Summer’s Here & It’s Time for European Family Vacations with MSC Cruises

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, June 4: There is still time to take advantage of the exceptional values offered by MSC Cruises this summer on a truly European cultural cruise experience. Explore Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruise destinations with a myriad of itineraries.

MSC Cruises’ summer 2009 Mediterranean itineraries include the following:

  • MSC Poesia, which debuted in spring 2008, will begin a series of 7-night “Turkish Treasure and Croatian Coasts” Eastern Mediterranean itineraries from Venice.
  • MSC Armonia: 7-night “Wonders of the Aegean” Eastern Mediterranean from Venice, through October.
  • MSC Melody: 7-night “Islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea” roundtrip Western Mediterranean sailings from Genoa, through October.
  • MSC Musica: 7-night “Greek Islands in the Sun” from Venice, through October.
  • MSC Sinfonia: 7-night “Sparking Mediterranean Rivieras” Western Mediterranean itineraries from Livorno, through October.
  • MSC Opera: 7-night “Jewels of the Adriatic” roundtrip from Trieste, fall 2009.
  • MSC Orchestra: 8-night “Iberian Discovery” from Barcelona, fall 2009.
  • MSC Lirica: 7-night “Mediterranean Marvels” roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome), September 2009.

MSC Cruises also will have three ships in Northern Europe this summer. Itineraries include:

  • MSC Lirica: 11-night “Treasures of the Russian Czars,” “Fairytale Towns and Towering Fjords” and “Voyage to the Top of the World” itineraries from Dover, through August.
  • MSC Opera: alternating 7-night “Baltic Beauty and Russian Riches” and “Route of the Vikings” from Copenhagen July-August.
  • MSC Orchestra: alternating 7-night “Baltic Castles and Russian Palaces” and “Fascinating Fjordlands” from Copenhagen through August.

For the convenience of our guests, MSC Cruises offers alternate departure ports, such as Bari, Valencia, Kiel and Amsterdam, on many itineraries. Check with your local travel professional. Children under the age of 17 cruise free on all sailings when sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults. For more information about MSC Cruises’ extensive selection of European sailings, visit or a local travel professional.