MSC Cruises has unveiled a new range of trips to the Mediterranean, Antilles and the Caribbean.

For starters, from April 2017, MSC Cruises will be adding a new destination to its eastern Mediterranean itineraries. 

Guests departing on cruises from Venice will now get the chance to discover the city of Saranda in Albania.

It will be the first global cruise line to make weekly calls to Saranda Port with its MSC Poesia cruise ship.

Itineraries that include Saranda, will feature seven different destinations in seven days, and call at Bari, Katakolon, Olympia, Athens, Mykonos and Dubrovnik before Saranda.

On these cruises, visitors will be able to see the Blue Eye Spring and enjoy the natural parks. 

About Saranda

The historic town, which was founded in the 6th century B.C, is located on the Albanian Riviera and hosts plenty of UNESCO-protected archaeological finds as well as other attractions.

Saranda is one of the most important tourist locations in Albania. For visitors there are plenty of bars and restaurants which offer visitors local produce such as freshly caught seafood.

Saranda used to be a tranquil fishing village but now is a busy city with much for visitors to enjoy.

Other destinations and itineraries

Other highlights of the new range include cruises to Antilles, which will start in November 2017. MSC Fantasia, one of the company’s largest ships, will take visitors from Martinique and Guadeloupe, and will offer two different cruise schedules.  

Stops will include St Maarten, Tortola, Kingstown, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Dominica. 

Cruises to the Caribbean, meanwhile scheduled for October 2018 – include a seven night trip travelling to Philipsburg, San Juan, and Nassau. 

Other Caribbean cruise trips will include the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Mexico and Cuba.

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