MSC to deploy 3 ships on 2023-2024 Middle East cruises

   September 6, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

In the upcoming winter 2023-2024 season, MSC Cruises is set to make significant additions to its Middle East itineraries.

To support this expansion, MSC will partner with leading airlines to provide 80,000 return air seats as part of its 'Fly&Cruise' program.

MSC Virtuosa will embark on 17 new seven-night voyages in the Arabian Gulf, starting from Dubai and including stops at Doha, Manama in Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, and Sir Bani Yas Island. Travelers can board the ship from three different embarkation ports: Dubai, Doha, and Abu Dhabi. Additionally, MSC Virtuosa will serve as a cruise ship hotel for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

MSC Opera will return to the Middle East with 22 seven-night sailings from Dubai to destinations like Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island, Muscat, and more.

MSC Orchestra will introduce a new Middle East cruise itinerary from Safaga in Egypt, featuring 20 seven-night sailings to Jeddah, Aqaba for Petra in Jordan, Sharm El-Sheikh, and Cairo.

For those interested in the MSC Orchestra's Red Sea sailings, the 'Fly&Cruise' program will offer 20,000+ return air seats throughout the season, enhancing accessibility for travelers looking to explore this region.