Mild climate and beautiful beaches
Odessa is a major sea port located on the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. The mild climate and multitude of beaches have made this large attractive city into a popular holiday resort.
Odessa marries old with new, seen in the mix of architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Art Nouveau. Gilded domes and pretty pastel colours contribute to the story-book atmosphere. Locals, known as Odessans, are proud of their historical and cultural heritage; classical music in particular forms a large part of the city’s cultural scene and the Opera House is renowned for its ballet performances.
Take this opportunity to leave your luxury MSC cruise liner for the day and sample a taste of the East. With MSC Cruises you will enjoy the best deals on excursion packages so be sure to check below for the latest activity programmes.
A good way to make the most of your vacation time in the Ukraine is to join us on the Odessa city walking tour. We will take you shopping along Deribasovskaya Street in the heart of old Odessa, where government stores rub shoulders with major retail outlets. Looking for souvenirs to bring back to the ship? The delightful ‘Matryoshka’ or Russian ‘nesting’ dolls make great gifts.
Enjoy a spot of people-watching from the pavement-side cafes and try delicious Ukrainian specialties such as Varenyky – dough pies. Relax in the city’s leafy parks such and don’t miss the famous Potemkin steps, the formal entrance to the city, accessed from the port.
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