MSC Crociere targets growing figures under Genoa Lighthouse
In 2019 passengers will show a 10% increase after this year record-breaking figures
MSC Crociere is ready to close 2018 while envisaging new passengers record in Genoa in 2019.
This year Liguria maintown will reach 992,000 handled passengers (namely +12% versus 882,000 recorded in 2017), counting overall 174 stopovers.
Year 2019 trend will be showing even better figures, in fact MSC's new flagships (MSC Bellissima and MSC Grandiosa) will be home-ported under the Lighthouse therefore raising the total number of cruisers to 1.1 million (+10%) and stopovers to 195.
In between 2018-2019, passengers traffic handled by Genoa-based company will achieve 24% increase, while 2018 peak-arrivals were recorded in the weekend before All Saints festivity when 8 ships called the port with 41,000 record-breaking passengers: MSC Meraviglia, MSC Magnifica, MSC Opera, MSC Seaview, MSC Preziosa, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Fantasia, MSC Orchestra.
On January 5th, 2019 the first 'Around the World' Cruise arranged by the company controlled by Pierfrancesco Vago will depart from Genoa: the MSC Magnifica will host 2,500 guest on 119-days itinerary calling 33 countries and 5 different continents; finally returning to Genoa in early April.
“The illustrated data confirm our commitment in Genoa and our intention to continue investing on this territory; to MSC Crociere Genoa and Liguria play a key and increasingly growing role; current 15-units fleet will grow to 29 units in 8 years, according to a 14 billion Euro investment plan that will also foster the whole area we operate in, first of all Genoa and Liguria Region”, states Leonardo Massa, Country Manager at MSC Crociere.