MSC Magnifica

MSC Magnifica current position

MSC Magnifica current location is at East Mediterranean (coordinates 37.18071 N / 15.23979 E) cruising en route to SIRACUSA. The AIS position was reported 13 minutes ago.

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Specifications of MSC Magnifica

Year built2010  /  Age: 11
Flag state Panama
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassMusica (modified)
Building costUSD 550 million (2021 drydock reconstruction USD 140 million / EUR 125 million)
OwnerMediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
OperatorMSC Cruises
Speed23 kn / 43 kph / 26 mph
Length (LOA)294 m / 965 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage95128 gt
Passengers2518 - 3223
Crew1038
Passengers-to-space ratio32
Decks16
Cabins1774
Decks with cabins8
Last Refurbishment2021
Christened bySophia Loren
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MSC Magnifica Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Jun 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $769
2021 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $769
2021 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $769
2021 Jun 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $819
2021 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $819
2021 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $819
2021 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $819
2021 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $819
2021 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $819
2021 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $899
2021 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $899
2021 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $899
2021 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $899
2021 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $899
2021 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $899
2021 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $899
2021 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $899
2021 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $899
2021 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $929
2021 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $929
2021 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $929
2021 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $979
2021 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $979
2021 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $979
2021 Aug 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $899
2021 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $899
2021 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $899
2021 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $819
2021 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $819
2021 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $819
2021 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $769
2021 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $769
2021 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $769
2021 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $729
2021 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $729
2021 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $729
2021 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $729
2021 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $729
2021 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $729
2021 Sep 19 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $729
2021 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $729
2021 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $729
2021 Sep 26 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $649
2021 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $649
2021 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $649
2021 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $549
2021 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $549
2021 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $549
2021 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $549
2021 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $549
2021 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $549
2021 Oct 17 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $549
2021 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Bari $549
2021 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Piraeus $809
2021 Oct 24 7 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $549
2021 Oct 25 6 days, one-way from Bari to Venice Bari $449
2021 Oct 27 4 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $269
2021 Oct 31 3 days, round-trip Mediterranean Venice $199
2022 Apr 07 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Civitavecchia $1049
2022 Apr 08 11 days, round-trip Mediterranean Genoa $1049
2022 Apr 18 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Southampton Civitavecchia $609
2022 Apr 19 10 days, one-way from Genoa to Southampton Genoa $449
2022 Apr 21 8 days, one-way from Barcelona to Southampton Barcelona $359
2022 Apr 29 2 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $159
2022 May 01 12 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $919
2022 May 13 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $599
2022 May 20 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $599
2022 May 27 3 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $269
2022 May 30 12 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $1299
2022 Jun 11 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $819
2022 Jun 18 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $819
2022 Jun 25 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $869
2022 Jul 02 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $1589
2022 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $869
2022 Jul 23 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $1449
2022 Aug 06 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $1449
2022 Aug 20 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $799
2022 Aug 27 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $749
2022 Sep 03 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $699
2022 Sep 10 14 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $1429
2022 Sep 24 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $539
2022 Sep 24 5 days, one-way from Southampton to Hamburg Southampton $329
2022 Sep 24 3 days, one-way from Southampton to Rotterdam Southampton $259
2022 Sep 24 1 day, one-way from Southampton to Le Havre Southampton $149
2022 Sep 25 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Le Havre $539
2022 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Rotterdam $539
2022 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg $479
2022 Oct 01 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $479
2022 Oct 02 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Le Havre $479
2022 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Rotterdam $479
2022 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg $479
2022 Oct 08 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $479
2022 Oct 09 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Le Havre $479
2022 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Rotterdam $479
2022 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Hamburg $429
2022 Oct 15 7 days, round-trip Northern Europe Southampton $429

MSC Magnifica Review

Review of MSC Magnifica

The 2010-built MSC Magnifica cruise ship is the fourth and last of MSC's Musica-class liners, with sisterships Orchestra, Poesia and Musica.

