halting of fleet operations through 30 april


Geneva, Switzerland, 19 March 2020

MSC Cruises today confirmed that it has halted all its new cruise embarkations fleet-wide through 30 April, in connection with the extraordinary circumstances the world is currently facing in connection with the COVID-19 virus.


Ships that are currently still at sea will conclude their current itinerary to return guests to their disembarkation ports, then also stop their operation. As the COVID-19 situation is now a global pandemic, governments across the globe are continuously reviewing ashore public health and safety measures to protect local populations and limit the further spread of the virus. MSC Cruises’ decision last week to halt all its operation fleet-wide for a period of at least 45 days aims to mirror and further support the effectiveness of such efforts.


MSC Cruises is offering guests affected by this extraordinary measure the opportunity to transfer 100% of the money paid for their cancelled vacation plus an additional generous credit benefit to a future cruise of their choice at any point through the end of 2021.


At the present time, new cruise embarkations are scheduled to start resuming from 30 April, included.


For additional details guests should contact their travel advisor.