MSC Cruises, the world’s third largest and fastest growing cruise brand, wished bon voyage to guests aboard MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica as the two ships departed from Genoa, Italy on January 5, 2023 for simultaneous world cruises. Sailing together for the start of the cruises, the two ships parted ways at the edge of the Mediterranean for different routes to fascinating destinations far and wide. Guests will discover the world without having to repack their suitcase during their unforgettable 119 day voyage onboard MSC Magnifica and 117 day trip onboard MSC Poesia.
Imagine three unforgettable months exploring the globe's finest treasures, visiting 53 amazing destinations in 33 countries, enjoying up to 15 included shore trips specially curated for MSC world cruisers and bringing enrichment and deeper understanding of each destination visited. Guests are also finding time to relax, unwind and discover the world through their palate. On top of the high-quality, international dining options that MSC Cruises’ guests have come to expect, those sailing the 2023 world cruises are experiencing something extra special with menus crafted by a line-up of award-winning chefs who are joining the ships at different intervals to prepare a complete menu from three to four courses, each showcasing the very best of their respective cuisines from around the world.
On board both ships, veteran Brazilian chef and restaurateur, Allan Vila Espejo is serving a menu including authentic Manioc soup and Bahia-style fish stew with sweet peppers and coconut milk. On board MSC Magnifica, a renowned Peruvian chef, James Berckemeyer is preparing a spectacular menu including Peruvian veal cheek and local caramel pudding ‘Suspiro de Lucuma’ while on board MSC Poesia, an internationally-renowned Japanese-American chef, Roy Yamaguchi is wowing with a standout menu which includes grilled teriyaki pork chop with Hawaiian chimichurri. And if that wasn’t enough, the chefs are also on hand to greet guests in person as they taste their delicacies in the ship’s main restaurants.
Guests still wishing to explore far and wide in 2023 can book the last remaining world cruise segments.
For those, who would like a chance to see the world in 2024, MSC Cruises offers a stunning, brand-new itinerary that includes 52 amazing destinations in 31 countries spanning across 121 wonderful days in a single, unforgettable voyage. You will tour the Mediterranean, pass through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea, sail around Africa and across the Atlantic Ocean to Brazil, the Caribbean, the USA & Canada, before returning to Europe via Greenland and Iceland. Only the sea can take you away like this.
January 4 - May 4, 2024
Highlights of this inspiring itinerary include the Holy Land and marvels of the ancient world from Luxor to Petra, African jewels as varied as Zanzibar, the Seychelles and Cape Town, the brightest pearls of the Caribbean en route to New York City, New England, Nova Scotia and Quebec City, not forgetting a selection of Northern Europe’s finest cities such as Reykjavik, Belfast, Liverpool and London. The route also features an overnight stop in Rio and an exploration of the Brazilian Amazon, with calls at Salvador de Bahia, Belem and Manaus, in the heart of the rainforest.
Short on time? Explore a selection of available segments:
47 nights from Genoa to Cape Town - departing on January 5, 2024
67 nights from Cape Town to London - departing on February 21, 2024
35 nights from Miami to Warnemünde - departing on March 30, 2024
As you travel in effortless style and comfort between destinations, you will have all the time to relax aboard the elegant MSC Poesia, enjoying world class entertainment, activities and cuisine, soaking in every moment.