MSC Cruises announced that MSC Bellissima will sail 21 Red Sea voyages from Jeddah, the commercial hub of Saudi Arabia, between the end of July and late October.
The Meraviglia-class MSC Bellissima, which launched in 2019, will offer three- and four-night cruises to Safaga for Luxor, Egypt or Aqaba for Petra, Jordan before returning to the Saudi homeport.
MSC Bellissima will be the largest cruise ship yet to sail the Red Sea.
The summer sailings will add to MSC Cruises’ previously announced winter 2021/22 Red Sea voyages from Jeddah starting in November.
“As the tourism industry of Saudi Arabia grows progressively for its own residents and international visitors, we are looking forward to make a positive contribution as more people explore and discover its rich heritage and cultural attractions,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises.
MSC Bellissima is one of MSC Cruises’ most innovative ships with a wide range of environmental features and technology to reduce environmental footprint.
It has an aqua park with three water slides, a full-size bowling alley, F1 simulator and XD cinema for guests of all ages.
MSC Bellissima also features a Mediterranean-style promenade with an 80-metre LED sky screen as the social hub of the ship.