MSC Opera which crashed into a smaller river vessel and a dock in Venice, Italy last week still remains in port due to an investigation.
Second Cruise MSC Opera Cruise Canceled
MSC Cruises has now canceled another sailing of the MSC Opera after the ship slammed into another smaller Uniworld vessel named River Countess and the dock in Venice on June 2.
If you haven’t already seen the footage as the ship lost control and slammed into the ship and dock at the San Basilio Cruise Terminal then watch below:
The cruise ship has remained in port ever since the accident happened and the June 2 departure from the historic city was already canceled. Now the June 8 cruise from Venice has also been canceled due to the ongoing investigation by local authorities taking longer than first thought.
The sailing had two departure ports with Bari on June 8 and Venice on June 9, both will not go ahead. MSC Opera was originally scheduled to sail a 7-day Mediterranean cruise including calls in Montenegro and Greece.
The vessel was set to welcome 2,451 Guests from 53 countries. They will be compensated with a full refund of their cruise fare and incurred travel expenses, as well as any pre-booked services. MSC is going even further by also offering a 50% discount on a future 7- to 21-night cruise before the end of 2020.
MSC Cruises has also stated that repairs made have been completed and MSC Opera is ready for service. The 130 passenger River Countess received more damage and she will be out of action for some time.
Cruise Hive will continue to keep readers updated on this developing news and the outcome of the investigation.