As a result of political unrest in Egypt, MSC Cruises has cancelled MSC Armonia’s 2013-2014 winter itineraries in the Red Sea.

This winter, MSC Armonia travellers will now enjoy two new itineraries departing from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

With calls in Funchal, Santa Cruz de La Palma, San Sebastian and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, MSC Armonia's first itinerary is an exploration of the best of the Canary Isles, encompassing great shopping and beach opportunities in fun tourist towns and blissful encounters with nature at its best.

Highlights of this diverse itinerary include visits to the National Park Caldera de Taburiente from La Palma, where travellers can explore one of the biggest craters in the world, and the circular Las Cañadas mountain range in Tenerife.

With calls in Casablanca, Agadir, Arrecife de Lanzarote and Puerto del Rosario, MSC Armonia's second itinerary will take in all the natural beauty of the Canary Isles as well as two popular destinations in Morocco.

With a mild climate, winter sun, and fantastic natural, cultural and historical attractions, these two new itineraries offer an exciting alternative to the Red Sea.

The two itineraries can also be easily combined to offer travellers a unique 14-night voyage.

The new itineraries will be available to book from Wednesday, 24 July.