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Sailing throughout the pandemic with only Italian guests traveling to Italian ports, slowly MSC has started to be able to visit Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and soon France.
When the Grandiosa sails into Barcelona, it will be the first time since March 2020 that Spain has seen a working cruise ship pull into one of their country’s ports. Valencia, Spain will be the next port in the nation to welcome MSC back. Valencia will be added to the Grandiosa’s itinerary starting on July 30.
Further announcements by MSC say their ships will soon restart operations in Germany, Sweden and Estonia, starting on July 3 with the MSC Seaview.
In August three MSC ships- Armonia, Meraviglia and Divina will head stateside and conduct cruises from Florida to the Caribbean and Bahamas.
Come September MSC Virtuosa will begin a 15 day cruise, hitting many spots in the UK plus France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
CEO of MSC Cruises Gianni Onorato was delighted to announce the new itineraries, saying “When we first announced our confirmed programs for summer 2021, we indicated that we would enrich them with any new ports and destinations as they became available.”
He added that as measures continue to relax across Europe and beyond, MSC will add more ports and destinations, either enriching existing itineraries or adding new ones.
Currently MSC has plans for MSC Bellisima to visit Japan and Taiwan in November, the MSC Magnifica, Opera and Virtuosa will all be in Oman, The UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia in both November and December and the Seaside, Preziosa, Sinfonia, Orchestra and Splendida will sail with stops in Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil in December.
By the looks of MSC’s 2021, cruising is most definitely back!