MSC Cruises Releases Winter Cruise Program For 2021/2022

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

MSC’s private island, Ocean Cay. Photo credit: Conrad Schutt.

MSC Cruises' winter 2021/2022 cruise program features new ships, itineraries and Grand Voyages, as well as MSC Seashore's first homeport in Miami and a postponed Expo 2020 Dubai. 

Here are the highlights: 

Five Ships Sailing From North America

Building on its presence out of North America, MSC Cruises will deploy five ships in the region.

Following its inaugural season in the Mediterranean in summer 2021, MSC Seashore – MSC’s newest ship and the first of the Seaside Evo class -- will make the transatlantic voyage to sail in the Caribbean. 

MSC Armonia will homeport in Miami, while MSC Divina will start the season out of Port Canaveral before moving to Miami in DEC, and MSC Meraviglia will homeport in Port Canaveral.

MSC Seaview will also call the Caribbean home during the winter 2021/22 season, this time homeporting in Fort-de-France.

Four Ships In The Mediterranean

MSC is deploying four ships in the Mediterranean: MSC Grandiosa, MSC Fantasia, MSC Magnifica and MSC Poesia, which will also embark on the 2022 World Cruise from Genoa on 05JAN.

Winter Sun In The Gulf

The Gulf region will host MSC Virtuosa and MSC Opera. Guests will also be able to attend the postponed Expo 2020 Dubai, which will now start in OCT 2021. 

MSC Virtuosa, launching in APR 2021, will spend its first winter season homeporting in Dubai before moving to Abu Dhabi. MSC Opera will offer a 7-night itinerary that includes two overnights in Dubai.

2022 MSC World Cruise

MSC Poesia departs on a brand-new 116-night itinerary visiting 42 destinations around the globe departing on 05JAN, 2022.

South America

The program for Winter 2021/2022 in South America will feature four ships (MSC Seaside, MSC Preziosa, MSC Splendida, MSC Sinfonia) with embarkation in Brazil, and MSC Orchestra will sail from Argentina.

South Africa

MSC Lirica will join MSC Musica in South Africa. Lirica will homeport in Cape Town while Musica will sail from Durban between NOV 2021 and APR 2022 to offer 14 cruise itineraries that range from two to 14 nights.

MSC Grand Voyages - 81 Ports Of Call In 38 Countries

Between OCT and NOV 2021, MSC Cruises will expand Grand Voyages with 11 new itineraries across eleven ships.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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