MSC Cruises has introduced the Red Sea as a new destination for the 2012/13 winter season.
On November 2, MSC Armonia will depart from Venice for a nine-day/eight-night cruise, arriving at her new homeport in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt just over a week later. En-route she will travel from the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez transit canal to the Red Sea, with scheduled stops in Ancona, Italy; Heraklion, Greece and Marmaris, Turkey arriving in Egypt on November 10.
From then through to April 6, 2013, the vessel has a full schedule of 21 eight-day/seven-night cruises, departing every Saturday from Sharm el Sheikh, with scheduled stops in Safaga, Egypt; Elat, Israel; Aqaba, Jordan and Sokhna Port, Egypt.
The Red Sea will bid farewell to Armonia on April 6, 2013, when she starts her ten-day/nine-night return cruise from Sharm el Sheikh to Venice. Scheduled stops are Sokhna Port, Egypt; Limassol, Cyprus; Antalya, Turkey; Rhodes; Heraklion, Greece and Kotor, Montenegro.