MSC Cruises deploys 3 ships in the Middle East (winter 2023-2024)

   September 2, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises is making significant strides in strengthening its presence in the Middle East for the upcoming winter season of 2023-2024. One of the notable highlights is the introduction of 17 new 7-night voyages in the Arabian Gulf by MSC Virtuosa.

These voyages embark from Dubai UAE, taking passengers on captivating journeys to a range of enchanting destinations, including Doha in Qatar, the newly added port of Manama in Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island in the UAE, and back to Dubai. What's even more appealing is that international guests have the flexibility to choose from three embarkation ports: Dubai, Doha, and Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, MSC Virtuosa will play a unique role as a cruise ship hotel for the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX scheduled for 24th to 26th November.

For those who enjoyed MSC Opera's successful 2022-2023 season in the Middle East, good news awaits. MSC Opera is set to return to the region with 22 separate 7-night sailings in 2023-2024, starting from Dubai and covering ports like Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island, Khasab in Oman or Fujairah in the UAE, the Omani capital Muscat, and returning to Dubai.

The 'Fly&Cruise' program for the winter 2023-2024 season is equally enticing, with more than 60,000 return seats available from Europe, South America, and Canada to the Gulf region. Passengers can enjoy nonstop flights to Dubai with Emirates and Doha with Qatar Airways.

MSC Orchestra is also part of this exciting expansion, offering a new itinerary during the winter 2023-2024 season. Departing from Safaga Egypt, she will offer 20 7-night sailings to destinations like Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Aqaba-Petra Jordan, the new for MSC port Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt, and Sokhna (for Cairo), then back to Safaga. International guests will have embarkation options at Safaga, Jeddah, Sharm El-Sheikh, and Sokhna Port.

This comprehensive offering aims to provide an array of travel experiences for cruise enthusiasts, allowing them to explore some of the most culturally rich and visually stunning destinations in the Middle East, all while enjoying the comfort and luxury that MSC is known for. Whether it's the vibrant cityscape of Dubai, the historical treasures of Bahrain, the cultural marvels of Oman, the newfound travel opportunities in Saudi Arabia, or the idyllic beaches of Sharm El-Sheikh, MSC is set to deliver unforgettable journeys for travelers seeking both adventure and relaxation in the Middle East.