History - construction and ownership

MSC Cruises (MSC Crociere) is a passenger shipping company headquartered in Genoa and Naples. It was established in 1960. Today, MSC Crociere is a subsidiary of MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) - world's 2nd largest containership company. MSC Crociere is the world's largest privately-owned cruise company. By annual passenger shipping volumes, MSC is ranked the world's 4th largest cruise company (after Carnival Corporation, RCCL-Royal Caribbean and NCL-Norwegian) with over 5% global market share.

MSC Magnifica cruise ship

The 3000-passenger ship MSC Magnifica sailed for the first time in March 2010 with a series of Mediterranean voyages. Magnifica is the first MSC cruise ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean to New York, a fact that is quite unusual for a European company.

Cruise itinerary program

MSC Magnifica itinerary program is based on South America cruises from Buenos Aires, and on 7-day Eastern Mediterranean voyages from Italy (Venice) to ports in the Adriatic, Greece and Turkey. Cheap Transatlantic repositioning crossings are offered between Europe and South America.

In November 2016, MSC announced its first-ever world cruise on Magnifica departing from Genoa on January 5, 2019. The 119-days itinerary included 49 ports in 32 different countries. MSC also arranged extended port stays, including 4 full days in Polynesia, 3 full days in both San Francisco and Hawaii, 2 full days in Los Angeles.

In October 2017, MSC announced another around the world voyage on Magnifica. Departing in January 2020, the itinerary had 40 ports in 23 countries (5 continents). The 3-month long voyage was bookable as roundtrip from either Civitavecchia-Rome, Genoa, Marseille or Barcelona, and also featured a Transatlantic crossing and a Suez Canal transit. Among the destinations were South America (Argentina, Chile, Easter Island), Australia, Pacific Islands, Asia (Malaysia, India, Oman, Jordan).

In 2021, the bigger/stretched Magnifica was homeported in Southampton (England UK) for an entire summer season. Magnifica's European 2021 season included 24 ex-UK roundtrips and started on May 14. The itineraries varied from 2-night (mini-cruise) to 14-night visiting destinations in the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Madeira, Baltic Sea, Northern Europe. Bookings on Magnifica's UK cruises opened on September 12, 2019, with prices from GBP 149 pp (~EUR 167 / mini-cruise) and GBP 549 pp (~EUR 615 / Norwegian Fjords).

Decks and Cabins

MSC Magnifica staterooms (1774 total, in 8 grades) include 52 Suites, 779 Balconies, 173 Oceanviews, 249 Inside. Most staterooms are sized 130-190 ft2 / 13-18 m2. Most cabin balconies are sized 40 ft2 / 4 m2. The largest are the Balcony Suites (235 ft2 / 22 m2 plus 100 ft2 / 10 m2 terrace).

The boat has 16 decks, of which 13 are passenger-accessible and 8 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Two formal restaurants onboard MSC Magnifica serve Mediterranean and Italian cuisine in traditional assigned seatings. Two buffet restaurants, which seem like a single dining area during the day, with long-serving counters, provide casual dining for breakfast and lunch. The aft buffet restaurant is reserved at night for seated dining and features a steak-house menu and extra charge; the forward one serves pizza. The à la carte sushi and Asian speciality restaurants require reservations and carry an additional charge. Ship's room service is limited to a menu including cold sandwiches and Continental Breakfast. Midnight buffets vary, ranging from traditional shipboard gala affair to themed snack-type offerings.

MSC Magnifica cruise ship

Follows the complete list of MSC Magnifica restaurants and food bars.

