Whilst the vessel carries more, the excursion group size is limited to 30 (50 for Padua). Optional excursions are subject to minimum numbers.
Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).
The exact location of the moorings is now at the discretion of the Venice port authorities, normally Riva Sette Martiri or San Basilio.
Dec 22 - Beer, house wine, fruit juice, tea, coffee and water are included during lunch & dinner on board, any other drinks are payable locally.
The 2015 itinerary operates in a similar order:
Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Venice. Transfer to the MS Michelangelo for four nights. (D)
Day 2 Enjoy a morning cruise on the lagoon returning to Venice for lunch. (B, L, D)
Day 3 An optional morning tour includes an interior visit of the Doges' Palace (ticket also valid for the art collection of Museo Correr). Afternoon at leisure for independent exploration. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Morning cruise southwards through the Venice Lagoon to the fishing port of Chioggia, with free time in Chioggia. Cruise back to Venice. Alternatively, take an optional afternoon excursion to Padua including the Basilica of St. Anthony and join the boat back in Venice. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Disembark and transfer to Venice airport for the return flight. (B)