MSC Splendida has become at the fifth MSC Cruises ship to restart summer sailings with a seven-night eastern Mediterranean itinerary from the northern Italian port of Trieste.
The ship is calling into Ancona, Dubrovnik, Bari, Corfu and Kotor or Split in Croatia with embarkation available in each of the Italian ports.
Ancona was recently added to the itinerary to give passengers an opportunity to discover the capital of Italy’s Marche region.
The itinerary is designed to appeal to holidaymakers from the Schengen area of Europe, especially Germany, Austria and Switzerland given the relative ease of ground transportation links to join the ship in Trieste.
Four daily transfer shuttles will run from Venice’s Marco Polo airport and one from the city centre to the cruise terminal in Trieste for passengers who have flown to Italy from Europe.
MSC Grandiosa and MSC Seaside are already sailing in the westeren Med, MSC Orchestra in the eastern Med and flagship MSC Virtuosa in the UK for British guests only.
MSC Magnifica will resume sailings on June 20 from Italy for voyages in the east Med, MSC Seaview on July 3 from Kiel in Germany for sailings in the Baltic Sea to Sweden and Estonia followed by MSC Seashore making its debu from the end of July in the western Mediterranean.