MSC Cruises

June 11, 2012 12:30 ET

MSC Cruises Makes Europe Affordable This Summer & Fall

Select Cruises Begin at $449 for Bookings Made by June 30

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 11, 2012) - MSC Cruises is making it possible to visit Europe during the height of the vacation season and into the fall on its elegant fleet of ships -- including the new MSC Divina -- with limited-time-only rates that begin at $449.

Available only for bookings made by June 30, 2012 on select sailings, these special cruise-only rates (per person, double occupancy; government fees and taxes are additional) begin at $449 for select 7-night summer cruises and at $499 for select 7-night fall itineraries.

While visiting some of Europe's most beautiful and historic destinations in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, guests will also enjoy MSC Cruises' rich Mediterranean heritage and international experience with world-class entertainment, the exotic MSC Aurea Spa and Mediterranean cuisine on the line's elegant ships, including MSC Divina, which entered the fleet in May.

Like sister ships MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida, MSC Divina features the exclusive MSC Yacht Club, 69-71 suites (depending on the ship) in a "ship-within-a-ship" oasis of tranquility where guests indulge in comfort and convenience, complete with 24/7 Butler and concierge services, complimentary wines and spirits, private restaurant, lounge, pool and relaxation area, private access to MSC Aurea Spa and more.

On all 12 of MSC Cruises' ships, guests will discover what earned the line Porthole Cruise Magazine's 2011 Readers' Choice Award for "Best Onboard International Experience." Surrounded by elegance and white-gloved service, guests can be pampered with a Balinese massage in the MSC Aurea Spa, dine in the many restaurants featuring international cuisine, sunbathe poolside, gamble in the casino or enjoy the highly acclaimed entertainment in the lounges or the magnificent theater. For guests seeking more activity, there is miniature golf, swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and shuffleboard as well as a wide variety of excursions sure to satisfy the interests of all guests.

Among the roundtrip itineraries available this summer and fall at limited-time-only rates are:

  • MSC Divina's 7-night "Divine Mediterranean" itineraries, sailing from Venice and calling at Bari, Katakolon, Izmir, Istanbul and Dubrovnik. Rates begin at $1,049 (select summer sailings) and $599 (select fall sailings).
  • MSC Sinfonia's 7-night "Sparkling Mediterranean Rivieras" departing Genoa and visiting Civitavecchia, Salerno, La Goulette, Ibiza and Marseille, beginning at $449.
  • MSC Splendida's 7-night "Splendid Mediterranean" cruises, sailing from Genoa and calling at Civitavecchia, Barcelona, La Goulette, Valletta and Messina. Rates begin at $499.
  • MSC Magnifica's 7-night "Baltic Castles & Russian Palaces," calling at Kiel, Stockholm, Tallin, St. Petersburg and Copenhagen. Rates begin at $1,049.
  • MSC Musica's 7-night "Greek Islands in the Sun," sailing from Venice and calling at Bari, Katakolon, Santorini, Mykonos, Piraeus, Corfu and Dubrovnik. Rates begin at $499.
  • MSC Opera's 8-night "Majestic Medieval Europe" itinerary, sailing from Southampton and calling at Ijmuiden, St. Peter Port, La Coruna, Bilbao and La Rochele. Rates begin at $799.

For more information about MSC Cruises, visit us online at, call 877-665-4655, or contact a local travel professional. Be certain to ask for promo: Last Minute Sale (for eligible summer dates and rates) and Fall Promo (for eligible fall dates and rates).

About MSC Cruises:

MSC Cruises is a privately-held, family-owned, Mediterranean cruise line with a fleet of 12 ships: MSC Magnifica, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Melody. Its 12th ship, MSC Divina, a sister ship to MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida, debuted in May 2012, with sister ship MSC Preziosa scheduled to join the fleet in March 2013. The fleet cruises year round in the Mediterranean and seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, South America, the Indian Ocean, and South and West Africa.

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