MSC to introduce new itinerary with Piraeus as homeport

MSC Lirica has always been a forerunner in MSC history, the first cruise ship of the fleet to sail an entire season in several areas in the world like Middle East, China and Caribbean.

In 2021 Lirica will be another time the first. From May to October the ship will offer indeed MSC first ever ex-Athens season with a number of weekly-cruises departing from the port of Piraeus, Greece to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

During the new itinerary the ship will call in Haifa (Israel), Mykonos and Rhodes (Greece), Kusadasi (Turkey) and Limassol (Cyprus), as the map showed. Among the destinations, Haifa is no doubt the most interesting. Recently added again to MSC itineraries with MSC Lirica 2019 autumn sailings, the Israeli port will be one of the call of MSC Opera during the entire 2019/2020 winter season. Kusadasi is also noteworthy because it is a new entry for the cruise line which was used to stop in Izmir in the past years.

Achille Staiano, Vice President Global Sales, MSC Cruises, said: “I’m very confident that these two new innovative cruises will lead to great interest and demand to prospective guests from Europe and North America as well as to local markets. Piraeus will play a major new role for us with guests embarking at Athens’ port for the first time and we’re very excited to sail back to Turkey after a four year absence. (Find out more about here) And as we continue to grow as a business and introduce more ships to our fleet then looking further ahead I believe that we will have a greater presence in both Greece and Turkey.”

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