Geneva, Switzerland, 19 March 2020 – MSC Cruises today confirmed that it has halted all its new cruise embarkations fleet-wide through to the 30th of April, in connection with the extraordinary circumstances the world is currently facing in connection with the COVID-19 virus.
Ships that are currently still at sea will conclude their current itinerary to return guests to disembarkation ports, then also stop their operation.
As the COVID-19 situation is now a global pandemic, governments across the globe are continuously reviewing ashore public health and safety measures to protect local populations and limit the further spread of the virus. MSC Cruises’ decision last week to halt all its operation fleet-wide for a period of at least 45 days aims to mirror and further support the effectiveness of such efforts.
At the present time, new cruise embarkations are scheduled to start resuming from 30 April, included.
MSC Cruises UK & Ireland is offering guests affected by this extraordinary measure Future Cruise Credit for 100% of cruise fare paid, in addition to either an additional 25% in Future Cruise Credit for cruises departing the USA or Onboard Credit of between £/€50 – £/€400 per cabin depending on the length of their cruise for all other voyages. For all this information and further updates visit www.msccruises.co.uk or www.mscbook.com.