Latest ministerial decree of the Italian government confirms that cruises can return to operation under the protection of their unique health and safety protocol

Company’s flagship will resume scheduled weekly cruises in the Western Mediterranean, following the forced pause of operations over the holiday season

Geneva, Switzerland, 18 January 2021
– MSC Cruises announced today that MSC Grandiosa will return to sea starting on 24 January.

Following the latest ministerial decree issued by the Italian government and related updated health measures, the Company’s flagship will resume her planned weekly cruises leaving every Sunday from Genoa, Italy and calling the other Italian ports of Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo as well as Valetta in Malta. Embarkation will be available from each port in Italy.

The latest ministerial decree authorised the resumption of cruise operations under the protection of the unique health and safety protocol that had been developed with and authorised by the Italian health, transport and safety authorities last summer. Since then, MSC Cruises has safely welcomed over 30,000 guests on board its two ships based out of Italy.

During the Christmas and end-of-year festivities through to the issuance of the latest ministerial decree, Italy-based cruise operation were temporarily suspended due to the restrictive measures related to movement within the country set forth by the local authorities.

For more details about MSC Grandiosa’s itinerary see here.

For details on other available ships and itineraries, please see here.

For more details on MSC Cruises’ health and safety measures see here.