This tour does not include an inside visit
to the Coliseum.

BARCELONA (Spain)
Barcelona is Spains second-largest city and the capital of the Catalonia region. A wonderfully vibrant city and
a cultural and artistic centre since the Middle Ages, Barcelona makes for a fantastic out, whether for a few
hours or a whole day.

BCN01 - CITY TOUR !


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Duration: 4 hours
Take some time to discover beautiful Barcelona on this enjoyable sightseeing tour of the city. Your
Barcelona experience begins at the spectacular Cathedral of the Holy Cross and St. Eulalia, the
construction of which began at the end of the 13th and continued into the 15th century. The Cathedral is
situated in Barcelonas Barri Gtic quarter, the citys largely intact medieval centre. The coach will also
drive past two of the famous works by the architect Gaud for external viewings of the Sagrada Famlia
and the Casa Batll. Your tour will be rounded off by a stroll around the tranquil Poble Espanyol, a
village purpose-built to showcase Spains many different architectural styles, and a brief stop at
Montjuich Hill for the fabulous views of the city from the Belvedere del Alcalde. Your tour concludes
with your return to the ship.

Please note: the Cathedral visit may have to be cancelled on public holidays or if special events are being held.
Conservative attire is recommended for visiting places of religious importance.

BCN02 - PANORAMIC TOUR & SHOPPING "


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Duration: 4 hours
The fabulous city of Barcelona is well worth a visit and this whistle-stop tour will take you to see the
key sights during an enjoyable half day off the ship. Upon leaving the port, your tour begins with a
drive through Barcelona's main streets and squares. A short stop will be made at Montjuich Hill to
take in the superb view over the city before moving on for a brief external viewing of the Sagrada
Famlia, Gauds striking yet unfinished neo-Gothic masterpiece. There will also be time to pay the
impressive Barcelona Cathedral, which was constructed from the end of the 13th until into the 15th
century, a visit before taking you to go shopping in the Plaa de Catalunya, a large square in central
Barcelona that is ideal for a little retail therapy.

Please note: on public holidays or on Sunday afternoon, the shopping stop will be at the La Rambla.
Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be
foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff
promptly so they can help make arrangements.

BCN03 - GAUDIS EXPERIENCE !


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Duration: 4 hours
Dont miss your chance to immerse yourself in the fascinating world and works of Barcelonas
premiere architect: the world-famous Antoni Gaud. After leaving the port, your tour will take you
down the beautiful Passeig de Grcia avenue for an outside view of Casa Batll, a flamboyant building
that is covered in thousands of multi-coloured tiles. Up next is Park Gell, a garden complex and one
of Barcelonas key tourist attractions due to its remarkable, sinuous buildings, stunning mosaics and
ceramic-covered benches. The excursion also includes time to visit inside Gauds unfinished neoGothic masterpiece, the Sagrada Famlia. Your tour ends with a scenic return drive to the port.
Please note: this tour can be booked or purchased only during your cruise. This tour is not available on
21.03.2015 (MSC Sinfonia).

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BCN05
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Thanks to the sheer scale of its impressive architecture, Barcelonas Camp Nou Stadium one of the
worlds most famous football temples and the largest stadium in all of Europe with a capacity to seat
nearly 100,000 people is a fascinating destination, whether you are a soccer fan or not. Apart from
hosting numerous key UEFA matches throughout the years, the stadium has also been used to stage
other events, including concerts given by such major pop artists as Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Peter
Gabriel, Tracy Chapman or U2. In 1982, Pope John Paul II even celebrated mass at the stadium, on
which occasion he was made an honorary citizen of Barcelona. Your tour begins with a drive-by
sightseeing tour past Gaudis Sagrada Famlia, a minor basilica, and up Montjuich Hill before arriving
at Camp Nou Stadium.

Please note: the feasibility of the tour is subject to the schedule of the football club and then the stadium could be
closed with very short notice; for this reason the tour could be cancelled even the day before our call for reasons
beyond MSCs control. The visit to the stadium includes walking upstairs and downstairs and is not suitable for
guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. This tour is not available on calls falling on a Sunday
afternoon.

