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September 18, 2009

Countdown to the Caribbean: MSC Cruises Ready For Exciting Season with MSC Poesia, Lineup of Theme

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The countdown continues as MSC Cruises prepares for an exciting 2009-10 Caribbean season that includes the much-anticipated arrival of MSC Poesia in North American waters, a wide variety of special theme cruises and interesting itineraries.

The Italian, family-owned line is bringing the elegant MSC Poesia to Fort Lauderdale for a season featuring itineraries of 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-nights throughout the Caribbean and to Bermuda during the winter season before returning to Europe in spring 2010.

MSC Poesia features 1,275 staterooms, of which 80% are outside staterooms and 65% have a balcony. There will be 2 pools and 4 hot tubs, a 13,000-square-foot spa, and four restaurants, including a Sushi Bar themed restaurant.

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MSC Poesia will arrive in Fort Lauderdale Nov. 10, after a 17-night transatlantic journey from Venice. Her Caribbean season will include:

  • 5-night sailings: Nov. 10 and Nov. 15
  • 10-night itineraries - Nov. 20, Nov. 30, Dec. 10
  • 7-night Christmas itinerary, departing Dec. 20
  • 7-night New Year's itinerary, departing Dec. 27
  • 7-night itineraries - a variety of eastern and western itineraries Jan. 16-April 10
  • 7-night Bermuda itinerary - departing April 17, features 3 nights in Bermuda
  • 3-night Bahamas cruise, departing April 24

    MSC Poesia departs Fort Lauderdale April 27 on an 18-night voyage to Hamburg.

    Guests can experience an extensive lineup of theme cruises during the 2009-10 season, including:

  • President's Cruise: Nov. 10, 2009 -- 5-night "Caribbean Escape"
  • Latin Music: Jan. 23 -- 7-night "Eastern Caribbean Enchantment"
  • Comedy: Jan. 30 -- 7-night "Eastern Caribbean Enchantment"
  • Country Music: Feb. 20 -- 7-night "Eastern Caribbean Enchantment"
  • Oldies Music: March 20 -- 7-night "Eastern Caribbean Dream"
  • Festa Italiana: April 10 -- 7-night "Island Treasures & Ancient Temples"
  • Baseball Greats: Nov. 20, 2009 10-night "Dazzling Dutch Caribbean & The Panama Canal"; 7-night sailings: Jan. 16 and Feb. 6 "Island Treasures & Ancient Temples"; March 6 "Eastern Caribbean Enchantment"; April 3 "Eastern Caribbean Dream."
  • Big Band: Dec. 10, 2009 -- 10-night "Remarkable Rainforests & The Panama Canal"
  • Polka: Jan. 9 -- 7-night "Eastern Caribbean Enchantment"
  • Baseball Greats & Big Band: Feb. 27 -- 7-night "Island Treasures & Ancient Temples"

    For more about MSC Cruises or contact a travel agent at #1-800-738-8837.

    Posted by Denise at September 18, 2009 10:04 AM
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