MSC extends canx, reveals 2021 season
MSC Cruises has extended its halt of operations through to the end of Jul.
Guests affected by the cancelled cruises will receive a future credit for 125% of the value of their cancelled itinerary for any future voyage of their choice through to the end of 2021, under MSC’s flexible cruise program.
The updated policy, which does not include refunds, also allows guests to reschedule up to 48 hours prior to the original cruise departure and, for Fly&Cruise packages, up to 96 hours prior to the flight’s departure.
All guests who are currently booked on cruises in Aug and Oct are also covered by the program.
MSC will resume operations for the northern winter 2020/21 season in phases, and by region only, following guidance from relevant national and int’l regulatory authorities.
The cruise line has also confirmed its summer 2021 program, which will see its full fleet of 19 ships in operation.
The newly confirmed season will include two new vessels currently still under construction,
MSC Seashore and MSC Virtuosa (pictured).
The line is also developing a new operating protocol, focused particularly on health and safety, covering the entire guest cruise experience.
Cruise lengths range from minicruises of 3 or 4 nights, standard 7-night cruises to longer cruises of 9, 11 and 14 nights.