MSC Cruises to expand Saudi Arabia programme this summer

MSC Cruises to expand Saudi Arabia programme this summer

The line’s MSC Bellissima will homeport in Jeddah from July with three- and four-night cruises to Egypt and Jordan

MSC Cruises, the contemporary brand of the Cruise Division of MSC Group, has announced that MSC Bellissima will sail 21 Red Sea voyages from Jeddah between late July and October 2021.

MSC Bellissima, which first came to service in 2019, will offer three- and four-night cruises to Safaga for Luxor, Egypt or Aqaba for Petra, Jordan before returning to her Saudi homeport.

MSC Bellissima will be the largest cruise ship to sail the waters of the Red Sea to date and the summer programme will be followed by MSC Cruises winter 2021/22 Red Sea voyages from Jeddah starting in November.

MSC Bellissima is one of MSC Cruises’ most innovative ships, fitted with cutting-edge technology to reduce her environmental footprint

The vessel hosts hours of family entertainment and features a Mediterranean-style promenade with an 80-metre LED sky screen and a shopping gallery offering more than 200 brands. For those looking for rejuvenation, the Balinese MSC Aurea Spa offers 79 different body and facial treatments.


MSC Cruises executive chairman Pierfrancesco Vago said: “As the tourism industry of Saudi Arabia grows progressively for its own residents and international visitors, we at MSC Cruises are looking forward to making a positive and lasting contribution as more people explore and discover the rich heritage and incredible cultural attractions it has to offer.

“With our cruises this summer and a ship dedicated for the winter season in the Red Sea we are committed to serving holidaymakers with the very best cruise experiences. This, we believe, will accelerate the attractiveness of holidays at sea in the region and significantly help in the growth of tourism.”  

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