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MSC Cruises Extends Suspension of Fleetwide Operations

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MSC Suspension of Cruises Extended

It now seems cruise lines are extending their voluntary suspension of cruise operations as the coronavirus continues to impact the world and bring travel to a halt. MSC Cruises has become one of the latest cruise lines to announce an extension and follows in the footsteps of Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and Royal Caribbean.

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The cruise line will continue to be on pause through May 29, 2020, due to the global COVID-19 emergency around the world. The new extension impacts all sailings around the world and MSC is working “tirelessly” with all guests to address their impacted bookings. The cruise lines said it is trying to provide as much time as possible so travel agents and cruisers can make changes to their future cruises.

MSC Cruises is offering guests affected by this extraordinary 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.

The cruise line originally announced that cruise operations would be suspended for 45 days until April 30, 2020, for North America. That followed some similar measures which were already in effect in other regions around the world.

This news comes as the world is pretty much shut down and there are strict travel restriction measures globally, including cruise ports. According to John Hopkins University, there are currently more than 750,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide.

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