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MSC launches new winter program; extends global suspension

  • Cruises
  •   06-22-2020  11:11 am
  •   Pax Global Media
MSC launches new winter program; extends global suspension
MSC Cruises has released the details of its Winter 2020/2021 season, offering more than 90 different itineraries.
Pax Global Media

MSC Cruises has released the details of its Winter   2020/2021 season, offering more than 90 different itineraries across the Caribbean, Mediterranean, the Gulf, South Africa, South America and Asia – all of the regions where MSC Cruises traditionally operates. 

Itineraries range in length from two to 24 nights, along with the third MSC World Cruise departing in January 2021 and an extensive Grand Voyages programme.

In addition, MSC Cruises confirmed today the voluntarily further extension of the halt of operations of its ships operating from U.S. ports in the Caribbean until Sept. 15th, 2020. 

The announcement impacts two ships – MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia – that were previously scheduled to sail in the region during this time period. 

Guests affected by the cancelled cruises will receive a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) by July 13th, 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. 

Meanwhile for the Summer 2020 Season, MSC Cruises has previously announced the temporary halting to its current ship operation up until July 31st in the other regions where the Company operates.

The entire MSC Cruises fleet, including two brand new vessels currently under construction, will be in operation starting from March 2021 for the Summer 2021 Season.

New health & safety protocols

In conjunction with today’s announcement, the Company also revealed that a new comprehensive and enhanced health and safety protocol is being developed in collaboration with relevant national health authorities and with the support of a team of external medical experts. 

This protocol will cover all aspects of the cruise from the booking phase through to disembarkation and the return home. 

It will also include all aspects of life on board and the precautionary measures will ensure the health and wellbeing of guests and crew including enhanced sanitation measures, guidelines for life on board as well as enhanced medical facilities and health screenings for guests and crew. 

The full details of these new precautionary health and safety measures will be announced in the coming days.

For full details on MSC's new winter program, click here.

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