MSC Cruises has announced an extension on its suspension on cruise operations through July 10, 2020.
MSC Extends Pause on Cruises
In line with other major cruise lines, MSC has decided to extend its pause on cruise operations through July 10, 2020. The extension will impact the entire fleet around the world. This follows the previously announced pause which was through May 29, 2020.
MSC Cruises in the U.S. is offering cruisers with a Future Cruise Credit (FFC). This means guests booked on impacted sailings can use the credit to re-book a future cruise which departs on or before December 31, 2021. There will also be an additional 25 percent credit offered by the cruise line.
MSC’s Cruise Assurance Program has also been extended through September 30, 2020. The program provides confidence for those worried about their cruise vacation and provides options for re-booking.
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Other major cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line have all extended their pause on operations too. Cruise Hive readers can see the full list of cruise lines and when they will resume sailings right here.
Just like many other cruise lines, MSC has been dealing with the impact of global travel restrictions and port closures. it has also been a struggle to end voyages at scheduled ports and get passengers back home. Many cruise lines are also sailings to different continents to take crew members back home as it has become difficult since most commercial flights have been cancelled and only charter flights can be arranged.
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