BCN08 - MONTSERRAT !
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Duration: 4.5 hours
Situated approx. 1 hour by coach from the port of Barcelona lies Montserrat, a mountain-top
Benedictine Monastery that forms the highest point of the Catalonian lowlands. Santa Maria de
Montserrat, to give the monastery its official name, is a key Catholic pilgrimage site and a favourite
destination for religious retreats. Apart from being home to a statue of the Virgin of Montserrat also
known as the Black Madonna or La Moreneta the monastery boasts a basilica with a resplendent
interior that stands in stark contrast to its somewhat austere exterior. Interestingly, the monastery also
hosts a publishing house that counts as one of the worlds oldest still functioning presses, with the first
book having been printed in 1499. You will have time to look around by yourself before returning to
Barcelona.

Please note: the guide will give explanation only outside the Monastery; guests will visit the site individually.
Conservative attire is recommended for visiting the religious site. Shooting videos or taking photos during the
visit to the Monastery is prohibited. Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off
the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please
contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements. This tour is not available on
21.03.2015 (MSC Sinfonia).

BCN10 - FLAMENCO SHOW !


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Duration: 4 hours
This tour lets you simply sit back and relax on the coach while you enjoy drive-by viewings of
Barcelonas main sights, including the magnificent Passeig de Grcia and Gauds unfinished
masterpiece, the Sagrada Famlia, which was consecrated as a minor basilica by the Pope in 2010.
Continuing up to Montjuich Hill, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city below and after a photo
stop, head for Poble Espanyol, a unique open-air architectural museum situated on the hill. The
museum was originally constructed for the Barcelona International Exhibition in 1929 with the aim of
mimicking a townscape that would reflect the architecture, style and culture typical of various Spanish
regions in a single place. A 30-minute flamenco show accompanied by a fruity sangria punch rounds
off your tour.
Please note: this tour is not available on 21.03.2015 (MSC Sinfonia).

BCN21 HIGHLIGHTS OF BARCELONA, MONTSERRAT & WINE TASTING !

Duration: approx. 7.5 hours, lunch not included


Celebrated the world over for its fabulous architecture, Barcelona is yours to enjoy as your coach first
takes you around the citys main sights on this all-day Catalan experience. The route will take you
down Passeig de Grcia, one of Barcelonas main boulevards, for an outside visit to Gauds unfinished
masterpiece, the incredible Sagrada Famlia. Leaving the breathtaking basilica behind, a location of
equally awe-inspiring proportions is next: the jagged sandstone columns of the Montserrat Mountains
and the abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, an impressive complex of buildings that affords glorious
views of the countryside below. A key Catholic pilgrimage site and popular as a religious retreat, the
abbey not only hosts a statue of the Virgin of Montserrat, aka the Black Madonna, but also a basilica
with an ornately decorated interior. Some time to soak up the beguiling surroundings and have lunch

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(not included in the price of the tour) then follows, after which your travels continue by coach to the
village of Sant Sadurni and the Cavas Vilarnau wine cellars. Apart from a chance to see how wine,
sparkling wine and the bottle-fermented Spanish cava are made, you will also be able to please your
palate during the tasting session that concludes your visit. The relaxing return drive to your ship
brings your Catalonian outing to a close.

Please note: the guide will give explanation only outside the Monastery; guests will visit the site individually.
Conservative attire is recommended for visiting the religious site. Shooting videos or taking photos during the
visit to the Monastery is prohibited. This excursion is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a
wheelchair. This tour is only for guests onboard MSC Divina and MSC Fantasia.

BCN27 ELECTRIC BIKE TOUR OF BARCELONA !


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Duration: approx. 4.5 hours
Presenting Barcelona from its most appealing angles, the tour takes you through the city on an
electrically assisted bike to both its highest point and down to the sea to sail along the shoreline.
Starting at the historical Barri Gtic, youll first get a Mercedes-Benz e-Bike for an easy ride to the
cable car up to the citys best viewpoint, Montjuc Hill. Back on your e-Bike, youll reach the impressive
17th-century Montjuc Castle for an outside viewing and an amazing panorama of the city below. Then
its down to the citys lowest point to board an eco-boat. The scenic cruise to the Olympic Harbour,
which hosted the sailing events of the 1992 Olympics, will deliver splendid views of the cityscape and
main beaches. Your tour of Barcelonas best naturally also includes a look at two of the buildings
designed by the famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaud. After passing through Ciutadella Park and the
beautiful Arc de Triomf, you will reach Gauds as yet unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Famlia,
where youll have some free time. Then its on to the splendid Passeig de Grcia before you head back
to the Barri Gtic to board a coach for your return trip to the pier and your ship.
Please note: this tour is not available on 21.03.2015 (MSC Sinfonia).

