Because of the Italian authorities’s extension of journey restrictions for the vacation season, MSC Cruises has cancelled MSC Grandiosa‘s scheduled voyage from Genoa, Italy on January 10. As a precaution, the road additionally has cancelled that ship’s January 17 crusing.
The primary “restart” cruise of MSC Grandiosa will depart from Genoa on January 24. Weekly cruises will then depart each Sunday from that port with calls at the Italian ports of Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples and Palermo, in addition to Valletta, Malta, with embarkation obtainable in every port in Italy.
MSC Grandiosa will supply these itineraries till March 21, after which the ship will stay within the western Mediterranean and supply a brand new itinerary.
As well as, beginning February 14, MSC Magnifica may also resume her operation departing from Genoa for 11-night cruises to the western and jap Mediterranean, visiting Italy, Greece and Malta.
The road’s well being and security protocols, which have been in place since MSC Cruises started restarting European cruises in August, have been just lately strengthened, primarily based on the evolution of COVID-19 in Europe.
Further well being/security measures embody the next:
- Further onboard antigen testing for COVID-19 of all friends mid-way by way of their cruise; that is along with the current pre-boarding common testing for all friends
- Crew testing has been elevated from twice month-to-month to weekly; that is along with all pre-boarding testing for all crew and different ongoing well being monitoring measures
- Elevated frequency of onboard sanitation, significantly in public areas and at excessive contact factors
- Tightening of the definition of “shut contact” for tracing functions, decreasing the time that people are in touch from quarter-hour to 10 minutes.
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