MSC Cruises announces new destinations for itineraries in the Mediterranean, Antilles and Caribbean
MSC Cruises has released details of further enhancements to its itineraries in the Mediterranean for the 2017 summer season, and for its itineraries in the Antilles for the 2017-2018 winter season. The company also released updated itineraries for its ships serving the Caribbean between December 2017 and May 2018.
Starting in April 2017, MSC Cruises will add an Eastern Mediterranean itinerary and will be the first global cruise line to call Saranda Port in Albania weekly with MSC Poesia.
Guests departing from Venice will have the opportunity to discover the beautiful city of Saranda, a new addition to the itinerary now featuring 7 destinations in 7 days, with calls in Bari (Italy), Katakolon/Olympia, Athens, Mykonos and Dubrovnik in Croatia.
Similarly, starting in November 2017 and in response to strong market interest and demand from travellers, MSC Fantasia will replace MSC Orchestra in the Antilles and the South Caribbean. MSC Fantasia will depart from Martinique and Guadeloupe, with two different itineraries that can be combined: one exploring the Antilles with calls in St. Maarten, Tortola, the new port of Kingstown (Saint Vincent and The Grenadines) instead of La Romana (Dominican Republic), St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, and the second one to the pearls of the South Caribbean, including Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Dominica.
In the Caribbean, in conjunction with the additional enhancements that have been planned ahead of the opening of the Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve destination – now scheduled for October 2018 – the MSC Cruises ships in the region that previously were scheduled to call this new destination between December 2017 and May 2018, will now call ports in other destinations in the Caribbean.
As a result:
For the Eastern Caribbean 7-night itinerary, MSC Seaside will be calling at Philipsburg (St. Maarten), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Nassau (Bahamas), instead of Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), Nassau (Bahamas) and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
- For the Western Caribbean 7-night itinerary to the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Mexico,
MSC Seaside will now be calling at Nassau (Bahamas) instead of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
- Then cruise line’s other ship in the region, MSC Divina, on her 10- and 11-night cruises to Panama or Antilles, will call now at Nassau or Freeport (Bahamas), Fort de France (Martinique) or San Juan (Puerto Rico), instead of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
- In the Northern Caribbean area, MSC Opera, after her two and half days and two nights in Havana, will include an exclusive Caribbean beach experience on Isla de la Juventud (Cuba) and then set sail for Montego Bay (Jamaica), Georgetown (Cayman Islands) before circling back to the Cuban capital.
For any further detail on the updated itineraries from MSC Cruises, please check: msccruises.com