MSC Cruises unveiled its epic World Cruise 2021 aboard MSC Poesia, with ports of call across the Caribbean, South America, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Europe. The 119-day voyage covers a total of 53 destinations in 33 different countries.
- The world cruise, departing on January 5, 2021, sails roundtrip from Genoa and Rome in Italy, Marseille in France, Barcelona in Spain; sailing westwards, the first leg crosses the Atlantic Ocean to the islands of Caribbean and through Panama Canal, then on to the continent's west coast (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico) before reacheing San Francisco.
- The 2nd leg visits Maui and volcanic Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Auckland NZ, Sydney and Australian Gold Coast, with Cairns and Great Barrier Reef, PNG and the Philippines. Then it arrives in Japan during the cherry blossom season.
- After visiting Kyoto, Tokyo and Shanghai in China, the 3rd leg sails to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia. Crossing the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka and Dubai, passengers can explore Oman and Jordan and head through Suez Canal, back to Mediterranean.
The cheapest cabins start at GBP11,599 per person, based on two passengers sharing an Inside stateroom. The price includes 15 shore excursions and drinks package with alcohol at mealtimes.