MSC Cruises into Sydney harbour | The Insight Files |

MSC Cruises has welcomed its first ship to Australia and will showcase the MSC Orchestra to more than 1000 travel agents as it travels from Cairns to Fremantle. The ship maiden voyage to Australia was spearheaded by the Gallipoli anniversary charter that will run from Fremantle. The ship is currently operating at full capacity with most passengers embarking in Dubai. MSC Cruises Australia's managing director credits multiple port embarkation points around the Mediterranean with its success in the Australian market. The majority of Australian passengers take a 14-night MSC sail but the trend is towards longer bookings. Clarke also discussed MSC's expansion plans with two Vista ships on order for delivery in 2017 and 2019 that will take 5700 guests.