“Mediterranean Art Games” – fine arts and photography competition on the MSC World Europe cruiser

This festival-competition is open for the participation for: 👨‍🎨 artists, designers, photographers, masters of applied art of all ages and drawing techniques

Barcelona (Spain) – Marseille (France) – Genoa (Italy) – Rome (Italy) – Palermo (Italy) – Malta – Barcelona (Spain)


MSC WORLD Europe Cruise Liner

Cruise date:

from November 21 to November 29, 2024

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a unique International Fine Arts and Photography Competition “Mediterranean Art Games” to be held on the MSC World Europe cruise liner on a spectacular Mediterranean itinerary.

This competition is a unique opportunity for you to showcase your creativity and be inspired by the beauty and diversity of sea and land scenery. Just imagine being able to create your artwork inspired by the local cultures, architecture and nature of each port or city we visit.

Set against the backdrop of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and on the deck of the MSC WORLD Europe liner, this contest promises to fill you with inspiration in a unique experience combining thrilling adventure and cultural enrichment.

Day of arrival and accommodation at a hotel on the Costa Brava or Barcelona*

Day 1Friday, 22 Nov 2024Port:Barcelona, SpainArrival: –Departure: 18:00
Day 2Saturday, 23 Nov 2024Port:Marseille (Provence)Arrival: 8:00Departure: 18:00
Day 3Sunday, 24 Nov 2024Port:Genoa (Portofino), ItalyArrival: 8:00Departure: 18:00
Day 4Monday, 25 Nov 2024Port:Civitavecchia (Rome), ItalyArrival: 7:00Departure: 19:00
Day 5Tuesday, 26 Nov 2024Port:Palermo, ItalyArrival: 9:00Departure: 17:00
Day 6Wednesday, 27 Nov 2024Port:Valletta, MaltaArrival: 9:00Departure: 17:00
Day 7Thursday, 28 Nov 2024Port:At seaArrival: –Departure: –
Day 8Friday, 29 Nov 2024Port:Barcelona, SpainArrival: 8:00Departure: –

All of our programs consist of two parts:

1. Participation in the competition;
2. Participation in the contest without competing in the competition*.

* For those who do not wish to take part in the competition programme and be evaluated by the jury, but who wish to participate within the framework of the competition in an open and friendly atmosphere. To exchange experiences, attend master classes and take advantage of excursion programmes!

6 reasons why you need to participate in this competition

We currently have on our website

For the contest:
In the nomination:


▪️ Fine art;
▪️ Photo and video creativity (photo workshops, photo exhibitions, studios, authors);
▪️ Arts and crafts and design (art workshops, studios, independent masters).

  • I) Under 9 years
  • II) 10 – 12 years
  • III) 13 – 15 years
  • IV) 16 – 19 years
  • V) 20 – 25 years
  • VI) Over 26 years
  • VII) Mixed age category Mixta
  • The drawing is performed on an A3* canvas, which the Organizer certifies with a stamp.
  • The subject and technique of the work is various.
  • Present no more than 2 competition works.
  • Tablets (for photographers cameras).
  • The organizer does not provide any materials for drawing: canvas, oil, aquarelle, ink, pencils, crayons and other materials necessary for the contest works, – all necessary materials the contestant uses his own.

The “Mediterranean Art Games” jury of the international competition consists of the artists and creative persons from Spain, France, Italy, Canada and Eastern Europe and Asia. The international jury is formed by the organizer of the festival.

The jury has the right

  • Withhold prizes.
  • Divide prizes among participants.
  • Award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements.
  • Jury decisions are final and not subject to review.
Judging criteria:

▪️ creative individuality and skill of the author;
▪️ mastery of composition techniques;
▪️ mastery of the technique in which the artwork is done;
▪️ originality of the idea and execution;
▪️ coloristic solution.


According to the genres of performance and categories the awards are divided into the groups:

  • participants who received up to 70 points become diploma Holders;
  • participants who received from 70 to 79 points – laureates of the third degree;
  • participants who received from 80 to 89 points become laureates of the second degree;
  • participants who received from 90 to 99 points become laureates of the first degree;
  • participants who received 100 points become Winners of the Grand Prize of the contest “Mediterranean Art Games”.

The Grand Prix winners received a large special crystal trophy and diplomas (one for each group/category), as well as medals (for each participant); and a Special Cruise trophy cup MSC World Europe.

  • First place winners received a standard crystal trophy and diplomas (one per group/category) and medals (for each contestant);
  • Second, third place and Diploma Holders winners received diplomas (one for each group/category) and medals (for each contestant);

Each group / delegation is given a personalized certificate in the form of engraving on a special base for its contribution into the cultural international relations.

The leader of each group and sponsor is presented with a thank-you letter on stamped paper of the Kingdom of Spain.


1st day – Arrival in Barcelona:
– Transfer to the hotel
– Optional tour of Barcelona (for additional cost)
– Check-in to hotel in Lloret de Mar or Barcelona
– Dinner.

2nd day – Boarding day on cruise liner:
– Breakfast in the hotel
– Boarding – registration, cruise card issuance
– Lunch on the cruise liner
– Dinner on the cruise liner
– General meeting for all participants and a separate meeting with group leaders
– Evening program.

3rd day – First part of the competition:
– Breakfast
– Half-day optional excursion to explore Marseille (for additional cost)
– Lunch
– First art exhibition
– Dinner in a restaurant or buffet
– Evening program.

