MSC Cruises Cancels Egypt Itinerary, Shifts to Las Palmas

As a result of political unrest in Egypt, MSC Cruises cancelled MSC Armonia’s 2013-2014 winter itineraries in the Red Sea.

This winter, MSC Armonia travelers will now sail two new itineraries departing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a volcanic island. It was from Las Palmas that Christopher Columbus set off on his discovery of America. 

With calls in Funchal, Santa Cruz de La Palma, San Sebastian and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, MSC Armonia's first itinerary is an exploration of the best of the Canary Islands. Highlights of this itinerary include visits to the National Park Caldera de Taburiente from La Palma, and the circular Las Cañadas mountain range in Tenerife.

With calls in Casablanca, Agadir, Arrecife de Lanzarote and Puerto del Rosario, MSC Armonia's second itinerary takes in the beauty of the Canary Islands as well as two destinations in Morocco.

Visiting mosques and bazaars, or simply being 'on location' in this city, Casablanca offers travelers the chance to travel further afield to the city of Marrakech. Another highlight of this itinerary is Agadir, Morocco's, where beach lovers can relax and the more adventurous can venture off into the region's surroundings, the Anti-Atlas mountains and awe-inspiring Sahara desert.

The two itineraries can be combined to offer travelers a 14-night voyage. The new itineraries are available now.

For more information, visit www.msccruisesusa.com.

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