MSC Cruises has announced its deployment for South America 2012/2013. For the first time, the line will send the Fantasia to South America from November 2012 through March 2013.

The Fantasia will be joined by three other ships, the Orchestra, based in Rio, the Armonia, sailing from Santos, and the Musica, homeporting in Buenos Aires.  

A statement from the line said capacity for the 2012/2013 season in South America is approximately 15 percent greater than 2011/2012.