MSC Cruises will operate 21 sailings from a new dedicated terminal in Southampton for summer 2022.

MSC Magnifica’s third ex-UK season will run between April and October next year.

Cruises range from 2 to 14 nights in duration, including the Canary Islands and Madeira, Mediterranean, northern Europe and Baltic Capitals.

Many of the 21 sailings will begin on a Saturday. Highlights include three itineraries to the Baltic capitals, a 12-night cruise departing in late May, and two 14-night cruises in July and September.

Two 14-night western Mediterranean cruises in July and August have been developed with families in mind following guest and agent feedback.

In addition to new itineraries, MSC Magnifica will be back with ‘Best of British’ enhancements initially showcased in 2018, including as pie and mash, back bacon and sausages available in the buffet and kettles in cabins with Yorkshire tea. 

Prices start at £749 per person for a seven-night Norwegian fjords cruise departing on May 20, 2022 including all food, drink and service charges.

UK and Ireland managing director Antonio Paradiso said: “Throughout this difficult period we have been delighted at the continued on-going feedback from agents and guests, who are eager to sail with MSC Cruises from Southampton to new destinations.

“We are committed to providing UK holidaymakers with the holidays they want, and travel agents with cruises they want to sell.

“We hope that MSC Magnifica’s third full summer season in Southampton and her brand-new itineraries created specifically with British holidaymakers in mind, demonstrates to both our guests and the trade our continued commitment to growing the UK market.” 

He added: “The UK market is a priority for MSC Cruises and we have shown our commitment consistently over the last few years. Firstly, with our first ever full ex-UK season in 2018, then with the naming of MSC Bellissima in Southampton in 2019, followed by a second much anticipated full ex-UK season coming up this 2021 summer season, so we are anticipating another great response to having MSC Magnifica based back in the UK next summer.”