MSC Cruises and Emirates renew partnership to offer Dubai fly-cruises

MSC Cruises and Emirates have renewed their partnership for another two seasons, with fly-cruises available to Dubai.

The deal, which builds on an existing 10-year partnership, means Emirates will supply flights to Dubai from 21 airports across Europe and South America, including Heathrow, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.

The flights will enable passengers to sail on MSC Euribia which will homeport in Dubai for the winter 2024-25 season, offering seven-night itineraries to destinations including Doha, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.


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Passengers who book a fly-cruise package with the companies will be met in arrivals with a dedicated bus transfer to the ship.

MSC Cruises’ chief executive officer Gianni Onorato said: “We are delighted to further extend our partnership with Emirates for MSC Euribia fly-and-cruise packages from Dubai this winter season.

“Both Emirates and MSC Cruises are recognised as leaders in their fields so it’s a perfect match to offer Emirates’ high-quality flight service with the outstanding experience waiting for guests on board our ship.

“Guests will benefit from a streamlined journey from home to ship and dedicated support team for a stress-free start and end to their holiday.”

Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ vice-president for passenger sales and country management, said: “We’re eager to continue our growing partnership with MSC Cruises who have been an integral part of Dubai’s growing cruise tourism industry.

“We’re confidence that we have the right plans in place as we work closely to deliver a seamless sea to air experience for our customers.

“Our partnership with MSC Cruises is also one of the ways we’re working to strengthen Dubai’s position as the world’s preferred winter cruising destination.”

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