MSC Grandiosa is the first MSC cruise ship to resume cruises. The ship will visit five ports during the seven day cruise marking the cruise line’s return to service.
A second MSC ship, MSC Magnifica, will restart cruises later this month.
MSC Grandiosa, the cruise line’s flagship, will offer seven-night cruises in the Western Mediterranean calling at the Italian ports of Genoa, Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Palermo and Valetta. MSC Magnifica will offer seven-night cruises in the Eastern Mediterranean departing from the Italian ports of Bari and Trieste, calling at the Greek ports of Corfu, Katakolon and Piraeus.
The two ships will be the first to implement a new comprehensive health and safety protocol that has been approved by the relevant national authorities from the countries that the ships will call along their East and West Mediterranean itineraries this summer.
Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises’ CEO, gave the following statement about MSC returning to service, “We are very pleased to be able to start welcoming back guests for full-experience cruise holidays this summer, on board two of our most popular ships including our flagship MSC Grandiosa, and in the Mediterranean, the very region where our Company’s roots are and we have long been market leaders.”
MSC Cruises is the world’s fastest growing cruise line with more cruise ships on order than any other cruise line.