As a result of unrest in the Israeli and Gaza border area, MSC Cruises has decided to cancel MSC Armonia’s calls in Eilat, Israel, until the situation in the country returns to normal.
In place of next week’s scheduled call in Eilat, MSC Armonia guests will instead be offered an extended stay in Aqaba, Jordan, where the ship will arrive on 27 November at 7:00 and leave on 28 November at 17:00.
This modification to our itinerary is due to circumstances beyond our control and has only been made to ensure the comfort, safety and enjoyment of guests, who have already been advised of these changes.
The company is closely following developments in the region and is always ready to alter itineraries to ensure the safety and peace of mind of its guests. MSC Cruises will promptly inform all guests due to travel on MSC Armonia in the coming weeks of any additional changes to their itineraries.
The safety and security of guests is MSC Cruises’ number one priority and the MSC fleet only ever sails to the safest destinations.
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MSC Cruises is the market leading cruise company in the Mediterranean , South Africa and Brazil. MSC Cruises sails throughout the year in the Mediterranean and offers a wide range of seasonal itineraries in Northern Europe , the Atlantic Ocean , the Caribbean , the French Antilles , South America , South and West Africa , and the Red Sea . Its modern fleet comprises twelve ships: Fantasia-class MSC Divina , MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia ; Musica-class MSC Magnifica , MSC Poesia , MSC Orchestra , and MSC Musica ; Lirica-class MSC Sinfonia , MSC Armonia , MSC Opera and MSC Lirica ; and MSC Melody . In 2013 the fleet will once again increase in size with the addition of MSC Preziosa , who will be christened in March. MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the "6 Golden Pearls" award from the Bureau Veritas in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. MSC has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both on shore and on board. MSC Cruises believes that global leadership brings increased responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which it operates. As such, a long term partnership with UNICEF was undertaken in 2009 to fund a community project aimed at providing disadvantaged children in Brazil with a quality education. So far, MSC Cruises has raised over one million euros for the initiative.