The ship was the first in the fleet to resume sailings in August 2020. Grandiosa paused over the Christmas 2020 period due to Italian government rules changes. She will restart voyages in the Western Mediterranean.
In a statement, MSC Cruises said that "following the latest ministerial decree issued by the Italian government and related updated health measures, the Company’s flagship will resume her planned weekly cruises leaving every Sunday from Genoa, Italy and calling the other Italian ports of Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo as well as Valetta in Malta."
Embarkation will be available from each cruise port in Italy.
“The latest ministerial decree authorised the resumption of cruise operations under the protection of the unique health and safety protocol that had been developed with and authorised by the Italian health, transport and safety authorities last summer. Since then, MSC Cruises has safely welcomed over 30,000 guests on board its two ships based out of Italy.”