MSC Cruises set sail for its Northern Europe summer season with the departure of the MSC Seaview from the German port of Kiel for the first of its 7-night cruises in the Baltic Sea.
The MSC Seaview is the seventh MSC Cruises’ ship to resume sailings with guests on board with a further three preparing to start future voyages, which will see half of the company’s fleet back at sea by the end of summer.
The ship will homeport in Kiel until the beginning of October and the ship will welcome German and international guests for an attractive itinerary to Visby on one of Sweden’s largest islands Gotland, Nynäshamn near the Swedish capital city of Stockholm and Estonia’s capital Tallinn before returning to its North German base. MSC Cruises’ industry-pioneering protected shore excursions are available at all ports of call.
As well, the MSC Seaside has now added Marseille – the French port to reopen for the cruise line and welcome international guests for weekly calls — to its West Mediterranean itinerary.
Five MSC Cruises’ ships are currently sailing in the Mediterranean – MSC Grandiosa MSC Seaside, MSC Orchestra, MSC Splendida and MSC Magnifica. A sixth ship MSC Virtuosa has operated cruises around the UK for British guests only since May 20.
Beginning Aug. 2, MSC Meraviglia will resume Caribbean cruises from Miami and will be joined in the region from Sept. 18 when MSC Divina restarts sailing from Port Canaveral near Orlando in Florida.
MSC Seashore will come into service in August with voyages in the West Mediterranean before the company’s newest flagship transfers in November to Miami for a season in the Caribbean.
Another German port will be added to MSC Seaview’s itinerary to further enrich the cruise for guests. The ship will call at Warnemunde from July 23, adding another port in Germany that will allow guests to embark and disembark as well as offering another option for shore excursions.