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Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MS Michelangelo
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Admire the natural beauty of Venice, its lagoons and breath-taking panoramas on this 5-day cruise aboard MS Michelangelo. You will have a chance to visit Padua, a sublime province you will be amazed by, from its architecture to its artistic richnesses that are marked by the medieval times and the Renaissance. Follow Casanova's footsteps through the secret passageways at the Doge's Palace.

Day-by-Day Summary

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


  • Discover the captivating Lagoon islands of Murano and Burano
  • Tour a handcraft manufactory of gondolas and masks, Venetian symbols
  • Visit Padua, town of Saint Anthony
  • Explore in the special atmosphere of the Lagoon City


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Day 1 Venice | Embark

Board the Michelangelo at 6:00 PM and settle into your cabin. Attend a welcome cocktail party in the lounge and meet the crew. After enjoying dinner on board, discover Venice and all of its sights by foot. The ship will remain in port overnight.

Day 2 Venice | Burano and Murano

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today join one of the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Doge's Palace and the Piazza San Marco.

DISCOVERY: Following the footsteps of Casanova, tour of the Doge's palace and its mysterious passageways.

After this morning’s excursions set out for a short cruise in the Lagoon. Afterward, visit the Lagoon islands of Burano and Murano. 

Day 3 Venice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After eating breakfast on board, join an optional guided visit of Doge's palace and the famous St. Mark's square. Return to the ship in time for lunch, followed by a free afternoon to explore Venice at your own pace.

Day 4 Venice | Chioggia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relax during breakfast on board and enjoy the cruise across the Venice Lagoon. Reach Chioggia in the mid-morning. Explore the town on your own before reboarding for lunch, then take an optional afternoon tour of Padua. Known as the town of St Anthony, Padua is also a pilgrimage town, full of artistic treasures. Following a visit to the 'Santo' basilica, dedicated to St. Anthony, stroll through the historic town center and discover the Pedrocchi coffee house, popular with Padua locals. Meanwhile, the boat will cruise back to Venice where you will join it in the evening. At the end of the day, enjoy a gala dinner and evening on board.

Day 5 Venice | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at the passenger terminal in Venice.

MS Michelangelo


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Europe Savings - Book before August 31, 2019 and save 15% per person in a Main Deck cabin. Alternatively, the 15% savings off of the Main Deck cabin can be applied to other cabin category rates. Contact us for details.
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51 cabins (44 twins, 2 single cabins, 4 cabins with a double bed, 1 suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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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

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
  • Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.
  • Drinks on the wine list
  • Champagne at the bar
  • Drinks served during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfer to/from airport
  • Personal expenses
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