MSC Cruises announced it is working closely with Greece's Ministry of Tourism and other relevant authorities for restarting local cruise shipping operations in time for the upcoming Easter holidays.
The company also announced it is cancelling all MSC Magnifica ship’s scheduled departures through/including April 29. The liner was originally planned to start on February 14 with an Italy to Greece itinerary. Magnifica will be replaced for Eastern Mediterranean (Greece) cruises during the Easter holidays and throughout the summer.
Passengers booked on MSC Magnifica through to April 29 are offered the option to rebook on one of MSC's other ships (due to call Greece) or on MSC Grandiosa (currently deployed in the Western Mediterranean). Alternatively, bookings receive compensation for the cancelled voyage that will vary depending on the market.
Grandiosa is now operating 7-day roundtrips (leaving on Sundays from Genoa Italy) visiting Civitavecchia-Rome, Naples, Palermo Sicily/Cagliari Sardinia and Valletta Malta. Embarkation is offered from each Italian cruise port.