Geneva, Switzerland – February 15, 2023 – MSC Cruises opened sales today for the MSC World Cruise 2025 with an entirely new itinerary aboard MSC Magnifica. Voyagers can embark on this unique journey of a lifetime from four European ports - Civitavecchia/Rome, Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona (any day from January 4-7, 2025).
The 116-night voyage around the world will visit 50 breathtaking destinations in 21 countries, featuring 22 destinations that have never featured on an MSC World Cruise before and seven overnight stays. The three-month journey will take cruisers to five continents, crossing three of the world’s largest oceans and sailing over 30,000 nautical miles. Whether it’s natural splendor, vibrant cosmopolitan cities or world-famous historical sites, this incredible itinerary will check must-see places off guests’ bucket-lists and broaden their horizons with new tastes, diverse cultures and authentic global experiences.
The wondrous voyage begins with world-famous cities and ports in Italy, France, and Spain before sailing to Casablanca to experience Morocco’s markets and medinas. One week into the trip, guests will spend their first days at sea, followed by a day trip to Cape Verde’s capital, Mindelo.
After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, guests will spend ten days exploring South America, including overnights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Valparaiso, Chile followed by a visit to the Falkland Islands with its stunning vistas and the southernmost point of the continent—Ushuaia, Argentina.
The ship will then make its way across the South Pacific Ocean, visiting tropical islands for almost two weeks. Stops include the world-famous Easter Island, Chile; Moorea, French Polynesia; and Aitutaki and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
After that, guests will enjoy an extended voyage through New Zealand and Australia starting with the Northern Islands of New Zealand, a popular destination for big-game fishing and learning about the country’s indigenous people—the Maori. In eight days, guests visit the cities of Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Christchurch and Dunedin, followed by the Milford Sound fjord in southern New Zealand.
Marking the second month of sailing, MSC Magnifica will call in Sydney, Australia to embark on one of the highlights of the cruise—19 days sailing around the beautiful Southern and Western coasts of the country to call at stunning destinations, national parks and trendy beach towns.
Guests can visit the natural paradise of Eden, famous for its oysters, food and incredible beaches. They can dive into the hip city of Melbourne, enjoy outdoor adventures in Adelaide and Penneshaw, get immersed in the historic city of Albany, explore the vibrant beach town of Busselton and take in the famous Margaret River wine growing region. Perth’s laid-back vibes and Broome’s beaches cap off the guests’ time in Australia.
Arriving in the lush tropical climate of Asia, the ship will call in Benoa on Bali, Indonesia with an overnight stay allowing guests ample time to explore the island’s natural beauty. After that, the backdrop will change entirely as MSC Magnifica sails to the jewel of South-East Asia—Singapore. Here, guests can marvel at futuristic architecture decorated by a mosaic of vertical gardens. To complete the Asian itinerary, guests will visit Port Klang and Penang in Malaysia, followed by the idyllic island of Phuket in Thailand.
During the journey across the Indian Ocean, guests can enjoy a visit to the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, followed by the port of Aqaba in Jordan, where guests can visit the world-famous archaeological site of Petra. Next up, travelers can enjoy the beautiful Red Sea resort of Sham El-Sheik, the ancient sites in Luxor (from the port of Safaga), then transit through the Suez Canal and on to Alexandria where opportunities to visit Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza await.
To round out this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary, MSC Magnifica will sail back to Europe, visiting four iconic cities in Italy, ending a trip full of discovery in Genoa.
2025 MSC World Cruise highlights include:
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About MSC Magnifica
Marrying traditional craftsmanship with stylish design, the superb venues on MSC Magnifica give travelers a range of choices during their nearly four-month trip, including 5 gourmet restaurants and 12 designer-themed bars. The ship’s award-winning MSC Aurea Spa offers traditional Balinese massages and ultramodern beauty treatments. MSC Magnifica adapts to the globe’s diverse climate types as she sails around the world thanks to her indoor pool with Magrodome retractable roof, ensuring perfect swimming whatever the weather. During the three ocean crossings, guests need not fear boredom as they enjoy tennis, minigolf, bowling, billiards, a high-tech gym, a dedicated jogging track and entertainment in the 1,200-seat theatre or in lounges around the ship. In every way, MSC Magnifica lives up to her name – she offers a cruise that’s memorably magnificent.
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