Dual world cruises depart for MSC Cruises

Industry first - MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica depart simultaneously from Genoa

Last Thursday [5 January 2023], MSC Cruises wished bon voyage to guests aboard MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica as the two ships departed from Genoa, Italy for simultaneous world cruises – an industry first.

Sailing together for the start of the cruises, the two ships will part ways at the edge of the Mediterranean for different routes around the globe. MSC Magnifica is operating a 119-day voyage and MSC Poesia a 117-day trip onboard.

On top of the high-quality, international dining options that MSC Cruises’ guests have come to expect, those sailing the 2023 world cruises can experience something extra special with menus crafted by a line-up of award-winning chefs. Chefs will join the cruises at different intervals to prepare a complete menu from three to four courses, each showcasing the very best of their respective cuisines from around the world.

MSC Poesia will visit 53 destinations in 33 countries over 118 days

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On board both ships: Veteran Brazilian Chef and Restauranteur Allan Vila Espejo will serve a menu including authentic Manioc soup and Bahia-style fish stew with sweet peppers and coconut milk.

On board MSC Magnifica: Renowned Peruvian Chef James Berckemeyer will serve a spectacular menu including Peruvian veal cheek and local caramel pudding ‘Suspiro de Lucuma’.

On board MSC Poesia: Internationally-renowned Japanese-American Chef Roy Yamaguchi will serve a standout menu including grilled teriyaki pork chop with Hawaiian chimichurri. Plus, Michelin-starred Swedish chef, TV personality and author Niklas Ekstedt will serve dishes inspired by natural ingredients and his farm-to-ocean ethos.

If that wasn’t enough, the chefs will also be on hand to greet guests in person as they taste their delicacies in the ship’s main restaurants.

To further enrich guests’ experiences MSC Cruises has also carefully crafted a special enrichment program with everything from ice carving and champagne tasting, a wide range of guest lectures on specialist topics, more than 30 different full-scale production shows, guest entertainers plus dance classes, languages schools and more!

MSC Magnifica will explore 43 destinations including Hobart, Sydney, Cairns and Darwin in Australia.

Guests still wishing to explore far and wide in 2023 can book the last remaining cabins for shorter segments of the MSC World Cruises 2023.

Departing in January 2024, cabins are still available for the 2024 MSC World Cruise, with a brand-new itinerary that includes 52 amazing destinations in 31 different countries. Navigating the Med, Red Sea, South Africa, South America, Caribbean, USA & Canada, before returning to Europe via Greenland and Iceland.

One of the standout features of the 2024 world cruise is a segment that explores the Brazilian Amazon via the mighty Amazon river.

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