MSC Cruises has added itineraries and introduced new sailings as part of its new 18-month online brochure.

It is the first time the cruise line has launched a long-term brochure, with itineraries starting in October 2014 to April 2016.

Over the period, the line will double the number of 14-night Grand Mediterranean cruises, which start in either Venice or Genoa and visit Montenegro, Greece, Tunisia, Spain and France.

The line has also introduced a new 22-night version of the Grand Mediterranean itinerary, which allows passengers to visit Istanbul, Santorini, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Piraeus, Marseille, Barcelona, Tunis and Sicily.

For the first time, the line has also included free land transfer from Venice to Genoa or vice versa.

Other features include new cruise fares for families, groups, seniors, singles and guests under 18 years old.

The online brochure also includes early bird savings on new bookings made before 31 August 2014.

Cruisers can save up to $200 per person or up to $500 per person for passenger combining two cruises.

With the early bird special, prices for a seven-night Mediterranean cruise will begin at $679 per person twin share.