MSC 2020-21 season
MSC Cruises has announced its new northern winter 2020-2021 program, offering more than 90 different itineraries across the Arabian Peninsula, Asia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, South Africa and South America.
Itineraries range in length from two to 24 nights, along with the third MSC world cruise departing in Jan, now sailing aboard MSC Magnifica instead of MSC Poesia, with Australian and New Zealand ports of call also removed from the voyage.
Other changes to the program include MSC Grandiosa replacing sister ship MSC Virtuosa in the Mediterranean, Poesia replacing MSC Splendida on Southern Caribbean and West Indies trips, MSC Fantasia replacing MSC Seaview and MSC Lirica in the Middle East, and MSC Sinfonia replacing MSC Orchestra out of Buenos Aires, which moves to South Africa to replace MSC Musica.
Despite the delay of Virtuosa,
both it and MSC’s other underconstruction ship, MSC Seashore,
will feature in the season.
Guests whose booking is affected by changes to the program will automatically be transferred to another ship serving the same or similar itinerary and date.
A range of compensation options are also available to these guests, such as upgrades from both Inside and Ocean View staterooms and up to US$100 shipboard credit per stateroom for Suites or Yacht Club rooms.
MSC also confirmed 125% future cruise credit for guests affected by cruises cancelled yesterday as part of CLIA’s extended suspension of operations in North America (CW