Published on : Tuesday, June 8, 2021
MSC Cruises has decided to restart its sailing operations in Spain with the deployment ofMSC Grandiosa to Barcelona from June 26. Valencia will then be added as an additional port of call as of July 30. This follows recent announcements by the line that its ships are restarting operations in Germany, France and the Baltics.
The new sailings will come in addition to its current and other summer confirmed itineraries in the west and east Mediterranean. There will also be trips from the UK. MSC Grandiosa offers seven-night cruises in the western Mediterranean calling Genoa, Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Palermo, Valetta in Malta and now Barcelona in Spain on Saturdays with embarkation in the Italian ports as well as Barcelona.
MSC Seaside is also sailing in the Mediterranean and, since May, the newly-launched MSC Virtuosa is operating cruises around the British Isles for UK residents. Meanwhile, MSC Seaview will restart voyages in the Baltics from Germany on July 3. Gianni Onorato, Chief Executive of MSC Cruises, said in a statement that when the company first announced its confirmed programmes for summer 2021, it indicated that it would enrich them with any new ports and destinations as they became available.
He mentioned that the same is happening with Spain and Barcelona, thus allowing guests to visit this magnificent destination that has been unavailable since March of last year. He shared that this will also make international cruise holiday on MSC Cruises ship more easily available to more of guests living in Spain and for the first time on one of the most modern and innovative ships, MSC Grandiosa.