Homeporting in Southampton for the summer of 2022, the ship will be welcomed to a brand-new terminal following a recently announced partnership with ABP Southampton.
MSC Cruises said it was in the process of contacting all travel agents and guests affected by the cancellation of two cruises onboard MSC Grandiosa in the wake of changing regulations in Italy.
MSC Cruises has confirmed an extension to the pause in operations of MSC Magnifica until Valentine’s Day, February 14th. This is nearly a month later than the planned return date of January 15th.
MSC Cruises will pause the operation of MSC Grandiosa later this month as regulations change in Italy. The line will also move the restart of operations onboard MSC Magnifica back to January.
The line has received safety certification from the official Japanese maritime classification society, ClassNK. The move is a major step towards an operational restart in the country in April.
MSC Cruises will be temporarily suspending further sailings of MSC Magnifica. The temporary suspension will affect sailing from November 8th through to December 18th, included.
The vessel becomes the second MSC Cruises ship to welcome guests back on board since the cruise line restarted operations in August. MSC Grandiosa was the first to return.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ executive chairman, has addressed tourism ministers from the G20 group of nations representing leading tourism brands from all regions of the world.
MSC Cruises has released a new video showcasing health and hygiene standards onboard its vessels as they return to service.
MSC Cruises has delayed the return of MSC Magnifica, with the first departures now expected on October 19th. Simultaneously, the company also extended MSC Grandiosa’s current sailings through to the end of the year
MSC Cruises has postponed the relaunch of MSC Magnifica. The company said the decision followed the introduction of additional testing measures for residents of Italy having travelled to Greece.
The vessel will become the third of a total of four in MSC Cruises’ Seaside class, following MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, which launched in 2017 and 2018, respectively.