Published on : Friday, March 19, 2021
MSC Cruises has become the latest cruise line to offer a series of summer breaks around the UK waters. MSC will offer a range of trips around the British Isles from May 20 with more details expected in the coming weeks. In line with other operators, the trips will be for UK holidaymakers only although the line will be welcoming unvaccinated guests.
Departing from the new terminal in the port of Southampton these first sailings will kick off with a series of short cruises and will be followed by seven-night sailings visiting some of the favourite destinations and offering additional ports of embarkation to guests. Antonio Paradiso, Managing Director, MSC Cruises UK & Ireland, said in a statement that it is time for UK holidaymakers to get back on board and enjoy a well-deserved break from what has been a very challenging 12 months for everyone in various ways.
He mentioned that MSC Cruises is a family-owned company, and guests are an extension of that, so the line is looking forward to welcoming them and their families back on board. He shared that the company hopes to offer every type of holidaymaker the chance to escape this summer from grandparents to teens and even the smallest of passengers looking to explore and informed that both vaccinated and non-vaccinated guests will be welcomed.
He shared that all guests will be tested prior to embarkation, while non-vaccinated guests will also be required to show proof of negative test done within 72 hours prior to embarkation. He informed that in addition to the protocol-mandated test and 14-day quarantine prior to embarkation the crew will also receive weekly testing, in addition to other ongoing health monitoring measures.
He added that further details regarding UK sailings will be announced shortly, but the cruise line wants guests to be assured that providing flexibility remains the top priority, so that people feel confident when booking their summer holiday with MSC Cruises.