MSC Cruises has revealed more details of its ex-UK season, with new flagship MSC Virtuosa being deployed to the UK for a series of sailings.
The ship will begin with six three- and four-night sailings from Southampton on May 20 that will include a stop in Portland. From June 12, MSC Virtuosa will embark on longer seven-night sailings with calls at Portland, Liverpool, Greenock and Belfast. The programme goes on sale on April 1.
Antonio Paradiso, managing director MSC Cruises UK & Ireland said: “Following our recent announcement that we intend to offer cruises in the UK we have been overwhelmed by the response from MSC Cruises customers and avid cruisers eager to get back on board and experience a cruise with us this summer.
“I am personally very proud to be able to bring our newest ship MSC Virtuosa to the UK so that our valued British guests are the first to officially come on board and the first to experience this incredible next generation ship. She is the latest, most-innovative and environmentally advanced to join the MSC Cruises fleet and we couldn’t be more delighted to offer UK holidaymakers and their families the chance to discover her world class facilities. We have all been waiting for something exciting to look forward to and this ship has lots of new features for our guests to experience including new speciality restaurants and a brand-new immersive entertainment lounge with a humanoid robotic bartender and much more.”
MSC Virtuosa will operate six mini-cruises that will include a stop in Portland. These will be followed by a series of seven-night sailings from June 12 where guests can also embark in the ports of Liverpool and Greenock.