With summer in full swing, winter seems like a distant reality, but now is the time to claim vacation days, plan for winter school breaks, and start planning a much-needed winter getaway.

MSC Cruises, the leading cruise line in Europe and South America, is kick-starting vacation inspiration with new cruise itineraries. MSC Cruises’ newest flagship, will explore incredible ports in Brazil, sailing from Santos beginning December 7, 2018. MSC Seaview will journey to South America for the first time and will offer guests the ideal itineraries to dive into beautiful Brazil. And, while guests journey from port to port, they can select from a wide range of internationally-inspired cuisines in the three main restaurants as well as the specialty restaurants on board.

The Butcher’s Cut, a modern American-style steakhouse concept, celebrates the skill of a master butcher, serving specialty cuts of meats and embracing American heritage.

Asian Market Kitchen is pan-Asian pioneer Roy Yamaguchi’s second restaurant at sea, with the first opening on board her sister ship MSC Seaside. En-compassing three distinct restaurants, cruisers can try fresh sushi, sashimi and tempura at the sushi bar; a variety of pan-Asian dishes at the a la carte restaurant; and rousing entertainment at the Teppanyaki grill area.

Ocean Cay by Ramón Freixa is the result of a brand-new partnership with the Michelin-starred chef himself, offering sophisticated fish and shellfish in a chic Mediterranean atmosphere.

Highlight Winter 2018-2019 Itineraries on board MSC Seaview:

• December 15, 2018: 7-night cruise from Santos, Brazil sailing Buzios, Brazil; Salvador, Brazil; Ilheus, Brazil; and Ilha Grande, Brazil. Prices start at $1,789 per person for a balcony stateroom.

• February 26, 2019: 4-night cruise from Santos, Brazil sailing to Buzios, Brazil and Ilha Grande, Brazil. Prices start at $819 per person for a balcony stateroom.

More information go to the site www.mscpressarea.com/en-US