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MSC Cruises Reopening: Everything You Need To Know

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MSC cruises has scheduled their reopening cruise for November 1st, 2020.

The first cruise is scheduled to depart on November 1st, 2020 on a 7 night round trip cruise from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas

New Health and Safety Protocols:  

“The new procedures include universal COVID-19 testing for all guests and crew prior to embarkation, protected shore visits at each destination only with an MSC Cruises excursion as added level of protection for our guests and the introduction of a COVID-19 Protection Plan for further peace of mind for our guests. With all of these measures in place we aim to offer our guests the safest possible holiday.”

Front of MSC splendida

On June 4th, 2020, MSC Cruises announced it would extend the suspension of its entire fleet of ships.

“As the world continues to face the challenges of the pandemic and with significant travel restrictions still in place in many regions, today MSC Cruises announced that it will further extend the temporary fleet-wide halt of its cruise operations- MSC Cruises

MSC Cruise Ship In norway beside mountain

Guests who are affected by the suspension will be provided with a future cruise credit that is good for any sailing until the end of 2021 according to MSC. 

On top of the above Future Cruise Credit, once starting the new cruise, guests will receive an on board credit between €100 and €400 per cabin, depending on the length of their original cruise.

“Guests affected by the cancelled cruises will receive a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) where they have the opportunity to transfer the full amount paid for their cancelled cruise to a future cruise of their choice – on any ship, for any itinerary — through to the end of 2021. Guests will be able to redeem their FCC voucher starting from June 21 and reschedule their cruise to a time that suits them.”

MSC Cruise Ship at Norway Port (1)

In addition, due to the decision of the Government of Canada to prohibit cruise ships carrying more than 100 people from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020, MSC Cruises made the decision to cancel three 10-night sailings on MSC Meraviglia from New York to Canada & New England.

 Two repositioning cruises from Northern Europe to New York and from New York to Miami have been cancelled as well. 

MSC Cruise Ship

MSC is offering any passengers who booked a cruise in August the ability to change their cruise to a future departure date before December 31st, 2021.

For cancelations and changes, refer to the MSC cancelation page

MSC cruise ship with clouds above

The following MSC Cruise Ships are scheduled to be reopening for sailings in November: 

  • MSC Opera
  • MSC Seaview
  • MSC Orchestra
  • MSC Seaside
  • MSC Meraviglia
  • MSC Lirica
  • MSC Sinfonia
  • MSC Fantasia
  • MSC Poesia
  • MSC Grandiosa
  • MSC Magnifica
  • MSC Musica
  • MSC Splendida
Msc cruise ship in greek islands

*Note: This information is based on information directly from the MSC Website. Sailings and reopening dates can change without notice. We do not endorse or encourage traveling against government travel advisories. 

MSC Divina Cruise ship

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Monday 29th of June 2020

I have a cruise booked for November from miami is it still sailing

Innovation Monkey (@IMonkeyDesign)

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Ban them altogether until they come up with a cleaner fuel alternative! 200 cruise ships in the Med produce more CO2 and NC02 pollution than ALL the cars in Europe!!

Caribbean Duo

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Ray of Hope

I Gusti Putu Danayasa

Sunday 21st of June 2020

I just want to know ..which ship will be start oporation on 1st of july 2020? Thank you ..

Micheline Alexandre was

Saturday 20th of June 2020

Will there be any sailing to Southern Europe?