The MSC Group has announced its entry into the luxury cruise market with the launch of a new brand, Explora Journeys. Built by Fincantieri, the first of four luxury ships will set sail in 2023.
MSC Meraviglia will kick off MSC Cruises’ restart starting August 2nd, with three- and four-night cruises from Miami to the Bahamas and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
The MSC Virtuosa left Liverpool earlier this week for a seven-night cruise, with planned stops in Greenock in Inverclyde, as well as Belfast, Southampton and the Isle of Portland.
MSC Cruises will restart its sailing operations in Spain with the deployment of MSC Grandiosa to Barcelona from June 26th. Valencia will then be added as an additional port of call as of July 30th.
This multi-year concession will see the construction of an innovative terminal of 11,670 square metres that MSC Cruises will operate and manage for a 31-year period.
Today marks the restart of cruising in the UK after 14 months, as MSC Virtuosa sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton around the British Isles.
MSC Cruises will restart its sailing operations in Germany on July 3rd. The line will deploy a Seaside-class ship, MSC Seaview, to operate in the Baltic Sea and will offer a brand-new itinerary for the region.
MSC Cruises’ flagship, MSC Virtuosa, has arrived in Southampton, ready to welcome guests as cruising restarts in the UK. She will embark on her maiden voyage around the British Isles on May 20th.
MSC Cruises has revealed details of the short breaks and week-long summer sailings it will offer around the British Isles this summer from Southampton.
The waters around the UK are going to be crowded this summer, with MSC Cruises joining Princess Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises and others in offering a series of summer breaks.
MSC Seaside will be performing a new itinerary featuring seven-night cruises calling Genoa, Valetta in Malta and Civitavecchia with two first time ports of call – Siracusa in Sicily and Taranto in Puglia.