MSC Orchestra to Make Australian Debut

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For the first time ever, Mediterranean Shipping Company Cruises’ celebrated vessel, MSC Orchestra, is visiting the Australian coast. Arriving later this month, the Orchestra will visit the cities of Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth as part of a two week tour.

The eight-year-old ship hosts a selection of acclaimed features and amenities such as the Convent Garden Theatre, an authentic Balinese Spa, a high quality spa and extensive pool facilities. Boasting 1,275 cabins, the Orchestra became the second ship in the MSC Musica class upon launching in 2007.

Lynne Clarke, MSC Australia & New Zealand Managing Director, shared her delight at the upcoming arrival of the ship: “MSC Orchestra is one of the finest ships in our fleet, and we’re especially excited to share this with Australians and New Zealanders. The arrival of MSC Orchestra on Australian shores indicates the ever-increasing standards of cruise providers in the Asia-Pacific region.”

“We want all of our guests to experience just how good the MSC experience can be – and it doesn’t get much better than MSC Orchestra.

MSC Orchestra - Eugeni Dodonov

Traditionally specialising in Mediterranean Cruises, MSC Cruises have recognised the growing popularity of sea-based holidays amongst Australians and New Zealanders – increasing the company’s focus on the region. The ship will bring an authentic taste of Mediterranean life to the Australian coast, offering passengers the cruise line’s core Mediterranean values of authenticity, humanity and warmth.

The Australian cruise will not be MSC Cruise’s only venture into the Southern Hemisphere this year with a number of the cruise line’s other ships including the MSC Divina and Preziosa undertaking South American itineraries.

Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit:  Eugeni Dodonov and El Coleccionista de Instante

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