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MSC Cruises to Resume Sailings

MSC Cruises to Resume Sailings

MSC Cruises has confirmed that MSC Grandiosa will resume cruising from Sunday, January 24.

After a month-long pause due to the imposition of strict travel restrictions by the Italian government in December, MSC Cruises 6,300-passenger flagship, MSC Grandiosa, will resume its weekly cruises from Genoa. It will make calls at Rome (Civitavecchia), Naples, Palermo and Valetta in Malta. Embarkation will be allowed at each port.

The most recent governmental decree allows for the relaxation of travel restrictions under a series of conditions in line with MSC Cruises’ own health and safety protocols, which include mid-cruise onboard testing in addition to pre-boarding universal testing for all passengers; weekly testing of all crew; increased frequencyof onboard sanitation, in particular of public areas and high-volume touch points; and a tightening of the definition of close contact for tracing purposes by reducing contact time from 15 to 10 minutes.

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MSC Magnifica in Dublin Port

MSC Cruises’ second operating ship, MSC Magnifica, will resume cruising on February 14, once lockdown restrictions in Greece ease. The company has also confirmed that the ship’s third full EX-UK season in Summer 2022 will include 21 sailings from its new purpose-built terminal in Southampton.

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Fionn Davenport is the editor-in-chief of the ITTN group, including ITTN and ITTN Ireland. He's one of Ireland's best-known travel journalists and writers, with nearly 30 years' experience writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet and others.

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