A return after 15 years of absence . This morning at 9 the MSC Orchestra moored at the port of Olbia , the first of 12 scheduled calls for the 2022 season .
Just under 300 meters in length , the ship, after two and a half years of pandemic, brings interporting back to Isola Bianca , i.e. the possibility of departure and return directly to the Olbia port for a 10-night tour in the Mediterranean, with stopovers in Genoa, Marseille, Malaga, Cadiz, Lisbon, Alicante, Minorca.
To welcome the Orchestra for the usual crest exchange and the greeting to the commander, the Marketing manager of the AdSP of the Sea of Sardinia, Valeria Mangiarotti .
For the approximately 2,000 and 500 passengers on board , excursions to the Costa Smeralda, La Maddalena, Santa Teresa, La Cinta, Golfo Aranci, a day on the beach in Cannigione , but also shopping tours in the city.
The ship of the Italian company, which takes turns from the port of Cagliari after three years, will climb to Olbia every 10 days until 24 October.
“The MSC 2022 programming, with 12 scheduled calls, not only enriches the Olbia cruise season considerably, but also that of the entire Sardinian port system - explains Massimo Deiana , President of the AdSP of the Sea of Sardinia -. The company, as per the physiological revision of the programs after three years of presence in Cagliari, has not abandoned the island, but has repositioned itself on another of our ports, that of the White Island, in fact, keeping the Sardinian cruise market alive, with a view to that compensation that was generated and consolidated thanks to the single control room headed by the Port System Authority. A winning strategy that benefits the Authority, which maintains a position in the high ranking of Italian ports, but also of Sardinian citizens who, from today, will be able to choose Cagliari or Olbia, Costa or MSC, for a cruise in the Mediterranean ".
(Unioneonline / vl)