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MSC Cruises Opens Ex UK 2026 Itineraries Early

MSC Cruises Virtuosa
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MSC Cruises UK and Ireland has opened sales for 2026 ex UK itineraries, departing Southampton onboard MSC Virtuosa.

2026 itineraries include a 7 or 14-night cruise to the Mediterranean, Iceland and Norway, including an overnight stay in the beautiful Reykjavík and a visit to brand-new destinations Akureyri and Isafjordur.

Guests can also choose a 9-night Mediterranean cruise calling at Lisbon, Gibraltar, Malaga and Cadiz on 20th August.

Holidaymakers looking to book a short getaway can join a two-night mini cruise from Southampton stopping at Cherbourg (France), Bruges (Belgium) or Cobh, (Cork, Ireland).

Itineraries are also available during the school Summer holidays for example one of the 14-night sailings around the Mediterranean calling at La Coruna, Cadiz, Malaga, Alicante, Palma, Barcelona, Valencia and Lisbon departing in July.

MSC Cruises ships offer an incredible choice of international dining options, world-class entertainment, award-winning facilities and activities for families and children of all ages, luxurious spas and fitness centres as well as comfortable, stylish accommodation to meet every need.

Antonio Paradiso, Vice President of International Sales for MSC Group’s Cruise Division and Managing Director for the UK & Ireland said:

“I am pleased that we are offering our lovely customers the opportunity to start booking their holidays two (plus) years in advance, especially as we will be the first contemporary cruise line to open 2026 sales.

“For the first time ever, we will have three summer seasons open at the same time. As we are on track to have a record-breaking year in 2024, our travel agents will play a crucial role in selling our 2026 itineraries to our UK and Irish customers.

“Booking a cruise early is one of the best ways to take advantage of new itineraries when they are released.

“There are two compelling reasons why you should book in advance. First, some cabin categories are usually in high demand when new cruises are released, so it is important that customers book early to avoid disappointment.

“And secondly, fares are determined by supply and demand, therefore new itineraries tend to have the best and most affordable prices.”

For more information on the MSC Cruises fleet and the wide variety of itineraries and shore excursions, head to the MSC Cruises website: www.msccruises.co.uk.

Click here to explore our exclusive ship’s page on MSC Virtuosa!