MSC cruises in 2013 with Cruise 1st Australia


This year, MSC Cruises will be host to a range of exciting trips around Europe, Africa and North America – and Cruise 1st has a number of great deals.

Take a look at our range of MSC cruises here – or keep reading to find out what this great cruise line has to offer.

About MSC cruises

MSC cruises started life under the name of Lauro Lines, named after its founder Achille Lauro. After a string of unfortunate incidents, one of which involved the Achille Lauro cruise ship catching fire and sinking, the cruise line was renamed MSC cruises.

It’s now the fourth largest cruise line in the world, behind Carnival, Royal Carribean and Norwegian Cruise Line. It carried 6% of the world’s cruise passengers in 2012.

MSC has become known for its stylish Italian designs and great service. But that doesn’t mean it costs the Earth. There are prices to cater for a range of budgets, and all children under the age of 18 will travel for free (paying port charges only).

MSC cruise ships

MSC currently operates 12 ships – four in the ‘Lirica’ class, four in the ‘Musica’ class and four ‘Fantasia’ class. It has branded its fleet of cruise ships “the most modern fleet in the world”.

Lirica Class

MSC Armonia
MSC Sinfonia
MSC Lirica
MSC Opera

Musica Class

MSC Musica
MSC Orchestra
MSC Poesia
MSC Magnifica

Fantasia Class

MSC Fantasia
MSC Splendida
MSC Divina
MSC Preziosa

All MSC’s cruise ships are immaculately presented, with a wide range of amenities and activities on board. You’ll also be able to enjoy some fantastic Italian cuisine during your trip.

MSC cruise trips for 2013

Here are some of the highlights on MSC’s itinerary for 2013:

Italy, Greece & Montenegro
19th April 2013 for 12 nights
MSC Fantasia

Starting from Venice and stopping at Bari, Katakolon, Santorini, Piraeus (Athens), Corfu and back to Venice. Return flights are included.

Brazil, Spain, United Kingdom & Germany
28th March 2013 for 18 nights
MSC Magnifica

Starting at Santos, Buzios, Salvador (Brazil), Recife, Arrecife, Cadiz, La Coruna, Dover, Amsterdam and Hamburg.

South Africa, Namibia, Senegal, Spain, Portugal & Italy
15th April 2013 for 18 nights
MSC Sinfonia

Starting at Cape Town and stopping at Walvis Bay, Dakar, Funchal, Malaga, Civitavecchia (Roma) and Genoa.

Germany, Norway, Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Netherlands
4th July 2013 for 14 nights
MSC Magnifica

Starting from Hamburg and stopping at Bergen, Tromso, Longyearbyen, Honningsvaag, Hellesylt, Amsterdam and Hamburg.

These are just a few of the MSC Cruise trips Cruise 1st has to offer. To see the full range, visit our MSC Cruises page here.

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