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Geneva, Switzerland, 22 August 2022 – MSC Cruises today announced an update to its Winter 2022/23 programme as follows:  

  • MSC Virtuosa will replace MSC Preziosa in Northern Europe, offering the planned ‘Northern Pearl’ sailings - a newly introduced winter itinerary in 2021. The 7-night cruises call Hamburg in Germany; Zeebrugge for Bruges and Brussels in Belgium; Rotterdam in the Netherlands; Le Havre for Paris, France and Southampton for London in the UK.
  • MSC Preziosa will now be based in Santos, Brazil offering a range of mini sailings and 7-nights that include Uruguay and Argentina as well as cruises calling at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for New Year and Carnival in February. MSC Preziosa’s local season will finish with a 22-night Grand Voyage from Santos and Rio de Janeiro to Northern Europe for Summer 2023.
  • MSC Bellissima will replace her sister ship MSC Virtuosa in the Mediterranean, where she will offer the planned 7-night sailings calling at the Italian ports of Genoa, La Spezia, Naples then Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona in Spain and Marseille in France.