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Geneva, Switzerland – October 30, 2023 MSC Cruises announced a new winter itinerary for MSC Orchestra, offering 7-night sailings in the Mediterranean. Between December 16, 2023 and April 19, 2024, MSC Orchestra will call in Valencia, Spain; Cagliari, Sardinia; Civitavecchia for Rome, Livorno for Pisa and Florence, Italy; Marseille, France; and Palma in Mallorca, Spain before returning to Valencia.

This new program will replace the Red Sea itineraries that were cancelled due to the proximity of certain ports to Israel, as well as due to the restrictions in place in some bordering countries.

The safety of passengers and crew is of the upmost priority to MSC Cruises. The line will continue to monitor the situation and modify ship itineraries, if necessary, during the evolving situation.

Full details of the new itineraries are available online. Click here for more details.

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About MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra offers guests a range of international dining options including two main restaurants, the Shanghai Oriental specialty restaurant and a buffet, alongside 10 bars and lounges. The 1,200 seat Covent Garden Theatre offers full-scale, original theatre productions, hosting families seeking to enjoy the comprehensive programs of activities and games offered.

Those looking to unwind can visit the MSC Aurea Spa for a relaxing massage or treat themselves to an hour in the thermal area complete with a sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Outside, the ship offers three pools, minigolf, shuffleboard and multi-use sports center for a game of basketball, tennis or volleyball.

About MSC Cruises

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 22 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.