Cruise Saudi and MSC Cruise have today (21/04) announced the coming together to develop Saudi Arabia’s cruise industry, a landmark agreement.
The launch of Red Sea cruises coming this winter from November 2021 to March 2022, deploying MSC Magnifica and MSC Virtuosa which will see up to 170,000 passengers explore Saudi Arabia’s historical, cultural and natural treasures.
Fawaz Farooqui, managing director of Cruise Saudi said: “We are delighted to work with MSC Cruises and are keen to forge a long-term partnership.”
“We look forward to exploring opportunities to increase the number and size of vessels operating on Saudi routes in the future. Saudi Arabia has a lot to offer visitors, and the new collaboration will open doors for intrepid travellers from across the globe to be amongst the first to experience the rich Saudi heritage and warm, hospitality.”
“Meanwhile, by welcoming international tourists to these emerging destinations, it will create new sources of income for local communities.”
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC’s executive chairman has expressed his delight “that MSC Cruises will be in a position to contribute to the Kingdom’s opening to international visitors through becoming a premier cruise destination and I look forward to helping tourists from all over the world as well as from the Kingdom discover the incredible wonders that this country has to offer, including the untouched beauty of its coastline and historical sites.”