4th day – Milan or Genoa Excursion and Second part of the competition:
– Breakfast in the buffet or restaurant
– Full-day excursion to Milan or excursion to Genoa (optional, for additional cost)
– Second art exhibition
– Lunch
– Dinner
– Creative meetings, plein air
– Evening program.

5th day – Rome Exploration:
– Breakfast in the buffet or restaurant
– Full-day excursion to Rome, exploring its culture and history (optional, for additional cost)
– Dinner
– Evening program.

6th day – Palermo, Sicily or free day:
– Breakfast
– Full-day excursion to Palermo, Sicily (optional, for additional cost)
– Creative meetings, plein air
– Lunch and dinner.

7th day – Malta Excursion or free day:
– Excursion to Malta (optional, additional fee)
– Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
– Creative meetings, plein air
– Evening program.

8th day – Day at Sea and Gala Concert:
– Breakfast
– Day at sea with onboard activities
– Gala concert and awarding of participants
– Gala dinner
– Evening program.

9th day – Arrival in Barcelona:
– Breakfast
– Arrival in Barcelona
– Disembarkation (Check-out from cruise liner).

✅ ATTENTION! Organizers can modify the programme.


Accommodation and Cost:

  • Interior Cabin
  • Window Cabin
  • Balcony Cabin with Promenade View
  • Balcony Cabin with Sea View

Preferably double accommodations; limited triple and quadruple accommodations are available upon request. Children under 12 years old may receive discounts if they are the third or fourth passenger in a cabin.

Cost starts from 1358 euros per person.
Participation in Additional Categories:
  • Soloists: 70 euros for each additional performance.
  • Duets: 60 euros for each additional duet.
  • Small Groups (3-4 people): 50 euros for each additional group.
  • Groups (5-10 people): 25 euros for each additional participant.
  • Groups (11 people and more): 275 euros for each additional group performance.

✅ For a detailed calculation, please contact us via email or phone: Email: info@fiestalonia.net Phone: +34 688 276 248


  • Accommodation in the chosen cabin;
  • Full board;
  • drinks package included dedicated selection of house wines by the glass, beer, a selection of classic cocktails, mixed cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks (unlimited non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, bottled water, fruit juices, a wide range of premium coffee drinks (espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte, hot tea), hot chocolate delights, organic tea and ice cream). Drinks included in the selection can be consumed in all bars, buffets and restaurants, except in speciality restaurants and theme bars;
  • Cocktail with captain;
  • Gala night with a special menu;
  • Use of all ship facilities;
  • Participation in onboard activities and entertainment;
  • Contest participation, Gala concert and Award ceremony;
  • Competition fees for one category;
  • Diplomas and special certificates;
  • Visa support is available;

Not included in the price:

  • One night in Lloret de Mar or Barcelona (please ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net).
  • Transfers from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the Port of Barcelona (please ask our managers for the price: info@fiestalonia.net).
  • Excursions.
  • HEALTH CARE INSURANCE – Mandatory insurance for the group with any insurance company or with MSC Cruises (Europe Assistance).

✅ INCREASE the number of days of your stay and we will organize for you a great excursion programme in Barcelona!

✅ BOOK your excursion programme in advance with our managers, find out the details of our excursion offer: info@fiestalonia.net

ATTENTION: For accompany persons who do not perform and do not take part in workshops – a 5% discount is given on the package price.

Important Notes

  • Group excursions must be booked in advance with the official organizer for proper coordination;
  • Self-booking of excursions with third-party companies is not allowed;
  • If you arrive in Spain earlier than the cruise start date, please ask our managers for hotel prices: info@fiestalonia.net
  • After the cruise, we can arrange an additional stay in Spain and organize an excursion programme to Barcelona, the Dali Museum, etc.


Participating in the Mediterranean Art Games contest on the MSC World Europe cruise liner offers a unique and enriching experience for performers. Here are seven compelling reasons to be a part of this exceptional event:

  • An unprecedented festival-competition is being held on a cruise liner.
  • Creative freedom: You will have complete freedom to choose your theme and technique. Experiment and express your talent!
  • Unique opportunity to create new works in different cultural locations in a short period of time.
  • Official Prizes and Awards: Compete for prestigious awards and official prizes.
  • International Participation: Engage with participants from diverse countries, fostering cultural exchange and creating lasting connections with artists worldwide.
  • Expert jury evaluation and exchange of experience: receive valuable feedback and evaluations from an outstanding jury and cultural experts. Learn from the evaluations and exchange of experiences with fellow participants.
  • Explore various European destinations in one week: embark on a fascinating journey to multiple European cities, including Barcelona (Spain) – Costa Brava (Spain) – Marseille (Provence) – Genoa (Portofino) Italy – Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy – Palermo (Sicily) Italy – Valletta, Malta – Barcelona (Spain).
  • Cultural enrichment: immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of each destination, gaining insights into the history, art, and traditions of the Mediterranean region.

Participation in the “Mediterranean Art Games” competition promises a memorable and rewarding experience combining artistic excellence, cultural enrichment and an unprecedented cruise ship journey on the Mediterranean.

  • the last day of receiving of the applications is for 70 days before the beginning of the competition;
  • the last day of payment is for 60 days before the beginning of the competition;
  • terms and conditions of the agreement are to be requested from our managers.

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