MSC Cruises resumes operations in France and Germany

MSC Cruises commenced her Northern Europe summer season with the departure of MSC Seaview from the German port of Kiel. Meanwhile MSC Seaside departed from the port of Marseille for her 7-night itineraries in the Western Mediterranean.

MSC Seaview is the seventh MSC Cruises’ ship to resume sailings with guests on board with a further three preparing to start future voyages, which will see half of the company’s fleet back at sea by the end of summer.

MSC Seaview will homeport in Kiel until the beginning of October and the ship will welcome German and international guests for an attractive itinerary to Visby on one of Sweden’s largest islands Gotland, Nynäshamn near the Swedish capital city of Stockholm and Estonia’s capital Tallinn before returning to her North German base. MSC Cruises’ industry-pioneering protected shore excursions are available at all ports of call. 

Another German port will be added to MSC Seaview’s itinerary to further enrich the cruise for guests. The ship will call at Warnemunde from July 23, adding another port in Germany that will allow guests to embark and disembark as well as offering another option for shore excursions. Located at the mouth of the river Warnow, on the Baltic Sea, the former fishing village and popular seaside resort surprises with its charm and the wide, white beach. Guests can also visit Rostock and Berlin, the vibrant German capital.

Meanwhile MSC Seaview’s sister ship MSC Seaside resumed operations from the port of Marseille. The port is the first French port to reopen for the cruise line and welcome international guests for weekly calls as MSC Seaside sails her 7-night West Mediterranean itinerary. 

Five MSC Cruises’ ships are currently sailing in the Mediterranean – MSC Grandiosa MSC Seaside, MSC Orchestra, MSC Splendida and MSC Magnifica. MSC Virtuosa has operated cruises around the UK for British guests only since 20 May.

MSC Meraviglia from 2 August will resume Caribbean cruises from Miami and will be joined in the region from 18 September when MSC Divina restarts sailing from Port Canaveral near Orlando in Florida.

MSC Seashore will come into service in August with voyages in the West Mediterranean before the company’s newest flagship transfers in November to Miami for a season in the Caribbean.

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