The entire MSC Cruises fleet is set to sail again for the 2022 summer program

The entire MSC Cruises fleet will set sail again in summer 2022

December 02, 2021 | 14 ships are used in the Mediterranean - more than half of the fleet - and with over 40 routes offer the shipping company the largest range of services in this region to date

MSC Cruises confirmed today that the company's entire fleet, consisting of 19 ships, will be back to sea in the summer of 2022. With almost 500 departures of different lengths, a very large selection of comfortable embarkation ports and a modern fleet of ships that offer an incomparable experience on board, there is something for everyone. Guests enjoy varied activities on board around the clock, award-winning entertainment, exciting children's and family programs, refined international cuisine, luxurious spas and stylish and comfortable accommodation. There is a suitable travel route and a suitable ship for every type of holiday, from short cruises in the Mediterranean to longer round trips in Northern Europe to beach holidays in the Caribbean - guests will soon be able to book their dream trip.

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Five ships for the summer in Northern Europe

Guests who want to experience the magic of Northern Europe next summer are spoiled for choice: MSC Cruises offers five ships and more than 50 different routes - including breathtaking fjords, pulsating cities, historic capitals and breathtaking landscapes - with a huge selection of itineraries from three to 21 nights in length and a variety of embarkation ports. The MSC Magnifica will take over the cruises of the MSC Orchestra and offer the same routes from Hamburg with 10-, 11- and 14-night cruises. The ship is very popular in this region and has the covered Magrodome pool. The MSC Virtuosa, one of the company's newest ships, returns after a season in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and enriches MSC Cruises' offerings in Northern Europe. The ship will replace the MSC Magnifica and will be positioned in Southampton, UK from May.

Diversity of routes and new destinations in the Mediterranean

Those who dream of the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most popular cruise regions in the world, can choose from more than 2022 routes in the 40 summer season, which the 14 glamorous, modern ships will sail over the course of the summer. This summer program is the most extensive that the shipping company has ever offered in the region, with a large selection of embarkation ports that allow guests from all over the world to arrive in comfort - from mini cruises to longer cruises of up to 21 nights.

New next summer will be a brand new route for the MSC Orchestra, which regularly calls at Lisbon. MSC is thus offering guests from Portugal the opportunity to depart from a local port throughout the summer season.

Be on the new 10-night route Genoa in Italy, Marseille in France, Málaga, Cadiz/Seville, Alicante/ Costa Blanca and Mahon / Menorca in Spain, Lisbon in Portugal and Olbia on the emerald coast of Sardinia. Sales for the MSC Orchestra will begin shortly.

The ships MSC Grandiosa, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Opera, MSC Splendida, MSC Seaview and MSC Seaside will also be sailing in the western Mediterranean next summer and MSC Magnifica and MSC Poesia in autumn. The fleet members sail in the eastern Mediterranean MSC Musica, MSC Fantasia, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia and MSC Lirica.

In the fall of 2022, the MSC Fantasia will be starting 11-night cruises Triest with calls in Izmir / Ephesus or and Istanbul to offer. The MSC Magnifica will make 11-night cruises from Genoa to Morocco and Cruises to the Canary Islands to offer. The MSC Preziosa sails in seven nights Hamburg to the pearls of Northern Europe, while the MSC Poesia used on mini cruises in the Mediterranean.

Distant destinations in the Caribbean and Asia

In the Caribbean, the shipping company's flagship, MSC Seashore, will continue to depart from Port Miami out to sea, while the MSC Divina will offer 3, 4 and 7-night cruises from Port Canaveral, Orlando, with both ships calling at MSC's private island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas.

The MSC Bellissima is meanwhile used in Asia with cruises in Japan and China.

Travel safely with industry-leading health protocol

Since August 2020, guests of MSC Cruises have been traveling under the protection of the shipping company's industry-leading health and safety protocol, which was designed with the assistance of a commission of experts and has proven to be safe and effective in all developments of the pandemic. This protocol adapts to the situation on land and over the last 16 months the existing measures have been both relaxed and tightened again in order to keep pace with the development of the pandemic and to continue to guarantee the highest possible protection for guests and crew. All MSC cruises will only be accessible to vaccinated guests for the 2022 summer season. The shipping company will continue to take steps to ensure that guests enjoy one of the safest vacation options while having an unforgettable time on board.

MSC Cruises wants to help guests book their summer vacation safely for next year. For this reason, flexible booking conditions apply to all new bookings made before December 31, 2021 for both winter 21/22 and summer 22. This means that guests book with a standard down payment and can rebook their cruise free of charge up to 15 days before departure or 21 days in the case of a Fly & Cruise booking.

