Geneva, Switzerland, 2 November 2023 — As travellers across the globe begin looking ahead to next summer, MSC Cruises invites guests to book their summer getaway on board one of its stunning ships. The cruise line’s summer 2024 programme features carefully crafted itineraries, including sailings to Northern Europe, the Eastern and Western Mediterranean and the Caribbean, leaving travellers spoilt for choice.
From peaceful escapes to adrenaline-pumping adventures, MSC Cruises' line-up of itineraries offers something for every type of traveller. Guests can enjoy a relaxing getaway throughout the peaceful Greek Islands or soak up the sun on a beach vacation in the Caribbean. The more adventurous types can experience a summer like no other as they hike through Iceland and Greenland or enjoy a picturesque visit through the Norwegian Fjords, while culinary connoisseurs from around the globe are welcomed on board one of MSC Cruises’ various sailings to the Western Mediterranean to get a taste of some of the world’s finest delicacies.
Throughout these sailings, guests will also enjoy the ultimate experience on board MSC Cruises’ range of ships – each a destination in themselves. Offering world-class entertainment programmes, incredible edible options, luxury shopping, family-friendly activity spaces and more, guests will not only enjoy their visits to these unique destinations but find that the journey on board is half the fun.
Whether Summer 2024 means a beach paradise, a culinary discovery or an adventure-filled getaway, MSC Cruises offers a carefully crafted itinerary designed to fulfil every guest’s desires.
LOOKING FOR… THE ULTIMATE RELAXING HOLIDAY
If fully relaxing and unwinding on a rejuvenating getaway is in order, look no further than the beautiful Eastern Mediterranean and serene Greek islands. Renowned for their impressive sea views, sunrises and sunsets to lust after and pristine beaches from where to gently sip a summer cocktail, there’s an abundance of destinations to discover which offer a blend of serenity and unforgettable experiences.
Why not opt for Santorini, Greece, made famous the world over thanks to its stunning whitewashed buildings and blue-domed churches, or step into the laid-back atmosphere of neighbouring Mykonos, Greece, with beach club vibes and sun-drenched cobblestoned streets. Stroll around Brindisi, Italy and stop in an old town square for an apero or find a secluded beach nearby Split, Croatia. The batteries will be fully recharged before you know it.
Inspired by this type of holiday? MSC Cruises offers a wide range of itineraries to these destinations and more on ships including MSC Divina, MSC Lirica, MSC Opera and MSC Sinfonia.
LOOKING FOR… A PERFECT BEACH GETAWAY
White sand beaches and crystal-clear waters abound in the Caribbean. Widely recognised for its incredible live music, friendly locals and stunning views, travellers seeking a perfect beach getaway can fulfil their dreams on an island paradise that feels a world away.
Guests can discover the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls and Cool Blue Hole in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and explore the lush tropical forest surrounding the Cayman Crystal Caves in George Town, Cayman Islands, before enjoying the peace and quiet on the sand of Cable Beach in Nassau, Bahamas or diving into the water for snorkelling and paddleboarding at MSC Cruises’ very own private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
Seeking a tropical beach getaway? MSC Cruises offers a wide range of itineraries to these destinations and more on ships including MSC Magnifica, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seascape, and MSC Seashore.
LOOKING FOR… A SUMMER ADVENTURE
Offering stunning rugged landscapes and once-in-a-lifetime scenery, Iceland and Greenland provide travellers with an active and adventure-filled visit like no other that will get the heart pumping.
Indulge in a whale watching tour to get up close and personal with humpback whales during the prime viewing season in Nuuk, Greenland, enjoy a hike through one of the many scenic trails in Qaqortoq, Greenland or a take a leisurely walk around the picturesque Qaqortoq Lake. Venture to the top of the iconic Hallgrimskirkja Church for stunning 360-degree views of Reykjavik, Iceland and explore the Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall on a guided trip from Akureyri, Iceland.
For guests seeking an active getaway, they need look no further than MSC Cruises’ range of itineraries to Greenland and Iceland on board MSC Poesia and MSC Preziosa.
LOOKING FOR…A FOODIE’S PARADISE
Food lovers seeking destinations steeped in culture and culinary delights can indulge in MSC Cruises’ Western Mediterranean itineraries. Featuring ports in iconic Italian, Spanish and French towns, foodies can explore several of the world’s most cherished culinary traditions.
Venture to the birthplace of pizza, Naples, Italy, and enjoy a freshly made margherita along the Western Coast, before enjoying a Sicilian cannoli, in Palermo, Sicily. Visit the culturally affluent city of Valencia, Spain and learn how to make the signature paella dish and enjoy a glass of red wine along the French Riviera in Cannes, France.
Discover the culinary delights of the Mediterranean on board MSC World Europa, MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview.
LOOKING FOR… A PICTURE-PERFECT VIEW
If stunning views are on the summer bucket list, revel in an awe-inspiring visit to the Norwegian Fjords. Known for lush landscapes and scenic surroundings, the picture-perfect moment is waiting to be captured.
Soak in the stunning sights of the heritage fjords with stops in the picturesque areas of Hellesylt/Geiranger and Flaam, Norway surrounded by vibrant natural beauty and majestic landscapes. Uncover the town of Nordfjordeid, Norway, located between the largest mainland glacier in Europe and Norway's coast, the Nordfjord is the sixth longest fjord in Norway, surrounded by lush green mountains and open farmland.
Witness the natural beauty of the Norwegian Fjords with summer itineraries on board MSC Euribia.