MSC Virtuosa returns to Southampton for summer 2022

MSC Virtuosa is set to return to the UK for summer 2022 sailing MSC Cruises’ biggest ever season with 20 sailings from Southampton. Virtuosa will offers a range of stunning itineraries including seven nights exploring the Norwegian Fjords and 14 nights taking in the West Med. MSC Cruises also confirms that at least one ship will home port in Southampton throughout 2022.

MSC Cruises has announced MSC Virtuosa will return to Southampton for summer 2022. With 20 sailings from Southampton it will be the biggest ever season offering everything from two night mini cruises to 12 nights exploring the Baltics or 14 nights exploring the best beaches in the West Med. The 2022 season will be the ships’ second summer season  following a successful inaugural season sailing round the British Isles.

The popularity of the summer 2021 season and existing booking trends for 2022 has driven the decision to place a ship in Southampton year round in 2022. MSC Virtuosa is now confirmed for Summer 2022 with the exact ship sailing in winter 2022/2023 from Southampton to be announced later this year.

This news comes as the cruise company confirms the entire fleet of 19 ships will be sailing during summer 2022 – with almost 500 departures to choose from in destinations from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean. All MSC cruise holidays are now only open to vaccinated guests a requirement that will continue for summer 2022. The line will continue to implement the appropriate measures to ensure that guests can enjoy one of the safest holidays options out there all whilst having a memorable time on board.

Itinerary highlights

MSC Virtuosa will offer a range of different cruises next summer with all 20 sailings embarking guests in Southampton from the new Horizon Cruise Terminal. Some itinerary highlights include:

  • The perfect mini cruise: This 3-night sailing to Rotterdam is perfect for the first time cruiser who wants a taste of a holiday at sea, or an experienced cruiser looking to make the most of a long weekend away.
  • Baltic Capitals: There are three opportunities to discover the much-loved Baltic Capitals, departing in May, July and September. Offering the opportunity to visit ports including Oslo and Tallinn with an overnight onboard stay in the fabulous St Petersburg.
  • Norway Your Way: With so many beautiful ports to explore in Norway choose from one of four different Norwegian Fjord itineraries setting sail across the summer season. Explore much loved ports including Flamm and Stavanger and new destinations for MSC Cruises Maloy and Olden. Cruises depart throughout the summer with 6 different departures to choose from.
  • 14 nights perfect for families: This 14-night cruise to some of the Mediterranean’s most loved destinations has been developed with families in mind. With two departures on the 16th and 30th July these no-fly adventures offer action packed itineraries allowing guests to explore seven different ports including a late sail from the fabulous Palma de Mallorca.

For more details and bookings visit MSC Cruises.

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