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MSC Cruises’ newest flagship MSC Grandiosa opens maiden voyage for sales

MSC Cruises has announced that sales for MSC Grandiosa’s maiden voyage departing on November 10, 2019, from Hamburg (Germany) to the Mediterranean are now open exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members. MSC Grandiosa is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique (formerly, STX France) in Saint-Nazaire, France. It will be the first of two yet again highly-innovative Meraviglia-Plus class ships to come into service in November 2019. MSC Voyagers Club members will have exclusive access to bookings for a two-week period through October 21. Guests who will be the first to experience this state-of-the-art cruise ship can choose from a 10- or 13-night sailing, embarking in Hamburg and disembarking in Genoa, Italy or Marseille, France. MSC Grandiosa will also call Southampton, UK, Lisbon, Portugal and Barcelona Spain. An overnight in each port will allow guests to explore each of the destinations and will also offer an opportunity for MSC Cruises to invite local travel agents and other partners on board to discover and explore this new MSC Cruises ship. Furthermore, MSC Grandiosa will become the company’s newest flagship – the biggest and richest in features ship yet to be built by MSC Cruises. The newest MSC Cruises flagship will be christened in Hamburg on November 9, 2019 and will make the maiden voyage to her new home port of Genoa, where she will commence seven-night sailings in the Mediterranean starting on November 23. From October 22 onward, sales of MSC Grandiosa’s maiden voyage will open to all guests.    

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MSC World Cruise 2020 includes stop in Mumbai

MSC Cruises has announced the opening of sales of its second world cruise, setting sail in 2020. With a halt in Mumbai, the 2020 MSC World Cruise has a new itinerary that includes exotic destinations with 43 destinations and 23 countries on board MSC Magnifica. Other destinations include Ushuaia in Argentina, Rapa Nui in Easter Island, Darwin in Australia, Valparaiso in Chile and Salalah in Oman. Gianni Onorato, Chief Executive Officer, MSC Cruises, says, “Following on from the successful launch of our first MSC World Cruise last year due to set sail in January 2019, we are now delighted to open sales for a new world cruise for 2020 developed to offer unforgettable experiences and destinations to guests. In addition, the experience onboard MSC Magnifica been designed to reflect the cultures and cuisines of the countries that the ship visits, giving guests the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a true around-the-world voyage of discovery both on board and on shore.” Guests embarking from Civitavecchia/Rome, Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona on January 4-7, 2020 respectively will cross five continents on a three-month voyage of discovery to some of the world’s most talked-about destinations.

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