MSC Magnifica will depart from Genoa on January 5, 2025, with the possibility of boarding a day earlier from Civitavecchia.
After the great success of the MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica double world tour and the excellent performance of the 2024 world tour, also departing from Genoa, Italy confirms itself as the world capital of world travel. world cruises.
The big novelty of the 2025 edition will be the discovery of Australia and New Zealand with 19 sailing days only on a completely new continent.
MSC Cruises today announces the opening of sales for MSC World Cruise 2025 with a new itinerary aboard MSC Magnifica. The ship will set sail from Genoa on January 5, 2025, with the possibility of boarding from Civitavecchia on January 4.
The 116-night round-the-world trip will visit 50 breathtaking destinations in 21 countries, with seven overnight stays. There are many innovations planned for this new three-month itinerary that will take cruise passengers to five continents, cross three of the world’s largest oceans and sail over 30,000 nautical miles.
With an array of breathtaking landscapes, natural beauty, cosmopolitan cities and world-renowned historical sites, this incredible journey will be unforgettable and broaden your horizons with new tastes and traditions, different cultures and communities, all while offering authentic global experiences.
Set sail from Genoa, followed by France and Spain before reaching Casablanca, Morocco, a unique place to lose yourself in the suggestive markets and medinas. After a week of sailing, guests will be enchanted by the wild beauty of Mindelo, the capital of Cape Verde.
After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, guests will spend ten days exploring South America, with overnight stops in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Valparaiso, Chile, as well as visiting the breathtaking Falkland Islands, and the southernmost point of the continent, Ushuaia.
MSC Magnifica will then cross the South Pacific Ocean sailing for almost two weeks between the tropical islands: the famous Easter Island (Chile), Moorea (French Polynesia) and Aitutaki and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.
Then the long discovery of Australia and New Zealand will begin, starting with the northern islands of the latter. This tourist area is a popular destination for great fishing also because it is inhabited by Maori, the indigenous people of the country. Over eight days, guests will have the opportunity to visit the cities of Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Christchurch and Dunedin, followed by an extraordinary fjord cruise on Milford Sound in southern New Zealand.
During her second month of sailing, MSC Magnifica will call on Sydney, Australia for one of the highlights of the cruise: 19 days sailing along the country’s beautiful and rugged south and west coasts, with stops at breathtaking locations. beauty, national parks and modern beach towns.
Guests will be able to visit the natural paradise of Eden, famous for its oysters, food and amazing beaches. Immerse yourself in the trendy city of Melbourne, experience an outdoor adventure in Adelaide, Penneshaw, visit the historic city of Albany, and explore the bustling seaside town of Busselton and the famous Margaret River wine region.
Finally, they will be able to immerse themselves in the relaxed atmosphere of Perth and admire the magnificent city of Broome, where the hinterland meets the sea.
Arriving in the lush tropical climate of Asia, the ship will first dock in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia. After an overnight stay that will allow guests to explore the island’s natural beauty, the scenario will change completely when MSC Magnifica sails to the pearl of Southeast Asia, Singapore, where everyone will be enchanted by its futuristic architecture characterized by a mosaic of gardens. vertical. To complete the Asian itinerary, guests will visit Port Klang and Penang in Malaysia, followed by the idyllic island of Phuket in Thailand.
Then it will be the turn of Sri Lanka with a stop in Colombo, and then again in Aqaba, in Jordan, to get lost in the marvelous archaeological site of Petra, known throughout the world.
After that, the ship will stop at the beautiful resort of Sharm el-Sheikh and the ancient sites of Luxor (from the port of Safaga), then pass through the Suez Canal and arrive in Alexandria, from where it will be possible to visit Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza.
To conclude this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary, MSC Magnifica will sail back to Europe, stopping in four iconic cities in Italy and ending the voyage of discovery in Genoa.