WARNEMUNDE (Germany)
Having been founded in about 1200, the small Baltic town of Warnemnde near Rostock at the estuary of the
River Warnow in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern spent the first few centuries of its existence
as a rather unimportant fishing village before becoming a popular seaside resort in the 19th century, which it
has remained ever since.

WAR01 A TASTE OF ROSTOCK !


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Duration: 4.5 hours
Make the most of your call in Warnemnde and spend half a day exploring the gorgeous old Hanseatic
city of Rostock, just a stones throw by coach from the port. Accompanied by your guide, a walking tour
will introduce you to Rostock and its gabled, brick-fronted houses and main landmarks. After a chance
to visit the 13th-century Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Mary, Rostocks largest and most
important, youll move on to the Krpeliner Gate, built around 1900, the 13th-century city hall, Rostock
University, founded in 1419, and the 13th-century Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Cross. As seeing
the sights can be thirsty work and since Germany prides itself in its traditionally brewed beers, youll
head for a local brewery for a refreshing beer-tasting session. A relaxing 30-minute coach journey back
to Warnemnde and your waiting ship will then bring the tour to a close.

Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Limited number
of guides in languages other than German. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will
be provided in German only.

WAR02 BERLIN "


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Duration: 9.5 hours, lunch not included
Promising to deliver the best of Berlin, this all-day tour begins with a scenic 3-hour coach drive
through northern Germany to meet your guide in the big city. The tour will then take you to
Charlottenburg Palace, a vast complex in Baroque-/Rococo-style that dates back to the late 17th-/early
18th centuries. After a chance to take some photos, youll move on through the west of Berlin, driving
down Kurfrstendamm, then passing the 19th-century Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the
KaDeWe, Germanys largest department store. As you head for east Berlin, the route will take you past
the 19th-century Victory Column and Potsdamer Platz before youll have some free time to explore the
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death strip, but now freed of this oppressive spectre, the area welcomes visitors with the German
Reichstag building on the one and the lovely Unter den Linden boulevard on the other side. Reconnect with your guide at the nearby Holocaust Memorial before heading for east Berlin, passing
Bebelplatz, Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie an iconic reminder of the former political division
and Alexanderplatz with its imposing TV tower. Your last stop will be the 1.3-km stretch of
remaining Berlin Wall called the East Side Gallery, adorned with graffiti, after which youll re-board
your coach for the journey back to the ship.

Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Limited number
of guides in languages other than German. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will
be provided in German only.

WAR03 THE FAIRYTALE CITY OF SCHWERIN "


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Duration: approx. 6 hours, lunch not included
About a 1-hour drive to the south of Rostock is where youll find an all-German chance to step back in
time at the historical town of Schwerin, situated on the shores of the scenic Lake Schwerin in the state
of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. These fairy-tail environs are the destination of this entertaining tour,
which begins with your coach transfer from the port. Youll then meet your guide and amble down the
narrow old streets to reach the imposing brick Gothic cathedral in the middle of town, along with the
beautiful buildings flanking the marketplace. You only have to look around to see the old town hall and
the so-called new building from the 18th-century along with its 14 pillars. Strolling on, youll then
head for the utterly amazing Schwerin Castle, which is surrounded by palatial gardens and sits on an
island in Lake Schwerin. This celebration of romantic Historicism was created in the mid-19th century
and stepping out into its meticulously manicured two-tiered gardens one at water level and the other
set higher with a fragrant orangery is sure to transport you to a world of royal pleasures, at least for a
little while. Youll also have some time to explore the centre of Schwerin on your own or find a place to
have a snack (not included in the price of the tour) before you begin your return journey to
Warnemnde and your ship.

Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Limited number
of guides in languages other than German. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will
be provided in German only.