  • L’Edera Restaurant (720-seat Dining Room, offers different Italian traditional meals and wines; open for Breakfast 7:00-9:30 a.m., Lunch 12:00-2:00 p.m., and Dinner with 2 fixed seatings at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.; with 7-course dinner menu; also features vegan and vegetarian meals)
  • Quattro Venti Restaurant (714-seat Main Dining Room, with 2 fixed dinner seatings; dinner-only)
  • Oriental Plaza Restaurant (54-seat Asian speciality restaurant; open for Lunch and Dinner)
  • Sahara Cafeteria Restaurant (472-seat, self-service buffet; offers Afternoon and occasional midnight buffet)
  • Onboard Pizzeria (inside Sahara, surcharge)
  • L’Oasi Restaurant (250-seat, inside Sahara, with Mediterranean cuisine, dinner only).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MSC Magnifica ship provides endless entertainment and recreational options: a casino, 4D cinema, bowling, billiards, library, as well as a fitness centre, three pools and eight jacuzzis, plus sauna and solarium. One of the swimming pools is ideal for winter swim under its retractable ‘Magrodome’ roof. Sports enthusiast can also play tennis, basketball, or just improve jogging. The Magnifica cruise ship is famous for her calmness; guests can try the Spa salon and the Turkish bath, or pamper in the beauty salon or the massage rooms.

Additional amenities include complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service, Supervised Children Program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry.

Follows the complete list of MSC Magnifica lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Magnifica Atrium (3-deck high central ship area with live entertainment)
  • Le Gocce Bar (142-seat Atrium Lobby; speciality coffee offered)
  • Cybercafe (Internet computers room)
  • Royal Theatre (1240-seat, 2-level; features grand-style show productions and classical concerts, with 2 shows per night - at 8:00 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.)
  • Tiger Lounge and Bar (439-seat lounge with full bar and dance floor; hosts shows, bingo, trivia quizzes, aerobic classes)
  • Purple Bar (45-seat cocktail bar)
  • Topazio Bar (220-seat piano bar)
  • Sequola Bar (45-seat); Ruby Bar (45-seat cocktail bar)
  • Atlantic City Casino (222-seat, smoking allowed area, own full bar)
  • Card Room (28-seat); Library (card and board games)
  • Cuba Lounge (32-seat smoking room with full bar)
  • L’Olimpiade Bar (120-seat sports bar)
  • L’Ametista Lounge and Bar (330-seat show lounge with full bar, karaoke, dance competitions, game shows, cooking demonstrations, occasional midnight buffets)
  • Duty-Free Shop; MSC Logo Shop; Accessories Shop; Le Parfum; L’Angolo dell’Oggetto; Bond Street Boutique; Rubino; Photo Gallery and Shop
  • Art gallery
  • MSC Magnifica Aurea Spa and Fitness (1160 m2 complex, with Sauna, Relaxation Room, Frigidarium, Treatment Rooms, Thalassotherapy hot tubs, 2 Whirlpools, Aerobics Studio/Yoga classes, Beauty Salon, Spa Bar)
  • Fitness (complimentary Gym, fitness classes at a surcharge)
  • Le Grand Bleu Pool (with 2 Whirlpools, tennis tables, served by La Conchiglia Bar)
  • T32 Disco and Nightclub (a 172-seat club with dance floor, bowling lanes; dance classes; during the day serves as a teen club)
  • Teen Club (13–17 aged lounge)
  • Children’s Playrooms (kids club area); Underwater World (kids playroom)
  • Video Games Arcade; Shuffleboard; Deck Quoits; 9-hole Mini Golf Course
  • Solarium (adults-only area with 2 Whirlpools, served by Il Bar Del Sole)
  • 4D Cinema (8 moving seats)
  • LED Wall (outdoor screen for virtual games)
  • Sports Center (combined sports court for volleyball, basketball, tennis)
  • Power Walking/Jogging Track.

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Magnifica is of MSC's Musica-class vessels, with sisters Musica, Orchestra, Poesia. Ship's largest accommodations are of 335 ft (31m2 - Deluxe Suite). Magnifica was MSC's first liner to try the Canada-New England market with departures from homeport NYC New York (right after the maiden season in Mediterranean 2010).

In 2014, the vessel was refurbished by Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam.

MSC Magnifica 2021 refurbishment review

In 2021, the liner was drydocked for a USD 140 million reconstruction and refurbishment project. The project includes stretching the vessel by 23 m (76 ft) by cutting it in half and inserting midship a pre-fabricated section (hull and superstructure).

