MSC CRUISES EMBARKS GUESTS ON A WINTER PROGRAM RICH IN DISCOVERY
Cruises all winter long from Saint-Martin
Since December 5, MSC Seaview is positioned from St. Maarten – on Sunday – and Barbados – on Tuesday – and offers cruises of 7 and 14 nights.
The MSC Seaview offers two different 7-night itineraries from these two ports of embarkation, allowing guests to combine two successive cruises and enjoy a grand voyage of discovery in the turquoise lagoons of the Caribbean.
The first itinerary offers departures from the port of Philipsburg, the capital of St. Maarten, and Bridgetown, Barbados, with stops in Castries, St. Lucia, St. George, Grenada, and Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, before heading back to St. Maarten.
The second itinerary also leaves from St. Martin and Bridgetown, and offers the opportunity to stop in Roseau in Dominica, Saint John’s in Antigua and Barbuda and Road Town on the island of Tortola, before returning to St. Martin.
Passengers can take self-guided shore excursions on most of the islands; for a few specific ports of call, passengers can only go ashore with a “bubble health” excursion organized by MSC Cruises.
MSC Cruises also offers its French passengers direct flights from Paris, Fort-de-France and Point-à-Pitre to Saint-Martin, in partnership with Air Caraïbes and Air France. Pre and post transportation from the provinces are also possible.
MSC Seaview is an ideal ship for these itineraries: it has 2066 cabins and one of the highest ratios of outdoor space per passenger. Its design, inspired by Miami’s seaside residences, offers its guests a new osmosis with the sea to fully enjoy the tropical climate. And for passengers looking to experience an exceptional cruise, the MSC Yacht Club allows them to savor the exclusivity and intimacy of a world of privilege.
A true “ship within a ship”, the MSC Yacht Club is the ultimate in luxury at sea, with a private club atmosphere, 24-hour butler service and exclusive spaces onboard.
Under the sun of the Emirates and the Red Sea
MSC Bellissima is positioned all winter in the Red Sea and offers to all passengers in search of escape in the middle of winter an unforgettable experience ! This unique itinerary offers guests the exclusive opportunity to discover Saudi Arabia and Jordan by sea. Seven-night cruises are being offered from Jeddah, with calls to the Saudi ports of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) and Yanbu, as well as Aqaba (Petra), Jordan. This itinerary allows guests to enjoy a unique journey, including discovery, tradition and culture, as well as relaxation, sun and beaches.
Finally, MSC Virtuosa, offering cruises in the Arabian Sea this winter from Dubai, where it was named. Guests aboard this state-of-the-art ship can discover the Gulf’s most beautiful destinations, including Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island and Qatar, on 7-night itineraries. This cruise promises to be a combination of sun, beach, tradition and culture with the opportunity to visit the’EXPO 2020 in Dubai, the largest event ever organized.
Getaway to the Pearls of the North
MSC Magnifica offers a new winter program to discover the Pearls of the North. This itinerary offers the opportunity to immerse in the history and culture of exceptional cities.
22 departures are proposed this winter by the Company from Le Havre. Passengers embark on a 7-night getaway to discover 5 popular cities: Hamburg, Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), Zeebrugge (Bruges), Brussels and Southampton (London).
Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons to visit Northern Europe, as the region is less frequented by tourists and the end of year decorations create a fairy tale atmosphere.
An evolving health protocol
This winter, MSC Cruises offers a rich and varied program, with many itineraries around the world. Guests can enjoy their vacation with MSC Cruises with peace of mind, thanks to the industry-leading health protocol in place. Introduced in August 2020, this protocol has already helped protect the health of tens of thousands of passengers during their cruise onboard an MSC ship.
For this winter, the Company has collaborated with the authorities of all destinations to ensure that the protocol exceeds the required health measures.
The health and safety of passengers, crew and communities in the destinations where we stop is a priority for MSC Cruises. Since the beginning of the health crisis, the Company has implemented a rigorous protocol that includes numerous measures to limit the risk of infection and is reinforced by a series of measures adapted to the evolution of the pandemic to ensure a maximum level of protection during the stopovers.
A full COVID-19 vaccination and PCR test is now required before boarding any ship in the fleet this winter, regardless of the region of the world. In order to allow passengers to travel with complete peace of mind, MSC Cruises is also offering them the possibility of rescheduling their cruise free of charge until the end of the year’15 days before the departure date.
Health safety on board
MSC Cruises’ health protocol includes a number of measures such as regular disinfection of onboard areas, masking in covered public areas or when physical separation is not possible, a fully equipped medical center, an emergency plan developed in collaboration with shore authorities, and other essential measures to ensure the health safety of guests, crew members and local communities during ports of call.