MSC Cruises cancels operations in the Caribbean, Emirates, Mediterranean and Antilles

Cruises in the Caribbean

Given the evolving Covid-19 coronavirus situation, MSC Cruises has decided to cancel all Caribbean cruises from Miami from March 14 – April 30. The cruise line says the decision wasn’t taken lightly, however, “the health and safety of our guests and crew members is our top priority.”

MSC is offering guests the following options: 125% Future Cruise Credit or refund.

Guests can receive a Future Cruise Credit for 125% of the original cruise fare paid (excl. Government taxes & fees and prepaid items, which will be refunded to the original form of payment). The future cruise credit can be used on any sailing departing on or before December 31, 2021. The line hopes guests will choose to reschedule their cruise for a future date. However, it understand this may not be the ideal option for some. For those guests MSC Cruises will provide a refund equal to the original amount paid.

Cruises in the Emirates

In the Emirates due to a limitation on passenger’s movement imposed by the local authorities, MSC Cruises is cancelling the following cruises: MSC Bellissima and MSC Lirica starting from March 14, including the Grand Voyages of MSC Bellissima on March 21 and that of MSC Lirica on April 18.

Cruises in the Mediterranean

Due to the limitation of personal movements and the port closure requested respectively by the Italian and the Spanish governments, MSC is cancelling the following cruises: MSC Grandiosa cruises from March 14 – March 28, and MSC Opera from March 10 to April 2.

Cruises in the Antilles

In the Antilles due to the restrictions in Martinique, MSC is cancelling the cruises on MSC Preziosa from March 14 to March 28.

For the cruises in the Emirates, the Mediterranean and the Antilles MSC cruises is offering guests a Future Cruise Credit equal to the value of the cancelled cruise, to be used for any future sailing departing on or before December 31, 2021 plus an on board credit of $100 per stateroom for cancelled cruises up to 6 nights and $200 per stateroom for cruises of 7 nights or longer. Solely for the cancellation of MSC Bellissima Grand Voyage Dubai-Yokohama, and MSC Lirica Grand Voyage Dubai-Venice, MSC will offer and on board credit of $400 per stateroom (on board credit is refundable if not used in full during your ne w cruise). 

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