health & safety


The MSC Cruises family of guests and crew is at the center of everything we do, and your health and safety are of utmost importance to us.

From the moment you start planning to when you return home, we are thoroughly assessing every step of the way to provide a safe, healthy and comfortable experience on your next cruise with us.


Click here to download our current Health & Safety fact sheet for more details


In collaboration with a Blue Ribbon COVID Expert Group in the fields of Medicine, Public Health, and/or related scientific disciplines, we are at work to develop new precautionary operating procedures to further strengthen and enhance our health and safety measures during these challenging times. This group of highly qualified and internationally respected experts has competency to review our operational measures related to COVID-19 and is composed of:


  • Professor Christakis Hadjichristodoulou,  Professor of Hygiene and Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine as well as its Vicepresident, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Greece; 


  • Professor Stephan J. Harbarth, Hospital Epidemiologist, Infectious Diseases Specialist and Head of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and Faculty of Medicine; 


  • Doctor Ian Norton, a Specialist Emergency Physician with post graduate qualifications in Surgery, International Health and Tropical Medicine, currently managing director of Respond Global, formerly the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Medical Team Initiative program from 2014 until January 2020.

We have also engaged a world-renowned expert consultancy of Aspen Medical to further assist with the development of our own enhanced protocol and procedures. These ever-evolving measures are designed to meet and exceed guidelines provided by national and international health authorities, including the World Health Organization, the EU Healthy Gateways Joint Action and European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). 


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As we assess relevant developments in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are committed to enhance and adapt our protocols as needed. Continue to check our website for updates to our health and safety program.