Plan ahead and save with this peak summer offer from The Cruise Village. The deal includes a 10-night European cruise with MSC, complimentary car parking in Southampton and a free first-child place for £699 per person -- a total saving of £120 on the regular price. Extra children can travel from £120 each.
The sailing is aboard the MSC Opera. The cruise begins in Southampton on 18 July, 2014, and during the school holidays on 29 July and 8, 18 August, 2014.
After leaving Southampton, the MSC Opera visits Ijmuiden (Netherlands) and St Peter Port (Guernsey), Vigo (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Bilbao (Spain) and Le Havre for Paris, before returning to Southampton. There are also three days at sea during the cruise.
The price is based on two sharing an Inside Cabin on a full-board basis. Upgrade to all-inclusive board for £230 more per adult, or £115 per child. Ocean View Cabins cost £100 more per person.
The family-friendly MSC Opera contains a show lounge, a nightclub, a casino, a spa and a good mix of bars and lounges, including the Cotton Club bar and a piano bar. Dining options include La Caravella restaurant, L'Approdo restaurant and the more casual Le Vele cafeteria and the outdoor Il Patio.
Children's entertainment, in the form of talent shows, sports competitions, arts and crafts, and a teen disco, is provided every day from 9am-10pm at the three kids' clubs. The Mini Club caters for children aged 3-6, the Juniors Club for 7-11-year-olds and the Teens Club for children aged 13 and up.