NEWS: MSC Cruises entire fleet of 19 ships are back at sea following MSC Musica’s return to water yesterday.
MSC Musica set sail for the first of her planned 23 seven-night summer 2022 voyages to Katakolon in Greece, the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini, as well as Bari (Italy), before she returns to her seasonal homeport next weekend. An exciting summer ahead, before the line launches two more ships, later this year.
Ian Patterson, Country Manager, MSC Cruises Canada said: “We are so proud to see our entire fleet back at sea. It has been a challenge given the pandemic, but our industry leading health and safety protocol has put us in a position of strength and confidence, so all our vessels are at sea to give our travel agent partners and their customers what they want: relaxing, enjoyable and, above all else, safe cruise holidays. Additionally, we were the first major cruise line to return to international cruising in summer 2020 as health and safety is paramount for all of us at MSC Cruises which was aptly demonstrated – as we promised last year – with our entire fleet of ships back at sea for summer 2022.”
Following the global cruise industry’s voluntary shutdown in March 2020 because of the pandemic ashore, MSC Grandiosa became the first ship of any major cruise line to return to sea in August 2020 under MSC Cruises’ stringent, pioneering health and safety protocol, specifically designed for the wellbeing of guests and crew.
Throughout the pandemic, MSC Cruises stuck with its ambitious expansion program and, in 2021, it introduced two new vessels to its fleet, being: MSC Virtuosa and MSC Seashore. Additionally, the brand will welcome two more ships at the end of 2022 – MSC Seascape and its first liquefied natural gas-powered vessel (LNG), MSC World Europa. Sales for both ships are now open.
MSC Cruises’ full fleet deployment for summer 2022 is:
North America: MSC Divina – homeport Port Canaveral; MSC Seashore – homeport Miami.
East Mediterranean: MSC Armonia – homeport Venice/Marghera; MSC Fantasia – homeport Trieste; MSC Lirica – homeport Piraeus; MSC Musica – homeport Monfalcone/Venice; MSC Sinfonia – Venice/Marghera.
West Mediterranean: MSC Meraviglia – homeport Barcelona; MSC Opera – homeport Genoa; MSC Orchestra – homeport Genoa; MSC Seaside – homeport Genoa; MSC Seaview – homeport Genoa; MSC Splendida – homeport Genoa.
Northern Europe: MSC Grandiosa – homeport Kiel; MSC Magnifica – homeport Hamburg; MSC Poesia – homeport Warnemünde; MSC Preziosa – homeport Kiel; MSC Virtuosa – homeport Southampton.
Middle East: MSC Bellissima – homeports Dubai.
About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise brand as well as the leader in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Southern Africa, with more market share in addition to deployed capacity than any other player. It is the fastest growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North America and the Far East markets.
Source MSC Cruises U.S.