Scottish Daily Mail
New green terminal
MSC Cruises will have its own new ecofriendly terminal at the Port of Southampton from June 2021. The port’s fifth terminal will cost £55 million and MSC Cruises UK managing director Antonio Paradiso said: ‘We are known for our fly-cruises to the Mediterranean, but Southampton will be a homeport for MSC Magnifica so guests will also be able to cruise to Norway and the Baltic’ ( msccruises.co.uk, 020 3426 3010).
Discount for heroes
CELESTYAL Cruises is offering a 30 per cent discount to healthcare workers as a thank you for their dedication during the pandemic. Cruise-only prices start from £299 pp including the three-night Iconic Aegean voyage. Book by March 31, 2021 ( celestyal.com, 0800 411 8038).
A LABORATORY has been installed on 930guest Viking Star to conduct Covid-19 saliva testing of crew and guests. The line has also appointed retired Vice Admiral of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Raquel Bono, as the company’s chief health officer.
IF YOU love to linger longer, Crystal Esprit’s eight-night Seychelles Yachting Serenade fly-cruise includes four island stopovers. The Mahe round-trip starts from £3,379 pp ( mundycruising.co.uk, 020 7399 7670).
NORWEGIAN Cruise Line has extended its Black Friday 30 per cent discounts until December 10, including 2023 itineraries. Norwegian Jade’s nine- day Mediterranean: Greece & Turkey cruise on March 30, 2023, features a maiden call to Nessebar, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. Fly-cruise from £1,077 pp ( ncl.com, 0333 2412319).