Habib Ammar (Tunisia’s Minister of Tourism) and Foued Ben Othman (Tunisia’s Minister of Transport) met with Pierfrancesco Vago (MSC's Executive Chairman), and Gianni Onorato (MSC's CEO) at the company's Geneva headquarters to agree on the planned sailings for 2022 of MSC Opera ship.
The cruise liner will add Port La Goulette to her current scheduled itinerary for 27 calls (April through October 2022).
Pierfrancesco Vago, said:
“Tunisia is a beautiful and hospitable country that holds a special place in the heart of MSC Group, from cargo to ferries and cruises. And I have no doubt that having La Goulette on our Western Mediterranean itinerary for MSC Opera next summer will be again a great attraction for many of our guests who wish to visit this incredible country. There is so much to see and enjoy such as the UNESCO World Heritage site of ancient archaeological marvels at Carthage, the charming and picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said and the Medina of Tunis with its hundreds of monuments, palaces, mosques and fountains.”
Habib Ammar said they were "very excited at the prospect of MSC Cruises’ return to Tunisia next summer." He added that MSC Opera's guests could be assured that they would discover spectacular and beautiful attractions in the country as well as "the warmest of welcomes.”
The Tunisian Ministry of Tourism and MSC also agreed to work jointly on future communications programs, particularly in Germany, Italy, and France to promote Tunisia's attractiveness as a destination and voyages as a preferred option to explore its tourist attractions.