Bermuda is awfully popular these days. Holland America recently announced new Bermuda itineraries for 2010, and now MSC Cruises is experimenting with a handful of Bermuda cruises in 2009 and 2010.
In spring 2009, MSC will visit Bermuda for the first time ever. MSC Orchestra will depart Ft. Lauderdale on April 25 and spend three days in King's Wharf; the rest of the itinerary includes a stop in Nassau and two sea days.
The new MSC Magnifica (it debuts December 5, 2009) will sail a seven-night "Bermuda -- Paradise in Pink" itinerary on April 17, 2010. Like Orchestra's itinerary the year before, the sailing includes three days in King's Wharf and a day in Nassau. In addition, Magnifica's trans-Atlantic cruise on April 24 will include an overnight stop in King's Wharf.
MSC currently does not have plans for a full season of Bermuda cruises, unlike Holland America, which has scheduled its Veendam to sail regular summer and fall Bermuda cruises in 2010 and 2011.
--by Erica Silverstein, Associate Editor
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MSC Plans First Visits to Bermuda
September 3, 2008