Middle East Cruise News

MSC drops prices for US market on cruises out of Saudi Arabia and UAE 

MSC Cruises USA, the American subsidiary of MSC Cruises, has dropped its cruise fares for the American market, offering cruises from just $129 on a range of select departures around the world.

In Saudi Arabia and the UAE, MSC is offering cruises of 3 and 7 days from $119 and $208 respectively. The cruises depart Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE between November 2023, and March 2024.

Other cruise sales available in Saudi Arabia include 7-night roundtrip Red Sea departures from $229 according to MSC USA’s website, and roundtrip 7-night Dubai cruises from $298.

MSC Virtuosa in Dubai.

The lowest cruise fares in Dubai are available aboard MSC Opera, the smaller of the two MSC ships homeporting in the UAE for the coming cruise season. Week-long cruises aboard its larger MSC Virtuosa start at $349.

In Saudi Arabia, MSC Orchestra is homeporting in Jeddah through the 2023/24 winter cruise season, sailing roundtrip Red Sea itineraries, with Sharm El-Sheikh and Safaga also offered as homeports.

All the prices are based on two passengers sharing an inside cabin, but the deal also includes up to $200 in onboard spending credit per cabin, while children under 12 years old cruise free.

The offer, which is subject to availability, is also valid on cruises around the world from the Caribbean and Canada to the Mediterranean and beyond.

MSC Splendida will homeport in Jeddah for the winter season.

“We’re seeing very strong bookings to start the year,” said Lynn Torrent, the EVP, and Chief Commercial Officer for MSC Cruises USA. “Our WAVE Season promotion is especially attractive as customers search for great value on their upcoming vacations.”

“The best part is how flexible the offer is,” she added. “You can stay close to home and do a classic Caribbean cruise, or you can go explore the world with our wide selection of international itineraries stretching from Northern Europe to the Red Sea.

“We have a cruise for everyone, so it’s time to get out there and enjoy the seas.”

American cruise passengers wanting to stay closer to home can sail aboard MSC Meraviglia, which will call the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal home starting in April, with select 3-night cruises starting at just $129 per person.

Another option is a 9-night journey through the southern Caribbean with stops in St. Lucia, Martinique, and more on the MSC Seaside starting at just $299 per person.

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