With an increased demand from guests wanting to discover Southern Italy, MSC Fantasia will answer the call next summer by offering Naples as one of the main highlights of its itinerary in this region.
“This is the first time we have planned for a ship to be in Naples for a full day each week for the whole season,” said Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises. “By arriving in the morning, we will give our guests plenty of time to go on full-day excursions and immerse themselves in the vibrant culture and beauty of this historic region. This will certainly be one of the highlights of this itinerary and we expect to see strong demand for this itinerary.”
Guests can add a visit to the island of Capri, famed as a destination for chic celebrities and offering stunning sea views; relish the breathtaking views of the deep blue waters surrounding the town of Sorrento; or marvel the impressive archaeological site at Pompeii, the third most popular tourist attraction in Italy.
One of the biggest draws for tourists to this region is one of the world’s most beautiful shorelines, the Amalfi Coast. With MSC, guests can take the stress out of the sightseeing with a full day excursion to the seaside town of Amalfi and the nearby village of Ravello, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
MSC Fantasia also calls at two other Italian ports, each offering a diverse experience and immersion into Italian culture – Livorno where guests have easy access to Florence or Pisa, and Genoa, rich in maritime heritage. Next is a stop at the port of Marseille, boasting the most renowned and populated metropolitan area in the country, after Paris and Lyon.