MSC Cruises Introduces “Stay & Cruise” Packages

MSC Cruises has rolled out its “Stay & Cruise” packages this summer. The line’s guests for East Mediterranean voyages will have the opportunity to spend up to two days exploring either Venice or Athens before they set sail for their seven-night itineraries. The package will also be available in late summer this year for U.S. sailings from Miami and Port Canaveral/Orlando with New York added in summer 2023.

The two-day “Venice Viewpoint” itinerary will be available for guests sailing onboard MSC Armonia, MSC Fantasia, MSC Musica and MSC Sinfonia from the Italian ports of Marghera, Monfalcone and Trieste. Guests for MSC Lirica’s sailings from the port of Piraeus in Greece can opt for up to two days of “Athens Attractions” ahead of their cruise.

The new package includes up to two nights’ accommodation in a four-star hotel inclusive of breakfast; a half-day city exploration excursion; luggage transfers from the hotel to guest cabins onboard the cruise ship; and private ground transportation to the vessel’s embarkation port. Air travel can also be booked through MSC Cruises and added to the “Stay & Cruise” packages.

The hotels will have dedicated MSC Cruises staff on hand throughout the day to provide guests with insider information so they can get the most from their city excursion. Staff members will be stationed in the hotel lobbies to provide guests with a seamless and hassle-free experience.

The new packages for East Mediterranean itineraries will go on sale by the end of April and can be booked through the line’s website or through travel advisors.

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