halting of fleet operations through to 30 april

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 March 2020

MSC Cruises today confirmed that it has halted all its new cruise embarkations fleet-wide through 30 April, in connection with the extraordinary circumstances the world is currently facing in connection with the COVID-19 virus.

Ships that are currently still at sea will conclude their current itinerary to return guests to disembarkation ports, then also stop their operation.

As the COVID-19 situation is now a global pandemic, governments across the globe are continuously reviewing ashore public health and safety measures to protect local populations and limit the further spread of the virus. MSC Cruises’ decision last week to halt all its operation fleet-wide for a period of at least 45 days aims to mirror and further support the effectiveness of such efforts.

At the present time, new cruise embarkations are scheduled to start resuming from 30 April, included.

MSC Cruises UK & Ireland is offering guests affected by this extraordinary measure Future Cruise Credit for 100% of cruise fare paid, in addition to either an additional 25% in Future Cruise Credit for cruises departing the USA or Onboard Credit based on the length of the cruise for all other voyages. For all this information and further updates click here or visit www.mscbook.com.

For any affected sailings due to take place before 30th April travel agents or direct customers who have not yet been contacted will receive a communication in the coming days however please bear with us as we deal with all immediate sailings.