MSC Cruises’ 2021 World Cruise: a voyage of discovery

As MSC Cruises is preparing to welcome guests on board MSC Magnifica for the company’s first World Cruise deaprting January 5, 2019 in Genoa (Italy), the Italian company is introducing yet another once-in-a-lifetime experience. On January 5th, 2021 guests can embark on board MSC Poesia for a 119-day journey around the globe with an all-new itinerary featuring a significant focus on unique Asian destinations.

Following-on to its successful 2019 and 2020 World Cruises, MSC Cruises has designed a brand new itinerary featuring an enriched Asian segment to allow guests to really discover some of the region’s most inspiring destinations during the company’s third World Cruise.


The 118-night voyage aboard MSC Poesia sails roundtrip from Genoa and Civitavecchia (Italy), Marseille (France) and Barcelona (Spain) and takes guests literally across the globe in one single voyage of discovery.

Going westwards, the first leg crosses the Atlantic to the islands of the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal, sails the west coast of the continent (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico) to San Francisco. The second leg visits the scenic Maui and then volcanic Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, Auckland in New Zealand, Sydney and the Australian Golden Coast together with Cairns and the incredible Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. It then arrives in Japan during its most beautiful season: the cherry blossom.

After visiting Kyoto, Tokyo and Shanghai in China, the third leg cruises to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia allowing guests to really discover this part of the Asian Continent. Finally, crossing the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka and Dubai guests can explore Oman and Jordan (Petra) and travel through the Suez Canal, back to the Mediterranean.


Guests will travel in style and comfort on board MSC Poesia – MSC Cruises’ “poem to the beauty of the sea.” On board, guests will enter a refined world of comfort, created to surprise and delight. There’s so much to delight in from the spectacular foyer waterfall to the Zen Garden, authentic Japanese Sushi bar and opulent MSC Aurea Spa wellness centre with steam room, sauna and divine massages to pamper body and mind – it’s the perfect place to unwind. For the more active, there are even a basketball and tennis court, shuffleboard, state-of-the-art gym and mini golf area. Plus 3 swimming pools, 4 whirlpools and a giant poolside cinema screen, to name only some of the features of MSC Poesia.


The MSC 2021 World Cruise sales is now open to MSC Voyagers Club. On 10 January 2019 sales will open to all guests. Each cruise ticket comes with a set of 15 included shore excursions, as well as a mealtime package. More information on

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