WAR04 THE HANSEATIC CITY OF LUBECK "


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Duration: approx. 7 hours, lunch not included
Warnemnde makes an excellent starting point to pay one of northern Germanys cultural gems a
visit: Lbeck, a Hanseatic city situated on the shores of the Baltic Sea and proud owner of an extensive
and superbly preserved medieval quarter that has earned it a place on the list of UNESCO World
Heritage Sites. A 2-hour coach drive through north Germanys bucolic countryside to Lbeck begins
your tour, after which youll meet your guide and begin your enjoyable city itinerary. The city abounds
with reminders of the Hanseatic Leagues heyday between the 11th and 17th centuries, from the lovely
old streets, buildings and courtyards, through the fabulous Holsten Gate and the seven spires of
Lbecks five churches, right up to the late 13th-century Hospital of the Holy Ghost and the 13th-/14thcentury Church of St. Mary, home to the worlds largest mechanical organ. A look at the 14th-/15thcentury old town hall is also on the itinerary before you move on to Niederegger House to learn a little
about the fine art of making marzipan. Free time is then scheduled for you to spend as you wish,
perhaps continuing your exploration of the city or stopping for lunch in one of the many cafs and
restaurants (not covered by the price of the tour), before you begin your relaxing coach ride back to
Warnemnde and your ship.

Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or using a wheelchair. Limited number
of guides in languages other than German. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will
be provided in German only.

WAR05 BERLIN ON YOUR OWN "


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Duration: 9.5 hours, lunch not included
This unguided tour of Berlin begins with an approx. 3-hour drive by coach, after which you can spend
some additional 3.5 hours exploring one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Europe at your leisure.
Your starting point in Berlin will be the Brandenburg Gate; instructions on how best to get around
town and maps to reach the main sights and monuments will be provided. Some of the must-sees
Berlin is known for include the 19th-century Victory Column and Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz with
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mention only a few. But as this tour is all about what you want to see in the German capital, the choice
of what to see is yours alone to make. Just be sure to be at Brandenburg Gate in good time to board
your return coach to Warnemnde and your ship.

Please note: wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs
must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk
staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

MARSEILLES (France)
Frances second largest city and the capital of the Provence- Cte d'Azur region, the cosmopolitan city of
Marseilles lies on the southeast coast of France. Come ashore at Marseilles and you will be well-situated to
reach the other lovely towns along the French coast, including Aix-en-Provence and Cassis youll be spoilt for
choice!

MRS02
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Duration: approx. 4 hours
We will leave Marseille port for a 40-minute drive to the lovely town of Aix-en-Provence. The
excursion starts with a visit to the famous XII century St. Saviours Cathedral and gardens. The
Cathedral was built on the site of a Roman Temple and dates from a period that spans the XI and XIII
centuries. Fronted by a richly decorated Gothic-style portal with elaborately carved doors, the
Cathedral is flanked on the north by an unfinished tower. Enjoy a pleasant walk (1,5 hours) through
the historic town centre before reaching the famous Mazarino Quarter, a residential district created by
Cardinal Mazarins brother in the last half of the XVII century for the gentry of Aix en Provence. Free
time for shopping.

Please note: this tour includes long periods of walking on uneven ground and is not recommended for guests
with walking difficulties. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. On
holidays shops may be closed.

MRS03 - CASSIS !
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Duration: approx. 4.5 hours
Formerly a quiet fishing village on the southern coastline of France near Marseille, Cassis has grown
into a charming small town and popular international tourist resort. The town is particularly famed for
its cliffs, calanques steep-walled inlets and the local white and ros wines. On leaving the port of
Marseille, your tour begins with a 1-hour coach transfer, followed by a local train to the town. Once
there, you will have plenty of time to stroll around Cassis charming streets, lined with the brightly
coloured homes of the locals, and beautiful port as well as enjoy splendid views afforded from the
waterfront. Your tour ends with your return trip back to the ship.
Please note: the station of the local train may be crowded so please expect some queues. On holidays shops may
be closed.

MRS06 - MARSEILLES CITY TOUR !


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Duration: approx. 4 hours
Join us on a visit around this important maritime town. We will begin at the Cathedral of Notre Dame
de la Garde which stands majestically on top of a hill. The Cathedral is made up of a lower and an
upper church and was built on the site of an ancient chapel. Continue along the Corniche (coast
road) where we will admire Borely Castle and garden (no inside visit). The excursion includes
sightseeing in the centre of Marseilles and photos at Longchamps Palace before enjoying some free
time in the Vieux Port (old port).

Please note: this tour is not suitable for guests with mobility problems or using a wheelchair due to many steps
and uphill path around the Cathedral. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious
importance.

