MSC Cruises has confirmed its Winter 2020/2021 sailings, offering more than 90 different itineraries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, the Gulf, South Africa, South America and Asia.
They range from two to 24 nights, along with the third MSC World Cruise departing in January 2021 and an extensive Grand Voyages selection. The programme will begin in late October.
Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises’ chief executive said: “Whilst there are some updates to the original planned deployment of specific ships, we are still able to offer our main itineraries so that guests can enjoy the holiday that they booked with us.”
In the Mediterranean, MSC Grandiosa will replace sister-ship MSC Virtuosa for the winter, whose delivery is delayed due to the pandemic. Sailings will adhere to the original itinerary – the seven-night Six Pearls western Mediterranean cruises, with embarkation possible at each port in Marseille, Genoa, Civitavecchia/Rome, Palermo, Valetta and Barcelona.
MSC’s summer programme remains suspended until 31 July but it has “voluntarily” halted operations of its ships from US ports to the Caribbean until September 15 2020.
MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia were previously scheduled to sail in the region during this time period. Guests affected by the cancelled cruises will receive a 125% Future Cruise Credit to be used on a sailing of their choice valid to the end of 2021.