The MSC Magnifica cruise ship will embark in Tarragona in 2023
The MSC Magnificentof the company MSC Cruises, will shipments from the Port of Tarragona and Valencia during the season of summer 2023The company announced in a statement on Thursday.
Will make itineraries 7 nights from the Port of Tarragona and through the Western Mediterranean, with stops at the ports of Toulon (France) and Genoa, Civitavvechia for Rome, and Livorno for Pisa and Florence (Italy).
It will join MSC Seashore and perform also departures from the Port of Valencia with two weekly shipments of 7-night Western Mediterranean itineraries.
Within the strategic plan for growth in Spanish ports that MSC Cruises has, 2022 has been the first year in which the company has had a shipping season at Port Tarragonaand it has also been the first year in which the company has had two ships leaving from Valencia.
MSC Cruises intends to «bring shipments in Valencia and Tarragona closer to citizens of other nearby provinces", and makes free buses available to passengers from different cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Saragossa, Girona and Alicante.
The arrival of the more than 75,000 expected passengers will have "a significant economic impact on the economy of the cities during the season", since, according to data from the International Association of Cruise Lines in Spain (CLIA), the average cost per cruise passenger per day is 341 euros.