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Over 150 departures scheduled

MSC opens winter season bookings

by Port News Editorial Staff

MSC Cruises has opened bookings for its  2024/25 winter season.

Confirming MSC Crociere’s strong presence in North America, MSC Meraviglia will continue to sail to New York, with a wide range of 7- to 11-night itineraries, where guests will have the opportunity to visit the famous city, while soaking up  the winter sun in the Caribbean, including stops in Orlando (Port Canaveral); Nassau, Bahamas; and MSC Cruises’ private island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

Meanwhile, MSC Seascape will sail every Saturday from Miami, offering seven-night cruises in the Eastern Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Ocean Cay) and Western Caribbean (Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico and Ocean Cay).

These will be followed every Sunday by MSC Seaside, which will also offer fascinating 7-night cruises from Miami, alternating between itineraries in the Eastern Caribbean (Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic) and the Western Caribbean (Mexico, Honduras or Belize and Bahamas).

MSC Divina will also be based in Miami and each cruise will include a visit to the magnificent private island of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, with different itineraries ranging from 3 to 10 nights. The longer cruises will take guests to enchanting destinations such as Jamaica, Aruba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.

MSC Seashore will call at Port Canaveral, near Orlando, from where it will offer other mini-cruise options. Guests will be able to indulge in 3- and 4-night cruises to the Bahamas, with stops at Ocean Cay. Seven-night cruises are also available, with additional stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico.

MSC Euribia will make its debut in the Arab Emirates departing from kaleidoscopic Dubai, for 7-night cruises, with stops also in Abu Dhabi and the beautiful island of Sir Bani Yas. The ship will also call at Doha, the capital of Qatar that has recently come to international attention as one of the most progressive, expanding ities in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, and finally in Bahrain, the smallest of all Arab countries.

As for the Mediterranean,  MSC World Europa will set sail from Genoa every Sunday for a seven-night itinerary that will give guests the opportunity to explore the most classic Mediterranean destinations with departures also from Civitavecchia and Messina to Valletta, Barcelona and Marseille.

MSC Preziosa will be taking its passengers  to discover the cities of Northern Europe for 7 nights departing every Sunday from Hamburg. Guests will explore Bruges and Brussels (port of Zeebrugge), Rotterdam, Paris (port of Le Havre) and finally London (port of Southampton) on Fridays.

In addition, a 21-night cruise will depart from Southampton on 5th  January 2025 to visit the Canary Islands and Madeira, as well as Morocco.

MSC Virtuosa will have Fort-de-France, Martinique, as its homeport. From there it will depart for a seven-night itinerary in the Central and Southern Caribbean.

Finally, sailing from Safaga, Egypt, MSC Musica will call at iconic destinations such as Luxor; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Aqaba, Jordan, for the ancient city of Petra; Sharm El-Sheikh and Sokhna Port/Cairo, both in Egypt.

Translation by Giles Foster

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