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After selling out on its 2019 World Cruise and nearly selling out on the 2020 iteration, MSC Cruises has announced that sales for its 2021 World Cruise are officially open.

MSC Cruises’ third world cruise will journey on board the MSC Poesia on a 119-day sailing around the globe departing on Jan. 5, 2021. The voyage sails roundtrip from Genoa and Civitavecchia in Italy, Marseille in France and Barcelona in Spain and takes guests across the globe in one single voyage. Heading west, the first leg crosses the Atlantic to the islands of the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal, then sails the west coast of the continent (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico) to San Francisco. The second leg visits scenic Maui and then volcanic Hawaii, Samoa and Fiji. Then the ship will call at Auckland in New Zealand, Sydney, the Australian Golden Coast, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. MSC Poesia will then arrive in Japan during its cherry blossom season.

After visiting Kyoto, Tokyo, and then Shanghai, the third leg cruises to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia. Finally, crossing the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka and Dubai guests can explore Oman and Jordan (Petra) and travel through the Suez Canal, back to the Mediterranean.

On board MSC Poesia travelers looking to relax can admire the foyer waterfall and the Zen Garden, eat at the authentic Japanese Sushi bar, or unwind at the MSC Aurea Spa with a steam room, sauna and massages. For more active cruisers, there is a basketball and tennis court, shuffleboard, a gym and a mini golf area, plus three swimming pools, four whirlpools, and a giant poolside cinema screen.

The MSC 2021 World Cruise sales will initially open to MSC Voyagers Club members only for one month, with sales opening to all guests on January 10, 2019. Interior staterooms start at $15,349 pp, and each cruise ticket comes with a set of 15 included shore excursions, as well as a mealtime package.

For more information, visit msccruisesusa.com. Sales for MSC Virtuosa’s inaugural season have also opened; get the details here.

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