MSC Cruises launches ‘Cruise With Confidence’ program for summer 2022

MSC Cruises has launched its summer 2022 campaign under the ‘Cruise with Confidence’ program that confirms its industry-leading health & safety protocol, clear & flexible booking policy, robust yet simple vaccination & testing requirements. The cruise line also confirms the return to independent ashore explorations.

MSC Cruises‘ summer 2022 campaign under the ‘Cruise with Confidence’ program confirms the cruise line’s industry-leading health & safety protocol with clear & flexible booking policy and robust yet simple vaccination & testing requirements. The company also confirms the return to independent ashore explorations which will apply to all sailings through summer 2022.

All existing and new bookings for all sailings through to the end of the next summer season will be covered by the Cruise with Confidence promise, under which the company has already offered a safe, flexible and enjoyable cruise holiday to over one million guests during all phases of the pandemic, past and present.

Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises, said: “We were able to lead the restart of our industry in August last year thanks to a comprehensive and flexible health and safety protocol that was designed to adapt to the evolution of the pandemic ashore and has since set the standard across the travel and hospitality sector. With this we were able to continue to offer the highest level of protection to our guests, crew and communities where our ships call to responsibly and safely welcome on our ships over one million guests for their holiday at sea.”

With the pandemic continuing to evolve the cruise line says to understand the importance of having clear information to reassure guests that they can book a cruise with confidence and with flexibility to give them total peace of mind. MSC Cruises is therefore extending its successful ‘Cruise with Confidence’ guarantee to all cruises through summer 2022 to continue to offer booked and new guests a safe, flexible and enjoyable holiday option. Reinforced with the required COVID-19 protection plan, this insurance gives guests extra security before and during the cruise.

Finally the cruise line will also see the return of a full experience ashore with the reintroduction of independent shore excursions where local regulations allow this.

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Covering all ships and itineraries, guests can continue to choose an MSC Cruises holiday at sea safe in the knowledge that their health, booking security and enjoyment are being taken care of. From winter sun in the Caribbean to stunning Mediterranean cruises with the whole family next summer, guests can book and cruise with confidence thanks to the following elements:

  • All guests and crew vaccinated and tested: All guests aged 12 and above are required to be fully vaccinated, on top of this, all guests aged two and above are required to submit a negative test prior to boarding. All ship crew are also fully vaccinated, regularly tested and follow strict health & safety policies.
  • Booking flexibility free of charge: All cruises can be rescheduled free of charge up to 15 days prior sailing, for any reason.
  • Peace of mind thanks to COVID protection plan: All guests and their bookings are fully protected by the required COVID-19 protection insurance, covering events such as testing positive before boarding or at any point during your holiday. And at the end of the cruise, it will be easy to meet any return testing obligations via easily arranged antigen or RT-PCR testing either onboard or in the terminal.
  • A full experience to make the cruise safe & enjoyable: Guests are free to disembark and independently explore ports of call wherever local regulations allow it. MSC Cruises has worked in partnership with authorities in all the regions and countries in which the ships operate to ensure its protocol meets, exceeds and adapts to the required regional and national health and safety measures.

In addition to these, the company continues to monitor and adapt its industry-leading health and safety protocol that was developed last year by the Blue Ribbon COVID Expert Group – made up of highly qualified and internationally respected experts who together helped inform MSC Cruises’ operating protocol to protect the health and safety of guests and crew during every aspect of the guest’s journey, while maintaining the company’s unique guest experience.

To find out more about MSC Cruises itineraries, health & safety protocol and embarkation requirements or flexible booking options please visit MSC Cruises.

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