FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (JANUARY 9, 2009) â€“ MSC Cruises, long a leader in the European market and a growing presence in the Caribbean winter market, will be adding Canada/New England sailings to its offerings in 2010.
MSC Magnifica, currently under construction and scheduled to debut in March 2010, will be sailing a series of Fall Foliage cruises from both New York City and Quebec in the fall of 2010 before sailing to Fort Lauderdale to join MSC Lirica for the 2010-11 Caribbean season.
â€œThis is a wonderful opportunity for residents of the Northeastern United States and Canada to enjoy an MSC Cruises experience on one of the lineâ€™s newest and most elegant ships without having to add in the cost and time of airfare,â€ says Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA), Inc.
He adds, â€œMSC Magnifica is ideal for Fall Foliage cruises. With nearly 80 percent outside staterooms and a magrodome (retractable roof over the swimming pool), guests can appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature throughout the cruise.â€
MSC Magnifica, which is scheduled to debut in March 2010, will depart Venice on Sept. 4, 2010 on an 18-night transatlantic journey to New York City. Along the way, it will call at Bari, la Vallette, Malaga, Cadiz, Lisbon, Ponta Delgada and Kingâ€™s Wharf (Bermuda), arriving in New York City on Sept. 22.
The ship will then sail the following itineraries:
- 10-night roundtrip, departing Sept. 22 and calling in Sydney, Charlottetown, Quebec, Halifax and Newport
- 7-night New York City to Quebec, departing Oct. 2 and calling in Halifax, Charlottetown and Corner Brook
- 7-night Quebec to New York City, departing Oct. 9 and calling in Sydney, Bar Harbor, Boston and Newport
- 7-night New York City to Quebec, departing Oct. 16 and calling in Halifax, Sydney and Charlottetown
- 9-night Quebec to Fort Lauderdale, departing Oct. 23 and calling in Sydney, Boston, Newport and New York City
The itineraries can be combined, making them ideal for those who want a longer, roundtrip experience or even a 16-night cruise from New York City to Fort Lauderdale.
For more information about MSC Cruises, visit www.msccruisesusa.com or a local travel professional.