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MSC Cruises recent addition of Abu Dhabi and the Emirates as a new destination has brought holidaymakers a truly special experience of this extraordinary region’s rich tradition and vibrant modernity. That’s because its new cruises are the latest expression of an MSC tradition that brings every cruise an authentic local flavour, from the elegance of Europe to the brio of Brazil and the charisma of the Caribbean.

The exquisite MSC Lirica is the floating resort from which you can now explore the wonders of Arabia on a choice of 7-night cruises, departing from Abu Dhabi every Sunday or alternatively from Dubai every Friday until early March 2012.

With leisurely calls at Khasab,Muscat and Al Fujairah, you’ll be enthralled by a world of spectacular contrasts, from the beauties of natureand the desert, centuries-old traditions and ancient monuments, to futuristic cities offering an entertainment and shopping experience that’s thrillingly unique.

Relaxing in a refined Italian designer ambience, cosseted in comfort and surrounded by superb modern leisure facilities, you’ll truly be able to immerse yourself in the many wonders of this enigmatic land, from the authentic regional music andentertainment on board to the beautifully-varied shore excursions, including dolphin watching, dhow cruises, jeep safaris, souk shopping and the Ferrari World Theme Park with the fastest roller coaster ride in the world.

MSC personal service makes all the difference on board and ashore, for example ensuring that Muslim guests from the region and worldwide can rely on a delicious array of correctly-prepared halal food, appropriate service and of course proper facilities for prayers and ablutions. There are even special check-in arrangements available for women to combine respectful observance with full security.

Throughout your cruise you’ll relish the warm welcome for which MSC is renowned, served attentively by staff speaking 6 languages to help you cruise just as you choose, whether that takes you to the pool complex, cyber café, children’s playroom and kids club, or to the mini-golf, dance shows, casino, cabaret and discotheque, to MSC Aurea Spa beauty and wellness centre or a night at the theatre after a sumptuous dinner in your choice of the four magnificent restaurants on board.

MSC has focused its legendary attention to detail on every aspect of these Arabian Dreams cruises on MSC Lirica, ensuring that guests of every age and gender from every culture will enjoy a holiday like no other, exploring the spectacular magical world of Abu Dhabi and the Emirates.

About MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises is the world's leading cruise company in the Mediterranean, South African and Brazilian markets and operates across the globe. It's modern fleet comprises eleven ships: MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera, MSC Lirica and MSC Melody. MSC Magnifica, launched in March 2010. The fleet will increase in size with the addition of the MSC Divina which will be christened on May 26th in Marseille in 2012, France. The fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean & the Antilles, South America, the Indian Ocean, South and West AfricaRed Sea. MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the "6 Golden Pearls" award from the Bureau Veritas in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. MSC has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both onshore and onboard. MSC Cruises cares about the welfare of children, and as a responsible market leader believes in making a positive impact in the regions where it operates. To this end, the company recently forged a partnership with UNICEF to fund a community project aimed at providing disadvantaged children in Brazil with a quality education.


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