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Grand Voyage to Italy & European River Discovery

30 Day Fly, Stay, Ocean & River Cruise Discovery with $4000 Bonus Value including City Stays, Scenic Rail Journey & More

  • Low Deposit $999*pp
  • $4000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | March 2023

Set Sail on 25 March 2023

Grand Voyage to Italy & European River Discovery

30 Day Fly, Stay, Ocean & River Cruise Discovery with $4000 Bonus Value including City Stays, Scenic Rail Journey & More

  • Low Deposit $999*pp
  • $4000 Bonus Value
  • Sail | March 2023

Your Package Inclusions

Economy Flights to Dubai Returning From Amsterdam

Bonus 1 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Dubai

18 Night Cruise from Dubai to Genoa Onboard MSC’s Newest Ship, World-Europa, launching December 2022, in an Interior Stateroom.
Enjoy an Overnight Stay onboard in Dubai

Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus All Inclusive Beverage Package inlcuding Cocktails, Beers, Wines, Spirits, Soft Drinks & more

Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Genoa to Milan
Bonus 3 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City of Milan
Bonus Day Tour to Lake Como
Bonus Scenic Rail Journey from Milan to Basel


8 Day Relaxed Luxury River Cruise from Amsterdam onboard Avalon Waterways in a Spacious River Facing Deluxe Stateroom
Enjoy an Overnight Stay Onboard in Amsterdam


Gourmet Onboard Dining with Seasonal & Locally Sourced A la Carte Menus
Regional Wine & Beer with Lunch & Dinner
Specialty Onboard Entertainment
Complimentary Wifi Onboard
Daily On Shore Excursions with Expert Guides
Onboard Port Taxes & Charges
Bonus Onboard Gratuities (valued at $534)

Your Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Welcome to Dubai, where old worlds meet new.  Enjoy an overnight hotel stay to discover this exciting city.   From a desert safari to a beachside resort there is something in this enchanting city for everyone.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Embark your 18 Night Ocean Cruise from Dubai Onboard MSC World Europa. Spend overnight onboard in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Welcome to one of the most astounding destinations of luxury in the world, a visit to the Ferrari World Theme Park, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Emirates Palace are all must see experiences. A pleasure for both sight and senses can be achieved with lunch at Etihad Tower.

Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Welcome to Sir Bani Yas, the largest natural island in the UAE. Home to the Arabian Wildlife Park, where you can see some 13,000 animals, including gazelles, giraffes, and the Arabian Oryx, roam freely. Other highlights include mountain biking, kayaking, pearl diving or simply laying by the beach with a cocktail in hand.

At Sea

Your day at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ships activities can be found on the vessels daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by.

Muscat, Oman

Welcome to Muscat! The capital of Oman is brimming with character, history, and traditions unlike anywhere else in the Middle East. Marvel at the incredible architecture of the Grand Mosque, uncover Omani heritage at the National Museum and explore the chaos of Mutrah Souq.

At Sea

Enjoy your days at sea. Explore all that your cruise ship has to offer as you relax onboard.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Welcome to Jeddah, where ancient and modern meet. Known as the ‘Bride the Red Sea’, this is Saudi Arabia’s most buzzing cosmopolitan hub. Stroll along the waterfront Corniche, indulge in some retail therapy at one of the many luxury malls, watch the spectacle of King Fahd’s Fountain and sample some of the finest cuisines the Middle East has to offer.

At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Suez Canal (Transit), Egypt

The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean and Red Sea and was built by the Suez Canal Company back in 1869. It is one of the great innovations that has lasted into the modern world.

At Sea

Enjoy your days at sea. Explore all that your cruise ship has to offer as you relax onboard.

Naples, Italy

Welcome to Naples, the city of the sun. History lovers can’t miss a visit to Pompeii, the home of Europe’s most compelling archaeological site. For those looking for a taste of the Amalfi Coast, the beautiful blue waters of Capri are just a short ferry away. Naples is also the birthplace of pizza, so make sure you savour a slice during your stay.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Welcome to Civitavecchia! This lively port town is just 50 minutes from Rome, so you’re within easy reach of all the iconic sights of the Eternal City. If you’d prefer to stay in Civitavecchia, be sure to check out Forte Michelangelo, the former Jewish Ghetto, and the Trajan Theatre.

Genoa, Italy

Welcome to Genoa, the gateway to the Italian Riviera. From here, disembark your ocean cruise and enjoy a scenic rail journey from Genoa to Milan for a leisurely 3 night hotel stay. When exploring this stylish city, don’t miss the Duomo di Milano, the Teatro alla Scala Opera House and Sforzesco Castle. No trip to Milan is complete without a little retail therapy and indulging in some delectable Italian cuisine.

