San Diego to Welcome Two Inaugural Calls

MSC Magnifica

The MSC Magnifica and Phoenix Reisen's Artania will make their San Diego debuts this week as the port is expecting both ships, marking two maiden calls.

The first vessel to sail into San Diego will be the MSC Magnifica, arriving on Tuesday, followed by a Friday call from the Artania. 

The ship’s transatlantic voyage began in Genoa, Italy and its most recent stop was in Cabo San Lucas. After San Diego, MSC Magnifica will visit the ports of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“The Port of San Diego is proud to welcome MSC Magnifica and the Phoenix Reisen Artania on their inaugural visits,” said Garry Bonelli, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. “These Port calls highlight the diversity of our cruise line customers and strengthen San Diego’s reputation as a world-class destination for vacations.”

Of note, both ships are on world cruises.

Prior to arriving in San Diego, the the Artania will be in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Following San Diego, it will sail up the California coast.

As California’s third busiest cruise port, the Port of San Diego is anticipating approximately 92 cruise calls and nearly 300,000 passengers in fiscal year 2019-2020. Its primary homeported lines are Holland America Line, Disney Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Lines. Last year, Carnival Cruise Lines announced a return to San Diego and will be making 13 calls to the Port with the Carnival Miracle.

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