MSC Cruises has postponed the resumption of its Greek cruise programme for a month.
The ‘MSC Magnifica’ will now offer a cruise to Greece from Italy on 26th September.
In connection with the recent introduction of additional testing measures for Italian residents who have travelled to Greece, MSC said it was seeing cancellations and a softening in demand since the ship’s itinerary included as many as three Greek ports.
MSC Cruises said that it believed that reservations will start to pick up again in the coming weeks, due to the appeal of the itinerary. ‘MSC Magnifica’s’ sales are open to residents of the Schengen area and in this early phase of restart the majority of guests are expected to be Italian nationals and residents.
As a result, the ship’s departures from 29th August to 19th September have been cancelled. The first cruise will depart from Bari, Italy with an unchanged itinerary on 26th September.
Another MSC cruise ship, ‘MSC Grandiosa’ is currently offering seven-night Western Mediterranean cruises embarkation passengers in the Italian ports of Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples and Palermo and calling additionally at Valletta, Malta.