MSC Cruises Announces Europe 2010 Itineraries, Brochures Now Available Online

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 26 /CNW/ -- Experience the warmth and beauty
of Europe amidst the elegance and European and Italian ambiance of MSC
Cruises' newest ships with its 2010 cruise itinerary brochures now available.

    MSC Cruises' new 2010 Europe brochure outlines the line's extensive
selections. Guests can choose from 16 Mediterranean and 11 Northern European
itineraries featuring more than 60 ports of call as they sail Europe the
European way. The 2010 Europe brochures can be ordered online at

    Visit the hidden treasures of Eastern Mediterranean sites such as Venice,
Istanbul, Mykonos, Santorini, and Dubrovnik; the historic landmarks of the
Western Mediterranean such as Barcelona, Marseille, Naples, Rome, Toulon (St.
Tropez), and Monte Carlo; and the richness of the Scandinavian Fjords, the
Baltic and the North Cape of Northern Europe.

    MSC Cruises' 2010 Europe season features two exciting firsts:

    --  The introduction of MSC Magnifica: The newest in the "Musica" class of
        ships makes her debut in Europe in March, bringing the number of ships
        in the fleet to 11.  MSC Magnifica will spend the summer of 2010
        sailing 7-night roundtrip Eastern Mediterranean itineraries from
        calling at Bari, Italy; Katakolon (Olympia) Greece; Izmir and
        Turkey; and Dubrovnik, Croatia, before heading across the Atlantic to
        embark on the line's first Canada/New England fall foliage cruises.

    --  A new 11-night itinerary to Iceland and the Shetland Islands: MSC
        Poesia sails a "Land of Fire & Ice" itinerary roundtrip from Kiel on
        June 4, calling at Bergen Norway; Torshavn, Faroe Islands, Denmark;
        Akureyri, Isafjordur, and Hafnarfjordur (Reykjavik), Iceland; and
        Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom.

    MSC Cruises in the Mediterranean
    MSC Cruises will have 10 ships sailing the Mediterranean in 2010,
including the two newest, MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida. These sister-ships
with their exclusive MSC Yacht Club areas will sail a variety of 7-night

    Here are some highlights of the rest of MSC Cruises' 2010 Mediterranean

    --  MSC Fantasia: 7-night "Mediterranean Fantasy" itineraries, calling in
        Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Palermo, La Goulette, Palma de
        Mallorca, April-October.
    --  MSC Splendida: 7-night "The Splendid Mediterranean" itineraries,
        calling at Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona, La Goulette, Valletta, Messina
        and Civitavecchia, March-November.

    --  MSC Musica: 7-night "Greek Islands in the Sun" itinerary roundtrip
        Venice, calling in Bari, Italy; Corfu, Greece;  Piraeus (Athens),
        Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Katakolon (Olympia)
        Dubrovnik, Croatia; April-October.

    MSC Cruises in Northern Europe
    MSC Cruises will have three ships in Northern Europe in 2010. Experience
the folklore and tradition from Copenhagen to Rostock (Berlin), from Stockholm
to Helsinki, up to St Petersburg. Enjoy the natural beauty of the fjords and
the diverse cultures. Or cruise through the North Sea and south into the
Mediterranean, visiting countries that are vastly different.

    Itineraries include:

    --  MSC Poesia: 11-night "Voyage to the Top of the World" and 7-night
        "Route of the Vikings" and "Baltic Beauty & Russian Riches"
        from Copenhagen, June-August.
    --  MSC Opera: 11-night "Czarist Russia Revealed," "Land of the Midnight
        Sun" and "Fairytale Towns & Fascinating Fjords" from Dover,

    --  MSC Orchestra: alternating 7-night "Baltic Castles and Russian
        from Copenhagen and Kiel and "Fascinating Fjords" from Copenhagen and
        Kiel, May-August.

    For the convenience of our guests, MSC Cruises offers alternate departure
ports, such as Barcelona, Rome, Venice, Copenhagen, Dover, Amsterdam, Naples,
Genoa, Bari, Marseille, and Kiel on many itineraries, which allows guests to
custom-design their European experience.

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    About MSC Cruises:
    MSC Cruises has the most modern fleet in the world with ten ships: MSC
Splendida and MSC Fantasia (the largest ships built for a European ship
owner), MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC
Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Melody. The fleet cruises year round in the
Mediterranean and seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the
Caribbean, North America and Canada, South America, the Indian Ocean, South
and West Africa. MSC Magnifica launches in 2010. MSC Cruises recently forged a
three-year, million-dollar partnership with UNICEF to fund a community project
in Brazil while increasing awareness of this cause onboard its ships.


For further information:

For further information: MSC CRUISES (USA), Inc.: Public Relations
Agency, DMOA, +1-973-605-2121,; or Julianne Carelli, Manager,
Public Relations, +1-954-958-3262, Web Site:

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