MSC Cruises’ Entire Fleet to Be Back at Sea in 2022


MSC Cruises has announced that the company’s entire fleet of 19 ships will be sailing during summer 2022. There will be 500 departures to choose from. MSC Virtuosa, one of the company’s newest ships, will return from a season in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to enrich MSC Cruises’ offering in Northern Europe. The ship will replace MSC Magnifica and will homeport in Southampton, U.K., starting in May. MSC Magnifica will spend the summer in Northern Europe and will take on the cruises previously announced for MSC Orchestra offering the exact same itineraries out of Hamburg with 10-, 11- and 14-night cruises. The ship is popular in this region and features the magrodome pool.

Travelers dreaming of a taste of the Mediterranean will have over 40 itineraries to choose from throughout summer 2022. This summer program marks the largest number of ships the company has ever had in the region, with an extensive choice of embarkation ports, from mini-cruises to longer cruises of up to 21 nights.

There will be a new itinerary for MSC Orchestra next summer calling regularly in Lisbon, Portugal. The 10-night itinerary will call at Genoa in Italy, Marseille/Provence in France, Malaga, Cadiz/Seville, Alicante/Costa Blanca and Mahon/Menorca in Spain, Lisbon in Portugal and Olbia in Emerald Coast/Sardinia in Italy.

MSC Grandiosa, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Opera, MSC Splendida, MSC Seaview and MSC Seaside will be in the Western Mediterranean next summer, with MSC Magnifica and MSC Poesia joining in autumn. In the Eastern Mediterranean, guests can choose from MSC Musica, MSC Fantasia, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia and MSC Lirica.

For autumn 2022, MSC Fantasia will offer 11-night itineraries from Trieste with calls in Izmir/Ephesus or Istanbul in TurkeyMSC Magnifica will offer 11-night cruises from Genoa to Morocco and the Canary IslandsMSC Preziosa will sail from Hamburg to the Northern Pearls on seven-night itineraries, while MSC Poesia will be deployed on mini-cruises in the Mediterranean Sea. 

In the Caribbean, the company’s flagship, MSC Seashore, will continue to sail out of PortMiami while MSC Divina will offer three-, four- and seven-night cruises out of Port Canaveral (Orlando), with both ships calling at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas.

In the Far East, MSC Bellissima will be deployed in Asia with cruises in Japan and China.

Good to know: All new bookings that are made before December 31, 2021—for both winter 21-22 and summer 22 sailings—will be subject to a flexible booking policy. This means that guests can book with a standard deposit and they will be able to reschedule their cruise free of charge up to 15 days prior to the cruise departure or 21 days prior to a Fly&Cruise booking.

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