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Chase the last of the summer sun on this glorious sailcation around the British Isles on board the new MSC Virtuosa, featuring an exclusive performance from UB40.

The fabulous MSC Virtuosa is awash with state-of-the-art features and stunning public areas, with its lengthy indoor promenade one of the many highlights. It’s the largest shopping area at sea, with eleven boutiques. Elsewhere, you’ll find several swimming pools, diverse dining venues - from French-Vietnamese to sushi - plus a superb spa and scintillating entertainment at Le Grand Theatre.

Sail around the British Isles in style, enjoying the luxury of all-inclusive drinks, incredible entertainment and of course, an unforgettable performance from the world’s most successful reggae band, UB40.

Amazing Value Including

 

All-Inclusive No-Fly Cruise

  • 4 night all-inclusive British Isles cruise on board the new MSC Virtuosa

Easy Plus Drinks Package (all beverages up to £8)

  • Variety of frozen and classic cocktails
  • Well spirits
  • Liqueurs and cordials
  • Selection of wines by the glass
  • 10% discount on bottles of wine purchased on board
  • Variety of draught and bottled beers
  • Non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Soft drinks
  • Mineral water
  • Coffee drinks (latte, espresso, cappuccino, etc.)
  • Hot chocolate and hot teas
  • Pre-paid gratuities

Enhanced Entertainment Programme

  • Exclusive event featuring a performance from the world's most successful reggae band, UB40

Entertainment

  • West End style shows: Virtually travel the world through these shows visiting Paris, New York and Italy through captivating storytelling and grand productions
  • Carousel Productions at Sea: All-new entertainment concept blending breathtaking acrobatics, dance and live music
  • Starship Club: Order cocktails from Rob, the first humanoid robotic bartender at sea (available at an additional charge)

Dining

  • An array of traditional and anytime dining options, including:
  • Butcher's Cut - Savour specialty meats in the Butcher's Cut, an American-style steakhouse (available at an additional charge)
  • Kaito Sushi Bar - Enjoy authentic Asian cuisine prepared to order with the freshest and highest quality ingredients (available at an additional charge)
  • HOLA! Tacos & Cantina - Dine on tacos and nachos, beef empanadas and tasty tamales at this Latin American and Mexican inspired street-food style restaurant (available at an additional charge)

Spa & Wellness

  • The Aurea Spa and fitness centre with fully equipped gym, panoramic views and fitness classes (available at an additional charge)

Guests are guaranteed to see one performance, dates & times of your allocated performance will be on your ticket given to you on board.

Enhanced Entertainment

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UB40

UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. They have become the world’s most successful reggae band, selling over 100 million records, and have spent over a combined 11 years in the UK album charts. Their success includes more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and have also achieved considerable international acclaim. 

In 1983, their first instalment of “Labour Of Love” became the band’s first No. 1 album in the UK, and would remain in the British charts for eighteen months. Lead single "Red Red Wine" also went straight to No. 1. In fact, it stayed in the British charts for two years, thereby giving UB40 their first truly worldwide hit and, eventually, their first American No.1.  

Two years later, UB40 joined forces with Chrissie Hynde for a cover of Sonny & Cher’s "I Got You Babe" that promptly flew to No. 1 in the UK. "Don’t Break My Heart" also went Top 3 shortly afterwards, confirming UB40 as Britain’s most successful reggae band.

Their hit singles include their debut "Food for Thought" and two Billboard Hot 100 number ones with "Red Red Wine" and "Can't Help Falling in Love". Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart.

Enhanced Entertainment

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UB40

UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. They have become the world’s most successful reggae band, selling over 100 million records, and have spent over a combined 11 years in the UK album charts. Their success includes more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and have also achieved considerable international acclaim. 

In 1983, their first instalment of “Labour Of Love” became the band’s first No. 1 album in the UK, and would remain in the British charts for eighteen months. Lead single "Red Red Wine" also went straight to No. 1. In fact, it stayed in the British charts for two years, thereby giving UB40 their first truly worldwide hit and, eventually, their first American No.1.  

Two years later, UB40 joined forces with Chrissie Hynde for a cover of Sonny & Cher’s "I Got You Babe" that promptly flew to No. 1 in the UK. "Don’t Break My Heart" also went Top 3 shortly afterwards, confirming UB40 as Britain’s most successful reggae band.

Their hit singles include their debut "Food for Thought" and two Billboard Hot 100 number ones with "Red Red Wine" and "Can't Help Falling in Love". Both of these also topped the UK Singles Chart.

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 - Embark MSC Virtuosa in Southampton

Your holiday begins in Southampton where you’ll embark MSC Virtuosa. MSC Virtuosa is one of two of MSC Cruises’ largest ships and boasts an impressive array of entertainment, activities and leisure facilities. This beautiful ship is characterised by its enigmatic blend of futuristic and innovative features and its commitment to being one of the most environmentally-sound ships at sea.

