Friday, June 10, 2011

MSC Cruises Returns to Tunisia

MSC Cruises has announced plans to return calls to Tunis at the port of La Goulette regularly, with sailings beginning July 5. MSC Fantasia and MSC Lirica are scheduled to return to La Goulette on July 5, with MSC Splendida and MSC Sinfonia calling at the port the next day. According to MSC Cruises’ worldwide chief-executive-officer, Pierfrancesco Vago, Tunis is back to normal and security is now stable.

The four MSC ships visiting La Goulette will offer 7-night cruises exploring the Western Mediterranean, with MSC Lirica calling at Genoa (Italy), Ajaccio (France), Civitavecchia (Italy), Salerno (Italy), La Goulette (Tunisia), Palma de Mallorca (Majorca, Spain), Marseille (France) and Genoa (Italy); MSC Fantasia calling at Genoa (Italy), Marseille (France), Barcelona (Spain), La Goulette (Tunisia), La Valletta (Malta), Messina (Italy), Civitavecchia (Italy) and Genoa (Italy); MSC Splendida calling at Genoa (Italy), Naples (Italy), Palermo (Italy), La Goulette (Tunisia), Palma, Barcelona (Spain), Marseille (France) and Genoa (Italy); and MSC Sinfonia calling at Livorno (Italy), Villefranche (France), Valencia (Spain), Ibiza (Spain), La Goulette (Tunisia), Catania (Italy), Naples (Italy) and Livorno (Italy). MSC Cruises will also be offering Tunis as a winter destination on MSC Splendida’s 7-night cruises between December 2011 and March 2012, departing from Genoa.

“We are glad to offer our guests one of their favorite destinations again for this summer’s 7-night cruises in the Mediterranean. Tourism represents one of the biggest resources for this country’s economic revival and we are proud to be making our contribution,” said Vago.

Guests visiting Tunis can enjoy its renowned North African hospitality on a varied array of excursions offered by MSC Cruises. The city welcomes MSC guests and enchants with its famous archeological site at Carthage, typical spice market in the Medina, traditional fishing village Sidi Bou Said, and more including La Goulette.

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