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  • Ship to offer stand-out 7-night itineraries to the spectacular Norwegian Fjords from its homeport in Kiel, Germany
  • Ship’s highly advanced environmental technologies allow for sailing in protected region
  • MSC Grandiosa cruises on sale now for sailings from May 7 through September 3

Geneva, Switzerland – March 16, 2022 MSC Cruises announced today that MSC Grandiosa will be fully dedicated to the Norwegian Fjords for the entire summer 2022 season. This sees one of the cruise line’s most modern and environmentally advanced ships offering stand-out 7-night itineraries in one of the most stunning regions in Northern Europe. As a result, MSC Cruises will offer an unparalleled choice of itineraries to guests wanting to discover this unique part of the world, as MSC Preziosa and MSC Poesia offer additional seven-night options alongside MSC Grandiosa across the Norwegian Fjords region this summer.

MSC Grandiosa will perform spectacular seven-night itineraries from Kiel, Germany calling at the colourful capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. The ship then heads north to Norway, calling at the breath-taking village of Hellesylt while experiencing the splendour of Sunnylvsfjord. Guests will then sail through Aurlandsfjord on the way to the panoramic port town of Alesund and the stunning Flam village. To explore MSC Grandiosa’s summer 2022 itineraries, click here.

MSC Cruises had previously confirmed that the Line would suspend calls to St. Petersburg, Russia. As such, MSC Grandiosa will now be fully dedicated to the Fjords region, while MSC Poesia and MSC Preziosa will still call in the Baltics but with calls at St. Petersburg replaced by other popular destinations in the region like Stockholm, Tallin and Visby. MSC Cruises is contacting travel agents and guests affected by the updated itineraries for all three ships.

Guests originally booked on one of MSC Grandiosa’s former itinerary in the Baltics and still wishing to experience a cruise there can opt for one of the summer 2022 itineraries on MSC Poesis or MSC Preziosa instead:

  • MSC Poesia – From Warnemunde, Germany, these 7 and 11-night itineraries feature calls to destinations including Riga, Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn, Copenhagen, Kristiansand, Oslo and others from May 14 through September 21. For details, click here.
  • MSC Preziosa – From Kiel, Germany, these 7 to 12-night itineraries feature calls to destinations including Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger and others from May 1 through September 21. For details, click here.

Other Norwegian Fjords Cruises for Summer 2022:

  • MSC Magnifica – Sailing 10 to 14-night itineraries from Hamburg, Germany with calls to destinations including Kristiansand, Narvik, Longyearbyen, Honningsvag, Nordfjordeid, Molde Fjord, Maloy and others from April 27 through August 21. For details, click here.
  • MSC Virtuosa – From Southampton, UK, alongside cruises south, the ship will also offer a number of 7 and 12-night itineraries with calls to destinations including Haugesund, Flam, Olden, Maloy, Nordfjordeid, Molde Fjord and others from May 13 through September 3. For details, click here.

Additionally, MSC Virtuosa will offer three longer cruises of 12 and 14 nights, sailing from Southampton, UK to destinations including Oslo, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki, Visby and Skagen on June 11, July 16 and September 24.

About MSC Grandiosa:

On top of environmental innovations such as exhaust gas cleaning systems, advanced waste management and ballast water treatment, MSC Grandiosa features next-generation selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and advanced wastewater treatment (AWT) systems which helps further reduce the ship’s environmental impact. This combination of technologies allows the ship to visit some of these stunning destinations, such as the heritage fjords of Hellesylt and Flam in Norway.

The 19-deck MSC Grandiosa offers guests of all ages the very best variety of restaurants, world-class entertainment, relaxing bars and lounges, boutique shopping, spa services, fitness centers, a water park, and clubs for toddlers to teenagers. The ship’s showstopping feature is its iconic promenade with a stunning LED sky dome, stretching nearly 400 feet and forming the social heart and hub of the ship.

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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.