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Day 2 - At Sea

Guests on MSC Virtuosa can enjoy a pure moment of indulgence and restore body and soul in the lavish Balinese style MSC Aurea Spa. With an extensive menu of massages, aromatherapy, skincare and beauty treatments available on board, take some time out to pamper yourself with a delectable treatment - after all, that's what holidays are all about!

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Day 3 - Cork, Ireland

Visitors to the vibrant port of Cork (Cobh) on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way are greeted with the iconic Cobh Cathedral and the colourful row of townhouses that line the harbour. Explore the Titanic Experience Cobh at the former White Star Line ticket office. Take a whale-watching tour or try sea kayaking in the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the Blue Flag beach at Barleycove. Take a culinary class at the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School and tour Cork’s English Market.

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Day 4 - Portland, Weymouth

The Isle of Portland is a wild and rugged peninsula on the Jurassic coast, famed for its distinct limestone and wildlife havens. Take a trip to visit Portland Castle for a glimpse into the past of this historic town. Hunt for fossils on Chesil Beach, visit the historic lighthouse at Portland Bill or head to Weymouth for the ultimate seaside town experience: miles of golden sands, sheltered waters and a buzzing waterfront.

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Day 5 - Disembark MSC Virtuosa in Southampton

Today you’ll journey back to Southampton, where you’ll wave a fond farewell to MSC Virtuosa. Take time to reflect on your holiday, on the fantastic UB40 performance that you have enjoyed, the new friends you have made and the memorable experiences you have encountered on board this wonderful ship.

The MSC Virtuosa Experience

MSC Virtuosa’s namesake comes from the word virtuoso, meaning someone highly skilled in any field of activity, and so MSC Virtuosa was named to pay homage to the skill and expertise of the MSC Cruises architects and shipyard partners at Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique who designed and built this innovative class of ships. The first humanoid robotic bartender at sea and the interactive multi-story aqua park are just few of the innovations on board of MSC Virtuosa, one of the most environmentally advanced ships at sea.

Dining and Drinks

In addition to the main restaurants, there are five speciality restaurants to choose from on board MSC Virtuosa, including Butcher’s Cut, Hola! Tacos & Cantina and the Indochine Restaurant.

Leisure & Entertainment

Indulge in a spot of retail therapy in the largest shopping area at sea, work up a sweat at the gym, make a splash at one of the five swimming pools, perfect your strike at the bowling alley and enjoy your pick of four full-scale theatrical productions.

Rest and Relaxation

For those looking for a moment of pure indulgence, the MSC Aurea Spa offers Tailored face treatments, massages and aromatherapy that ensure guests leave floating in a sea of tranquillity.

Select Your Cabin

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Interior Bella from £499pp
Single Occupancy from £699

  • Includes Bella Experience
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request) 
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer
  • Surface approx. from 16 sq.m. to 22 sq.m.*
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Ocean View Bella from £549pp
Single Occupancy from £799

  • Includes Bella Experience
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request) 
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer
  • Surface approx. from 16 sq.m. to 22 sq.m.*
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Balcony Bella from £599pp
Single Occupancy from £849

  • Includes Bella Experience
  • Balcony
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Bathroom with shower or tub, vanity areas with hairdyers
  • Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Air conditioning
  • Surface approx. from 19 sq.m. to 22 sq.m.*

BOOK YOUR UB40 SUMMER SAILCATION TODAY

Covid-19 Policy

The below requirements are valid for current and following sailings (health and safety measures are subject to change and will adapt according to the evolution of the pandemic).

Please note that all Guests will need to follow all of these requirements to be allowed on board:   

  • All Guests (2 years old and over) need to provide a certificate of a negative Antigen/Lateral Flow Test or RT-PCR test taken within the 2 days before the day of embarkation. An Antigen self-test will not be accepted unless it is accompanied by an official certificate.
  • All Guests (12 years old and over) must be fully vaccinated and present evidence of their vaccination status indicating a full vaccination course (i.e. two doses of a two-dose vaccine) has been completed within the last 9 months. If more than 9 months (270 days) have passed since completing the vaccination course, evidence of a booster dose will be required to meet the vaccination requirement for embarkation.

To note: Guests are allowed to embark if they have recovered from COVID-19 within the last 90 days and have a verification certificate or QR Code confirming as such AND provide a certificate of a negative RT-PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours before embarkation. If you embark on your cruise at 15:00 on a Saturday, you should take your COVID-19 test on the Thursday as of 15:00. 

To ensure peace of mind, MSC Cruises requires all guests to have a specific and mandatory Covid-19 insurance policy to embark, covering against COVID-19 related risks, i.e cancellation, interruption, repatriation expenses, quarantine, medical assistance and related expenses, as well as hospitalization