MSC Cruises has launched the pricing for its new Dubai to Australia itinerary.


The 33-day sailing is the line’s first foray into Australia, departing Dubai on February 21.


The cruise is being priced under the line’s new structure which is based on experiences on board rather than cabin types.


Prices for the cruise-only fare for an inside cabin with the Bella experience start from £3,129. This experience includes a cabin preference and choice of dinner sitting. The itinerary goes on sale on Friday.


MSC Orchestra will call in Mumbai, Phuket, Singapore, Bali, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.


The Bella and Fantastica experiences are available for inside, outside and balcony bookings, whereas the Aurea experience is only available on bookings for balcony cabins and suites.


The Aurea experience includes a spa package, unlimited meal-time drinks, 50% off fitness classes and recreational packages for children.


Giles Hawke (pictured), executive director for UK, Ireland and Australia, said: “We are very excited that the official launch of the new itinerary almost coincides with the launch of our new pricing structure as it not only allows an insight into the perks of the new ‘experiences’ pricing but will also give travel agents an indication to how it will work.


“We are proud to offer our clientele a brand new product and feel that this itinerary highlights MSC Cruises’ continuing evolvement and growth.”