MSC Cruises first ever world cruise
MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, announced today the opening of sales of its first-ever World Cruise.
MSC Magnifica will offer a unique 119 day cruise itinerary, showcasing 49 unique destinations across six continents.
The MSC World Cruise features the industry’s largest and modern ship to offer this type of extended voyage. MSC Magnifica will depart from Genoa on 5th January 2019, and complete her around-the-world voyage back in Genoa 119 days later.
Crossing six continents, calling at 49 unique destinations in 32 countries, this one-of-a-kind world cruise will be the experience of a lifetime. MSC Cruises created this unique offering to help guests realise their lifelong dreams and aspirations of world travel.
Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises’ Chief Executive Officer, said, “Naturally, we did it in true MSC Cruises fashion, by making available the best possible ship to enjoy such a voyage – MSC Magnifica – featuring an itinerary like no other available in the market.”
Throughout the 119 day globetrotting voyage, guests will visit some of the most historic ports, bustling cosmopolitan cities and remote exotic island paradises around the world. The MSC World Cruise will allow all kinds of travellers to experience the world like never before.
MSC Cruises has hand-selected 49 coveted destinations around the world. Guests will have the chance to cross both the Panama and Suez Canals, through the Caribbean, Colombia, and Aruba then onto the America’s with stops in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco before heading to Hawaii. Guests will then explore Archipelagos of Tonga and Samoa and pristine waters of Bora Bora and Fiji, before enjoying the delights on board MSC Magnifica. The excitement will grow as she sails into New Zealand for its maiden visit exploring the Bay of Islands and Auckland before cruising across to Australia with visits to iconic cities Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle. From Australia the cruise will head into Asia covering Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and an overnight in the stunning islands of the Maldives. Then onto the Emirates before transiting the Suez and heading back to the Mediterranean.
Exclusive and unprecedented shore experiences will allow guests to immerse themselves in local culture and experience the best that each destinations has to offer and 15 shore excursions are included in the cruise price. True discovery will involve an above-industry average stay of 13 hours on shore per port of call and extended stays will be offered in Los Angeles, San Francisco (2 night stay), Honolulu, Papeete, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Phuket, Male and Dubai.
MSC Magnifica will enable guests to travel in comfort and style. Built in 2010, the ship boasts masterful design and relaxed refinement. It has all the features that distinguish any MSC Cruises ship. A range of modern and comfortable cabins include the highest ratio of balcony cabins. High quality service features a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities. Fresh and authentic dining options include four restaurants and 11 bars. To further enjoy these dining options, MSC Cruises has provided an included meal time beverage package in the cruise price and 30% discount on laundry making cruising 119 days a global crossing of affordable luxury.
From the 15th November 2016, for one month, MSC Cruises Voyagers Club members will be able to exclusively book the entire 118 night cruise, while general sales will open in mid-December 2016 however clients can register their interest from the 15th November. Prices start from AUD$18,999 per person or NZD$21,379 per person inside cabins and balcony cabins from AUD$27,999 per person or NZD$31,499 per person twin share.
Phone Bookings will be open on 15th November 2016 from 8am AEDST on 1300 028 502 in Australia or 0508 4278 473 in New Zealand.
For more information, visit the MSC Cruises Australia web site https://www.msccruises.com.au