Geneva, Switzerland—April 7, 2022—MSC Cruises revealed today that there are over 1,390 shore excursions available to book for guests sailing this summer season – the most the cruise line has ever offered.
The extensive program includes something for every kind of traveller, including families with young children, solo travellers, and those wanting to check off spectacular bucket list experiences. With options that include extended stays ashore or shorter half-day highlights, guests can choose the right excursion to meet their needs.
Guests will resume being able to explore ashore by themselves in all destinations, subject to the regulations of local authorities. To really make the most of an MSC Cruises vacation, guests can plan excursions ahead of time and benefit from a discount of up to 20 percent when booking them before departure. Pre-booking not only guarantees a space on the most popular tours, but also guarantees entry to some of the world’s most popular attractions which may not have walk-up ticket availability.
Guests can also opt for the Explorer Package, which offers a choice of three top excursions at a great price and is available pre-cruise and on board.
Marialuisa Iaccarino, Head of Shore Excursions, MSC Cruises said: “We are dedicated to offering an outstanding range of high-quality shore excursions to guests, so we’re proud to be offering guests the widest range ever this summer.
Shore excursions give guests the freedom to make the most of every moment ashore during their holiday – to take in local cultures, taste local flavours and see local landmarks. Everyone is looking for something that interests them, and this is why it is so important that there’s an excellent variety to choose from, so there’s something perfect for everyone.
Guests can expect quality and value, comfort and convenience, as well as the ultimate peace of mind when they choose to book an excursion with us.”
Included in the extensive range of MSC Shore Excursions for 2022 are PROTECTOURS – first introduced by the line in 2020 and designed to give guests original insights into nature and wildlife while preserving their surrounding environment and earth’s natural beauty. Almost 70% of PROTECTOURS include low impact transportation – such as walking, cycling or kayaking – and many make a direct contribution to the environment by supporting species or habitat protection.
In line with its commitment to help protect the environment, MSC Cruises will introduce electric and hybrid transportation in more than ten European cities this year.
On top of this, the range of MSC BIKE ADVENTOURS bicycle tours has been extended, with 150 planned this summer season. Now available in 21 countries, more guests than ever before can visit must-see destinations with a low carbon footprint.
WHY BOOK AN MSC CRUISES EXCURSION?
Booking an MSC Excursion is the best way to discover every destination totally stress-free:
Highlights of the Summer 2022 Shore Excursions Tours Program include:
In the CARIBBEAN, MSC Cruises will offer 200+ shore excursions:
Over 20 excursions available on the stunning private OCEAN CAY MSC MARINE RESERVE (The Bahamas):
Combined WEST and EAST MEDITERANEAN shore excursions offer 540+ different experiences:
Across the British Isles, Baltic states, Icelandic and Greenlandic cruises to the intemporal Fjords cruises, NORTHERN EUROPE will offer 630+ shore excursions including:
To find out more and book an MSC Shore Excursion, click here.
To find out more on MSC Cruises summer itineraries, click here.
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About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise brand as well as the leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region and Southern Africa, with more market share in addition to deployed capacity than any other player. It is also the fastest growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North America and the Far East markets.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises is one of the two brands that sit within the Cruises Division of MSC Group, the leading privately held Swiss-based shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. MSC Cruises – the contemporary brand - has a modern fleet of 19 vessels combined with a sizeable future global investment portfolio of new vessels. The fleet is projected to grow to 23 cruise ships by 2025, with options for six more vessel orders in place through 2030.
MSC Cruises offers its guests an enriching, immersive and safe cruise experience inspired by the Company’s European heritage, where they can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programs, and the very latest user-friendly technology on board. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ itineraries and experience on board its ships, click here.
The Company’s number one priority has always been the health and safety of its guests and crew, as well as the communities at the destinations its ships serve. In August 2020, MSC Cruises implemented a new comprehensive and robust health and safety protocol to become the first major line to return to sea. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ health & safety protocol, click here.
MSC Cruises has long been committed to environmental stewardship, with a long-term goal to achieve net zero emissions for its operations by 2050. The Company is also a significant investor in next-generation environmental marine technologies, with the objective to support their accelerated development and availability industry-wide. To learn more about the Company’s environmental commitment, click here.
Finally, to learn more about the MSC Foundation, MSC Group’s own vehicle to lead, focus and advance its conservation, humanitarian and cultural commitments, click here.
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