MSC Cruises has announced the opening of sales for MSC Magnifica’s third full EX-UK season in Summer 2022. Homeporting in Southampton with a brand new terminal following a recently announced partnership with ABP Southampton, it has never been easier to reach some of Britain’s favourite European destinations and all without leaving behind any of the home comforts thanks to the return of MSC Cruises ‘Best of British’ enhancements on-board.
The 21 sailings departing from Southampton beginning in April and ending in October will see cruises ranging from 2 to 14 nights with a variety of exciting itineraries visiting classic British favourites including the Canary Islands & Madeira, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Baltic Capitals. Many of the 21 sailings will begin on a Saturday ensuring guests can make the most of their holiday and have an even more seamless travel experience.
Antonio Paradiso MD MSC Cruises UK & Ireland commented, “Throughout this difficult period we have been delighted at the continued on-going feedback from agents and guests, who are eager to sail with MSC Cruises from Southampton to new destinations. We are committed to providing UK holidaymakers with the holidays they want, and travel agents with cruises they want to sell. We hope that MSC Magnifica’s third full summer season in Southampton and her brand-new itineraries created specifically with British holidaymakers in mind, demonstrates to both our guests and the trade our continued commitment to growing the UK market.
He added “The UK market is a priority for MSC Cruises and we have shown our commitment consistently over the last few years. Firstly, with our first ever full EX-UK season in 2018, then with the naming of MSC Bellissima in Southampton in 2019, followed by a second much anticipated full EX-UK season coming up this 2021 Summer season so, we are anticipating another great response to having MSC Magnifica based back in the UK next summer.”
Highlights include three itineraries to the Baltic capitals, a 12-night cruise departing in late May, and two 14-night cruises departing in July and September. Offering slightly different itineraries with added highlights on the 14-night itinerary including two overnight stays in the Swedish Capital Stockholm, and a visit to Denmark’s Skagen. The sailings include an overnight onboard stay in St Petersburg and a visit to Norway’s capital, Oslo for that perfect Instagram snap.
Developed with families in mind following guest and travel agent feedback are two spectacular 14-night Western Mediterranean cruises in July and August. These no-fly cruises begin with two sea days to give guests a chance to settle in and enjoy the ships facilities. Then the action-packed itineraries allow guests to explore seven different ports in nine days including an overnight stay in the fabulous city of Palma de Mallorca and a visit to the exclusive Monte Carlo for that added touch of glamour.
MSC Magnifica will offer four different stunning Norwegian Fjord itineraries departing throughout Summer 2022, all of which have been designed to showcase the very best of the region’s world-renowned natural landscapes. Explore much loved ports including Flamm and Stavanger, famous for their medieval history as well as recently added destinations for MSC Cruises such as Bergen, where guests can discover the Hanseatic quarter- a UNESCO World Heritage site- and Nordfjordeid, the home of Norway’s largest Viking ship,the Myklebustskipet.
In addition to new itineraries MSC Magnifica will be back with all the ‘Best of British’ enhancements that were initially showcased on MSC Magnifica in 2018, including favourite’s such as pie & mash, back bacon and sausages available in the buffet and kettles in cabins with Yorkshire Tea, which is back by popular demand.
To ensure passengers have total peace of mind when booking that much needed escape, MSC Cruises’ Stress Free Cruising programme offers guests flexible booking conditions, allowing them to change their sailing up to 15 days prior to departure, while also being guaranteed the highest level of health and safety thanks to our rigorous and industry leading onboard protocol.
ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE –
14 NIGHTS PERFECT FOR FAMILIES
MSC Cruises is offering a 14-night cruise to some of the Mediterranean’s most adored destinations and it’s just right for that next family break. Departing on 23rd July this no-fly cruise kicks off with two days at sea to give guests the opportunity to relax and explore the ships modern facilities. The two week sailing offers guests an action packed itinerary visiting seven different ports, stopping first in Cadiz, Malaga and Alicante, followed by a late departure from the chic island of Palma de Mallorca, a visit to the exclusive Monte Carlo and stops in the punchy cities of Lisbon and Barcelona.
Prices starting from £4,136 for a family of 4 on a cruise only basis, all food, drink and service charges included in the price. Departing 23rd July 2022 from Southampton onboard MSC Magnifica.
Join a 12-night sailing right from your doorstep and rediscover some of the Mediterranean’s most beloved destinations. Setting sail from Southampton on Sunday 01 May 2022, the itinerary explores the heart of the Canaries, first stopping in the charismatic cities of Lisbon and Funchal, followed by the beloved Canary Islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote with a final stop in the picturesque coastal city of Vigo before returning to Southampton.
Prices start from £1,139 per person based on two people sharing a cabin on a cruise only basis, all food, drink and service charges included in the price. Departing 01 May 2022 from Southampton onboard MSC Magnifica.
Norway Your Way
With so many picturesque ports to explore in Norway join a seven-night sailing to the Norweigan Fjords to see the beloved classics as well as some new ports of call for MSC Cruises. Departing on 20th May 2022 explore the popular ports of Flamm, Bergen and Stavanger and Nordfjordeid where the views are some of the most breathtaking in Europe. With 4 ports in seven days, this action packed break will drop you right back to Southampton for ultimate easy travelling.
Prices start from £749 per person based on two people sharing a cabin on a cruise only basis, all food, drink and service charges included in the price. Departing 20 May 2022 from Southampton onboard MSC Magnifica.