MSC Cruises is set to reduce its South American capacity for winter 2011/2012. MSC will send four ships to South America next season, instead of the five it sent this past season, according to the company.

The Musica, Opera, Orchestra and Armonia will deploy to the region, while the Lirica which sailed in Brazil this past winter, will instead homeport out of Abu Dhabi and Dubai for the winter.

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