Family-run MSC Cruises offers ‘thank you’ cruises to healthcare workers

MSC Cruises is launching a special global discounted cruise fares programme dedicated to all frontline and back office healthcare professionals and their families.

MSC Cruises is launching a special global discounted cruise fares programme for all front line and back office healthcare professionals globally. It is the cruise line’s way of saying ‘thank you’ for their ongoing contribution to fight the global pandemic, and let them know that when they’re ready, they can enjoy a much-deserved holiday with their loved ones.

Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises, said: “As a family-owned company we think it’s only right and proper to find a way to express our heartfelt ‘thank you’ to each and every healthcare professional around the world – as well as their families – for their selfless and tireless dedication, professionalism and bravery in tackling the current global pandemic.”

Mr. Vago continued: “Their work and dedication has also helped to pave the way for our new health and safety operating protocol which was recently implemented successfully when our flagship MSC Grandiosa was the first ship from our fleet to return to welcome guests at sea in the West Mediterranean.”

MSC Cruises’ new health and safety operating protocol

For the past five months MSC Cruises has worked around the clock with highly qualified and internationally respected medical experts to draw up a comprehensive healthcare and safety operating protocol to protect the wellbeing of all passengers on board the cruise line’s ships as well as the communities they visit.

The backbone of MSC Cruises’ protocol is down to the new data, research into COVID-19 and improved understanding of the virus that worldwide healthcare professionals have established during the pandemic.

Further reading: A look at MSC Cruises’ new health and safety protocol

The company is looking forward to welcoming all healthcare workers on board whenever they are ready for a much-deserved holiday and welcomes their feedback to improve further its protocol.

‘Thank you’ cruises

The special ‘thank you’ discounted cruise fare programme for healthcare professionals and their immediate families will go on sale on Monday, 31 August and will be available on all MSC Cruises sailings of any duration through to the end of 2021. This includes all cruises departing up to 31 December 2021, when the booking is made by 30 April 2021.

These special per cabin fares will result in a discount up to or exceeding 50 per cent off the regular rates and will be available to healthcare workers booking through travel agents and MSC Cruises contact centres.

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