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MSC Cruises partnership with Barrhead Travel adds Glasgow departures for summer 2016

Tie-up brings all-inclusive fly-cruise packages to Scottish guests

MSC Cruises and Barrhead Travel are giving Scottish guests the opportunity to fly straight to the Mediterranean sunshine in 2016, thanks to new regional departures from Glasgow.
Scottish travel agency giant Barrhead Travel will operate its first dedicated Glasgow – Genoa service right through the summer next year, with flights perfectly timed for cruisers joining  MSC Fantasia on its seven-night Western Med sailings from the Italian city.


Giles Hawke, MSC Cruises executive director UK and Ireland said: “We know there are a huge number of MSC Cruises fans, and potential future fans, north of the border and these new flights will make it even easier for them to get straight to the heart of the med, get onboard and start their holiday with us.  

“Barrhead Travel is a highly trusted name in Scotland and a great supporter of MSC Cruises. It is fantastic that we can further extend our relationship with these new flights.”  

Flights will run from Glasgow to Genoa for 19 weeks between Sunday May 29 and Sunday October 2, 2016 and Barrhead Travel will offer its own selection of all-inclusive fly-cruise packages aboard the luxurious 3,274-guest MSC Fantasia. Sailings call at Cannes, France; Palma, Majorca; Barcelona, Spain; Ajaccio, Corsica; Naples, Italy; La Spezia, Italy and Genoa.  

Alternatively, guests can opt to fly with Barrhead Travel on its existing Saturday flights from Glasgow to Venice, joining up with the 1,952-guest MSC Sinfonia for its seven-night Eastern Med itineraries. Again, Barrhead will offer its own all-inclusive fly-cruise packages on these sailings, which feature calls at Split, Croatia; Santorini, Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Ancona, Italy and Venice.   

Both routes use British Airways aircraft, giving guests ample leg room, a generous baggage allowance and convenient flight times. Barrhead’s all-inclusive package deals feature complimentary ‘Allegrissimo’ drinks packages, which include unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ice-cream and speciality coffees.

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