MSC Cruises confirmed the details of the updated itinerary for the winter season (2022-2023) of MSC Bellissima homeported in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) beginning on November 6th.
The ship is expected to offer 7-night roundtrips from Jeddah visiting the Saudi Arabian ports KAEC (King Abdullah Economic City) and Yanbu Al-Bahr, then Aqaba-Petra (Jordan) before sailing back to Jeddah. Along the updated itinerary, passengers will be able to enjoy a voyage of discovery, culture, and tradition combined with relaxation, sun, and beach.
Prospective and booked passengers should note the following updates:
Port Safaga/Luxor (Egypt) has been canceled as many countries from where passengers originate have Egypt listed as a high-risk destination due to the COVID crisis and on return, they will have to be quarantined.
Other changes were made to further optimize and enrich the new itinerary to offer passengers the best chance to discover everything Saudi Arabia has to offer. MSC Bellissima is now doing an overnight in Yanbu so that vacationers can visit AlUla, The World’s Masterpiece. AlUla is among the oldest cities in the Arabian Peninsula and home to the UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra. There are also opportunities for an Arabian desert camp or visiting a secluded island and snorkeling at the coral reef.
KAEC has also been added to give guests the chance to enjoy a sightseeing tour of the holy city of Medina, popular as “the Enlightened City” because of its pivotal role in the life of Prophet Muhammad. Also, from KAEC, passengers can enjoy a full day out with a pristine beach making the most of the winter sun and the warm waters.