MSC Virtuosa cruise ship

MSC Cruises celebrates record-breaking booking month


MSC Cruises has recorded its best-ever month for bookings.

In October, the cruise line took close to 400,000 passenger bookings globally, for winter 2022/23 and summer 2023 itineraries.

MSC ships are showing “higher than average historical occupancy levels”, a statement said.

The line also registered “strong bookings” for all programmes, including for its latest flagship MSC World Europa, and the soon-to-be-delivered MSC Seascape and MSC Euribia, which will come into service next year.

October was also a record-breaking month for MSC Cruises’ UK division.

MSC Cruises ‘continuously improving’

MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato said: “October has been the strongest month for bookings in the entire history of our brand.

“This reflects the continued strong investments made in our fleet, which is one of the most modern in the industry with five new state-of-the-art vessels delivered in the last three years alone and more than any other brand since 2017.

“Our guests and travel partners also appreciate the continuously improving experience we provide on our elegant and sophisticated vessels, the truly global array of itinerary options available and our commitment to environmental sustainability.”

Onorato added: “Consumers are also flocking to our offering due to the excellent value for money all-inclusive holiday proposition cruises represent at all times, but especially at this juncture.

“We are seeing a strong demand with an extended horizon in the medium to longer term to such an extent that guests and travel agent partners are starting to close bookings now to avoid the frustration of not being able to find the perfect holiday option for themselves or their clients in a few months.”

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