Geneva, Switzerland, 16 March 2022 - MSC Cruises’ today announced that MSC Grandiosa will now be fully dedicated to the Norwegian Fjords for the entire summer 2022 season. This sees one of MSC Cruises’ most modern and environmentally advanced ships offering stand-out seven-night itineraries in one of the most stunning regions in Northern Europe. As a result, MSC Cruises will offer an unparalleled choice of itineraries to guests wanting to discover this unique part of the world this summer, as MSC Preziosa and MSC Poesia also offer additional seven-night options next to MSC Grandiosa across the Norwegian Fjords region.
MSC Grandiosa will perform spectacular seven-night itineraries from Kiel, Germany calling at the colourful capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. The ship then heads north to Norway, calling at the breath-taking village of Hellesylt while experiencing the splendour of Sunnylvsfjord, sail through Aurlandsfjord on the way to the panoramic port town of Alesund and stunning Flamm village.
MSC Cruises had previously confirmed that the Line would suspend calls to St Petersburg, Russia and as such, MSC Grandiosa will now be fully dedicated to the Fjords region while MSC Poesia and MSC Preziosa will still call in the Baltics but with St Petersburg replaced with other popular destinations in the region like Stockholm, Tallin and Visby. MSC Cruises is contacting with travel agents and guests affected by the updated itineraries for all three ships.
Guests originally booked on one of MSC Grandiosa’s former itinerary in the Baltics and still wishing to experience a cruise there can opt for departures with one of MSC Poesia’s or MSC Preziosa’s Summer 2022 itineraries:
- MSC Poesia - from Warnemunde, Germany, these seven and eleven-night itineraries with calls to destinations including Riga, Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn, Copenhagen, Kristiansand and Oslo among others from May 14 through September 21
- MSC Preziosa – from Kiel, Germany, these seven to 12-night itineraries with calls to destinations including Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Bergen, Kristiansand and Stavanger among others from May 01 through September 21
Other Norwegian Fjords Cruises for Summer 2022:
- MSC Magnifica – sailing 10 to 14-night itineraries from Hamburg, Germany, with calls to destinations including Kristiansand, Narvik, Longyearbyen, Honningsvag, Nordfjordeid, Molde Fjord, Maloy among others from April 27 through August 21
- MSC Virtuosa – from Southampton, UK, alongside cruises south, the ship will also offer a number of seven and 12-night itineraries with calls to destinations including Haugesund, Flaam, Olden, Maloy, Nordfjordeid and Molde Fjord among others from May 13 through September 03
About MSC Grandiosa:
State-of-the-art environmental technology
On top of environmental innovations such as exhaust gas cleaning systems, advanced waste management and ballast water treatment, MSC Grandiosa also features next-generation selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and advanced wastewater treatment (AWT) systems which helps further reduce the ship’s environmental impact. It is this that allows the ship to visit some of these stunning destinations, such as the heritage fjords of Hellesylt and Flaam in Norway.
A ship for the whole family
The 19-deck MSC Grandiosa offers guests of all ages the very best variety of restaurants, world-class entertainment, relaxing bars and lounges, boutique shopping, spa and fitness centres, an aquapark and clubs for toddlers to teenagers. The ship’s showstopping feature is its iconic 112-metre promenade with a stunning LED sky dome, the social heart and hub of the ship.