MSC Cruises 2021 summer season deployment
January 8, 2020

With the beginning of 2020, we are able to unveil the MSC Cruises 2021 summer season, which will see the presence of 6 ships located in the Eastern Mediterranean, 4 in the Western Mediterranean, 5 in Northern Europe, 3 in the Caribbean area and one in Asia.

Between the many new entries, MSC Fantasia’s cruises from Trieste to Turkey, MSC Magnifica first post-stretching season from United Kingdom and cruise-line first ever cruises from Pireaus, Athens as single home-port.

Let’s go on with the details of this summer season deployment.


MSC Seashore 🆕

MSC Grandiosa

MSC Seaview

MSC Seaside

MSC’s key market will be manned by four of the largest cruise ships of the fleet, including the flagship sister ship MSC Grandiosa and the first Seaside EVO ship MSC Seashore within maiden season.

Probably 2021 will be the year with largest beds availability in cruise line’s history of the Mediterranean summer season, more than 20 thousand per week. The ships will call in 8 Italian ports, two French, one Maltese and three Spanish, with no new entry for this year.


MSC Fantasia ⭐️

MSC Lirica ⭐️

Exciting news are coming from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea since MSC decided to make some changes to the ordinary deployment.

Thanks to MSC Fantasia brand new 10-days itinerary we will be able again to visit Istanbul, Turkey. The city is not part of MSC itineraries since 2016 for security reasons subsequent the attempted coup in the country. And that’s not all. MSC Fantasia will be the largest cruise ship to home-port in Trieste harbour, included in MSC deployment also in 2020 with MSC Lirica.

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. During 2021 summer Lirica will be another time the first. The ship will offer indeed MSC first ever ex-Athens season with a number of weekly-cruises heading to Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Israel

The other four ships will offer different itinearies from Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi to Greece, Italy, Croatia and Montenegro.

MSC Musica

MSC Orchestra

MSC Sinfonia

MSC Opera


MSC Magnifica ⭐️

The stretched MSC Magnifica will be deployed in northern Europe, based in Southampton and dedicated to the United Kingdom market.

The 24 sailings from the british port beginning in May and ending in October will see the introduction of cruises ranging from 2 to 14 nights with brand new varied itineraries (here only three examples are showed) encompassing Canary Islands & Madeira, the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Baltic Capitals.

The other four ships will offer a large amount of itinearies from Kiel, Copenhagen and Warnemünde to Baltic Sea, Fjords, North Cape, Iceland and Greenland. Scroll slideshows to see all itinearies.

MSC Virtuosa

MSC Preziosa

MSC Splendida

MSC Poesia


MSC Meraviglia

MSC Armonia

MSC Divina


MSC Meraviglia and MSC Divina will continue to offer sailings to the Caribbean from Miami to both Western and Eastern Caribbean destinations (here only some examples are showed). In Addition from the end of August MSC Divina will be based in New York to sail three itineraries heading to Canada, Bermuda and Caribbean. Scroll slideshows to see all itinearies.

After the maiden season from the port of Tampa, MSC Armonia during summer will sail weekly-cruises calling in Mexico’s new MSC destination Progreso and Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, company’s private island.


MSC Bellissima

MSC Bellissima will be deployed in Asia starting from Spring 2020 becoming MSC Cruises’ newest flagship for the region.

While the ship will be mostly based in Shanghai to serve the Chinese home market, she will also offer a number of sailings (here only three examples are showed) from Japan as well as some cruises reserved for international guests.

 2021 summer cruises are now available for booking on MSC Cruises website

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