(PRESS RELEASE)_Geneva, Switzerland – August 2, 2023 – MSC Cruises, the world’s third largest and fastest-growing cruise line, is offering more than 150 globe-spanning and awe-inspiring itineraries for the winter 2024-2025 season. Guests planning vacations between October 2024 and May 2025 can book immediately, with options stretching across the cruise line’s fleet of 22 ships and offering everything from familiar mini-cruises to extended voyages highlighting some of the world’s most exotic destinations.
The season’s highlights include:
1. NORTH AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN & OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE
Two Seaside Class ships will homeport in Miami for the first time. MSC Seascape—MSC Cruises' U.S. flagship—will set sail every Saturday, offering unforgettable 7-night cruises to the Eastern Caribbean (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and MSC Cruises’ private island--Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve—in The Bahamas) and Western Caribbean (Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; and Ocean Cay).
MSC Seaside, will offer alternative 7-night itineraries departing every Sunday to the Eastern Caribbean (Ocean Cay and Nassau, The Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) and Western Caribbean (Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Isla de Roatan, Honduras or Belize City, Belize; and Ocean Cay).
MSC Divina will sail mostly short cruises from Miami, with the majority of 3- and 4-night itineraries visiting Nassau and Ocean Cay. A handful of 10-night sailings will take guests to enchanting ports in Jamaica, Aruba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.
From Port Canaveral:
MSC Seashore will offer a combination of short cruises and 7-night itineraries. Guests can indulge in 3- and 4-night sailings to The Bahamas, including stops at Ocean Cay, or longer options featuring additional stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico.
From New York City:
Rounding out MSC Cruises’ strong presence in North America, MSC Meraviglia will offer the perfect escape from northern winters with a wide range of 7- to 11-night Caribbean itineraries. Guests can enjoy the Big Apple before and after escaping to the warmth of the Caribbean, including Orlando (via Port Canaveral); Nassau, The Bahamas; and Ocean Cay.
2. THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN
MSC Virtuosa will homeport in Fort-de-France, Martinique. From there, she will embark on back-to-back 7-night Central and Southern Caribbean itineraries. Guests will have their choice of beaches, turquoise waters and relaxing destinations with calls in Guadeloupe, the Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, and Saint Lucia.
3. THE ARABIAN SEA
MSC Cruises’ newest ship--MSC Euribia—will sail from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), making her debut in the region with 7-night itineraries that include stops in Abu Dhabi; the beautiful island of Sir Bani Yas; Doha, Qatar; and Manama, Bahrain. This enchanting region blends tradition and modernity, allowing ample opportunity for discovery.
4. THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Guests will embark on a remarkable journey aboard MSC World Europa, a ground-breaking ship with an ultramodern design and a variety of culinary, entertainment and leisure experiences for all ages. The ship sets sail from Genoa, Italy, every Sunday for a 7-night Mediterranean adventure that will give guests the opportunity to explore captivating European hotspots like Rome (port of Civitavecchia) and Sicily (port of Messina), in Italy; Valletta, Malta; Barcelona, Spain and Marseille, France.
5. NORTHERN EUROPE
MSC Preziosa will allow guests to indulge in the beauty of Europe's Northern Pearls with 7-night cruises departing every Sunday from Hamburg, Germany. Guests will explore destinations like Bruges and Brussels (via port of Zeebrugge), Belgium; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Paris (via port of Le Havre), France; and London (via port of Southampton), UK. With extended stays in each port, vacationers can take the time to really appreciate each destination.
6. RED SEA
Setting sail from Safaga, Egypt, MSC Musica will call at iconic Egyptian destinations like Luxor, known for its famous Valley of the Kings; Sharm El-Sheikh’s stunning beaches and resorts; and Cairo (via Sokhna Port) to discover the pyramids. Additional port visits include Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Aqaba and Petra in Jordan.
All these itineraries are now on sale, available to book here.
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