Ports of call include Ancona Italy, Bari Italy, Dubrovnik Croatia, Corfu island Greece, and Kotor Montenegro or Split Croatia before the ship returns to Trieste Italy with embarkation offered in each of the Italian cruise ports. Ancona was added to the itinerary to enrich the passenger experience with an opportunity to discover the capital of Italy’s Marche region.
The itinerary appeals to vacationers from throughout the Schengen area of Europe, especially Austria, Germany, and Switzerland given the ease of ground transport links to embark in Trieste.
4 daily transfer shuttles for MSC guests run from Venice’s Marco Polo airport as well as one from the city centre to the cruise ship terminal in Trieste offering a convenient service for embarking passengers who have flown to Italy from Europe. Fares per person are EUR 25 one way and EUR 50 return.
MSC Splendida is the company’s 5th ship to resume cruises this summer. MSC Grandiosa and MSC Seaside are already sailing in the Western Mediterranean, MSC Orchestra in the Eastern Mediterranean, while the flagship MSC Virtuosa is in the UK for British passengers only.
MSC Magnifica is scheduled to resume sailings on June 20 from Italy for cruises in the Eastern Mediterranean, MSC Seaview is to restart on July 3 from Kiel Germany for sailings in the Baltic to Sweden and Estonia followed from the end of July by MSC Seashore making her maiden voyage in the Western Mediterranean.