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Shorter cruises with MSC Cruises

Shorter cruises with MSC Cruises

According to the recently-published ABTA 2017 ‘Holiday Habits’ report each Brit took an average of 3.8 holidays a year. This number is increasing year on year and is fuelled by the demand for beach holidays and short city breaks. So whether you’re looking for a short city break or quick holiday afloat, MSC Cruises might just have the answer. With a fleet of 15 modern and stylish ships and a wide range of embarkation ports and itineraries, there really is something for everyone.

MSC has seemingly arrived from out of nowhere to become the fourth largest cruise line in the world – with modern ships offering Italian-style cruising. It has however spent 50 years working towards this ‘overnight success’. It is now the largest privately owned cruise line with a fleet of eye-catching vessels that can been seen in ports ranging from Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Canada/New England, South America, the Indian Ocean, South and West Africa as well as transatlantic voyages. Its prime cruising area however is the Mediterranean, with cruises targeted at the European market.

Set sail on a four-night ‘Mediterranean Adventure’ cruise from Genoa on 10 September aboard MSC Orchestra and visitMarseille, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona before returning to Genoa. You can also visit three of the hottest destinations in the eastern Mediterranean on a five-night voyage departing from Venice aboard MSC Sinfonia on 30 October. Ports of call are historic Split in Croatia, beautiful Kotor in Montenegro, and the eternal city of Rome from Civitavecchia before heading to Genoa. How about a week aboard the line’s new flagship, MSC Seaview Perfect for warm weather cruising, this innovative ship is designed to bring guests closer to the sea. This round-trip cruise departs Barcelona on the 31 August and calls at Marseilles, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valletta in Malta.  

Elegant simplicity is the byword for the interior décor aboard MSC vessels. Extensive use of marble, brass, and wood reflects the best of Italian styling and design; clean lines and bold colours set a modern sophisticated tone. If you want your ship to be spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and brimming with Italian atmosphere and cuisine, then MSC Cruises might be the cruise line for you.

ABTA predict a rise in the number of people that will cruise in 2018 with 80% of people surveyed in their annual report stating the reason they are keen to cruise is the opportunity to see multiple destinations, with a further 70% saying it’s the ease of travel that attracts them to setting sail. So why not grab that cheeky escape that won’t break the bank. Details of all our deals with MSC Cruises are available from our team on 0800 484 0370.


Gary Buchanan

  • 3rd April 2018

Gary Buchanan


Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.