This MSC Bellissima sailed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at the weekend to prepare for her first 21st voyage summer in the Red Sea.
The ship has become the largest cruise ship ever operated in the Red Sea. It will provide three and four-night cruises from the summer base in Jeddah to Safaga, Egypt, and Aqaba, Jordan, between the end of July and the end of October.
The summer voyage will be in addition to the 2021/2022 Red Sea winter voyage previously announced by MSC Cruises, which will start from Jeddah in November.
MSC Bellissima will be MSC Cruises’ eighth cruise ship to resume passenger voyages. The other three ships are ready to start future voyages. By the end of summer, half of the company’s fleet will return to the sea.
Five Mediterranean cruise ships currently sail in the Mediterranean MSC Grandiosa, MSC Seaside, MSC Orchestra, MSC Splendida, and MSC Magnifica. MSC Virtuosa operates in the UK. MSC Seaview sails in the Baltic Sea.
MSC Meraviglia will resume Caribbean voyages from Miami on August 2 and join the area on September 18, when MSC Divina will resume voyages from Port Canaveral near Orlando, Florida.
The MSC Seashore will be commissioned in August, sailing in the western Mediterranean. Then the company’s latest flagship will move to Miami in November, sailing in the Caribbean Sea for a season.