MSC Cruises chooses Bilbao (Spain) as embarkation/homeport for MSC Grand Voyages itinerary

   July 20, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Starting on October 30th, MSC Virtuosa will embark on a 23-night voyage encompassing various destinations like Naples Italy, Piraeus-Athens Greece, Aqaba-Petra Jordan, Muscat Oman, and passing through the Suez Canal before reaching the UAE.

The cruise facilities at Port Bilbao in Getxo are expected to break previous records this year, with 80 scheduled cruise calls during the season. Among the 14 first-time vessels visiting the Spanish port is Ambassador Cruise Line UK.

The lineup of ships includes a diverse range of sizes, from MS The World to Anthem of the Seas, representing renowned brands like Cunard, Oceania, and DCL-Disney.

A notable highlight of the season is the two itineraries of NCL-Norwegian's ship Norwegian Gem, departing from and returning to Getxo. The first itinerary, from September 7th to 19th, will take passengers to iconic cities in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, including Bordeaux, Amsterdam, London, Brussels, Paris, Lisbon, Vigo, and La Coruna. The second journey sets sail in September, visiting Lisbon, Portimao, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Motril, Ibiza, Palma, Saint Tropez, and La Spezia.