MSC Cruises is preparing for a potential restart this summer in the Mediterranean, which in terms of the current development of the pandemic and its tourist attractions, is where the Company’s guests would want ships to be deployed.
So, whilst awaiting the necessary final approvals two MSC Cruises ships are making preparations –flagship MSC Grandiosa and popular ship MSC Magnifica. MSC Grandiosa will offer 7-night cruises in the Western Mediterranean and MSC Magnifica will serve the East Mediterranean. Their actual departure dates will be determined in accordance with the guidelines received by the relevant authorities.
The itineraries that are planned, include Greece and Malta where the authorities have not only re-opened their ports to cruising and where they have approved the health and safety protocol to support our restart of operations.
For this initial phase of the restart of operations, the two MSC Cruises ships operating in the Mediterranean for the current summer season will initially only welcome guests who are residents in Europe, however UK and Irish residents are not included.