Following the drydock (January-March 2021), the ship has 215 more cabins (including 92 with balconies), new Aqua Park (with waterslide), completely redesigned kids playground, 2 new restaurants, larger shopping complex. The number of staterooms was increased from 1259 to 1774.

The refit project created an additional 7000 m2 (75350 ft2) of onboard space. Ship's machinery was upgraded with new maritime technologies, among which the pro-environment SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction), AWT (Advanced Wastewater Treatment) and shoreside power capabilities.

MSC World Cruise 2020

In October 2017, MSC announced a second "around the world" voyage on Magnifica. Departing in January 2020, the itinerary had planned a total of 40 ports of call in 23 countries on 5 continents. The 3-month long voyage was available for booking as a roundtrip from either CivitavecchiaGenoaMarseille or Barcelona. It also featured a Transatlantic crossing and a Suez Canal transit.

Next table shows the 116-day "MSC World Cruise 2020" itinerary as planned ports of call and port stay times (arrival/departure). Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the itinerary was altered (the voyage was subsequently cancelled) as on March 14th MSC Cruises suspended shipping operations fleetwide and globally.

Date / TimePort
04 Jan 19:00Departing from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
05 Jan 09:00 - 17:00Genoa, Italy
06 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Marseille, France
07 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Barcelona, Spain
09 Jan 12:00 - 19:00Lisbon, Portugal
11 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
14 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Mindelo, Sao Vicente Island, Cape Verde
19 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
21 Jan 08:00 - 22 Jan 18:00Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
25 Jan 08:00 - 26 Jan 17:00Buenos Aires, Argentina
27 Jan 08:00 - 17:00Montevideo, Uruguay
29 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Puerto Madryn, Argentina
01 Feb 08:00 - 02 Feb 18:00Ushuaia, Argentina
04 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Punta Arenas, Chile
07 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Puerto Montt, Chile
09 Feb 08:00 - 10 Feb 18:00Valparaiso-Santiago, Chile
13 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Arica, Chile
15 Feb 08:00 - 16 Feb 18:00Callao-Lima, Peru
21 Feb 08:00 - 20:00Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Chile
27 Feb 08:00 - 28 Feb 18:00Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
01 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands NZ
02 Mar 08:00 - 17:00Aitutaki Island, Cook Islands NZ
07 Mar 09:00 - 21:00Auckland, New Zealand
08 Mar 08:00 - 18:30Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand
09 Mar 10:00 - 17:00Napier, New Zealand
10 Mar 07:00 - 14:00Wellington, New Zealand
11 MarFiordland NP, New Zealand
14 Mar 07:00 - 19:00Hobart, Tasmania
16 Mar 08:00 - 17 Mar 18:00Sydney, NSW Australia
20 Mar 09:00 - 18:00Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
21 Mar 07:00 - 17:00Noumea, Grande Terre island, New Caledonia
24 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Cairns, Queensland Australia
26 Mar 07:00 - 19:00Alotau, Papua New Guinea
27 Mar 07:00 - 17:00Doini Island, Papua New Guinea
30 Mar 12:00 - 21:00Darwin, NT Australia
02 Apr 09:00 - 18:00Pulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
03 Apr 12:00 - 04 Apr 18:00Benoa, Bali Indonesia
07 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Singapore
08 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
15 Apr 08:00 - 16 Apr 18:00Mumbai-Bombay, India
19 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Salalah, Oman
24 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
25 Apr - 26 AprSuez Canal, Egypt
29 Apr 08:00Arriving in Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy

World Voyage 2020 was also offered as 116-day roundtrips from Genoa (January 5 through April 30), from Marseille (January 6 - May 1) and from Barcelona (January 7 - May 2).

