MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, is enhancing its range of cruises from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the introduction of a second ship, MSC Lirica.
With extended cruises of 11 night and 14 nights, MSC Lirica will debut in the UAE in November 2018, offering longer itineraries, two overnight stays in Dubai, and cruises in India for the first time ever.
“A strong Fly&Cruise programme means that guests from all around the world are able to enjoy this popular cruise region,” MSC Cruises chief executive officer Gianni Onorato says.
“Our modern ships and distinctive, quality cruise experience are an appealing way for holidaymakers to explore the rich and diverse experiences that the UAE can offer.”
Guests will enjoy bustling Abu Dhabi, picturesque Muscat, and crossing the Arabian Sea to beautiful Mumbai with many unique temples and grand colonial architecture.
This expedition also offers an escape from hectic lifestyles to watch the sun go down on the quiet golden beaches in Goa, as well as the opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Mangalore.
For those seeking a longer winter getaway in the sun, MSC Cruises’ 11-night itineraries from Dubai and Abu Dhabi are perfect.
Guests can discover many beautiful beaches including Sir Bani Yas, a unique island beach oasis exclusive to MSC Cruises on the days it calls as well as a huge nature reserve.
Doha’s stunning man-made island the Pearl-Qatar spans a million square metres and is home to beautiful beaches, shops, and more than 1200 bars and restaurants, while picturesque city Khasab, Oman boasts turquoise water on the shores of an impressive historic fort.
MSC Cruises’ new itineraries include two overnight stays in Dubai, allowing guests to see the gorgeous night skyline from the luxury of the MSC Lirica.
“Introducing India to MSC Cruises’ Winter 18/19 itineraries demonstrates how our significant investment plan is enabling us to expand our global footprint and establish a presence in a high-potential market.”