By Ron Howells • 24 September 2021 • 22:20
Malaga port welcomes back another MSC passenger cruise ship. image: MSC press
Malaga port welcomes the MSC Virtuosa passenger cruise liner.
The MSC Virtuosa cruise ship visited the waters of Malaga today, Friday, September 24. Arriving from Genoa and bound for Cádiz, the MSC Cruises flagship that began its active sea life in February this year, made its first ever stop in the port of the province of Malaga, docking at the northern end of the Levante maritime station.
This shipping company has close ties with Malaga, the arrival of the Virtuosa signals the return of the company to Malaga waters since been interrupted by the pandemic on February 19, 2020.
MSC Cruises has planned a total of 14 berths in Malaga for this year, re-establishing normality for the cruise ship industry while maintaining strict sanitary hygiene measures and protocols.
Visits to Malaga port will be carried out by five different ships from the fleet with MSC Splendida scheduled to make six visits before December.
After completing the traditional welcome reception today, in which different authorities celebrated the first visit of MSC Virtuosa to the port, the return of MSC to the waters of Malaga comes hand in hand with a significant schedule for 2022.
The company plans to use a total of 27 berths over the course of next year. MSC cruise line, which has been operating in the port of Malaga since 1996, according to the figures proposed for next year, will increase its activity in Malaga by 42%; numbers that position it as one of the busiest cruise companies in the capital of the Costa del Sol.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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