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MSC Cruises Bases New Ship in Piraeus, Greece

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MSC Cruises hosted a special event on board MSC Musica at the port of Piraeus to celebrate the ship's summer 2023 sailing season in the East Mediterranean. This marks the second time that MSC Cruises has based a ship in Greece and the first time that MSC Musica will be homeported in the country. MSC Musica will be operating 26 seven-night voyages until October, with ports of call including Santorini and Mykonos in Greece, Kusadasi in Turkey, Haifa in Israel, and Limassol in Cyprus.

MSC Cruises had previously announced its intention to increase capacity to cater to the growing demand from Greeks and international passengers, and MSC Musica will fulfill that objective. The line is confident of a successful sailing season and is looking forward to welcoming repeat holidaymakers as well as those new to cruise.

"When we first based a ship last year in Piraeus – MSC Lirica – we said that for the 2023 summer season we would increase our capacity to cater for the growth in demand from Greek holidaymakers, as well as international guests. MSC Musica fulfills that objective and we’re very confident of a successful sailing season and welcoming many repeat holidaymakers onboard as well as those that are new to cruise," said Angelo Capurro, Sales Executive Director – New Emerging Markets, MSC Cruises

In addition to the seven ships in the Eastern Mediterranean, MSC Cruises’ ‘Stay & Cruise’ packages launched in 2022 will be available from July to include a two-night ‘Athens Experience’ in a four-star hotel with airport and port transfers. MSC Cruises is committed to Greece and has made it the main focus of its summer 2023 season.