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10 Night Mediterranean Cruise + Hotel + Flights + 23kg Baggage (Nov 2023) for Two = £602.34pp (£1204.68 total) @ Seascanner

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Here's my crack at a bargain package holiday for two it's not the warmest time of year to be in the Med but if you value culture and sights over sun then this is excellent value imo.

Flights (Book directly on Easyjet):

Outbound 4th November 2023 (EZY8183)
London Gatwick 15:30 - Athens, Greece 21:10
£44.99pp (+£27.24pp for 23kg hold bag)

Inbound 15th November 2023 (EJU8066)
Barcelona 17:40 - London Gatwick 19:05
£29.99pp (+£27.24pp for 23kg hold bag)

Total for flights +23kg baggage: £133.34pp (mathematically it should be £129.46, but there's an extra £3.88 added to the basket total and no idea where it's coming from, feel free to enlighten me if you know )

Depending on your attitude to risk there's even cheaper inbound flights available earlier in the day (departing 12:20), but I'd personally not risk it for ~£7pp. You can also save money by sharing a 23kg case if you can make it work.


1-Night stay in Athens (Piraeus), Greece
4th-5th November 2023

There's plenty of excellent (and cheap) options but my pick would be the Phidias Piraeus Hotel (available on booking.com here), rated 4.5 on Tripadvisor (1757 reviews), 4.7 on Google (771 reviews) and 9.3 on Booking.com (4412 reviews).

It's located centrally in Piraeus and offers a FREE shuttle to both the cruise port and the pick-up point for the X96 airport bus.

A double or twin room will set you back just £38 with a Genius discount and booking via mobile (haven't done much digging on this as the price seems more than reasonable, may be able to get it even cheaper!).


10-Night Mediterranean Cruise on MSC Musica
Departs Athens 5th November, Arrives Barcelona 15th November

This cruise is an absolute bargain imo, only one sea day in the whole itinerary and 10 hours (8am-6pm) in every port!

Ports of call: Athens (Piraeus), Greece - Santorini, Greece - Mykonos, Greece - Valletta, Malta - Syracuse, Italy - Salerno (Amalfikusten), Italy - Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Genoa, Italy - Marseille, France - Barcelona, Spain.

An inside cabin will set you back £450pp, which includes food, entertainment, room service and gratuities (it's entirely possible to step off this ship without any additional spend). That's just £45pppd (anything under £50pppd is a steal).

I'm personally a real advocate for inside cabins because you rarely spend a lot of time in them (especially with such a port-heavy itinerary), and the lack of outside light means it's easier to get the room pitch black for sleep. If that's not for you then outside cabins (with a window) are £535pp and balcony cabins start at £714pp.

The real gem with this cruise is that the Premium Extra drinks package is just £110pp extra (£11/day) which is, frankly, insane. This includes all drinks up to €13/$15, which is absolutely everything you'd want (I sailed with MSC in December so I can personally vouch for the drinks package).

So that's £56 per person, per day, with drinks. Mad!

Ship tour here:


That's pretty much everything, sort your travel/parking at Gatwick, your transfer in Barcelona and your insurance and you're good to go
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    for the experienced cruise passengers, how risky is it to arrive in Athens 4.5 hours before the cruise departs?
    I definitely wouldn't, your boarding time is likely to be much earlier than the ship's departure time and travel delays could potentially ruin the whole thing. Always arrive the day prior when doing a fly-cruise
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    For someone who doesn't have alcoholic drinks, fizzy or juices can you miss out on the drinks package and get water from the bar or do you have to pay for it i.e. is water readily available ?
    Water is always available at dispensers in the buffet, not sure about the bars theirselves. Cruise tap water is also perfectly safe to drink
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    seems to have gone up in price. cheapest I can get now is £493 or £603 with drinks.
    That's because the only option now is for an Inside stateroom IR2.
    The OPs price was for an IR1 room which are presumably now all booked.
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    £1700 for 2 ad, 2 ch, with drinks
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    A for effort
  6. Avatar
    What do people think of Seascanner,
    Safe to book with them?
    I've booked twice with them, no issues
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    from london...
    You're more than welcome to pull your finger out and search for flights from your most convenient airport yourself
  8. Avatar
    Appreciate the effort putting this together. Looks like great value.
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    This is some quality work. As you say, this is a fantastic deal for 2 people.

    Recently, MSC has been doing a Solo deal where during Summer 22 through to the beginning of 23 they had 80% off the cost you pay for Solo supplement (versus paying for a 2nd person). Hopefully they will do this again for winter 23 so those of us going solo can also take advantage of this type of deal. (edited)
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    Great work - a little bit nippy this time of year but still loads to see
  11. Avatar
    That's some work you've done here good post (edited)
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    Thank you for posting.
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    heat for the effort
    That's the only heat in this deal!
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    Sorry but I am confused, the listing shows cruise, hotel, flights but are you saying flights are extra, also leave from Gatwick to Greece return from Barcelona
    I gave a breakdown of the costs in the OP (as it all has to be booked separately), the flight prices, baggage, cruise and hotel are all included in the overall price in the title/listing (edited)
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    Thanks, sadly this deal not for me but really appreciate all effort put in
    🏼 Heat added 🔥
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    The curtains are just on a wall without a window, so those who feel claustrophobic, this isn't for you. Seems a great deal and in November, you'll be saving on heating your own home too
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    Thanks for posting and your efforts.
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    Amazing value, heat added 🔥
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    Seascanner - keep up the good work.
    Really want a family cruise from Spain in July if you find a good offer.

    MSC do a really good job of getting you as close as possible to port entry.

    facebook.com/ree…s=e (edited)
    This sounds fabulous. Is it all inclusive food in the price please?
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    🔥 Cracking deal, and great work putting this together. Got to persuade someone to share now!...and research alternative airports... Shame no solo traveller discount
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    for the experienced cruise passengers, how risky is it to arrive in Athens 4.5 hours before the cruise departs?

    Far too risky most lines want to close check-in 2hr before sailing

    This is one night hotel before the cruise should be fine

    Well done OP great deal with the drinks it fits our dates.

    Good hotel used that one and would use again.
    (Ask about eating places great kebab place 2 min walk)

    I would taxi from the airport you can get deals through transfer sites we paid £20

    Not too far to the metro to get to central Athens add another day or 2.

    BCN taxi is fixed price cruise to airport

    Next cruise is a TA to South America could be a good add-on..
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    Great deal
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    Are there any details about flight airports times
    As in OP:
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    If you don't drink Alcohol and don't get the drinks package do you still get soft drinks, juices, tea, coffee?
    Usually just water, juices & tea/coffee at breakfast or in the buffet. MSC do offer a non-alcoholic drinks package but last time I checked it's more expensive than the £11 per day on offer here!
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    Great effort but bear in mind weather really sucks (yes, even in the Mediterranean) around that time of the year. Unless you get lucky and it's warm like 2022 was.
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    This is a give away, pity its not from bhx
    bhx being Birmingham I assume.
    The actual deal is for the 10 day MSC med cruise. The OP only put in suggested flights from Gatwick. You can fly from wherever you like to meet the ship in Athens and return flight from Barcelona, as long as you're happy with the cost and flight timings.
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    pricey isn't it? 
    Compared to a B&B in Burnley - yes, compared to similar cruises - no
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    Why so much mention of the hotel in Greece but zilch information regarding which MSC ship you’re going to be living in for 10 days?!
    Is this massive block of text specifically about the cruise (and the video tour linked in the post) not enough for you?

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    Good deal, really good detailed description, heat added
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    The following errors must be rectified The booking could not be initiated due to an unexpected error.

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