MSC Cancels U.S. Sailings Through June 30, Adds European Itineraries

MSC Cruises announced this 7 days a more extension of the temporary pause of its U.S.-based mostly sailings by to and including June 30, 2021. The conclusion will impact the schedules of a few ships based mostly in Florida: MSC Divina scheduled to sail from Port Canaveral, and MSC Meraviglia and MSC Armonia, scheduled to sail from PortMiami.

Friends paid in total and booked through MSC Cruises United states or affiliated U.S.-primarily based travel advisors on the impacted sailings amongst June 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021 will be available a 100 p.c potential cruise credit rating (FCC) of the initial cruise fare to be employed on any potential cruise of their selection on any ship and any itinerary that is open up for sale. In addition, friends will acquire up to $200 onboard credit history to use on their next cruise—based on the length of their unique cruise—or they can request a refund.  

Additional Ships and Itineraries in Europe

At the identical time, MSC Cruises has introduced new and up to date itineraries in the Mediterranean and throughout Europe for this coming summer season. The ships supplying these completely confirmed itineraries will function less than the similar wellbeing and basic safety protocol that has been securely safeguarding around 60,000 MSC Cruises guests sailing on the line’s ships in the Mediterranean because August 2020.  

The following is a comprehensive checklist of MSC Cruises verified itineraries now offered for scheduling for this summer”

Western Mediterranean

MSC Grandiosa will initially extend its existing seven-night itinerary, calling at the Italian ports of Genoa, Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples and Palermo, as properly as Valletta, Malta. The Spanish ports of Valencia and Barcelona will be additional to the ship’s existing itinerary as before long as these places validate their availability. 

MSC Seaside will start sailing on May 1 from Genoa, contacting at the newly introduced ports of Siracusa in Sicily and Taranto in Puglia, as properly as Civitavecchia for Rome and Valetta in Malta. The ship’s itinerary will then be up-to-date with phone calls to the French port of Marseille as quickly as its availability is verified. In addition to the array of shielded excursions developed for MSC Seaside’s itinerary, MSC Cruises will introduce a unique non-public seashore practical experience in Taranto, completely for the ship’s guests.

MSC Seashore will be part of the MSC Cruises fleet at the finish of July to become its new flagship, and from August 1 until eventually October 31 will give 7-night time cruises contacting the Italian ports of Genoa, Naples and Messina, as effectively as Valletta, Malta Barcelona, Spain and Marseille, France. Immediately after its period in the Mediterranean, MSC Seashore will then arrive to Miami in November 2021 to start sailing the Bahamas and Caribbean, like stops at MSC Cruises’ personal Bahamian location, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

Jap Mediterranean

MSC Cruises will deploy three ships in the Jap Mediterranean for the upcoming summer period, featuring a assortment of itineraries, contacting at Greek Islands, Kotor in Montenegro and the ports of Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia. Ports of embarkation include things like Trieste, Venice and Bari in Italy, as very well as Piraeus for Athens in Greece.  

MSC Orchestra will now depart on June 5 with embarkation in the Italian ports of Venice on Saturdays, Bari on Sundays, contacting at the Greek Islands of Corfu, Mykonos as effectively as Dubrovnik in Croatia. MSC Splendida will commence sailing from June 12 with embarkation in Trieste, Italy on Saturdays and in Bari on Tuesdays, contacting at Dubrovnik in Croatia, Corfu in Greece and Kotor in Montenegro. Rounding out the offering in the East Mediterranean is MSC Magnifica from June 20, supplying embarkation in the Italian ports of Venice on Sundays, Bari on Mondays and Piraeus for Athens on Wednesdays and contacting at the Greek Island of Mykonos and Split, Croatia. 

Northern Europe

From May well 20, the line’s flagship MSC Virtuosa will perform its inaugural time in the U.K. and offer mini cruises from Southampton, calling at Portland in Dorset on the Jurassic Coast. From June 12, it will function 7-night time cruises from Southampton with embarkation in Liverpool, Greenock for Glasgow and also calling at Portland and Belfast in Northern Ireland. These cruises are made for British residents only. The sailings are open to vaccinated and non-vaccinated attendees and all friends will be analyzed prior to embarkation. 

Be aware: In Germany, considering the recent uncertainty regarding the timing for the reopening of neighborhood ports, MSC Cruises ships should delay the commence of their summer time season out of the country’s ports until eventually June 15. MSC also announced that MSC Seaview will homeport in Kiel, Germany setting up on June 19, changing MSC Virtuosa. Finally, MSC Preziosa is prepared to depart on June 21 from Hamburg and MSC Musica on June 20 from Warnemunde, if the German ports are open. 

The 3 ships are prepared to work 7-night and lengthier sailings with itineraries either to the Norwegian fjords or the Baltic capitals, as per their recent program.


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