|The Gulf of Tunisia; MSC Cruises is returning to Tunisia next month. // (c) 2011 by Paul SKG via Flickr|
MSC Cruises plans to return calls to Tunisia at the port of La Goulette regularly, with sailings beginning July 5. MSC Fantasia and MSC Lirica are scheduled to return to La Goulette on July 5, with MSC Splendida and MSC Sinfonia calling at the port the next day. According to MSC Cruises’ worldwide CEO, Pierfrancesco Vago, Tunisia is back to normal and security is now stable.
“We are glad to offer our guests one of their favorite destinations again for this summer’s 7-night cruises in the Mediterranean. Tourism represents one of the biggest resources for this country’s economic revival and we are proud to be making our contribution,” Vago said.
The four MSC ships visiting La Goulette will offer seven-night cruises exploring the Western Mediterranean, with MSC Lirica calling at Genoa (Italy), Ajaccio (France), Civitavecchia (Italy), Salerno (Italy), La Goulette (Tunisia), Palma de Mallorca (Majorca, Spain), Marseille (France) and Genoa (Italy).
MSC Fantasia will call at Genoa (Italy), Marseille (France), Barcelona (Spain), La Goulette (Tunisiaia), La Valletta (Malta), Messina (Italy), Civitavecchia (Italy) and Genoa (Italy). MSC Splendida will call at Genoa (Italy), Naples (Italy), Palermo (Italy), La Goulette (Tunisia), Palma, Barcelona (Spain), Marseille (France) and Genoa (Italy). MSC Sinfonia will call at Livorno (Italy), Villefranche (France), Valencia (Spain), Ibiza (Spain), La Goulette (Tunisia), Catania (Italy), Naples (Italy) and Livorno (Italy).
MSC Cruises will also be offering Tunisia as a winter destination on MSC Splendida’s seven-night cruises between December 2011 and March 2012, departing from Genoa. Guests visiting Tunisia can enjoy its renowned North African hospitality on a varied array of excursions offered by MSC Cruises.