MSC Lirica to homeport in Piraeus, Greece for the 2022 summer season

Dec 10, 2021

MSC Cruises will deploy MSC Lirica to the Eastern Mediterranean for the summer 2022, homeporting at Piraeus, Greece for the first time during the entire season. MSC Lirica will offer a 7-night voyages with 28 departures from Piraeus between April 2022 and October 2023 from calling at Kusadasi, Turkey; Haifa, Israel; Limassol, Cyprus and the Greek islands of Rhodes and Santorini.

Guests can start their 7-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise embarking from four ports including Piraeus for the first time, plus Kusadasi, Haifa and Limassol. The Greek island of Crete will be included as a port of call in MSC Lirica’s four 11-night sailings in the Eastern Mediterranean during November and December 2022 with stops to Heraklion.

MSC Cruises will deploy three other ships for the East Mediterranean 2022 itineraries visiting Greece next summer. MSC Armonia, will call to Piraeus on a weekly basis, and MSC Fantasia from September 2022 will sail 11-night cruises to the Greek port for guests to visit Athens. The summer sailings for MSC Musica include several calls in Greece including stops at Katakolon, Olympia, Heraklion and Santorini.

Angelo Capurro, Executive Director, MSC Cruises said, “Greece will be a major player in our Eastern Mediterranean cruise programme next summer with guests embarking at Piraeus for the first time, the port being a base for MSC Lirica and calls by three of our other ships to different parts of the country’s beautiful destinations. “Athens airport will also play an important role with many guests flying from throughout Europe and North America to join MSC Lirica and enjoy one of the safest holidays options out there whilst having a memorable time on board.

“Our guests can look forward to our wonderful and renowned European-flavoured cruises that are born of a business that attracts and welcomes 180 different nationalities from around the world, but where our approach is local and everyone feels at home, relaxed and above all, safe.”