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