In 2019 brand new cruise ship tonnage will approach a staggering one and a half million - with a colossal 25% of that new tonnage going to MSC Cruises. Therefore, the launch of MSC Grandiosa puts the seal on a bumper year for MSC Cruises, with the new flagship all set to enter service in November.
UK cruisers have already had their appetite’s whetted following the christening of MSC Bellissima in Southampton in March and, when you consider that in the previous year UK passengers took a staggering 2 million cruises, it seems that the future is bright for MSC Grandiosa and her sisters.
There are myriad things to do in Rome but, if you're visiting Italy's capital by sea then, chances are, your gateway to the Eternal City will be the port of Civitavecchia, where there is plenty to whet your appetite before you think of heading south east to Rome itself.
Plenty, is the short answer! Although the trickier question is deciding how, exactly, you might spend your 480 minutes in paradise on your cruise to Jamaica? Will you simply chill in Montego Bay, go thrill-seeking in the interior or drift, ever-so-slowly, down a tropical river on a bamboo raft?
If you're looking for the best places to go on holiday but, somehow, inspiration eludes you, then allow us to select a handful of superb holiday destinations for you to consider in 2019.
Saudi Arabia & Red Sea
A spectacular 117-day cruise on MSC Magnifica to circle the globe, you will explore South America, cross the amazing South Pacific Ocean, discover the finest treasures of the Indian Ocean, led to the mystic Arabian Sea, the Red Sea and then through the Suez Canal back into the Mediterranean Sea.
And while discovering the world’s most amazing secrets, add further spice to your journey savoring delicious dishes, enjoying a world-class entertainment and relax watching the world go by from the comfort of your elegant ocean-view cabin.
You’ll return home with a world of spectacular memories to cherish forever.
This transatlantic cruise will take you around the world to discover 43 unique treasures. Below are just some of the hot spots you will discover:
Between ports of call, on board beautiful MSC Magnifica, you’ll enjoy a world of comfort and elegance, relish the gourmet cuisine inspired by your destinations, relax in the 3 swimming pools and 9 whirlpool baths, among many other superb facilities, and enjoy our first class onboard entertainment.
The fare includes 15 shore excursions, and naturally you can book others either in advance or during the cruise. Your booking features a Dine & Drink Package so house wines, draught beer and a selection of other drinks are on us during lunch and dinner. You can also enjoy 30% off laundry services throughout the cruise.
For this once-in-a-lifetime voyage, we will credit triple membership points for the type of Experience chosen at the time of booking, allowing MSC Voyagers Club members to enjoy all the added privileges right away!
On Deck 18, the main pool has two different depths so that guests can choose to swim or simply stand and hang-out in the water, the newly designed area includes a 360-degree water fountain island in the centre as well as a new lounge space within the pool. It is connected with the aquapark with a Pirates Cove theme to create an extensive water area.