MSC Cruises Revises East Mediterranean Itineraries for Two Ships

MSC Cruises has revised the East Mediterranean itineraries for MSC Sinfonia and MSC Musica considering the geopolitical situation in Israel.

MSC Sinfonia’s future eight 11-night voyages will see Haifa, Israel, replaced by Istanbul, Turkey, which also means Rhodes will be replaced by Piraeus, Greece, and Izmir, Turkey, will replace Limassol, Cyprus. Starting October 21, 2023, MSC Sinfonia’s new itinerary will be the Italian ports of Genoa, Civitavecchia and Messina followed by Piraeus, Izmir, Istanbul and Heraklion in Crete before the ship returns to Genoa, Italy.

MSC Musica’s three upcoming seven-night voyages from Piraeus, Greece will see Haifa replaced by Rhodes on October 18 and 25, 2023 and Marmaris in Turkey on November 1, 2023.

The line has started the process of communication with all its passengers and their travel advisors affected by the changes. MSC Cruises will also update its website to reflect the confirmed details of the new itineraries to provide maximum clarity for existing passengers as well as for anyone looking to book future holidays at sea in the East Mediterranean during the winter months.

A total of 11 future sailings for MSC Musica and MSC Sinfonia have been revised, between October 15, 2023 and January 6, 2024 (details below), after which these ships will continue their planned itineraries from Buenos Aires, Argentina (MSC Musica) and Genoa, Italy (MSC Sinfonia).

MSC Musica’s updated departures include:

  • October 15, 2023
  • October 22, 2023
  • October 29, 2023

MSC Sinfonia’s updated departures include:

  • October 21, 2023
  • November 1, 2023
  • November 12, 2023
  • November 23, 2023
  • December 4, 2023
  • December 15, 2023
  • December 26, 2023
  • January 6, 2024

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