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MSC Cruises has launched a limited series of themed cruises, bringing shopping lovers to the Mediterranean’s finest boutiques and retailers during the sales, from the immaculate chic of Rome’s designer stores to the bustle and barter of a Tunisian souk.

The seven-night Shopping Cruises, departing from Genoa, Italy, on 11, 18 and 25 January 2015, will call at Civitavecchia (Rome), Palermo, La Goulette (Tunis), Barcelona and Marseille.
And MSC Cruises will throw in an excursion to one shopping hotspot, depending on your embarkation port: for those joining in Genoa it’s La Roca Village, near Barcelona, while for those who board in Barcelona, Marseille and Civitavecchia, the vast choice of Genoa’s Serravalle designer outlet awaits.
Besides the exciting shopping opportunities along the way, guests will of course have the chance to encounter the countless cultural and historical sites on offer.
The ancient glories of Rome, with its ancient ruins, millennia-old churches and ornate architecture are juxtaposed with the world-famous Via dei Condotti and its incredible designer boutiques.
Snap up a bargain from the bustling souks in Tunis or visit the ancient ruins of Carthage or bask in the laid-back café culture of the Ramblas after a spin around Barcelona’s huge variety of shops.
Immerse yourself in the small streets around Marseille’s old port, which has been the beating heart of the city for the last 2,600 years. Have a taste of true Provencal flavours and smells and shop for souvenirs for the whole family.
MSC Splendida’s Shopping Cruise itinerary will take you to the enchanting city of Genoa but also to the multi-coloured charm of Portofino’s harbour, which has won the heart of many a celebrity visitor.
On board, enjoy a captivating entertainment programme, with different shows every night. And if you haven’t had your fill of shopping during the day, take a stroll around our onboard fashion and jewellery boutiques, or take advantage of our fabulous shopping events and discover the secrets of successful make-up artists.
More information here.