Princess Cruises puts programme for six ships on sale now

Princess Cruises has put a programme of itineraries calling at destinations in Mexico, Hawaii and Tahiti and along the California coast on sale. Six vessels – Crown Princess,

Grand Princess, Majestic Princess, Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess and soon-to-launch Discovery Princess – will operate the 78 departures across 19 itineraries from 2022 to 2023. All the programme’s voyages

will be round-trip sailings departing Los Angeles, San Francisco or Vancouver. Discovery Princess, due to

launch next spring, will be based in Los Angeles and offer five and seven-night voyages. The programme has 21

departures across four Hawaii and Tahiti itineraries ranging from 15 to 28 nights. A 15-night itinerary available

from all three homeports – Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver – calls at Kauai, Oahu (Honolulu), Maui and the main island of Hawaii. The programme also

includes 28 departures across 11 itineraries along the California Coast and 29 sailings on four Mexico itineraries.

Uniworld to give clues

about Mystery Cruise Uniworld has announced it will operate a one-off 10-day Mystery Cruise next summer. Prices for the sailing, departing June 12, 2022, start from £4,999 with flights. President and chief executive Ellen Bettridge will host passengers on the voyage. The line confirmed a packing list and “additional clues” would be revealed before the sailing.


MSC to base 10 ships in Europe and deploy two in Middle East

Harry Kemble

MSC Cruises has confirmed plans to base 10 ships in Europe this summer and deploy Magnifica and Virtuosa in the Middle East for the winter. Flagship MSC Virtuosa will operate seven-night

coastal sailings out of Southampton for British passengers from June 12, after completing a series of three and four-night cruises starting on May 20. There are also seven-night sailings from Liverpool

and Greenock, which call at Portland and Belfast. MSC Grandiosa, MSC Seaside and MSC Seashore

will sail out of Italian ports on western Mediterranean cruises calling at ports in Italy and Malta. Prices for MSC Seashore’s maiden voyage – a six-

night Mediterranean sailing departing Civitavecchia on August 1 – start from £909. Three ships – MSC Splendida, MSC Orchestra and

MSC Magnifica – will sail in the eastern Mediterranean. Passengers will board in Italy and cruise to Greece, Croatia and Montenegro. Embarkation from Athens is also available.

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£909Starting price for MSC Seashore’s maiden voyages

MSC Seaview, MSC Preziosa and MSC Musica will

operate ex-Germany sailings from June. Chief executive Gianni Onorato said the line hoped

to add more itineraries, ships and ports to its 2021 European programme “in the coming weeks”. MSC expects 170,000 passengers to sail on its

Middle East-based ships once the programme begins later this year. Magnifica will homeport in Jeddah and offer seven-day Red Sea cruises between November and March 2022, calling at three Saudi ports – including Al Wajh for Unesco World Heritage Site AlUla. Virtuosa will be based in Dubai from December to

March 2022, and sailings will include calls at Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas both in the United Arab Emirates; Dammam in Saudi Arabia and Doha in Qatar. Disney to open up bookings for Magic

at Sea summer sailings in the UK Disney Cruise Line is due to put its UK sailings this summer on sale on Friday (April 30). Recently- announced Disney Magic at Sea itineraries will depart Southampton, Liverpool, Newcastle and Tilbury on two and three-night voyages with limited four-night sailings from Liverpool and Southampton. Sailings begin in July from Liverpool.

MSC Virtuosa Viva Cruises will launch two ships

in 2022 taking total fleet to seven Two new ships will join Viva Cruises in 2022. The 176-passenger Viva One will offer sailings on the Rhine and Moselle rivers, and 95-cabin Viva Two will operate on the Danube. The additions will enable the line to run 238 departures across seven ships. All itineraries are now on sale.

MSC Virtuosa pool

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