Six must-book experiences on board MSC Meraviglia sailing in the Mediterranean this winter

MSC Meraviglia, known as the ship for all seasons, returns to the Mediterranean this winter and is the perfect ship for enjoying this stunning region at this time of year.

MSC Meraviglia, known as the ship for all seasons, returns to the Mediterranean this winter and is the perfect ship for enjoying this stunning region at this time of year. Packed with features, this award-winning ship  is a destination in its own right with around-the-clock entertainment, an incredible family offering, a range of different accommodation, an impressive 20 bars and lounges, 12 restaurants and much, much more.
1. Exclusive Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows
One of the highlights on board  MSC Meraviglia Cirque du Soleil at Sea where guests can enjoy two contrasting shows, created exclusively for MSC Cruises guests.
These unique shows are performed in the Carousel Lounge - a custom-made entertainment venue equipped with the most cutting-edge technology and special rigging that enables Cirque du Soleil at Sea artists to deliver sublime performances. 
With sound at its heart, SONOR takes us on an auditory adventure with dancers, acrobats and characters, all moving to the rhythm. Its beat stimulates the senses and fuels our emotions VIAGGIO is the story of a passionate and eccentric artist who hears the call of his Faceless Muse, a woman he has attempted to paint many times but always in vain. Mysterious and seductive, she beckons the Painter to boldly cross the threshold between reality and illusion into the vivid landscape of his unbridled imagination where he will finally complete his masterpiece Book in advance to benefit from a discount and enjoy either a specialty cocktail while enjoying the show for €15 or a three-course menu of palate-pleasing dishes served just before the show for €35. 
2. Relax like a VIP in the MSC Yacht Club
MSC Meraviglia features an enhanced MSC Yacht Club, the unique “ship within a ship” concept developed for guests seeking added exclusivity and privacy.
With 78 suites including coveted apartment suites with two balconies containing a private whirlpool bath, guests can continue to enjoy the world-class entertainment, speciality restaurants and boutiques that MSC Meraviglia has to offer, before returning to their own private, luxurious haven. 
With unparalleled luxury comparable to that of a private yacht, it also provides key benefits including the Top Sail Lounge, an entirely self-contained private club, offering panoramic sea views, and the One Pool Deck, featuring a private pool, whirlpool baths and solarium. 
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3. Gourmet dining from around the world 
In addition to the three main restaurants where guests can enjoy sophisticated dining in stylish surroundings and a buffet serving international cuisine freshly prepared by highly-trained chefs, guests can vary their dining experience by trying the gourmet speciality restaurants on board:
- The Butcher’s Cut modern American-style steakhouse concept celebrates the skill of a master butcher serving specialty cuts of meats and embraces American heritage where guests can watch specialist chefs work their magic in an open-fronted kitchen.
- Kaito Teppanyaki brings modern East-West cooking style of Japanese cuisine to guests via four teppanyaki grills where chefs will create a visual spectacle for diners as they prepare a range of fresh and authentic Asian dishes.
- Kaito Sushi Bar, voted as offering the ‘best sushi at sea’ by the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships, serves the freshest sushi, sashimi and tempura created by expert sushi chefs.
- Ristorante Italiano and Eataly Food Market by global Italian food expert Eataly serves authentic Italian dishes to transport guests on a journey of discovery through food and wine.
Pre-book a trio dining package to experience three distinct dining experiences and save 34% compared to onboard prices, for more information click here.
4. Relax and rejuvenate in the MSC Aurea Spa
MSC Meraviglia features an authentic Balinese spa, the MSC Aurea Spa, boasting an exotic interior of natural stone, precious woods and rich mosaics and offers over 75 different treatments.
The spa also offers guests a comprehensive Thermal Area that is equipped with state-of-the-art saunas, Mediterranean baths, cold rooms, a salt relax room and aromatic showers that wash the body with scents and colours. 
For the ultimate in relaxation, try the new signature collection of spa treatments created with LAJATICA vinotherapy products from Bocelli Wines. Strengthened by the anti-aging and firming properties found in grapes, these luxurious facial and body treatments are made with natural extracts from the Bocelli family vineyards and blended with Tuscan plants and essential oils.
Pre-book a vinotherapy anti-aging & rejuvenating spa package that includes 1 Cabernet Body rejuvenating treatment, 1 Vinotheray facial, 1 Mediterranean citrus body treatment and a consultation with the Spa doctor for just €192/$229 – a saving of 35% compared to onboard prices.  
5. Festive fun during Christmas and New Year sailings
What better way to spend Christmas and New Year than with family or friends on a seven-night sailing around the Mediterranean. Escape the madness of the busy shops and crowded restaurants and spend some quality time together on board a ship that is rich in features and where there will never be a dull moment.
Forget having to cook and entertain friends and family as guests can sit back and enjoy an exquisite Gala Night menu, consisting of traditional seasonal specialities and signature dishes created in collaboration with two Michelin Starred Spanish chef Ramon Freixa.
On top of this, there will be a whole host of festive activities, limited-edition cocktails, a busy entertainment schedule, as well as an appearance from Father Christmas himself.
6. Take home beautiful memories of the cruise
Whilst everyone loves to take photos with their mobile phones, the endless selfies and group shots around the ship, nothing can compare to photos taken by a professional photographer. Throughout the cruise, a team of photographers  are on hand to capture those special moments from the first day to the last, including embarkation, meeting the captain, and all the fun moments in between. Guests can download, edit and share photos right away on a smart device, or print them at a discounted price at the kiosks in the photo shop onboard. Save up to 25% by booking the All Inclusive Digital Photo Package before the cruise. Or for couples and families who want to opt for a stylish portrait to share with friends and family back home, book the Family Moments photo package in advance and save up to 47% for 10 professional size high quality prints and their digital files. 
Guests wishing to experience the jewels of the Mediterranean this winter can also sail on MSC Sinfonia offering 10, 11 and 12-night eastern Mediterranean and western Mediterranean itineraries calling at stunning destinations including Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Valletta (Malta), Corfu (Greece), Funchal (Portugal) and Tangier (Morocco) among many others.