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.
MSC Grandiosa has become the first large cruise ship to return to operation in the Mediterranean. The first guests began embarking MSC Cruises’ flagship in the port of Genoa, Italy ahead of departure.
MSC Cruises announced today that flagship MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica will resume operations in the Mediterranean starting from August 16th and 29th respectively.
MSC Cruises chief executive, Gianni Onorato, has revealed details of a comprehensive health and safety protocol designed to get line back into the water.
A maritime coin ceremony tradition took place earlier at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, as the keel was laid for MSC Cruises’ first liquified natural gas-powered ship, MSC World Europa.
Coupled to an announcement from P&O Cruises that it would delay its return until October, the news adds to fears the sector may be among the last to recover from the Covid-19 outbreak.
MSC Cruises has further extended the halting of all its new cruise departures fleet-wide through to May 29th. At the same time, the cruise line announced the death of Emiliano González, president of MSC Cruises Spain.