msc cruises 2023 depart from genoa italy

Around the world in 120 days with MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises, the world’s third largest and fastest growing cruise brand has wished bon voyage to guests aboard MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica as the two ships departed from Genoa in Italy for simultaneous cruises around the world in 120 days – an industry first. For the first time the two MSC ships departed simultaneously for a 4-month journey to discover 50 of the most beautiful destinations on the planet.

Sailing together for the start of the cruises, the two ships will part ways at the edge of the Mediterranean for different routes around the globe. Guests will discover the world without having to repack their suitcase during their unforgettable 119-day voyage onboard MSC Magnifica and 117-day trip onboard MSC Poesia.

MSC Magnifica will make 43 stops in 117 days. She will circumnavigate South America, cross the South Pacific Ocean and continue to the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea and then return to the Mediterranean via the spectacular Suez Canal. Stops in Puerto Madryn (Argentina), Ushuaia (Argentina), Punta Arenas (Chile), Puerto Montt (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Callao/Lima (Peru), Hanga Roa /Rapa Nui (Chile), Rarotonga (Cook Islands ), Auckland (New Zealand), Tauranga (New Zealand), Sydney (Australia), Mare (New Caledonia), Lifou Island (New Caledonia), Port Vila (Vanuatu), Alotau (Papua New Guinea), Cairns (Australia), Lombok (Indonesia), Port Klang, (Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Mumbai/Bombai (India), Aqaba/Petra (Jordan).

MSC Poesia, on the other hand, will touch 53 ports in 119 days. It will pass through the Panama Canal and travel along the western coast of Central and North America, continuing on to the Pacific Ocean and spending an extended period in Asia. Crossing the Indian Ocean, the ship will then return to the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.

Not only will guests get to visit some of the world most spectacular destinations during their cruise, but they will also be able to discover the world through their palate. On top of the high-quality, international dining options that MSC Cruises’ guests have come to expect, those sailing the 2023 world cruises can experience something extra special with menus crafted by a line-up of award-winning chefs.

These chefs will join the cruises at different intervals to prepare a complete menu from three to four courses, each showcasing the very best of their respective cuisines from around the world. If that wasn’t enough, the chefs will also be on hand to greet guests in person as they taste their delicacies in the ship’s main restaurants.

To further enrich guests’ experiences MSC Cruises has also carefully crafted a special enrichment programme with everything from ice carving and champagne tasting, a wide range of guest lectures on specialist topics, more than 30 different full-scale production shows, guest entertainers plus dance classes, languages schools and more!

Guests still wishing to explore far and wide in 2023 can book the last remaining cabins for shorter segments of the MSC World Cruises 2023. Departing in January 2024, cabins are still available for the 2024 MSC World Cruise, with a stunning, brand-new itinerary that includes 52 amazing destinations in 31 different countries. Navigating the Med, Red Sea, South Africa, South America, Caribbean, USA & Canada, before returning to Europe via Greenland and Iceland. One of the standout features of the 2024 world cruise is a segment that explores the Brazilian Amazon via the mighty Amazon river.

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