Cruise News - MSC Offers Free Upgrades

Holland America LineJanuary 12 - 2012 : Cruises travellers with MSC Cruises are tempted to ‘Move Up in the World’ with Free Upgrades

Guests on select MSC Cruises’ sailings can enjoy the ever-changing vistas with a free upgrade from an interior to a balcony stateroom.

With the “Move Up in the World” promotion offering during the cruise industry’s traditional “Wave Season,” rates on select 7-night Caribbean cruises start at $629 and rates on select 7-night European cruises start at $669. Guests can also upgrade from an interior to a balcony stateroom on all Fantasia- and Musica-class ships and from interior to oceanview on Lirica-class and MSC Opera. All rates are cruise-only, per person, double occupancy; government fees and taxes are additional.

Bookings must be made by March 31, 2012 to qualify for this promotion.

Here is a sampling of 7-night “Move Up in the World” itineraries:


“Western Caribbean Wonders” on MSC Poesia from Fort Lauderdale Jan. 19; Feb. 2, 16; March 2, 16, 30, 2013; calling at Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Roatan Island, Honduras; and Montego Bay, Jamaica; starting at $649
Eastern Caribbean sailings on MSC Poesia departing Fort Lauderdale Jan. 6; Feb. 9, 23, 2013; calling at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico and Nassau, Bahamas, starting at $649


“Divine Mediterranean” of the new MSC Divina from Venice, calling at Bari, Italy; Katakolon (Olympia), Greece; Izmir (Ephesus), Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey; and Dubrovnik, Croatia; June-September; starting at $919
“Mediterranean Fantasy” on MSC Fantasia from Barcelona, calling at Marseilles, France; Genoa, Naples and Palermo, Italy; and La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia; March-October; starting at $769
“Greek Islands in the Sun” on MSC Musica from Venice, calling at Bari, Italy; Katakolon, Santorini, Mykonos, Piraeus (Athens) and Corfu, Greece; and Dubrovnik, Croatia; April-November; starting at $769

Northern Europe:

“Route of Vikings” on MSC Poesia from Copenhagen; calling at Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Hellesylt/Geiranger, Norway; and Hamburg, Germany; May-August; starting at $1,119
“Baltic Castles and Russian Palaces” on MSC Magnifica from Copenhagen, calling at Hamburg, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; Tallin, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Copenhagen, Denmark; June-September; starting at $1,169

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