Bridge The Mediterranean Or The Atlantic Ocean

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (Sept. 18, 2007) – To improve your tactics of the game or play the joker, join MSC Orchestra or MSC Lirica to play bridge and cruise — plus lots more!

MSC Orchestra will depart from Venice on Nov. 3 on an 11-night itinerary that calls at historic Dubrovnik. The ship then sails onto Piraeus, to reach Athens and the splendid Parthenon, before arriving in Rhodes, part of the Dodecanese archipelago. Following onto Heraklion, on the ancient island of Crete, and then Tunis, to lose yourself in the small streets of the Kasbah. Finally, you will arrive in Palma, capital of Majorca, Balearic Isle. Next stop is Barcelona and its exciting Ramblas, followed by Marseille, to discover pretty Provence. The cruise finishes Wednesday Nov. 14 in the port of Genoa.

MSC Lirica departs Fort Lauderdale on March 29, 2008 on a 17-night transatlantic itinerary that calls at San Juan, St. John, Fort de France, Funchal, Vigo and Le Havre before arriving in Dover.

The bridge program combines different sessions of bridge and strategy games. There will be multilingual qualified instructors, in-depth terminology and rules, advice and tricks by the experts, as well as mini-tournaments for players at different levels of bridge and burraco.

A program of entertainment will also follow, with the magic and card games of a magician, beverages in the evenings as well as art & crafts and fun games and quizzes tied into card games.

Over and above the bridge program, guests can make the most of the onboard facilities. MSC Orchestra offers 3 pools and 4 whirlpools in the Pool Area, 4 restaurants – including the Shanghai Restaurant with its Chinese specialties; the wine bar “La Cantinella;” and the Body & Mind Spa, with the finest wellbeing packages. On board MSC Lirica there are 3 restaurants, 2 pools and 2 whirlpools, the wellbeing center Le Terme and the sauna.

Join either MSC Orchestra or MSC Lirica for a winning cruise – in more ways than just card games.

Staterooms on MSC Orchestra’s Bridge Cruise are going fast; oceanview staterooms begin for as little as $1,395, per person, double occupancy. Prices on the MSC Lirica sailing begin at $1,249 for an interior stateroom and $1,549 for an oceanview stateroom.

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