Following the UK government’s briefing on the nations’ roadmap to recovery in which they outlined international travel restrictions will not ease before May 17th, MSC Cruises UK & Ireland has regrettably taken the decision to cancel the entire 2021 deployment of MSC Magnifica.
CRUISES AROUND BRITISH ISLES - MSC VIRTUOSA
Starting from 20th May and throughout this summer, MSC Virtuosa will be operating her inaugural season with a special range of sailings around the British Isles. MSC’s flagship will set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton, performing three and four-night mini-cruises before operating seven-night sailings from 12th June.
SUMMER 2021 CRUISES
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).
We are glad to inform you that new and updated itineraries in the Mediterranean and across Europe are available for the Summer 2021 season.
MSC Grandiosa, MSC Seaside and MSC Seashore cruising in the West Mediterranean, MSC Orchestra, MSC Splendida and MSC Magnifica in the East Mediterranean and MSC Seaview, MSC Preziosa and MSC Musica in the Northern Europe*.
*Cruises until the end of July 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 and Romania.
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.
OTHER MSC DESTINATIONS AND SHIPS’ UPDATES
For all cancelled cruises please refer to the FAQ Which cruises benefit from the compensation packages policy? here.