With port unavailability worldwide, MSC Cruises has announced the cancelation of its planned 2022 world cruise that was set to sail on the MSC Poesia. The cruise line will be adding a second ship to its world cruise itinerary in 2023 as the MSC Poesia will be joined by the MSC Magnifica.
Two World Cruises
The cruise ships will host over 5000 combined guests for a journey around the world. Although the cruises will be simultaneous, they won’t be taking the same route. MSC Magnifica will replicate the itinerary that was supposed to take place on MSC Poesia for the 2022 world cruise, giving guests that had originally booked the 2022 world cruise another opportunity to sail with the same itinerary.
“Unfortunately we had no choice but to cancel the 2022 MSC World Cruise but we know that a world cruise really is the voyage of a lifetime for many people and so it was important to us to offer the best possible solution for our loyal guests.”Gianni Onorato – MSC Cruises CEO
Bookings for MSC Magnifica’s 2023 World Cruise are now open, and guests that originally booked on the 2022 voyage will be contacted soon and given priority booking.
The two vessels will begin their journeys together as they travel the Mediterranean, and part ways after crossing the Atlantic. Magnifica will circumnavigate South America, cross the southern Pacific Ocean, then head onto the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, and through the Suez Canal back into the Mediterranean.
MSC Poesia will transit the Panama Canal then travel up the west coast of Central and North America, then move onto the Pacific Ocean and spend an extended period of time in Asia. Crossing the Indian Ocean, the ship will then head through the Suez Canal back into the Mediterranean.
The cruise fare for this 2023 world voyage, which starts at $15,549 per person, will visit 43 destinations in 24 countries across five continents. The fare includes 15 shore excursions, a beverage package, and a 30 percent discount on laundry.