MSC Cruises has announced that sales for the Summer 2020 season are now open.
With an exciting onboard experience, modern and elegant ships, a vast selection of internationally-inspired cuisine, spectacular entertainment, and facilities and activities for all ages, as well as luxurious pampering and wellness, MSC Cruises offers the perfect setting for an unforgettable getaway. And, whether traveling with a partner, family or group, these ships have a range of accommodation types to fit every need.
Sailing into summer 2020
MSC Cruises will deploy 11 ships in this popular cruise region. Along with the Company’s new flagship, MSC Grandiosa, three other ships will sail in the Western Mediterranean — MSC Divina, MSC Fantasia and MSC Seaview.
In the Eastern Mediterranean, five ships will be deployed in order to meet growing demand for this stylish and picturesque region. MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Magnifica, MSC Sinfonia and MSC Opera will all offer itineraries in the Greek Islands and the best of the Adriatic Sea, visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia, Mykonos, Greece, and departing from Venice, Italy, among other destinations.
MSC Grandiosa’s first summer season
After being christened in November 2019, MSC Grandiosa will kick off her first summer season with one of MSC Cruises’ most popular itineraries, sailing from the historic port of Genoa (Italy), to Naples. From there, the ship will journey to Messina, Italy, and onward to Malta. Before returning to Genoa, MSC Grandiosa makes her final stops in Barcelona and Marseilles.
MSC Grandiosa will also further expand the MSC Yacht Club offer, as the ninth ship featuring the unique ship-within-a-ship concept, offering guests luxurious amenities, 24-hour butler and concierge service, and a private pool, lounge and restaurant.
Exploring Northern Europe
Four MSC Cruises ships will be deployed in Northern Europe for summer 2020, offering longer cruises of up to 14 nights on MSC Preziosa, which will sail from Hamburg and journey north into the Atlantic, to Norway and Iceland. MSC Preziosa will also offer seven-night Northern Pearls cruises from Hamburg calling at Le Havre, Southampton, Zeebrugge and Amsterdam.
MSC Poesia, home ported in Warnemünde (Germany) will offer 11-night Baltic cruises and a mixture of 7-night cruises, visiting the Fjords in Norway and the Baltic capitals, respectively.
MSC Meraviglia will return to Northern Europe with MSC Splendida joining the ship in their homeport of Kiel (Germany) before returning to Kiel.
Finally, one of the key highlights for Northern Europe will be MSC Poesia’s 21-night cruise which includes stops in Greenland and Iceland.
Escape to the Caribbean
For 2020, the MSC Seaside will continue her year-round seven-night sailings from Miami, visiting both the eastern and western Caribbean. In the east, guests will call at San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Philipsburg St. Maarten, and Nassau, Bahamas.
In the west, cruisers will experience the rhythmic beats of Ocho Rios, Jamaica, George Town, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Mexico, and Costa Maya, Mexico. Rounding out the Western Caribbean, MSC Armonia will sail a seven-night Caribbean itinerary including the city of Havana, for two days over the weekend.
Both ships will also call at Ocean Cay, MSC Cruises’ private marine reserve, which opens in November 2019.