MSC Cruises will be sailing its first-ever world cruise in 2019.
The cruise line announced today that MSC Magnifica will depart from Genoa on January 5, 2019 on a breathtaking 118-day cruise. The large ship will arrive back in Genoa, Italy on May 3, 2019. This will be the first time MSC has ever offered a world cruise.
MSC Cruises’ Chief Executive Officer Gianni Onorato, said:
“As a company, MSC Cruises is committed to providing truly special and unique experiences to its guests. For this reason, when developing the world cruise and its one-of-a-kind itinerary, we have listened to our guests feedback and know that for many the opportunity to travel the world in comfort and style is a lifelong aspiration.”
“As one of the world’s truly international cruise companies, making available to our guests and travelers from around the globe a product such as a world cruise is a natural progression. Naturally, we did it in true MSC Cruises fashion, by making available the best possible ship to enjoy such a voyage – MSC Magnifica – and featuring an itinerary like no other available in the market.”
MSC Magnifica will sail through all six continents and will call in 49 destinations in 32 countries. The ship will offer new experiences including an above-industry average stay of 13 hours on shore per port of call. This will help guests discover more in a wide range of ports. During the voyage, guests can also enjoy more convenience with a 30% discount on laundry service.
Starting November 14, 2016 for one month MSC Voyagers Club members will be able to exclusively book the entire 118-night cruise with sales opening up to the general public on December 14. Round trip embarkation/disembarkation ports of call include Civitavecchia/Rome, Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona. Guests can book staterooms on the world cruise starting from $16,999 – just $144 per person per night. Cruise Hive readers can also look at the top 10 MSC Cruise deals.
MSC Magnifica is a 95,100 gross ton ship which can carry over 2,500 passengers. The ship which is currently sailing Mediterranean itineraries from Italy offers four restaurants and 11 bars, modern and comfortable staterooms as well as a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities. The ship also features full-scale casino, panoramic discotheque, cigar lounge, 4D cinema and much more.