The success that the company is achieving in some Spanish ports like Valencia and Alicante, which accounts for ~30% of the business of MSC Spain, has made MSC look for other Spanish ports for embarkation.
Currently, one of the MSC's liners - Orchestra, visits Cadiz. However, from 2023, the port city will act as an MSC homeport, which will have a positive impact on the tourism sector.
Fernando Pacheco (MSC's CEO) said they appreciated the great relationship they had with the Port of Cadiz and Suncruise Andalucia, with whom they would "continue to work hand in hand to allow Spaniards and Andalusians to enjoy their cruise vacations, departing from a port close to home.”
Montemayor Mures, Councilor for Tourism, Commerce and Consumption of the Cádiz City Council said they wanted to thank MSC for their commitment and loyalty to Cadiz.
"The arrival of their cruise ships is an opportunity for the city and local commerce.”