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Short break in Venice

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MS Michelangelo
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Experience the best of Venice, one of the most iconic cities in the world, on this 5-day round-trip cruise. Marvel at Renaissance jewels of Venice and introduce yourself into the Italian lifestyle from the comfort of your own floating hotel. Discover the Doge's palace, Murano, Burano, the magnificent Bay of Venice, Padua, and the “Santo” basilica, and enjoy the amenities and comfort on board the MS Michelangelo.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Venice | Embark
Day 2 : Venice | Burano | Venice
Day 3 : Venice
Day 4 : Venice | Chioggia | Venice
Day 5 : Venice | Disembark


  • Discover the Doge’s palace, a Venetian Gothic style landmark of the city
  • Depart for a tour of Murano, home of Venice’s glass making industry
  • Join a guided tour of a handcraft manufacturer of gondolas and masks


MS Michelangelo

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  • Small Ship

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Day 1 Venice | Embark

Board the MS Michelangelo at 6.00pm in Venice. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board followed by a free evenig in Venice. 

Day 2 Venice | Burano | Venice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning visit the Doge’s palace. The palace is Byzantine in origin and used to be the home of the Doge and the seat of the Palace of Justice. Return on board for lunch. In the afternoon depart for an excursion to visit the islands in the Lagoon. Begin in Murano, home of Venice’s glass making industry since the late 13th century. Then visit Burano, famous for its lacework which was developed on the island in the 16th century. Get back on the ship for your dancing evening on board.

Day 3 Venice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today join a guided tour of a handcraft manufactorer of gondolas, originally the most used means of transportation by the inhabitants and visit of a factory of mask, symbol of Venice since 1271, they were originally black, but in the course of time the forms changed and colors were added. After the visit, enjoy a free afternoon in Venice. Return on board or choose to spend more time in the city on your own.

Day 4 Venice | Chioggia | Venice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise across the magnificent Bay of Venice to reach Chioggia in the mid morning. Have some time to discover the town on your own. In the afternoon, join a guided tour of Padua, the pilgrimage town of St. Anthony of Padua, but also famous for art. Then, visit the “Santo” basilica, dedicated to St. Anthony (closed on sundays), take a stroll through the historic town centre and discover the “Pedrocchi coffee house”, dear to the inhabitants of Padua. In the meantime, the ship cruises back to Venice where you must get back on board for your gala evening.

Day 5 Venice | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Venice. 

MS Michelangelo

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Main Cabins.
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Main Deck
50 cabins (44 twins, 2 single cabins, 4 cabins with a double bed, 1 suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
A comfortable cabin aboard the Michelangelo
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Main Deck Suite
1 suite equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Standard Cabins.
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Upper Deck
27 twin cabins with large windows equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- Porterage baggage’s fee
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Transfers between the airport and port
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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