MSC Cruises, the world’s third largest and fastest-growing cruise line, wished passengers aboard MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica a bon voyage as the two ships departed Genoa, Italy for simultaneous world cruises – a first in the industry.
Beginning their respective cruises together, the two ships will part ways at the edge of the Mediterranean and take different routes around the world. During their unforgettable 119-day voyage onboard MSC Magnifica and 117-day voyage onboard MSC Poesia, passengers will explore the globe without having to repack their luggage.
During their cruise, guests will not only visit some of the world’s most spectacular destinations, but they will also be able to explore the world through its cuisine.
In addition to the high-quality, international dining options that MSC Cruises’ passengers have come to expect, the world cruises of 2023 will feature menus created by a roster of award-winning chefs.
These chefs will join the cruises at various intervals to prepare a three- to four-course menu showcasing the finest of their respective global cuisines.
On board each vessel: Allan Vila Espejo, a renowned Brazilian chef and restaurateur, will serve authentic Manioc soup and Bahia-style fish stew with sweet peppers and coconut milk.
At the MSC Magnifica: James Berckemeyer, a reputed Peruvian chef, will serve a spectacular menu that includes Peruvian veal cheek and “Suspiro de Lucuma” caramel pudding.
On the MSC Poesia, the world-famous Japanese-American chef Roy Yamaguchi will prepare a menu that includes teriyaki pork chop with Hawaiian chimichurri.
Niklas Ekstedt, a Michelin-starred Swedish chef, TV personality, and author, will serve dishes inspired by natural ingredients and his farm-to-ocean ethos aboard the MSC Poesia.
If that wasn’t enough, the chefs will also be present in the ship’s main restaurants to greet guests as they sample their delicacies.
MSC Cruises has also meticulously designed a special enrichment programme that includes ice carving and champagne tasting, a variety of guest lectures on specialised topics, more than 30 different full-scale production shows, guest entertainers, dance classes, language schools, and more!
Cabins for the 2024 MSC World Cruise, which departs in January 2024, are still available, with a stunning, brand-new itinerary that includes 52 amazing destinations in 31 different countries. Navigating the Mediterranean, Red Sea, South Africa, South America, the Caribbean, the United States, and Canada before returning via Greenland and Iceland to Europe.
A highlight of the world cruise in 2024 is a segment that explores the Brazilian Amazon.