MSC CRUISES AIMS TO RESTART CRUISES TO GREECE BY EASTER
Geneva, Switzerland (February4, 2021) – MSC Cruises announced today that the Company is working closely with the Greek Ministry of Tourism, and other relevant authorities, on reopening local tourism services to resume serving cruise passengers visiting Greece, starting with the upcoming Easter holiday period.
In related news, MSC Cruises also announced that it is cancelling all of MSC Magnifica’s scheduled cruises through to April 29. The ship was originally scheduled to return to sea starting on February 14 with a Greece-bound itinerary. MSC Magnifica will thus be replaced for voyages to the Eastern Mediterranean, including Greece, during the Easter period and throughout the summer season.
MSC Grandiosa recently resumed seven-night cruises from Genoa, Italy under the protection of MSC Cruises’ comprehensive health and safety protocol. The ship calls at Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo/Cagliari in Italy as well as Valetta in Malta during weekly itineraries.
For more details on MSC Cruises’ industry-leading health and safety protocol please visit: https://www.msccruisesusa.com/health-and-safety.
About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise brand as well as leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region and Southern Africa with more market share in addition to deployed capacity than any other player. It is also the fastest growing global cruise brand with a strong presence also in the Caribbean, North America and the Far East markets.
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises is part of MSC Group, the privately held Swiss-based leading shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. MSC Cruises — the contemporary brand — has a modern fleet of 18 vessels combined with a sizeable future global investment portfolio of new vessels. The fleet is projected to grow to 23 cruise ships by 2025 with options for six vessel orders in place through 2030.
MSC Cruises offers its guests an enriching, immersive and safe cruise experience inspired by the Company’s European heritage, where they can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programs and the very latest user-friendly technology on board. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ itineraries and experience on board its ships please see here.
The Company’s number one priority has always been the health and safety of its guests and crew, as well as the communities at the destinations its ships serve. In August 2020, MSC Cruises implemented a new comprehensive and robust health and safety protocol to become the first major line to return to sea. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ health & safety protocol please see here.
MSC Cruises has long been committed to environmental stewardship with a long-term goal to achieve zero emissions for its operations. The Company is also a significant investor in next-generation environmental marine technologies, with the objective to support their accelerated development and availability industry-wide. To learn more about the Company’s environmental commitment please see here.
Finally, to learn more about the MSC Foundation, MSC Group’s own vehicle to lead, focus and advance its conservation, humanitarian and cultural commitments please see here.