MSC Cruises announces a new ship in the port of Buenos Aires
The MSC Sinfonia joins the offer for the next season 2019/2020 together with the MSC Musica, the MSC Poesia, the MSC Fantasia and the MSC Seaview
MSC Cruises, the world's largest privately owned cruise line, based in Switzerland and leader in Europe, South America, South Africa and the Gulf, announced important developments for the 2019/2020 season in Argentina. This happened during a meeting on board the MSC Poesia that had the presence of the Comptroller of the Port of Buenos Aires, Gonzalo Mórtola.
The 2019/2020 season will be very important for MSC Cruises in Argentina as the Company will bring five ships to South America. Four of these ships will arrive at the port of Buenos Aires and three of them will have boarding of Argentine guests. Meanwhile, the offer will increase by 20%. Of that total, 70% is receptive and represents a growth of 40% compared to the 2018/2019 season. To this is added the arrival of a sixth ship, the MSC Magnifica, which will visit the port of Buenos Aires, as well as Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia, in its second MSC World Cruise 2020.
The MSC Musica will make 13 departures from December to March with itineraries of 8, 9 and 10 nights from Argentina to the Tropical Brazil, visiting cities such as Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Ilhabela, Ilha Grande and Punta del Este.
The MSC Sinfonia will have 13 landings, in the same period, with itineraries of 7 nights departing from Buenos Aires to the south of Brazil, visiting beaches such as Itajaí and Santos (Guaruja), as well as the historic Montevideo.
The MSC Fantasia with 6 landings in the port of Buenos Aires and embarkation of Argentines to the northeast of Brazil. Depending on the date, it will have itineraries from 11 to 16 nights.
The MSC Poesia will make 15 regular outings of 7 nights each from December 2019 to March 2020, sailing from Santos (Brazil) and visiting Punta del Este, Montevideo and Buenos Aires.
The Seaview MSC will have 20 departures from Santos to Salvador, Ilhéus, Búzios, Ilha Grande, among other wonderful destinations.
The MSC Magnifica, joins the offer by visiting the port of Buenos Aires on its second voyage, MSC World Cruise 2020, also calling in Puerto Madryn and Ushuaia.
Javier Massignani, Managing Director of MSC Cruceros in Argentina, said: "In South America, MSC Cruceros is positioned as the leading company in the market. This achievement is the result of our teamwork with travel agents and commitment to our guests. In recent years, MSC initiated an unprecedented investment process in the industry of € 13.6 billion to build 17 ships, which will expand our fleet to 29 ultra-modern ships in 2027, "and clarified," the occupation of our ships It has grown by 800% since 2003 and we have moved from transporting, per year, 127 thousand guests to 2.4 million in 2018 and we aspire to reach 5.5 million guests in 2027. "
Javier Massignani, continued: "The Company has a strong commitment to the cruise industry in the country. This is demonstrated, with the incorporation of a new option for the Argentine public, expanding our capacity of offer from Buenos Aires, being a challenge and a pride for us, since it represents an increase of 20% of the offer in the port of Buenos Aires. Aires regarding the 2018/2019 season. This has been achieved thanks to teamwork with our main distribution channel travel agencies on the one hand and the authorities of the port of Buenos Aires on the other because the growth is aligned with the positive decisions of the National Government towards our sector.
On the other hand, Pablo Laudonia, Sales Manager of the Company, remarked: "The Argentine market is a prominent destination in our strategic plan, which is why we welcome the good response from the local public to our proposal of holidays over the sea. Worldwide, MSC Cruises is concerned with creating new experiences of entertainment, excellent cuisine and relaxation, together with new and stunning destinations, to create unforgettable moments".