MRS07
- AVIGNON AND MARSEILLES !
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Duration: full day, lunch not included
Our starting point for this day-long tour begins in Marseilles, as the Cathedral of Notre Dame de la
Garde. This Neo-Byzantine church stands on top of a hill and was designed by the French architect

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Esperandiu between 1853 and 1864. The site was formerly a XIII century chapel dedicated to Our Lady
of the Guard and features several votive offerings from safely returned sailors. Stop for an inside visit
before continuing on a 1.5-hour coach ride to the medieval city of Avignon. Here we will visit the
Palace of the Popes, an ancient fortress rich in galleries and chapels. The frescoes and hand-painted
tapestries in the Popes bedrooms and private rooms bear witness to the former opulence of this
residence. Make the most of your free time to stroll around and have lunch (non-inclusive) in one of
the typical French brasserie-restaurants. Return to Marseilles for embarkation.

Please note: walking on uneven ground and steps. This tour is not suitable for guests with mobility problems or
using a wheelchair due to many steps and uphill path around the Cathedral in Marseilles. Conservative attire is
recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. The visit to the Cathedral of Notre Dame de la Garde
will be external for guests onboard MSC Preziosa and MSC Fantasia. This tour is not available for guests
onboard MSC Splendida, MSC Armonia and MSC Sinfonia.

MRS08 - MONTE CRISTO TOUR !


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Duration: approx. 4 hours
A boat transfer will take you to the island of Chteau dIf for a guided visit of this fortified prison
built between 1524-28 and which became a state prison in the XVII century. The popular XIX century
French author, Alexandre Dumas, brought literary fame to the castle who used it as a setting for his
adventure novel, the Count of Monte Cristo. The tour will continue to the Frioul island, not far from
the historic port, where we will enjoy free time on the beach. Return to the ship.
Please note: this tour operates from June until middle of September and is subject to weather conditions.

MRS14 DELUXE VISIT TO PROVENCE: AVIGNON & AIX-EN-PROVENCE !

Duration: full day, lunch not included


While the sun-kissed shores of southern France make ideal holiday destinations, the delightful towns
lying inland are equally worth a visit. Designed to let you savour two such jewels, the outing begins
with a 40-minute drive to Aix-en-Provence, where youll visit the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour. Sitting
on the site of a former Roman forum and amalgamating a variety of architectural styles from the 5th to
the 17th centuries, the Cathedral boasts a richly decorated Gothic faade with elaborately carved doors,
and to the north of the building an unfinished tower. Youll then walk through the historical district to
reach the lovely Mazarin quarter, a residential area built for the towns gentry in the second half of the
17th century. A chance to relax then follows on the 90-minute drive up to Avignon, after which youll
have some time for lunch in one of the towns many brasseries before moving on to the monumental
Papal Palace, the seat of Christianity in the 14th century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rich
in galleries and chapels as well as frescoes and hand-painted wall-hangings in the private papal suite,
the palace still bears testament to its former opulence. The pleasant return drive to Marseille and your
ship then brings the tour to an unhurried close.

Please note: as the tour involves walking on uneven ground and using stairs, it is considered to be unsuitable for
guests with mobility problems or using a wheelchair. The cost of lunch (optional) is not included in the price of
the tour. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. This tour is available
only for guests onboard MSC Orchestra.

MRS15 BEST OF TWO CITIES: AIX-EN-PROVENCE AND MARSEILLE !


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Duration: full day, lunch not included
An all-day tour of two cities awaits that will take you to see both Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, two of
the most popular destinations in the south of France. Initially remaining in Marseille, a coach will take
you down the coastal Kennedy Corniche for views of the near-shore islands called Les les, before
continuing on to the hilltop location of the Neo-Byzantine Cathedral of Notre Dame de la Garde, where
more superb vistas are a snapshot waiting to happen. Moving on down Marseilles Palais Longchamps,
youll head for the Vieux Port for some free time to explore. The many cafs and restaurants are perfect
for coffee or a bite to eat (not included in the price of the tour) and the nearby Centre Bourse is ideal
for all who love to shop. A 40-minute coach journey will then take you up to the beautiful university
and spa town of Aix-en-Provence. A walk through the historical district will take you from the treelined Cours Mirabeau boulevard to the 17th-century residential Mazarin quarter, built to house the
towns gentry, en route to Place des Quatre Dauphins, its ornate Four Dolphins fountain and the
Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, a blend of various architectural styles from the 5th to the 17th centuries.

