MSC Cruises to deploy second ship in China in 2024

MSC Cruises to deploy second ship in China in 2024

The line will be the only international cruise brand to deploy two ships in China in 2024

MSC Cruises will deploy MSC Splendida as its second ship in China in 2024, following thepreviously announced operation of MSC Bellissima in the market during the spring season.

The line has also added more sailings with MSC Bellissima extendingitsdeployment in China from April until September 2024 to operate itineraries from both Shenzhen and Shanghai.

MSC Bellissima will make her Shenzhen debut on 29 June with eight sailings of two-to-five-night itineraries with calls to Hong Kong, Okinawa, Yaeyama Islands and Miyako Island.

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The ship will operate eight sailings between 31 July and 6 September of four to six nights from Shanghai to Japan, including Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Osaka, Okinawa and Shimonoseki.

Helen Huang, president of MSC Cruises China,said: “There is clearly a strong demand for vacations at sea in China and our decision to deploy two modern vessels in 2024 featuring our ‘ship within a ship concept’–MSC Yacht Club–to the country amply demonstrates a rapid recovery in its cruise industry and an appetite for premium voyages.”


MSC Bellissima will start cruises from Keelung in Taiwan, China,from January 2024 and will become the first international cruise ship to return to the country since 2020 and the largest and most modern vessel to operate in Asia.

MSC Splendida’s winter 2024 itineraries from Shenzhen are currently being finalised.

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