MSC Cruises introduces new Stay & Cruise packages

This summer guests can extend their MSC cruise experience with up to two days’ 4-star accommodation and other attractive features in either Venice or Athens for East Med summer sailings. Miami and Orlando to be added in late summer 2022 with New York set to follow in summer 2023

MSC Cruises is introducing new ‘Stay & Cruise’ packages to provide guests with the chance to get the most of their cruise holiday both ashore and at sea by offering an enriched and complete end-to-end experience.

The line’s guests for East Mediterranean voyages will have the opportunity to spend up to two days exploring either Venice (Italy) or Athens (Greece) before they set sail for their seven-night holidays at sea.

The offering will also be rolled out in late summer 2022 for MSC Cruises’ U.S. sailings from Miami and Port Canaveral/Orlando with New York added in summer 2023.

Stay & Cruise packages – what’s included?

MSC Cruises’ new comprehensive offer includes up to two nights’ accommodation in a 4-star hotel with breakfast included, a half-day city exploration excursion, luggage transfers from the hotel to guest cabins onboard the cruise ship and private ground transportation to the vessel’s embarkation port. 

The hotels will have dedicated MSC Cruises’ staff on hand at convenient times throughout the day in the lobby to provide guests with a raft of information and ‘top tips’ for getting the most from their city excursion – designed to provide guests with a seamless and stress-free experience.

Air travel can also be booked through MSC Cruises and added to the ‘Stay & Cruise’ packages to allow guests to also book convenient flights and spend up to two days of discovery on land ahead of a spectacular cruise sailing.

Stay & Cruise packages – which ships and destinations?

This summer the ‘Stay & Cruise’ packages will be available on five ships in the Mediterranean.

The two-day ‘Venice Viewpoint’ will be for guests looking to sail onboard MSC Armonia, MSC Fantasia, MSC Musica and MSC Sinfonia from the Italian ports of Venice/Marghera, Monfalcone/Venice and Trieste. Guests for MSC Lirica’s sailings from the port of Piraeus in Greece can opt for up to two days of ‘Athens Attractions’ ahead of their cruise.

The new packages for East Mediterranean itineraries will be on sale by the end of April and can be booked through MSC Cruises’ website or through travel agents.

The ‘Stay & Cruise’ programme will be available in Miami and Orlando in late summer. The package will be rolled out in New york in summer 2023, offering travelers an opportunity to explore the Big Apple prior to their cruise.

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