You can be a tourist, a traveller, or even a recluse, but every one of us has dreamed of a world tour! Whether it is visiting famous destinations, unknown corners, quaint little towns or vast bustling cities, there is a thrill in exploring the world from one corner to the other. However, some lucky few get a chance to see the world in a different way than in planes, trains or cars. These are the people who can afford to explore the world one cruise at a time! Whether it's cruising to one destination in southeast Asia, or cruising to the Bahamas or Hawaii or even the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, there is an uncharted thrill in discovering the world by sea that is still largely untapped.
MSC Cruises is a company that caters to people who like exploring the world through its oceans. And they have come up with the most epic cruise possible!
On board their ship MSC Magnifica, they are taking travellers on a real tour of the globe; one single westbound trip across most continents, over 119 days. Starting from January 5, 2019, the cruise will begin from Genoa, Italy and after a 119-day journey across the world, making 49 stops in 32 countries, will come back to the same place on May 3, 2019.
Of the 119 days, 58 will be at sea, with two days each in Panama And Suez Canal. Around 61 days will be spent visiting all corners of the world from well-known destinations such as Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Colombia, Mexico, USA, Australia, Singapore, UAE to relatively unknown destinations like American Samoa, Western Samoa, Tonga, French Polynesia and Cartagena.
The journey begins through famous European ports including Marseille in France, Barcelona and Malaga in Spain, and Funchal in Portugal. Then you cross the Atlantic and land in the Caribbean with stops in St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and many others. In the USA, cities like Los Angeles, Hawaii and Polynesia will have extended stays so as to give the travellers an immersive experience of the local cultures and sights. The cruise will also stop at far-flung spots like Tonga and Bora Bora!
From USA it's all the way to Australian and New Zealand. From there it's off to South East Asia, discovering gems of Thailand, Singapore and the beautiful Maldives. Lastly, after crossing the Suez Canal, the ship reaches the Middle East, covering the jewels of UAE and Oman. The cruise will then dock in Jordan where you will get a chance to explore the historical sites of Aqaba in Jordan and Egypt. From there it's cruising back to Europe and ending the journey after a mesmerising stop in Greece.
The cruise will also include 15 different shore excursions such as lagoon snorkelling, national park tours and city tours. You can also indulge in activities such as food tours, guided shopping tours and more.
The cruise ship itself will be super grand. On board, there will be five different categories of rooms – Interior State Room, Room With Partial Ocean View, Ocean View Room, Balcony State Room and Suites.
There are four restaurants, and 11 bars on the ship. The two restaurants that will serve buffet lunch and dinner, will also have unlimited wine by the glass (white, red and rosé wine), mineral water, draught beer and soft drinks, free of charge.
Here is a video showing you all the epic places you will be visiting and all the experiences you will gather from this cruise! You can know more about it here.
The prices for this cruise will start from $16,999 or €12,589 or ₹10 lakh and the tickets are currently on sale for MSC Voyagers Club members and will go on sale to the public on December 14. Yes, it is expensive, but it will be worth it.
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