The MSC Divina Mediterranean
Cruise: Please take a look
at the brochure
with specific information about the selected cruise. For extended and more
general details visit also their webpage.
8-day Mediterranean cruise offers an opportunity to explore
parts of Spain, Italy, and France.
The cruise departs from Barcelona on Wednesday September 2nd,
2015 at 18.00 (PM) and returns back to Barcelona on Wednesday
September 9th, 2015 at 9.00 AM.
The conference program plans to leave about 5 hours free-time per day
between the morning and afternoon session so you can (re)discover the
cities visited by the cruise, or explore the ship and enjoy its many
amenities. The cruise will tour the Mediterranean visiting the following cities/ports:
A marvelous city at the foot of the Vesuvio, Europe’s
second-largest active volcano full of history and inspiring architecture. You can also try
the authentic Naples pizza. Close to Naples, you can reach in 30 minutes
(by train) the world-famous archaeological sites of Pompeii and Hercolaneum
that preserved the tragic memory of Vesuvius’ eruption in 79
AD. Alternatively, you can take a short boat trip to Capri. In about one hour by ferry, you
will have the opportunity to visit the ‘island of love’ and feel like an ancient Roman emperor.
In approximately one hour, Rome (the eternal city) can be reached by train.
In this unique historical city you can walk into the Coloseum, discover fabulous
ruins, imperial temples, walk by the churches that witnessed the birth of Christendom, ask for an
audience with the Pope in the Vatican City and wonder with the Sixtine Chapel, visit the ancient
Etruscan tombs, medieval bell towers, Renaissance palaces and
baroque basilicas or just simple get lost in this magical city.
If the busy live of Rome does not attract you, you can visit the closer, authentic and more relaxing
town of Tarquinia.
- La Spezia
From this port and within less then half an hour by train you can reach the
"Cinque Terre", an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy
visiting its beutiful small towns: Riomaggiore, Manarola,
Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso squeezed between the
mountains and the sea, with wonderful breath-taking panoramas
and restaurants that master the traditional Italian cousine.
Also in about one hour by train you can visit Pisa with its
world-famous Tower or Florence, the birthplace of the Italian
Reinessance, rich of historical treasures like Uffizi Gallery,
Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio and the Cathedral of Santa Maria
del Fiore. Nearby Lucca offers a less crowded while genuine experience of Tuscany.
A glamourus seaside town of the Cote d’Azur in the French Riviera with a beautiful
waterfront promenade and the Palais des Festivals, venue of
the yearly film festival. At about an hour by train along the
coast of the Cote d’Azur, you can visit Nice or Monaco.
Mallorca, one of the top European summer destinations, may charm you in many
ways: its weather, the island's beautiful coast, nature, stirring
landscapes, or nightlife. Palma, its capital, is a mixture of modern
and old architecture, with the Old Town
having narrow streets, and showing the restored cathedral
standing proud and tall in the center of town.
And of course, don't miss the opportunity to explore Barcelona, one of the most vibrant and
exciting cities in Europe. Explore the buildings by its most famous architect, Gaudi, like the
famous "La Sagrada Familia" "or get lost in the Gothic town, enjoy its vivid cultural life
and don't forget to taste some good tapas. If you get lucky you may even walk into Leo Messi or other
The talks will take place mostly in the room named "Black and White" which is equipped
with a proyector and audio system. In ocasions, some talks may take place in the
theater and/or a room above the "Black and White" and named "Sky and Stars".
What is included in your reservation:
The total cost of the conference ranges between 950-1150 euro per person (see the registration
page for more details) depending on the kind of room and includes the following:
What is NOT included in your reservation:
of the conference (applies to participants only)
- Room in a shared cabin
for 8 days (7 nights) of cruise with the "Experiencia
Fantastica" (special offer for the participants)
Free buffet 24h (including coffe)
Lunch, and dinner at the restaurant
(with the possibility to have dinner in a
reserved area during the 1st turn of dinner)
Breakfast in bed (and of course in the restaurants)
Alcoholic drinks (see cruise packages)
Internet (packages can be purchased at the ship at about 10-17 EUR per hour)
We also encourage you to bring your family with you
(please note that there is
a limited number of cabins available for families so early reservation is recomended.
This option will be available only until filled.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: the prices are per person and intended for a
double-room cabin. If you are not coming with an accompanying
person, you can choose to:
- share the cabin with another participant (you have the
possibility to suggest the name of a participant you know is also attending the conferebce in
the registration form)
- book a cabin for single use (There is a small limited
number of cabins available for single use and their cost is significantly higher. This option
will be available only until filled)
Conference details: A
preliminary version of the program will be published by the 15th
of January. The final program will be published by Augist 1st.
The conference will consist of approximately 30 hours of talks and discussions with
a round table at the end of each day.