Muscat is the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman and a popular winter cruise destination for Middle East itineraries and repositioning cruises. It has a completely different feel and none of the showiness of its close neighbours Abu Dhabi and Dubai with their massive high rise buildings and glitz. Abu Dhabi is elegant and restrained in comparison, partly because all new buildings are required to be built with traditional features such as a dome. This is largely due to the influence Sultan Qaboos, the countries hereditary absolute monarch since 1970 when he began the “Renaissance for Oman” project. Huge investment on health, education and welfare has transformed the country into a prosperous world economy without losing any of its charm or heritage.
As MSC announces the end of the ‘bubbled’ shore excursions that they pioneered as party of their Back to Cruise initiative in 2020 they reveal a move into more environmentally friendly and introduces eco conscious shorex for Summer 22 . MSC ECO shore excursion experiences are aimed at minimising the environmental impact of cruisers on the ports they visit.
MSC Grandiosa will be the ship sailing from Southampton for spring/summer 2023. The ship will arrive on the 24th April 2023 and will perform 23 cruises departing from Southampton on a variety of itineraries including mini cruises to Rotterdam and Bruges, as well as the popular longer cruises taking in the Mediterranean and the Canary islands.
Baltic summer 2022 itineraries to call alternative ports in Stockholm, Helsinki or Tallinna
MSC Cruises today announced that it has suspended its ships’ calls to St Petersburg, Russia due to recent developments in the region and related security concerns
In another sign of the strength of the UK Cruise Market we hear today that MSC CRUISES EXTEND UK SEASON FOR MSC VIRTUOSA – the season will extend by a further month with the award winning* MSC Virtuosa now sailing from Southampton from 29th April – 4th November
ngs would be different aboard MSC Virtuosa, but there were six things on my first post Covid Cruise that particularly surprised me and I wanted to share them with you…