MSC reconfirmed its winter 2021-2022 program in the Caribbean where MSC Seaview ship will operate 7- and 14-night roundtrips from homeports Philipsburg, St Maarten Island Dutch Antilles and Bridgetown Barbados starting December 5th.
The Martinique and Guadeloupe authorities decided that liners are not yet allowed to bring passengers to the islands due to the COVID crisis ashore and the low vaccination rates.
MSC carried out a full evaluation of the alternative options and amended the original itinerary to include St Maarten as an embarkation port along with Barbados so that it can still run the winter cruise program in the region in a safe & healthy way.
The updated itinerary reflects the cruise ports that guaranteed access to the vessel and its passengers from December 2021 onwards and allows for a full day at port, in some cases up to 12 hours, enabling vacationers to make the most of their time to explore the islands.
MSC Seaview is due to operate a couple of different 7-night itineraries from its 2 embarkation ports, with many holidaymakers expected to sail B2Bs/back to back cruises and enjoy a journey of discovery in the southern Caribbean Sea.
- The first itinerary departs the port of Philipsburg and Bridgetown with calls at Castries (St Lucia), St Georges (Grenada), Basseterre (St Kitts), prior to returning to St Maarten.
- The second itinerary sails from St Maarten and Bridgetown with visits to Roseau Dominica, St John’s Antigua, Road Town (Tortola BVI), and back to St Maarten.
All MSC Seaview guests have to be fully vaccinated or show proof of negative PCR taken 72 hours before embarkation.
In most ports passengers can go ashore independently. For select specific destinations, they need to go ashore with an MSC-protected tour.