Geneva, Switzerland, 27 July 2023 – MSC Cruises, the world’s fastest-growing cruise line, has opened sales for a huge range of its highly anticipated Winter 2024/25 season sailings. Offering an array of incredible itineraries across various destinations, the line continues to provide unforgettable experiences for curious travellers. From established favourites to new hotspots, short mini-cruises to enriching long cruises, the varied options span across hemispheres, ensuring there is something for everyone.
MSC Cruises will soon provide details for its Winter 2024/25 sailing programmes in South America, Southern Africa and the Far East but today unveiled the voyages now available to book.
Among the top highlights of the season, guests will find holiday options across:
1. NORTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Furthering MSC Cruises’ strong presence in North America, MSC Meraviglia will continue its adventures from the iconic American city of New York, with a wide range of itineraries spanning 7 to 11 nights, where guests will have the opportunity to see the world-famous city on embarkation and disembarkation, while experiencing the winter warmth of the Caribbean, including Orlando (port of Port Canaveral); Nassau, The Bahamas; and MSC Cruises’ private island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
Meanwhile, MSC Seascape will set sail every Saturday from Miami, offering unforgettable 7-night cruises to the Eastern Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Ocean Cay) and Western Caribbean (Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and Ocean Cay), offering the chance for guests to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture and natural beauty of these stunning destinations.
These will be followed by MSC Seaside every Sunday, also offering captivating 7-night cruises from Miami, alternating between Eastern Caribbean (The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and Dominican Republic) and Western Caribbean (Mexico, Honduras or Belize, and The Bahamas) itineraries.
MSC Divina will also be based out of Miami, with each cruise including a visit to the magnificent Ocean Cay, across an array of 3 to 10-night itineraries. Longer sailings will take guests to enchanting destinations such as Jamaica, Aruba, Curaçao, Dominican Republic and The Bahamas.
MSC Seashore, on the other hand, will homeport in Port Canaveral, near Orlando, from where she will offer further mini-cruise options. Guests can indulge in 3- and 4-night cruises to The Bahamas, including stops at Ocean Cay. 7-night sailings are also available, featuring additional stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya, in Mexico.
Setting the stage for an extraordinary Caribbean experience, MSC Virtuosa will homeport in Fort-de-France, Martinique. From there, she will embark on back-to-back 7-night Central and Southern Caribbean itineraries, full of opportunities for guests to escape the cold weather for some sun worshipping. Visiting breath-taking ports including Guadeloupe, the Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, and Saint Lucia, guests will have their choice of beaches, turquoise waters and relaxing destinations.
2. THE ARABIAN SEA
Embarking from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), MSC Cruises’ latest flagship MSC Euribia will make her debut in the region, offering unforgettable 7-night sailings, including stops in futuristic Abu Dhabi, the beautiful island of Sir Bani Yas, both also UAE; up-and-coming Doha, Qatar; and Manama in Bahrain. This enchanting region leaves much to be discovered, thanks to its unique blend of traditional and incredibly modern.
3. THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
A classic for a reason: guests will embark on a remarkable journey aboard the incredible MSC World Europa, a ground-breaking ship with an ultramodern design and a plethora of culinary, entertainment and leisure experiences for all ages. The ship sets sail from Genoa, Italy, every Sunday for a 7-night Mediterranean adventure that will give guests the opportunity to explore captivating European hotspots such as Rome (port of Civitavecchia) and Sicily (port of Messina), in Italy; Valletta, Malta; Barcelona, Spain and Marseille, France, making memories that will last a lifetime.
4. NORTHERN EUROPE
Indulge in the beauty of Europe’s Northern Pearls as MSC Preziosa offers 7-night cruises departing every Sunday from Hamburg, Germany. Guests will explore enchanting destinations such as Bruges and Brussels (port of Zeebrugge), Belgium; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Paris (port of Le Havre), France; and finally, London (port of Southampton), UK, on Fridays. With extended stays in each port, holidaymakers can make the most of their time ashore.
Additionally, one 21-night long cruise from Southampton to visit the Canary and Madeira Islands, as well as exotic Morocco, will depart on 5 January 2025, offering the perfect choice for sun-seekers to indulge themselves in the south.
5. RED SEA
MSC Musica will offer 7-night sailings from Safaga, Egypt to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Aqaba, Jordan for the ancient city of Petra; Sharm El-Sheikh for stunning beaches and resorts, and Sokhna Port, two destinations also in Egypt, to discover the pyramids near Cairo, allowing a host of options for guests to discover culture and astonishingly beautiful destinations to expand their horizons before returning to Safaga for an opportunity to visit Luxor, famous for the ancient city of the Valley of the Kings.