MSC Sinfonia, Opera, Fantasia and Musica to visit Rhodes, Heraklion, Limassol and Eilat
MSC Cruises has announced that it has suspended remaining 2015 calls in Ukraine and Egypt.
The calls have been replaced with a number of other Mediterranean alternatives.
The move has been taken in response to market demand and the on-going political unrest in Ukraine and Egypt.
From autumn 2015 and winter 2016 MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera, MSC Fantasia and MSC Musica will incorporate Bulgaria, the Greek islands of Rhodes and Crete, Cyprus and Israel into their sailings.
The affected cruises are:
MSC Opera: 12-night Eastern Mediterranean sailings – Rhodes, Greece and Heraklion, Crete replace Alexandria, Egypt. Three are departures affected: 28 September, 10 October and 22 October 2015.
MSC Sinfonia: 12-night Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea sailings from Genoa – Burgas, Bulgaria replaces Odessa, Ukraine. Two departure dates are affected: 17 September and 11 October 2015.
MSC Fantasia: 11-night Eastern Mediterranean sailings – Rhodes, Greece and Heraklion, Crete replace Alexandria, Egypt. Six departure dates are affected: 17 December 2015, 8 January, 30 January, 21 February, 14 March and 25 March 2016.
In addition, Egypt port calls have been removed from the repositioning Grand Voyages of MSC Sinfonia and MSC Musica when the ships leave Europe in October and November and head for their winter home ports in Durban, South Africa and Dubai, UAE respectively.
MSC Sinfonia will instead visit Heraklion, Crete and Eilat, Israel, and MSC Musica will call at Heraklion.
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