Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman, MSC Cruises and the line’s CEO Gianni Onorato met with Habib Ammar, Tunisia’s minister of tourism and Foued Ben Othman for the country’s minister of transport at MSC Cruises’ Geneva headquarters to agree the voyages.
MSC Cruises and the Tunisian Ministry of Tourism also agreed to work jointly on dedicated future communications programmes – particularly in Italy, France and Germany – to promote cruises to Tunisia.
Home to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites
'Tunisia is a beautiful and hospitable country that holds a special place in the heart of MSC Group, from cargo to ferries and cruises,’ said Vago. ‘I have no doubt that having La Goulette on our Western Mediterranean itinerary for MSC Opera next summer will again be a great attraction.
‘There is so much to see and enjoy, such as the UNESCO World Heritage site of ancient archaeological marvels at Carthage, the charming and picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said and the Medina of Tunis with its hundreds of monuments, palaces, mosques and fountains.’
Ammar concluded, ‘We are very excited at the prospect of MSC Cruises’ return to Tunisia.’