New, Reduced Airfare to Cruise ‘Europe Your Way’ with MSC Cruises

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 3, 2010) – MSC’s newly released airfare program features reduced airfare for cruises throughout the Mediterranean onboard MSC Magnifica, the latest fleet addition, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, and MSC Musica. Airfare prices start from just $369.*

This offer allows guests to experience the vacation of a lifetime with Mediterranean cruise itineraries featuring destinations in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, and departing from Venice, Barcelona, Genoa, and Rome.

Cruises can be combined with airfare only or airfare and hotel. Airline departures are from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey. Overnight hotel stay is recommended due to cruise arrival times, and can be booked through MSC or on your own.

Cruise itineraries include:

MSC Magnifica, “Turkish Treasures and Croatian coasts” Eastern Mediterranean cruise from Venice; calling in Bari, Italy; Katakolon (Olympia), Greece; Izmir, Turkey; Istanbul, Turkey; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Departures July 3 – November 13, 2010.

Cruise from $749 [plus $64.71 pp. government fees and taxes (GFT’s)];Airfare from $369 (plus $393.94 pp. taxes); Hotel from $196 pp.

MSC Splendida, “The Splendid Mediterranean” Western Mediterranean cruise from Genoa and Rome, Italy; calling in Marseille, France; Barcelona, Spain; La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia; Valletta, Malta; Messina (Taormina), Sicily, Italy; and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy. Departures May 15 – November 6, 2010.

From Genoa: Cruise from $799 (plus $60.57 pp. GTF’s); Airfare rates from $369 (plus $391.23 pp.); Hotel from $129 pp.

From Rome: Cruise from $899 (plus $51.30 pp. GFT’s); Airfare rates from $390 (plus $359.31 pp.); Hotel from $196 pp.

MSC Musica, “Greek Islands in the Sun” Eastern Mediterranean cruise from Venice; calling in Bari, Italy; Katakolon, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Piraeus/Athens, Greece; Corfu, Greece; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Departures May 9 – October 3, 2010.

Cruise from $1,049 (plus $68.29 pp. GFT’s); Airfare rates from $480 (plus $393.94 pp. taxes); Hotel from $196 pp.

MSC Fantasia “Mediterranean Fantasy” Western Mediterranean cruise from Genoa, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain; calling in Naples (Capri), Italy; Palermo, Italy; La Departures May 9 – November 8, 2010.

From Genoa: Cruise from $899 (plus $58.81 pp. GFT’s); Airfare rates from $369 (plus $391.23 pp. taxes); Hotel from $129 pp.

From Barcelona: Cruise from $899 (plus $73.06 pp. GFT’s); Airfare rates from $435 (plus $382.69 pp. taxes); Hotel from $196 pp.

*All rates are USD, per person for new retail bookings for U.S. and Canadian residents and valid for the September 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2010 sailings of the MSC Musica, and November 13th, & 20th 2010 sailings of the MSC Magnifica. Cruise rates are based on double occupancy. Air purchase only valid in combination with purchase of a cruise. Air cost does not include transfers. Airline imposed baggage charges may apply. Airfare quoted is from Newark Liberty International Airport departing day prior to cruise departure date. Airfare is available from other US & Canadian gateways at an additional charge. Due to the arrival time of the ship in port on the last day of the cruise it is necessary for guests to purchase a one-night post cruise hotel stay.Guests may purchase hotel on their own or through MSC. Hotel purchase only valid in combination with purchase of a cruise. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion and maybe withdrawn without notice. MSC reserves the right to refuse to honor any prices that are erroneously printed or quoted. Rates and corresponding government fees and taxes for all other sail dates may be higher. Offer is capacity controlled, subject to availability and restrictions apply. Ship’s registry: Panama.