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MSC Magnifica return pushed back to April | News

MSC Cruises delays return of Magnifica | News

MSC Cruises has confirmed it now hopes to return MSC Magnifica to operation in Greece in April. After a brief summer season, the cruise line initially suspended sailings in November, with plans for a relaunch in January and February subsequently scuppered. MSC Cruises said it was now working closely with the Greek ministry of tourism […]

MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Virtuosa | News

MSC Cruises takes delivery of MSC Virtuosa | News

MSC Cruises has taken delivery of MSC Virtuosa, the latest ship to join its fleet. As tradition calls, a small and private flag ceremony was held at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazaire, France between the shipyard and MSC Cruises where MSC Virtuosa received her official flag and blessings for good fortune. The ceremony was […]

MSC Magnifica to return to Southampton for summer 20211 | News

MSC Cruises delays return of Magnifica | News

MSC Cruises has announced the opening of sales for the third seasons of MSC Magnifica sailings from the UK. 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. The 21 sailings will depart from April and end in October. […]

MSC Grandiosa delays return until late January | News

MSC Cruises suspends MSC Grandiosa sailings over Christmas | News

The return of MSC Grandiosa has been delayed until January 24th in response to the latest lockdown restrictions in Italy. The ship will sail from Genoa. MSC said the move was the result of an extension in measures related to movement within Italy, as set out in the latest decree from the local government. The […]

MSC Cruises delays return of Magnifica | News

MSC Cruises delays return of Magnifica | News

MSC Cruises has confirmed an extension to the pause in operations of MSC Magnifica until Valentine’s Day, February 14th. The company had hoped to return to the ship to operation on January 15th.  MSC said it had taken the decision following the introduction of additional lockdown measures in Greece. As part of the restrictions, which […]

MSC Cruises suspends MSC Grandiosa sailings over Christmas | News

MSC Cruises suspends MSC Grandiosa sailings over Christmas | News

MSC Cruises will temporarily pause the operation of MSC Grandiosa later this month as regulations change in Italy. The line will also move the planned restart of operations onboard MSC Magnifica back to January. The move follows the introduction of new Covid-19 related measure for the Christmas and New Year period by the Italian government. […]

MSC Grandiosa Med Cruise, 2020 – Travel Day – Naples, Italy

MSC Grandiosa Med Cruise, 2020 - Travel Day - Naples, Italy

On the night before my Italian/Mediterranean cruise on the MSC Grandiosa in October, 2020, I flew from Hamburg to Naples for a one night stay in the Relais Castel Nuovo Hotel, (which was more like an Air B&B, but had a fantastic view, big kitchen, and was very convenient to get to and from the […]

MSC Magnifica returns to service in Europe | News

MSC Magnifica returns to service in Europe | News

In a positive day for the cruise industry, MSC Magnifica has departed Genoa on her return to sailing. The vessel becomes the second MSC Cruises ship to welcome guests back on board since the cruise line restarted operations in August. The ship has commenced a stunning ten-night voyage of relaxation and discovery in the west […]

MSC Seashore floats out in Italy | News

MSC Seashore floats out in Italy | News

The float out of MSC Seashore took place earlier at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. This is a major milestone in ship building as it is the first time a new vessel touches water and sees the ship enter the next phase of construction. MSC Seashore, which will be the longest ship in the […]

MSC Grandiosa departure sees cruise sector return in Europe | News

MSC Grandiosa departure sees cruise sector return in Europe | News

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 yesterday morning ahead of departure. They arrived at the cruise terminal according to their allocated time slots and followed the new universal screening procedures according […]

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