MSC Cruises has opened sales for the MSC World Cruise 2024, set to depart Jan. 5, 2024 with a new itinerary aboard MSC Poesia.
The company expects the globe-circling experience to sell out, as it has since being introduced in 2019.
The 2024 voyage includes 52 destinations in 31 different countries, totalling 121 days.
The cruise starts off with highlights in the Mediterranean Sea including stops in France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, an overnight in Haifa, Israel, and day visit to Cairo via Port Said/Alexandria, Egypt.
Guests will then transition through the world-famous Suez Canal to the stunning Red Sea, where sights of the ancient world await in Luxor and Petra.
After an overnight stay in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the ship heads south to the African regions of Zanzibar, the Seychelles and Mauritius before heading to mainland Africa for a tour of South Africa – Durban, Port Elizabeth and an overnight stay in Cape Town.
Next, the ship then crosses the South Atlantic Ocean to South America for exploration of the Brazilian Amazon.
Sailing up the mighty Amazon River as far as Manaus, guests will find themselves in the heart of the world-famous Amazon rainforest.
In Brazil guests will also be treated to calls at Salvador de Bahia and Belém, as well as an overnight stop in Rio de Janeiro, with plenty of time to soak up the sun on Copacabana beach and the famous nightlife.
Next up, the Caribbean: Saint Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, Dominican Republic and The Bahamas, including MSC Cruises’ private island, Ocean Cay, en-route to North America.
Here, overnights in Miami and New York City await, before continuing north to Nova Scotia and Quebec in Canada.
On the way back home, the destinations continue with some of Northern Europe's finest cities plus Greenland and Iceland.
Fifteen shore excursions and a Dine & Drink package are included in each booking, as well as 30 per cent off all laundry.
Additional excursions and packages can be booked both in advance and during the cruise.
MSC Voyagers Club members will benefit from a 5+5 per cent discount if they book by May 4, 2022, plus triple membership points that will be added to the account immediately, meaning members can enjoy all the added privileges right away.