Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021
MSC Grandiosa has decided to delay its return until January 24 in response to the latest lockdown restrictions in Italy. The ship will sail from Genoa upon return. MSC said the move comes as a result of an extension in measures related to movement within Italy, as set out in the latest decree from the local government.
The rules prevent access to and use of ports of embarkation until January 15, with departures on January 10 and 17 cancelled as a result. The flagship will resume her planned weekly cruises leaving every Sunday from Genoa and calling the Italian ports of Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and Valetta in Malta, with embarkation available in each port in Italy.
MSC Grandiosa will offer these itineraries until March 21, after which she will remain in the Mediterranean to offer cruises from the summer programme with a new itinerary. From February 14, MSC Magnifica will also resume her operation departing from Genoa for 11-night cruises designed to enable guests to discover the West and Eastern Mediterranean in Italy, Greece and Malta. MSC Cruises said it was in the process of contacting all travel agents and guests affected by the two cancelled cruises of MSC Grandiosa.