The Port of Liverpool has welcomed the first call of MSC Virtuosa this morning, ready to embark local holidaymakers for a special range of seven-night summer sailings around the British Isles.
On board MSC Virtuosa, guests will find an unbeatable holiday offering – all in one place. Usually able to accommodate over 6,000 guests, the 1,085ft-long ship is currently sailing with only 1,000 guests in accordance with government guidance.
MSC Cruises’ new flagship kicked off her inaugural season last month offering a series of three- and four-night mini cruises, and now commences her seven-night cruises throughout the summer, exclusively for UK resident guests. For the week-long sailings, guests can embark directly at Liverpool, with port calls including Portland, Dorset, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Greenock, close to Glasgow, Scotland.
Commenting, Antonio Paradiso, Managing Director of MSC Cruises UK & Ireland commented: “MSC Cruises is excited to be in Liverpool for the first time and we are proud to bring our new flagship MSC Virtuosa to this renowned cultural city. From West-End style shows and speciality restaurants, to an immersive entertainment lounge with a humanoid robotic bartender or high energy water parks, holidaymakers joining us in Liverpool can start discovering again as we take them on a tour of some of the best destinations across the UK.”
Angie Redhead, Head of Cruise Liverpool added: “We are delighted to offer guests the opportunity to join an MSC cruise in Liverpool for the very first time and as MSC Virtuosa is the largest cruise ship to ever call here, I have no doubt she will draw quite a crowd to our World Heritage Waterfront! We just know that MSC Cruises’ guests are going to love the convenience of embarking in Liverpool, whilst our amazingly friendly city will extend a warm Liverpool welcome to everyone on board.”