When you pay for a category 12 balcony suite on a seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise aboard MSC Splendida you will be upgraded to a deluxe suite in the ship’s MSC Yacht Club.

This hot offer applies to bookings before September 30, 2012, for cruises until November this year. The price for such a cruise a bargain is $1219 per person, twin share.

“That’s a saving of $1280 per person,” said Lynne Clarke, managing director of MSC Cruises Australia and New Zealand. “By taking the free upgrade to our exclusive ship-within-a-ship, you will be rewarded with such MSC Yacht Club features as 24-hour butler service, priority check-in and complimentary refreshments in its venues and your suite’s mini bar,” she said. “A private lift also takes you to the lavish MSC Aurea Spa, where massage and treatments rooms are reserved for MSC Yacht Club guests.”

The week-long Western Mediterranean cruise from Genoa calls in on famous ports such as Barcelona, Tunis, Malta’s Valetta, Sicily’s Messina and Civitavecchia (Rome).

Further upgrades to the MSC Yacht Club apply to seven-night cruises aboard:

  • MSC Divina, Eastern Mediterranean, $2259pp, twin share – saving of $550pp.
  • MSC Fantasia, Western Mediterranean, $2309pp, twin share – saving of $360pp.

Book a 14-night Grand Mediterranean cruise which merges a seven-night MSC Divina Eastern Mediterranean cruise from Venice with seven nights aboard MSC Splendida in the Western Mediterranean from Genoa and price for the package in an upgraded MSC Yacht Club deluxe suite is $4568pp twin share – a saving of $910pp.

MSC Cruises is the market leading cruise company in the Mediterranean, South Africa and Brazil and operates across the globe. MSC Cruises sails throughout the year in the Mediterranean and offers a wide range of seasonal itineraries in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the French Antilles, South America, South and West Africa, and the Red Sea. Its modern fleet comprises twelve ships: Fantasia-class MSC Divina, MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia; Musica-class MSC Magnifica, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, and MSC Musica; Lirica-class MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera and MSC Lirica; and MSC Melody. In 2013 the fleet will once again increase in size with the addition of MSC Preziosa, who will be christened in March. MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the “6 Golden Pearls” award from the Bureau Veritas in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. MSC has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both on shore and on board. MSC Cruises believes that global leadership brings increased responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which it operates. As such, a long term partnership with UNICEF was undertaken in 2009 to fund a community project aimed at providing disadvantaged children in Brazil with a quality education. So far, MSC Cruises has raised over one million euros for the initiative.