MSC Cruises’ Holiday Sailings From $699 Plus Kids Sail Free

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (OCTOBER 13, 2008) – Limited space is available on MSC Lirica’s Caribbean holiday sailings at rates that make a holiday away from home an exceptional value.

Make this holiday season memorable while enjoying the Caribbean sunshine and the warmth of Italian ambiance onboad with MSC Cruises.

The 7-night Christmas/Hannukah sailing departs Fort Lauderdale Dec. 20 on an Eastern Caribbean itinerary that calls at Cayo Levantado (the line’s private island paradise in the Dominican republic), Tortola, Philipsburg and Nassau. Rates begin at $699 for an interior stateroom, $849 for oceanview and $1,299 for a balcony suite.

Ring in 2009 on the 7-night New Year’s Western Caribbean itinerary that departs Fort Lauderdale Dec. 27 and calls at Key West, Cozumel, Georgetown and Cayo Levantado. Rates begin at $799 for an interior stateroom, $949 for an oceanview and $1,549 for a balcony suite.

Rates are cruise only, per person, double occupancy; government fees and taxes and fuel surcharge are additional.

Families can take advantage of the line’s “Kids Sail Free” program. Youngsters ages 17 and under sharing a stateroom with two full-fare-paying adults sail free (government fees and taxes are additional).

Spending the holidays onboard an MSC Cruises’ Caribbean sailing creates holiday memories that will last a lifetime. Onboard, you can have a stress-free holiday. There’s no need to worry about preparing the holiday dinner, planning the New Year’s celebration or cleaning up – MSC Cruises’ friendly staff does it all for you!

Since accommodations, onboard meals (featuring authentic Italian dishes, international delights and a children’s menu featuring younger-set favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza) and onboard entertainment is included, Mom and Dad will know the bulk of their vacation’s cost before setting sail.

And through it all, guests can enjoy the “Beautiful. Passionate. Italian”’ experience as only MSC Cruises can present it, with elegant Italian décor, authentic Italian cuisine and European-style entertainment that is appropriate for the entire family.

For more information about MSC Cruises’ holiday sailings, visit or a local travel professional.