All ships and destinations at a glance:

MSC highlights in Northern Europe in summer 2022 include:

• The MSC Virtuosa offers 7 to 14 night routes to the Norwegian fjords from Southampton (UK), to St. Petersburg, Sweden and Denmark and longer cruises to the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Cape and some cruises with 3-4 nights.
• The MSC Grandiosa, which departs from Kiel, offers 7-night cruises. Highlights include a combination of routes with destinations like Copenhagen, Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn and Flaam in Norway.
• The MSC Preziosa, which departs from Kiel, offers travel routes between seven and eleven nights. The highlights include two alternative routes to the Norwegian fjords or to St. Petersburg via Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm.
• The MSC Poesia, which starts in Warnemünde, offers routes between seven and 14 nights, including 11-night cruises on which nine countries are visited (one overnight stay in Russia, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Estonia, Sweden and Denmark) , as well as longer cruises to St. Petersburg via Tallinn, Stockholm and Copenhagen and an epic 21-night cruise with many stops in Iceland and Greenland.
• The MSC Magnifica will set sail from Hamburg and offers routes between ten and 14 nights to Norway or Iceland. Be on the Norway cruise Alesund, Honningsvag / North Cape, Tromso, Trondheim, Bergen, and at Kristiansand. Visit Iceland cruises Reykjavik (overnight), Isafjordur and Akureyri as well as the Orkney Islands and Invergordon (Scotland). Cruises to Svalbard include Kristiansand, Andalsnes, Narvik, Longyearbyen, Honningsvag and Nordfjordeid.

You can book these MSC cruises at our partner E-Hoi.

MSC highlights in the western Mediterranean in summer 2022 include:

• The MSC Meraviglia departs from Barcelona and thus offers the perfect route for all sun seekers: Cannes, Genoa, La Spezia and Civitavecchia, as well as Palma de Mallorca.
• The MSC Opera will start from Genoa and visit Palermo. Other goals are Marseille, Barcelona and the newly established ports of embarkation La Goulette and Naples.
• The MSC Splendida offers cruises from Genoa to Marseille, to one of the most popular destinations in Sicily, Syracuse, as well as to Taranto and its breathtaking beaches and back to Civitavecchia.
• The MSC Seaview offers the best part of the western Mediterranean: from Genoa she visits the historic ports of Naples and Messina, Valletta on Malta, Barcelona and Marseille.
MSC Seaside: From Genoa the ship offers routes to Civitavecchia and Palermo as well Ibiza, Valencia and Marseille.
• The MSC Orchestra will operate cruises with 4-5 nights in spring and from June the new 10-night cruises from Genoa to Marseille / Provence, Malaga, Cadiz / Seville, Lisbon, Alicante on the Costa Blanca and Mahon / Menorca and Olbia.
• In autumn the MSC Magnifica 11-night cruises to the Canary Islands, Morocco and Madeira while the MSC Poesia spends the season in the western Mediterranean with 3, 4 and 5-night cruises.
The highlights in the Eastern Mediterranean in summer 2022 include:
• With Trieste as the home port, the MSC Fantasia Ancona, Kotor, Bari, Corfu and the picturesque town Dubrovnik start up. Starting in September, the ship will operate 11-night cruises covering Piraeus /Athens, Izmir / Ephesus and an overnight stay in Istanbul.
• The MSC Musica runs from Monfalcone to Katakolon / Olympia, Heraklion, Santorin and Bari.
• The MSC Sinfonia and the MSC Armonia are both in the heart of the Mediterranean, in the Italian port of Marghera Venice, invest. Other exciting ports on the MSC Sinfonia's itinerary are Kotor, the Greek islands and Mykonos Santorini as well as Bari.
• The MSC Armonia focuses on wonderful views and heads for Brindisi, the Greek island of Mykonos and the Greek mainland with Piraeus for Athens as well as Split and Zadar.
• A multitude of spectacular destinations await the guests on board the MSC Liricawhich departs from Piraeus / Athens and Kusadasi (Turkey), Haifa (Israel), the islands of Limassol (Cyprus) as well as Rhodes and Santorini as well as another 11-night cruise.

You can book these MSC cruises at our partner E-Hoi.

The MSC highlights of the Caribbean in summer 2022 include:

• The MSC Seashore, which departs from Miami, offers alternating 7-night routes to the western and eastern Caribbean to destinations such as Nassau, Bahamas, Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), George Town (Cayman Islands) and Cozumel (Mexico), with each cruise calling at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, MSC Cruises' private island in the Bahamas.
• The MSC Divina, which departs from Port Canaveral / Orlando, offers cruises between three and seven nights in the Caribbean with destinations such as Costa Maya and Cozumel (Mexico), Nassau (Bahamas) and also makes stops at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

You can book these MSC cruises at our partner E-Hoi.

The MSC highlights in the Far East in summer 2022 include:

• The MSC Bellissima offers a range of departures from China and Japan.

You can book these MSC cruises at our partner E-Hoi.

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