A beautiful and intriguing mix of cultures
Palermo is the capital of the Italian island, Sicily, an island renowned as a vacation destination due to its great beauty and historical significance.
Once an important Mediterranean centre, Palermo still displays the grandeur of its former greatness.
Large, spacious and colourful, Palermo is set on the plain of Conca d'Oro (Golden Shell) between two magnificent headlands. The area has been dominated by many civilisations over the centuries, including the Romans, Carthaginians, Byzantines, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Swabians and the Spanish.
Thanks to its eclectic past, Palermo offers an intriguing mix of cultures. Many ancient monuments still exist today, lending the city a unique appearance. A day spent away from your luxury MSC cruise ship is a day spent immersed in history and culture.
Leave the ship in Palermo’s port and journey back in time; visit Agrigento and the ‘Valley of the Temples’, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and a UNESCO heritage site since 1998.
Other outings in our excursion packages cover the sights of Palermo, with offer the best deals on local attractions, as well as a day of relaxation for those who simply wish to lounge on the beach.
Unique shopping opportunities abound in Palermo itself; a visit to the ‘Capo’ street market will ensure you bring back something to remember your holiday by.
Port average temperature
Palermo experiences a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. Winters are mild and wet, while Summers are warm to hot, and dry. Palermo is one of the warmest cities in the Mediterranean, with an average annual ambient air temperature of 20°C. It receives approximately 2530 hours of sunshine per year.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.
Price per person $74.00 Adults $52.00 Children
Price per person $72.00 Adults $50.00 Children
Price per person $81.00 Adults $57.00 Children
Price per person $69.00 Adults $48.00 Children
Price per person $66.00 Adults $46.00 Children
Price per person $101.00 Adults $71.00 Children
Price per person $98.00 Adults $69.00 Children
Price per person $73.00 Adults $51.00 Children
Price per person $70.00 Adults $49.00 Children
Price per person $51.00 Adults $36.00 Children
Price per person $49.00 Adults $34.00 Children
The excursions in the program above are intended to provide MSC Guests with an idea of the different tours that can be arranged in each port of call; this program is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise. Full information can be found in the onboard Tour Magazine.