‘As the tourism industry of Saudi Arabia grows progressively for its own residents and international visitors,’ said Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman, MSC Cruises, ‘we at MSC Cruises are looking forward to making a positive and lasting contribution, as more people explore and discover the rich heritage and incredible cultural attractions it has to offer.’
Homeporting in Jeddah, MSC Bellissima will offer 21 Red Sea voyages in total, comprising three- and four-night cruises to Safaga for Luxor, Egypt or Aqaba for Petra, Jordan.
According to the line, the Meraviglia-class ship will be the largest cruise vessel ever to sail the waters of the Red Sea.
MSC Cruises previously unveiled its winter 2021/22 Red Sea programme with a fly-cruise option back in April. Shortly before that, the line revealed its partnership agreement with Cruise Saudi.
‘With our cruises this summer from Jeddah of MSC Bellissima and a ship dedicated for the winter season in the Red Sea … we believe, [we] will accelerate the attractiveness of holidays at sea in the region and significantly help in the growth of tourism,’ concluded Vago.