MSC Cruises has released cruise ship deployment details for the upcoming 2017/18 winter season.
The cruise line has detailed its winter 2017/18 deployments which will include two of the cruise lines new generation class ships. MSC Meraviglia, arriving in June 2017, will spend the winter in the Mediterranean, and MSC Seaside, arriving in December 2017, will homeport in Miami sailing the Caribbean.
Let’s take a look what the cruise line released which features cruise ships in the Caribbean, Meditteranean, South America, and the Middle East.
The new generation MSC Seaside will be christened in Miami in December 2017 and will offer guests a truly unique Caribbean experience. MSC Seaside offers two different itineraries. The first itinerary, visiting the Eastern Caribbean, includes calls at the buzzing Puerto Rico city of San Juan — well known for its contrast of quiet cobblestone streets and lively bars and restaurants; — Philipsburg on the island of St. Maarten; and the Caribbean capital Nassau in the Bahamas. The second itinerary, visiting the Western Caribbean, includes idyllic destinations such as Ocho Rios in Jamaica; George Town in the Cayman Islands; and Cozumel in Mexico, with stunning white sandy beaches and clear blue sea.
The vessel will introduce 7- or 14-night cruises in the Southern Caribbean from Martinique or Guadeloupe. With the debut of a Fantasia-class ship in these regions, guests looking for a luxury experience can relish in the MSC Yacht Club, designed for the most discerning guests who desire exclusivity and privacy. New ports of call on these itineraries include Kingstown, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines.
The new flagship will launch in June 2017, sailing the Mediterranean for her inaugural season. For those looking to experience some of the best destinations in Europe during the quieter winter season, MSC Meraviglia will offer seven-night Western Mediterranean cruises until April 2018.
The ship will also be offering a brand new series of 10-, 11- and 12-night sailings with the convenience of four ports of embarkation including Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona and Civitavecchia. For a full immersion into the jewels of the Mediterranean, guests can choose between a new 10-night itinerary in the heart of the Mediterranean with only one day at sea or an 11-night itinerary to Greece stopping in Corfu, the quaint Greek town of Katakolon and the historic Heraklion in Crete – all with only two days at sea. With full day stays in each port, there will be plenty of time to take in the local culture. Also new for the season is a 12-night itinerary calling at destinations including the beautiful island of Madeira, the rugged volcanic landscape of the Canary Islands, and the tip of Africa with a call in Morocco.
South America Deployments:
MSC Cruises will have four ships based in South America for the winter season. MSC Preziosa and MSC Magnifica will offer cruises of up to seven nights from Santos/São Paulo, Brazil; MSC Poesia will offer longer eight and nine-night cruises from Buenos Aires, Argentina; and MSC Musica will offer a range of cruises from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Middle East Deployments:
MSC Cruises will continue to offer its popular United Arab Emirates cruises with two embarkation ports: Dubai and Abu Dhabi. MSC Splendida, new to the region, will offer guests the most modern ship facilities in the region, including MSC Cruises’ iconic ‘ship within a ship’ concept, MSC Yacht Club, offering guests added privacy and a world of choice.