MSC Cruises has extended the halting of all its new cruise departures fleet-wide through to May 29, in light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
“As governments across the globe have since further strengthened ashore public health and safety measures to protect local populations and contain the further spread of the virus, today’s decision by MSC Cruises to further extend this extraordinary measure aims to mirror and further support the effectiveness of such efforts,” the cruise line said in a statement.
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Originally, MSC halted sailings until April 30.
By making the announcement now, MSC said that it intends to provide travel agents and guests who are booked on affected sailings with as much time as possible to move their booking to a future cruise.
MSC Cruises is offering guests affected by this measure the opportunity to transfer the full amount paid for their cancelled vacation, plus an additional generous credit benefit to a future cruise of their choice at any point through the end of 2021.
For additional details and detailed updates, visit www.msccruises.ca.