First MSC Ship Restarts Cruises Since Start of Suspension

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MSC Grandiosa has become the first ship in the fleet to restart sailings since the suspension of operations started.

MSC Cruise Ship Resume Service

MSC Grandiosa has officially restarted service and is the first ship in the MSC fleet to do so. The vessel has already departed Genoa in Italy to begin operations which we hope will be a new trend with cruise ships over the coming weeks and months.

The ship is now offering 7-night cruises in the Western Mediterranean and ports include Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo, and Valetta. The ship is scheduled to arrive in Civitavecchia tomorrow, it’s the port for Rome where guests can enjoy time in the historic city.

Even though MSC has kicked off operations with MSC Grandiosa, only guests form Schengen countries are able to cruise which means international passengers are a no-no for now. ports have specifically been chosen due to easy access and to reduce the need for further travel.

We now wish a healthy cruise to all those crew and guests on board and let’s hope it is a good sign of things to come. Guests are in for a treat as MSC Grandiosa is the newest ship in the fleet as she entered service in November 2019. She’s the first Meraviglia-plus ship offering all the latest features.

For those of you who are excited as us that MSC has kicked off sailings, take a look at the sail away live broadcast by Luis Uzcategui which has already received over 12 thousand views. For those that missed it you can rewatch it all:

MSC Grandiosa sail away from Genoa.

MSC Grandiosa sail away from the port of Genoa as the first cruise ship during pandemic times. 16/08/2020Estimated time of departure 18:31 (CEST)SHARE AND SUPPORT 💪

Posted by Luis Uzcátegui on Sunday, August 16, 2020

Also Read: Major Cruise Lines in Europe Set to Restart Operations

The cruise line has made sure guests remain safe from the moment they book their cruise vacation to when they go home including the entire embarkation and debarkation process.

Following MSc Gradiosoin resuming cruises, MSC Magnifica will also start sailing from August 29 with a 7-night cruise in the Eastern Meditteranean. You can read further details on MSC resuming cruises with the two ships right here.

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