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Youll have some time to spend on your own at this lovely spot before the coach returns you to your
ship.

Please note: as the tour involves walking on uneven ground and using stairs, it is considered to be unsuitable for
guests with mobility problems or using a wheelchair. The cost of lunch (optional) is not included in the price of
the tour. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance. The visit to the Cathedral
of Notre Dame de la Garde will be external for guests onboard MSC Preziosa and MSC Fantasia. This tour is not
available for guests onboard MSC Splendida, MSC Armonia and MSC Sinfonia.

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Attachment 2 - Shore Excursions Form


Port of call:

Tour Name :
Diculty Level Level 1(EASY): this tour involves walking over rela1vely level terrain. Comfortable
shoes are recommended.
Level 2 (MODERATE):this tour involves a considerable amount of physical ac1vity
such as walking over cobblestones or uneven surfaces, steep terrain, swimming in a
light current, or bycicle riding. They are not recommended for guests with walking
dicu1es. Comfortable sturdy shoes are recommended.
Level 3 (STRENOUS): this tour involves physical exer1on for extended periods of
1me. The terrain may be uneven or steep. They are recommended only for the
physically t and adventurous traveler.
Tour &metable
Stop N

Descrip.on

Time

Dura&on of the tour

Internal visit - Venue

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Passenger
par&cipa&on

Min per bus

Max per
bus

Max per tour

Type of transporta&on:
Capacity per vehicle
How many seats u&lised in each vehicle?
Is the vehicle Ued with seat belts?
Can the vehicle accommodate a wheelchair ?
Is there a wheelchair access ramp available?
Is the vehicle air-condi&oned ?
Is the vehicle Ued with public audio system ?
Is the vehicle equipped with restroom facili&es ?
Are the restroom facili&es adapted for a disable person
or person with reduced mobility?
Are you in communica&on with your vehicle ?
Is a spare vehicle available in case of breakdown ?
Is there a driver and a guide or a driver/guide ?
How many guides will be provided ?
To specify if one per bus or per group or any other
solu4on
Language availability
To specify which languages are available
Stops which have rest-room facili&es N:
to indicate the reference number of tour 4metable

Number of stalls at these facili&es

Stops including shopping opportuni&es N


To indicate the reference number of tour 4metable
specifying shop name and area
Currency and credit cards accepted at the shopping stops

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Pls indicate if venues visited on this tour are closed on


Sundays and/or public holidays or aected by on/o-
season visits and list appropriate subs&tu&ons
Do venues impose any camera/video restric&ons or
fees ?
If yes, pls specify
Notes (senior people - clothes rules etc.) :

PHISICALLY CHALLENGED PASSENGERS


Do you recommend this tour for passengers who
have diculty in walking ?
Do you recommend this tour for passengers who are
wheelchair bound ?
If so, pls indicate which stops are equipped with
ramps and/or elevators providing easy wheelchair
acces
Which venues on this tour are not accesible to
wheelchairs and why (for example stairs, uneven or
narrow path etc. PLS provide full details)
BEVERAGE AND MEAL SERVICE
Is there a beverage and light snack included in this tour ?
Is there a meal included in this tour ?
Name and venue where beverage and/or meal is served
Is it buet/self-service or table service ?
Can special diets be requested ?
Menu
Beverages included during lunch or dinner
Note (if any)

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ADDITIONAL TOUR OPERATOR COMMENTS :


This sec&on has to be completed by the tour operator and its purpose is to include any addi&onal
informa&on required to ensure the successful opera&on of the tour :

Tour Descrip&on (max 250 words):

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Attachment 3 - Shore excursions additional info


Port of call:
Tour Name :

- TARGET OF THE TOUR:


ex. Passengers with family

-REASONS TO BUY THE TOUR:

-PROPOSAL OF PRICING OF THE TOUR:


Ad: 119.00
Ch: 89.00
- HOW WOULD YOU ADVERTISE THE TOUR:

- ON WHICH MEDIA CHANNEL WOULD YOU ADVERTISE THE TOUR AND HOW:

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- PLEASE DELIVER A SAMPLE OF ADVERTISEMENT COMMUNICATION

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