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Venice and the Venetian Lagoon at Christmas

# Description



Embark on a magical cruise in the heart of Venice to celebrate Christmas. Visit Venice and its famous landmarks such as San Marco Square and the Doge's Palace. You will also have the chance to attend Christmas mass in Venice. Do not miss out on towns with unique architecture such as Padua, stretching around a charming medieval center dotted with small squares and grand palaces.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board


  • 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


    • Padua, and the Basilica dedicated to St. Anthony
    • The Venetian Lagoon islands
    • The Doge's palace and St. Mark's Square in Venice
  • Midnight mass in Venice(1)
  • Christmas surprise
  • Christmas Eve Dinner with wine included


Day 1

December 22: VENICE

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. in Venice. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we'll enjoy dinner then feel free to explore Venice.

Day 2


We'll cruise through the magnificent bay of Venice all the way to Chioggia. Enjoy some free time in the city. This afternoon, we'll set out on a guided tour of Padua, which is probably one of the most important artistic towns in Italy. Many painters, architects and sculptors have left their mark on the town. Afterwards, we'll cruise back to Venice.

Day 3


Today, join us on an excursion by private boat to visit the islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Burano, famous for its lacework, and Murano, home to Venice's glassmaking industry since the late 13th century. We'll take a guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square. This Gothic palace rests on a gallery of fine arches full of ornaments: gilding, ceilings painted by Veronese, paintings by Tintoretto, Titian and Tiepolo. Tonight is our Christmas Eve evening. Midnight mass in Venice at St Mark's Basilica (1) (depending on availability.)

Day 4

December 25: VENICE

The whole day is free to do as you please in Venice. This legendary city which was built in the 5th century extends on 118 islands and became a great maritime power in the 10th century. Venice is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece. Tonight is our gala evening.

Day 5

December 26: VENICE

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Venice at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

All departure dates are currently sold-out.


  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%


Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - les boissons incluses à bord (hors cartes spéciales) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - Christmas present - Christmas Eve dinner with cocktail and wine - the gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

les boissons figurant sur les cartes spéciales, les boissons prises lors des excursions ou des transferts - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

3 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Padua Venice and the Doge's Palace Lagoon islands : Burano and Murano
pp $ 223.00 Before departure $ 286.00 On board

Guided tour of Padua

Transfer by coach from Chioggia to Padua. Best known in Christianity as the Saint Antoine of Padua city, it is also famous for its art. Giotto (1267-1337, painter, sculptor and Italian architect) gifted the city of Padua some of his masterpieces, enr...

Duration 5h00

Murano and Burano islands

This 32-mile long Venitian lagoon was born from the estuaries of three different rivers and is separated from the Adriatic Sea by a thin sand bar. Venice is located in the midst of the cluster of islands that are in this lagoon. Almost half of them a...

Duration 4h00

Guided walking tour of Venice and the Doge's Palace

You will meet the guides on the boat. The tour will begin with a historical and artistic introduction to Venice with St Mark's Square, then you will be able to see St Mark's Cathedral (exterior). The Byzantine facades of the Cathedral (one of the mos...

Duration 3h30


Several ships available for this cruise

MS Michelangelo

STANDARD - 2 Decks

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Midnight mass will be conducted partly in Latin and partly in Italian.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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