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MSC Cruises Offers First-Ever Season from Port Piraeus

By ,   December 21, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises will offer the line's first-ever homeporting season from Piraeus-Athens Greece in summer 2021 as well as make a welcome return to Turkey via embarkation in Istanbul and calls (for the first time) at Kusadasi in 2 new Eastern Mediterranean itineraries. MSC anticipates that international passengers from North America and Europe will be attracted to both programmes.

MSC Lirica will be homeported in Piraeus for the entire summer season of 2021 and offer a newly-designed itinerary of 7-night voyages on 23 separate occasions between May-September 2021 with visits to the popular Greek island of Mykonos Island, Haifa Israel, Limassol Cyprus and Rhodes Island, along with Kusadasi (Ephesus) before returning to Athens.

MSC Lirica cruise ship

MSC Fantasia, which boasts the ‘ship within a ship’ Yacht Club experience, is scheduled to sail 25 separate 9-night trips between April-September 2021 from Istanbul to Kusadasi; Katakolon; Piraeus; the Greek island of Corfu; Bari and the northern Italian port of Trieste for a trip to Venice before she sails back to Istanbul.

For international passengers who embark MSC Cruises' Fantasia at ports other than Istanbul, they'll be thrilled that the vessel allows for a 12-hour visit in the port city where Europe meets Asia.