Published on : Tuesday, August 25, 2020
MSC Cruises recently announced that it has decided to postpone the relaunch of MSC Magnifica for over a month. Initially, the company announced the return of both MSC Magnifica and flagship MSC Grandiosa earlier this month, marking the restart of the cruise sector in the Mediterranean.
However, as MSC Grandiosa set sail on her first voyage once again, the return of sister ship MSC Magnifica has been officially delayed. The decision arrived following the introduction of additional testing measures for residents of Italy having travelled to Greece. The company reported that the latest action has prompted a wave of cancellations and a decrease in demand as itineraries include as many as three ports in the country.
MSC Cruises mentioned that it believes reservations will start to pick up again in the coming weeks due to the appeal of the itinerary. However, as of now with regard to the result of the latest decision, MSC Magnifica cruise departures from August 29 to September 19 have been cancelled.
The first cruise will depart from Bari, Italy with an unchanged itinerary on September 26.The sale of cruise sailing are now open to residents of the Schengen area, with the majority of guests expected to be Italian nationals and residents but Brits have been barred from the sailings at the moment.