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MSC Cruises

A hallmark of MSC Cruises has always been its innovative itineraries and not-often-visited destinations including an extensive array of embarkation ports. Vacationers can select from more than 120 different itineraries throughout the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Caribbean, Canada/New England, South America, the Indian Ocean, and South Africa on the world’s youngest and most modern fleet.

All this is presented with MSC Cruises’ genuine Italian hospitality and flair, from the warm hospitality of the Italian officers and high standards of attentive service to the elegant Italian-inspired décor and, of course, “La Cucina Italiana”, the finest of Mediterranean cuisine, combining traditional family recipes and perennial favorites. The line’s onboard entertainment has an international flavor that has earned rave reviews and standing ovations.

MSC Cruises also offers a variety of cultural enrichment experiences and theme cruises, from music and art to health and culinary delights.

Who Cruises with MSC Cruises

Guests range in age from their early 30’s to 70’s. MSC Cruises attracts couples, friends, families and multi-generational vacationers who appreciate European style and service and an international mix of guests while visiting popular as well as unusual and unique destinations.

Guests on the European itineraries are mostly European with an increasing number of North American guests and guests on the Caribbean intineraries are primarily North American.

 MSC Cruises Cruise Areas

MSC Cruises offers the most embarkation ports in the Mediterranean.

Some of these Mediterranean destinations include: Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands; Heraklion, Crete; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Limassol, Cyprus; Port Said, Egypt; Marseille and Ajaccio, France; Katakolon, Piraeus, Rhodes and Santorini, Greece; Corfu, Greek Isles; Madeira; Malta; Casablanca and Tangier, Morocco; Lisbon, Portugal; Catania and Palermo, Sicily; Barcelona, Cadiz, Ibiza, Malaga, and Valencia, Spain; Istanbul, Turkey; Odessa and Yalta in the Ukraine; as well as Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The line’s Caribbean sailings depart from Fort Lauderdale and feature alternating Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.

Canada/New England sailings featured in the fall of 2010 call in ports such as Sydney, Canada; Charlottetown, Canada; Quebec, Canada; Halifax, Canada; Newport, Rhode Island; Bar Harbor, Maine; and Boston, Massachusetts.

South American ports include: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Punta del Este, Uruguay; Portobelo, Brazil; Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; Copacabana, Brazil; and Santos, Brazil.

South African cruises make stops in Durban, South Africa; Portuguese Island, Inhabame/Mozambique; Barra Lodge, Inhabame/Mozambique; Maputo, Mozambique; Port Louis, Mauritius; and Pointe des Galets, Reunion.

In Northern Europe ships sail itineraries that explore the Norwegian Fjords and Baltic Capitals as well as destinations in Russia and England.

 Awards for MSC Cruises

For many years, MSC Cruises has won a number of awards in all sorts of categories by readers of a whole host of print and web site publications.

This year, one of the first awards for MSC Cruises comes from the web site here at Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine which lables MSC Cruises as oner of the Best Contemporary Cruise Lines - 2012/2013

 MSC Cruises Cruise Ships

MSC Preziosa
(new flag ship)
139,000 tons
3,502 passengers

MSC Divina (launched Spring / Summer 2012)
139,000 tons
3,502 passengers

MSC Armonia (formerly European Vision - entered service in 2004)
58,625 tons
1,554 passengers

MSC Lirica (christened in April 2003)
59,058 tons
1,712 passengers

MSC Musica (entered service in 2006)
89,600 tons
2,550 passengers

MSC Opera (christened in April 2003)
59,058 tons
1,712 passengers

MSC Sinfonia (formerly European Stars - entered service in 2005)
58,625 tons
1,554 passengers

MSC Fantasia (entered service in 2008)
133,500 tons
3,300 passengers

MSC Orchestra (entered service in 2007)
89,600 tons
2,550 passengers

MSC Poesia (entered service in 2008)
90,000 tons
2,550 passengers

MSC Splendida (entered service in 2006)
133,500 tons
3,274 passengers

MSC Magnifica (entered service in 2010)
93,330 tons
2,500 passengers

For more information about cruises with MSC Cruises please visit : MSC Cruises

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