MSC Cruises has announced the return of shipments and landings in Funchal aboard MSC Poesia on its route through the Western Mediterranean in October and November 2020. It will now be possible to board and disembark in Madeira for 2 new 13-day cruises, an 8-day Genoa / Funchal or a 6-day Funchal / Genoa.
The two 13-day cruises that allow embarkation and disembarkation in Madeira depart on October 17 and 29, 2020, to Malaga, Civitavecchia (Rome), Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona, Casablanca and Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands , before returning to Funchal again. These departures have prices starting at 879 euros, price per person in double cabin.
The voyage of positioning of the ship from Italy to Madeira will also be available. On October 10, 2020, the MSC Poesia departs from Genoa for an 8-day itinerary with stops in Marseille, Barcelona, Casablanca and Santa Cruz de Tenerife before arriving in Funchal, being available for bookings starting at 269 euros, price per person in double cabin. This itinerary also allows you to board in Barcelona.
At the end of the operation, Madeira will be able to embark in Funchal on November 10, 2020 for a 6-day minicruiser, calling at Malaga, Civitavecchia (Roma) and disembarking in Genoa, priced from 179 euros, price per person in double stateroom.
“MSC Cruises is again the only cruise company to allow shipments and arrivals in Madeira and we are very pleased to be able to give this opportunity to Madeira again,” said MSC Cruises’ general director in Portugal.
“Our office in Portugal is constantly reviewing MSC’s itineraries and we have made every effort to bring this itinerary back to meet the expectations of our customers, allowing us to visit interesting ports in Europe, with boarding at the door of the house.” added Eduardo Cabrita. “We feel that there is an increasing interest in the product cruises in general, even in shipments in Barcelona or Venice but we also know that having this possibility of embarking in Funchal will certainly be of value to many of our local customers. We hope that with our expansion plan and with the coming of new ships, the natural diversification of itineraries and destinations can bring more and more possibilities for Madeira to be on the MSC Cruises route. “