Lake Como, Italy (Day Tour)

Today, enjoy a full day tour from Milan to the fairy-tale village of Lake Como, known for it’s dramatic scenery, nestled against the foothills of the Alps. This is a great way to discover the timeless beauty of the Italian lakes. With a mix of guided walking tours to learn about the unique history of the area and free time to explore the region on your own, today is a day not to be missed. You will return back to Milan this evening.



Milan, Italy

Enjoy your final night hotel stay in this magical city.


Basel, Switzerland

Your Scenic Rail Journey from Milan to Basel will treat you to dramatic mountain scenery and sparkling lakes. On arrival in Basel, embark your 8 Day River Cruise Onboard Avalon Waterways.

Breisach (Black Forrest), Germany

Welcome to Breisach, the perfect base to the mysterious Black Forest. This storybook town is the ideal gateway to uncover the wine and food-loving culture of this German region.

Strasbourg, France

Welcome to Strasbourg, the “Crossroads of Europe”. Located on the border of France and Germany, this historic town uniquely blends the traditional culinary and architectural styles of the two nations. Explore Strasbourg’s vibrant cobbled lanes and half-timbered homes, and don’t forget to delight in a pastry (or two!).

Mainz, Germany

Welcome to Mainz, famed for its old town, half-timbered houses and medieval market squares. During your stroll through the town centre, be sure to visit the Marktbrunnen Renaissance fountain, the Romanesque Mainz Cathedral and the Gutenberg Museum.

Rudesheim, Germany

Welcome to Rudesheim, a quaint town known for its making of Riesling wines. Some of the must-see sights include Drosselgasse – a local laneway lined with shops, taverns and restaurants, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet and Brömserburg Castle, home to the Rheingau Wine Museum.

Cologne, Germany

Welcome to Cologne, one of Germany’s oldest and most beautiful cities. A splendid mix of both old and new, spend your visit exploring both the Old Town, with its beautiful squares, local markets and historical monuments, and the modern city, which was rebuilt after World War 2. Plus, don’t miss the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, a World-Heritage listed sight!

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Welcome to Amsterdam, the 17th century capital of Holland, famed for its picturesque canals, vibrant culture, and architectural delights. Meander through charming neighborhoods, take a bike ride or explore historic gems like the Anne Frank House and the Hague. Enjoy an overnight stay onboard.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Farewell Avalon Waterways today as you disembark from your ship and fly home or ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay.

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Important Info

Ocean Cruise Upgrade:
Upgrade to an Oceanview Stateroom Onboard MSC World Europa from only $999 per person

River & Ocean Cruise Upgrade:
Upgrade to a Balcony Stateroom onboard MSC World Europa & a Panorama Suite with Open-Air Balcony on your River Cruise from only $2,999 per person


Set sail on 25 March, 2023

Travel based on Ocean Cruise Departure 25 March 2023 & River Cruise Departure 15 April 2023

Prices are per person twin share in AUD, and subject to availability and currency fluctuations.

Pricing is subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.

Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur.

*Flexible Booking Conditions:  At any time prior to the due date of your second deposit, you have the option to
1. Change your departure dates OR 2. Cancel your booking, in which case My Cruises will hold all funds paid in the form of credit; which can be used for a future booking with My Cruises.  Changes made after the second deposit payment are subject to standard cancellation terms & conditions. Departure date changes are subject to availability & blackout dates. No refund will be given if you are not able to change your departure date as a result of alternate dates not being available. Your My Cruises Specialist will provide further details at the time of booking.

Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day-by-day basis.

Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.

Please note – onboard benefits valued have been converted into Australian Dollars from the onboard currency. Details of the onboard currency can be provided by your consultant at the time of inquiry.

Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.

Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.

These fares/prices may change due to the availability or currency fluctuations.

Please note upgrade amounts advertised may be based on lead in obstructed view staterooms.

Please note that a majority of US-based (including Hawaii) hotels impose a daily mandatory additional charge that is automatically added to your bill by the hotel. There are various inclusions provided for these resort fees. These fees are separate from, cannot be prepaid prior to arrival, and are in addition to our advertised package.

Please note many European hotels charge a nominal daily City Tourist Tax which is utilised locally for tourism-related purposes and to improve the local infrastructure in the area. This tax is collected by the hotels directly from the customer and the amount can vary by region, hotel size, or type. Local regulations state this must be collected by the hotel and cannot be prepaid.

All passports, vaccinations, and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

All passports, vaccinations, and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia.

Please check Visa requirements for all countries visited on this itinerary.

China, Russia, India, Canada, and the USA require visas to be arranged prior to sailing for all Australian passport holders.

For Non-Australian passport holders please check with the appropriate embassy.

** Low Deposit Policy
A second deposit (part payment) will be required/date & amount will be supplied by the consultant at the time of booking.

Product Code: MRC-10020

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