For the voyage, MSC hired the renown restaurateurs and celebrity chefs Ramon Freixa (Spanish), Christophe Krywonis (French), Harald Wohlfahrt (German), Roy Yamaguchi (Japanese-American), Serge Dansereau (French-Canadian), Vikas Khanna (Indian-American), Jereme Leung (Singaporean), Allan Vila Espejo (Brazilian), Jorge Rausch Wolman (Colombian), James Berckemeyer Anderson (Peruvian).

MSC World Cruise 2019

In November 2016, MSC announced its first-ever world cruise on Magnifica, departing from Genoa on January 5, 2019. The 119-days itinerary includes a total of 49 ports of call in 32 different countries. The line has arranged extended stays in ports that no other cruise companies offer, including 4 full days in Polynesia, 3 full days in both San Francisco and Hawaii, and 2 full days in Los Angeles.

Date / TimePort
06 Jan 18:00Departing from Marseille, France
07 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Barcelona, Spain
09 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Malaga, Spain
11 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
17 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Philipsburg, St Maarten Island
18 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI
19 Jan 07:00 - 18:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
21 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Willemstad, Curacao Island
22 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island
23 Jan 08:00 - 18:00Santa Marta, Colombia
24 Jan 07:00 - 17:00Cartagena, Colombia
25 Jan - 26 JanPanama Canal
25 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Colon, Panama
28 Jan 07:00 - 17:00Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
29 Jan 09:00 - 18:00Corinto, Nicaragua
30 Jan 09:00 - 19:00Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
02 Feb 07:00 - 16:00Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
03 Feb 09:00 - 16:00Cabo San Lucas, Baja Mexico
05 Feb 09:00 - 20:00San Diego, California
06 Feb 09:00 - 07 Feb 19:00Los Angeles, Long Beach, California
09 Feb 07:00 - 11 Feb 18:00San Francisco, California
16 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Hilo, Hawaii Island
17 Feb 08:00 - 18 Feb 18:00Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
24 Feb 08:00 - 25 Feb 18:00Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
26 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
27 Feb 08:00 - 18:00Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
02 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Pago Pago, Tutuila Island, American Samoa
04 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Apia, Upolu Island, Samoa
06 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga
08 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Lautoka, Fiji
09 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Suva, Fiji
12 Mar 08:00 - 18:00Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
13 Mar 09:00 - 14 Mar 18:00Auckland, New Zealand
18 Mar 08:00 - 19 Mar 18:00Sydney, NSW Australia
21 Mar 08:00 - 22 Mar 18:00Melbourne, Victoria Australia
26 Mar 08:00 - 22:00Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia
01 Apr 07:00 - 02 Apr 17:00Singapore
03 Apr 07:00 - 18:00Klang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
04 Apr 13:00 - 05 Apr 18:00Phuket, Thailand
08 Apr 07:00 - 20:00Colombo, Sri Lanka
10 Apr 08:00 - 11 Apr 16:00Male, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
15 Apr 10:00 - 16 Apr 23:00Dubai, UAE
17 Apr 08:00 - 20:00Abu Dhabi, UAE
18 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Khasab, Oman
19 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Muscat, Oman
25 Apr 08:00 - 19:00Aqaba, Jordan
26 Apr - 27 AprSuez Canal
29 Apr 08:00 - 18:00Heraklion, Crete Greece
01 May 08:00 - 14:00Messina, Sicily Italy
02 May 08:00 - 19:00Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
03 May 08:00 - 17:00Genoa, Italy
04 May 08:00Arriving in Marseille, France

For the 118-day "MSC World Cruise 2019" (two departures - January 5 roundtrip from Genoa, and January 6 roundtrip from Marseille), MSC hired the celebrity chefs Ramon Freixa (Spain), Vikas Khanna (India), Carlo Cracco (Italy), Jean-Philippe Maury (France), Jereme Leung (China), Allan Vila Espejo (Brazil), Jorge Rausch (Colombia), Serge Dansereau (Canada).

Each chef developed one 3- or 4-course menu during a themed evening. The exclusive meals also allowed passengers to meet and interact with celebrities. Next table shows the 2019 world cruise itinerary (118-day) as ports and times.

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