MSC Orchestra will sail from Dubai to Australia between 21 February and 26 March 2015, stopping at 13 different ports in eight countries during its 33-night Grand Voyage across seas. “I am thrilled to be bringing MSC Orchestra to Australian waters,” MSC Cruises managing director Australia and New Zealand Lynne Clarke said. The MSC Orchestra will then venture to Bali’s Lush Benoa before heading to Cairns to begin its partial circumnavigation of the Australian coast, completing its journey in Fremantle, Perth. Source = ETB News: P.T. The ship will call on the Indian ports of Mumbai and Cochin before cruising south to the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo; then onto Thailand’s popular holiday destination Phuket, followed by Malaysia’s Langkawi island and the city of Singapore. “MSC Orchestra will have an extended stay in Sydney allowing the passengers ample time to tour, shop and even see the Blue Mountains on an excursion.” For the first time ever, MSC Cruises will bring one of its luxury vessels to Australia, as part of a month-long journey departing Dubai in early 2015.