MSC Cruises highly recommends guests are fully vaccinated in order to enjoy a superior experience while sailing with us. Guests who are not fully vaccinated will be required to purchase a Travel Protection Plan with coverage for COVID-19 and will be subject to more stringent protocols which will be in place by the time you cruise. At the moment, these include but are not limited to the required purchase of MSC sponsored shore excursions in order to go ashore, required testing upon embarkation, while on board and disembarkation for cruises 5-nights & longer.
On board our ships sailing in the Caribbean, all guests will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment, activities, venues, and dining options. At specific times, events, activities, venues and dining, will be designated for vaccinated guests only. If you are traveling together with non-vaccinated guests they will not be allowed to enter the vaccinated only areas, however we will have plenty of options for events open to all. Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks or practice social distancing ONLY when attending a designated activity for vaccinated guests, otherwise, masks must be worn during your cruise. Please consult the Daily Program on board for specific details.
Please note that any guest, independent of vaccination, who has COVID-19 symptoms and is confirmed positive with onboard testing will be isolated (along with any close contacts) on board and disembarked at the home port at the end of the cruise (unless significant medical care is required before the end of the cruise, thus requiring emergency medical evacuation from the ship before the end of the cruise). These cases and close contact will be managed according to MSC Cruises Health & Safety Protocol.