MSC Lirica will offer a newly designed seven-night itinerary with 28 sailings between April 2022 and October 2023 from Piraeus calling Kusadasi, Turkey; Haifa, Israel; Limassol, Cyprus and the Greek islands of Rhodes and Santorini before returning to Piraeus.
The ship’s guests can begin their seven-night cruises with embarkation at Piraeus for the first time, plus Kusadasi, Haifa and Limassol.
“Greece will be a major player in our Eastern Mediterranean cruise program next summer… Athens airport will also play an important role with many guests flying from throughout Europe and North America to join MSC Lirica and enjoy one of the safest holidays options out there whilst having a memorable time on board,” MSC Cruises Executive Director Angelo Capurro said.
The Greek island of Crete will also be a port of call in MSC Lirica’s four 11-night sailings in the Eastern Mediterranean during November and December 2022 with visits to Heraklion.
Voyages on board MSC Lirica will be, as they are for all of the company’s ships, only open to guests who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Greece will also feature in three other ship’s East Mediterranean itineraries. MSC Armonia, will call Piraeus on a weekly basis during the summer months and MSC Fantasia from September 2022 will similarly perform 11-night cruises to the Greek port for guests to visit Athens.
The summer sailings for MSC Musica include calls at Katakolon for Olympia, Heraklion and Santorini.