Beginning in October 2011, Abu Dhabi will become a homeport for MSC Cruises’ luxurious 59,000-ton Lirica. MSC Lirica is also one of the lines most modern ships featuring Italian design, Internet cafes, and Wi-Fi throughout, an American-style Beverly Hills bar, English-style Lord Nelson pub, and spacious balcony suites. The ship has two elegant restaurants – La Bussola and L’lppocampo, as well as an outdoor restaurant, La pergola. For lunch, guests can eat at Le Bistrot Cafeteria which features Italian and International Cuisine.
Although Lirica travels to exciting destinations that offer endless opportunities to explore and seek entertainment, onboard activities are just as exciting. The ship features 713-seat Broadway Theater, Blue Club Disco, Las vegas Casino, Virtual Reality Games, and a video game room. The ship has eight bars and lounges with varying themes as well as spa services, a health club, and upscale retail shops.
Lirica is large enough to accommodate 1,560 guests (double occupancy). The ship has 132 suites with private balcony, 2 family size suites, and 370 outside cabins, 276 inside cabins. Accommodations include a mini bar, safe, TV, telephone, AC, and bathroom with bathtub and shower.
MSC Lirica will travel from Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed Port to five destinations between November 2011 and March 2012. Nineteen eight-day/seven-night cruises will travel regionally from Abu Dhabi to Muscat, Al Fujayrah, Bahrain, Dubai, and back to the capital.
MSC Abu Dhabi cruises are on sale now at half off the brochure price of $1,300. To book a cruise, visit the official MSC Cruise website at www.msccruiseusa.com.
About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises has been in service since 1998 and it is owned by the Mediterranean Shipping Company. MSC Cruises is considered the top European cruise thanks to its excellent ‘Italian service’, fine cuisine, and itineraries that cover dozens of exotic locations around the world. MSC Cruises features Mediterranean sailings, Northern Europe sailings, Transatlantic sailings, Caribbean sailings, South America sailings, and South Africa sailings.
Eastern and Western Mediterranean sailings travel to places such as Venice, Florence, Casablanca, Istanbul, Dubrovnik, Marseilles, Sicily, France, Barcelona, Alexandria, Ephesus, Athens, Yalta, Odessa, and more. MSC Cruise Line Northern Europe sailings travel to Russia, Stockholm, Denmark, Norway, and Estonia while Transatlantic sailings travel from Ft. Lauderdale or Europe around the world. Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Key West are on the Caribbean cruise menu and during MSC Cruises’ South America sailings passengers will visit Brazil and its numerous beach towns such as Ipanema and Copacabana. And finally, South Africa sailings feature visits to Port Victoria in the Seychelles, Zanzibar, the city of Durban, Cape Town, the Canary Islands, Alexandria, Ajaccio and more!
Besides regular cruises, MSC Cruises also offers a variety of theme cruises such as hobby cruises, baseball greats cruises, astral theme cruises, well-being cruises, golf cruises, bridge cruises, food & wine cruises, big band cruises, and even singles cruises.
MSC Cruises’ features more than 70 ports of call and hundreds of shore excursions ranging from rainforest hikes and historic tours to snorkeling and shopping in open-air markets. Just a few MSC Cruise Line tours include: panoramic tours, walking tours, bus tours, bike tours, and ATV tours.
The MSC Cruises’ fleet includes 11 luxury liners, each its own individual style and amenities. The MSC Cruises fleet includes: MSC Magnifica, MSC Fantasia, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Opera, MSC Lirica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Melody, and MSC Rhapsody. Just a few of the ships’ amenities include: casinos, discos, gyms, spas, beauty salons, cinemas, libraries, jogging tracks, laundry services, and conference facilities. Guests can also find plenty of duty free shopping aboard MSC ships as well.
If you are interested in booking an MSC Cruise Lines vacation, booking online has several advantages. If you book early online, you can save hundreds of dollars. Booking early can cost you as little as $1,149 for an interior room (12-day cruise) up to $2,049 for a suite with balcony (12-day cruise). MSC Cruises features sailings ranging from 3 days up to 22 days. MSC Cruise Line features a wide range of Internet only specials as well. A good example is MSC Cruise Lines Eastern and Western Caribbean Cruises. The seven night Caribbean cruise may cost as little as $75 per night, especially if you book off-season. Not only can you enjoy discounts of up to 50% on MSC Caribbean cruises, but kids under 17 sail free These discounts may be available through your local travel agent as well, so inquire within.