Geneva, Switzerland – February 9, 2023 – This year promises to be exciting for MSC Cruises, whose Summer 2023 itineraries include an expansive list of 140 destinations including renowned hotspots and options off-the-beaten-path. As the world’s third largest cruise brand with a truly global footprint, the cruise line offers guests a truly memorable experience with an unparalleled choice of itineraries.
Once guests have selected their dream itinerary, they can look forward to stepping aboard one of MSC Cruises’ elegant ships, where a wide rande of activities and innovative facilities await. The possibilities are endless with around-the-clock entertainment and activities, grand scale original theatre productions, live music, authentic international dining, award-winning family offerings, luxurious spa and wellness facilities, boutique shopping and much more.
Some highlights of the summer itineraries include:
Beyond Copenhagen, MSC Euribia’s seven-night Northern Europe itineraries offer guests a chance to discover the captivating cities of Kiel, Germany; and Hellesylt, Alesund, and Flaam in Norway. For more information, please click here.
Svaldbard (port name – Longyearbyen) is available on 14- or 15-night sailings from Hamburg, Germany. For more information, please click here.
Zakynthos is included on all weekly seven-night summer itineraries for MSC Lirica beginning in May. For more information, please click here.
Guests will also have the opportunity to explore Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, reaching across the Bosphorous, from Europe to Asia. Filled with incredible historic landmarks, vibrant culture, delicious cuisine and marvelous architecture, the options are plenty. Excursion options include visiting world-famous sites like the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. For added convenience, Fly, Stay & Cruise packages will be available for Istanbul through Turkish Airlines. Depending on the departure airport, guests can arrive one, two or three nights before the cruise to enjoy the city to its fullest. Flights will depart from many of the major European airports including the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland, among others.
Kusadasi is a glamorous beach resort overlooking the glittering Aegean Sea, where guests can visit the magnificent city of Ephesus, acclaimed for its well-preserved ancient ruins.
Both cities are included as part of MSC Splendida’s 9- and 10-night Eastern Mediterranean cruises. For more information, please click here.
Messina offers the first sight of Sicily, with the glittering town spread up the hillside beyond its sickle-shaped Mediterranean harbor. The first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered vessel in MSC Cruises’ fleet and the most environmentally advanced to date is an ultramodern urban metropolis at sea designed to offer a world of new and exciting experience to guests, defining the future of cruising.
MSC Bellisima offers sailings beginning in June and departing from Yokohama, conveniently located just south of Tokyo. For more information, please click here.
Guests can reach Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve this summer on MSC Seascape, which offers 7- or 14-night sailings from Miami, MSC Meraviglia from New York, and MSC Seaside from Port Canaveral/Orlando. For more information, please click here.
To find out more about MSC Cruises’ summer 2023 cruises and to book, please click here.
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MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise brand as well as the market leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region and Southern Africa. 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 Cruise Division of MSC Group, the world’s leading and privately held shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. MSC Cruises – the contemporary brand - has a modern fleet of 21 vessels combined with a sizeable future global investment portfolio of new vessels, terminals and other assets. 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 line’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.