Shanghai skyline at dawn

MSC Cruises today revealed plans to make its first sailing to China, with the newly-renovated MSC Lirica calling in Shanghai, China, on 1 May 2016, after a 60-day journey from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, via Europe.

MSC Cruises CEO, Gianni Onorato, said: “This new Grand Voyage offering is proof of our steadfast commitment to offer our experienced guests and holiday-makers innovative and sought-after destinations.”

Three different versions of the Grand Voyage, with Shanghai as final destination, will be available to cruise lovers to book from 21 August 2015, with guests choosing to depart from Rio de Janeiro, Genoa in Italy or Dubai in the UAE.

This follows news that MSC Cruises, as of December 2015, will be the first global cruise line to offer travellers the opportunity to visit Cuba and set sail on one of 16 cruises that MSC Opera will operate from Havana.

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