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MSC Cruises Reveals New itinerary for 2024 World Cruise

There’s a new world cruise open for booking and the 121-day itinerary is one you have to check out! MSC Cruises opened sales today for the MSC World Cruise 2024, set to depart in January 2024, aboard MSC Poesia. The cruise calls on 52 destinations in 31 countries, concluding in Berlin on May 4, 2024. 

The embarkation date and port have yet to be set in stone, but according to MSC Cruises, the world cruise will depart from Civitavecchia/Rome, Genoa, Marseille or Barcelona on January 4, 5, 6 or 7, 2024 respectively. 

The cruise starts on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea including stops in France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, an overnight in Haifa, Israel, and day visit to Cairo via Port Said/Alexandria, Egypt. The ship will then navigate through the Suez Canal to the Red Sea, where Luxor, Egypt and Petra, Jordan.

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Following an overnight stay in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the ship heads south to Zanzibar, the Seychelles and Mauritius before heading to mainland Africa for a tour of South Africa – Durban, Port Elizabeth and an overnight stay in Cape Town. Then, the ship crosses the South Atlantic Ocean to South America for an exploration of the Brazilian Amazon. In Brazil guests will also be treated to calls at Salvador de Bahia and Belém, as well as an overnight stop in Rio de Janeiro, with time to enjoy Copacabana beach.

From there, the ship sails north to the Caribbean: Saint Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, Dominican Republic and The Bahamas, including MSC Cruises’ private island, Ocean Cay. Following overnights in Miami and New York City, the ship continues north to Nova Scotia and Quebec in Canada. On the way back home, the stunning destinations continue with some of Northern Europe’s finest cities plus Greenland and Iceland.
MSC Poesia

2024 MSC World Cruise Highlights

Some of the ports of call on the new world cruise itinerary from MSC Cruises include:
 
  • Luxor, Egypt
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Port Victoria, Seychelles
  • La Possession, Reunion
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
  • Belém, Brazil
  • Manaus, Brazil
  • Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, The Bahamas
  • New York City
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Quebec, Canada
  • Reykjavik, Iceland

There are perks to booking as well, all guests receive 15 shore excursions included as well as the Dine & Drink package and a 30% laundry discount. MSC Voyagers Club members will get a 5+5% discount if they book by May 4, 2022, plus triple membership points that will be added to the account immediately.

So would you book the new world cruise from MSC? Let us know in the comments 

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