Travel and Health Updates



Travel advice for all sailings in the upcoming months till March 31st 2022

We are glad to inform you that new and updated itineraries in the Mediterranean and across Europe are available:

MSC GrandiosaMSC Seaside and MSC Seashore cruising in the West MediterraneanMSC OrchestraMSC Splendida and MSC Magnifica in the East Mediterranean and MSC SeaviewMSC Preziosa and MSC Musica in the Northern Europe*.

To see the travel requirements for each destination, we invite you to click here to find the full details.

It is mandatory for all guests to have in place an insurance policy that specifically covers them against COVID-19 related risks, such as cancellation, interruption, repatriation expenses, quarantine, medical assistance and related expenses, as well as hospitalization. This should be in place to cover you from the confirmation of your booking until the end of the cruise or your cruise and flight package.
MSC offers a COVID Protection Plan for all Summer 21 and Winter 21/22 cruises - an insurance policy specifically for the above listed COVID-19 related risks. This can be added to the cruise at the time of the booking. To add the covid protection plan to your booking, please refer to our Contact Centre on consult your Travel Agent. You can see the policy benefits available here. Alternatively, you may purchase another insurance coverage of your choice provided that the above risks are covered.
The proof of the insurance policy (e.g. certificate, schedule, policy summary) which must be in English, Italian, German, French or Spanish - clearly showing the COVID-19  coverage must be presented at embarkation. Passengers failing to provide this documentation will be denied boarding.

*Cruises until the end of September 2021 are only available to guests who are residents in Schengen countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland) and in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania, UK, Ireland and the USA.

Travel advice for cruises departing from Venice, from July 24th 2021
In view of the latest decision taken by the Italian Government, please note from July 24th 2021 all Health & Safety checks (including health screening, temperature measurement and the antigen swab test) and check-in procedures (including luggage delivery), will regularly be held in Venice Maritime Station (Cruise Terminal), as per original travel programme; all embarking guests will then be transferred by protected bus to Monfalcone (90 min transfer), where they will board the ship after a quick document check. No Health & Safety checks and check-in will be possible in Monfalcone. At disembarkation in Monfalcone at the end of the cruise, guests will be granted the return transfer to Venice (Cruise Terminal/Airport/Railway Station, as per original travel programme).

The MSC Health & Safety Protocol is in place to protect our guests, crew and the local communities we visit. Find out more about our Health and Safety Protocol here.

Do you have a Future Cruise Credit Note? Book your next cruise now and receive an additional 25% cruise credit of the original cruise package paid. To find out how to get your Future Cruise Credit and move your upcoming cruise, please check the “Compensation Packages” by clicking here.


For all cancelled cruises please refer to the FAQ Which cruises benefit from the compensation packages policy? here.