New Itinerary MSC Cruises Caribbean
MSC Cruises has added Saranda (Albania), and Kingstown (St Vincent and Grenadines), to its 2017 itineraries. The larger #MSCFantasia will also replace #MSCOrchestra in the Antilles and South Caribbean, due to stronger than expected demand.
Starting in April 2017, MSC Cruises will add Saranda Port in Albania to its weekly Eastern Mediterranean itineraries on MSC Poesia. Guests departing from Venice will have the opportunity to discover the beautiful city of Saranda, a key new addition to the itinerary now featuring 7 destinations in 7 days, with calls in Bari (Italy), Katakolon/Olympia and the Greek capital Athens, Mykonos the jewel of the Cyclades, and Dubrovnik in Croatia.
In November 2017, MSC Fantasia will replace MSC Orchestra in the Antilles and the South Caribbean. MSC Fantasia will depart from Martinique and Guadeloupe, with two different itineraries that can be combined: one exploring the Antilles with calls in St. Maarten, Tortola, the new port of Kingstown (Saint Vincent and The Grenadines) instead of La Romana (Dominican Republic), St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, and the second one to the pearls of the South Caribbean, including Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Dominica.
MSC Orchestra will, instead, head to the Mediterranean, calling at Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Valencia, Malaga, the Canary Islands,Madeira, Malta, Corfu, Crete, Messina, Livorno on a range of different itineraries.
In the Caribbean, as the exclusive Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve destination has been delayed until October 2018, the ships in the region that previously were scheduled to call here between December 2017 and May 2018 will now call ports instead. As a result:
[+] For the Eastern Caribbean 7-night itinerary, MSC Seaside will be calling at Philipsburg (St. Maarten), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Nassau (Bahamas), instead of Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas), Nassau (Bahamas) and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
[+] For the Western Caribbean 7-night itinerary to the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Mexico, MSC Seaside will now be calling at Nassau (Bahamas) instead of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
[+] MSC Divina will sail 10- and 11-night cruises to Panama or Antilles and will now call at Nassau or Freeport (Bahamas), Fort de France (Martinique) or San Juan (Puerto Rico), instead of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
[+] In the Northern Caribbean area, MSC Opera, after her two and half days and two nights in Havana, will include an exclusive Caribbean beach experience on Isla de la Juventud (Cuba) and then set sail for Montego Bay (Jamaica), Georgetown (Cayman Islands) before circling back to the Cuban capital.