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CRUISE ITINERARY UPDATES

3/11/2020

Due the continued development of Covid-19 in many of the countries where our ships cruise to and from, restrictions have been imposed by various government and port authorities, which means MSC Cruises is forced to adjust or cancel some of our itineraries. 


These decisions reflect the situation as it continuously evolves. We are in contact with governments, health authorities and local authorities to monitor any news and we will keep adjusting our operations as often as required to protect the health of our guests and crew members. As of today most of our cruise ships continue to operate as planned and we have had no Covid-19 cases on our ships.


Cruises in the Emirates
In the Emirates due to a limitation on passenger’s movement imposed by the local authorities , we are cancelling the following cruises:

MSC Bellissima and MSC Lirica starting from March 14, including the Grand Voyages of MSC Bellissima on March 21 and that of MSC Lirica on April 18.


Cruises in the Mediterranean 

Due to the limitation of personal movements and the port closure requested respectively by the Italian and the Spanish governments, we are cancelling the following cruises:

MSC Grandiosa cruises from March 14 - March 28

MSC Opera from March 10 to April 21


Cruises in the Antilles

In the Antilles due to the restrictions in Martinique, we are cancelling the following cruises:

MSC Preziosa from March 14 to March 28. 


All these changes as well as smaller ones are summarized in the table below. Please note we may have to do further adjustments as the situation evolves. Information, changes and cancellations are available below. Please refer to the grid. 


For cruises that we are forced to cancel we will offer our guests a Future Cruise Credit equal to the value of the cancelled cruise, to be used for any future sailing departing on or before December 31, 2021 plus an on board credit of $100 per stateroom for cancelled cruises up to 6 nights and $200 per stateroom for cruises of 7 nights or longer. Solely for the cancellation of MSC Bellissima Grand Voyage Dubai-Yokohama, and MSC Lirica Grand Voyage Dubai-Venice, we will offer and on board credit of $400 per stateroom (on board credit is refundable if not used in full during your ne w cruise). 


MSC Cruises is committed to delivering a wonderful cruise experience to our guests, unfortunately due to current circumstances, this has forced us to change some of our plans and possibly disrupt some of your dreams. We look forward to welcoming you on board very soon, always with the safety of our guests and crew as our top priority.