Two MSC ships starting “new normal” sailing in August 2020

sailing of msc grandiosa in 2020 post pandemic

After being hit so hard by COVID-19 pandemic Italy is slowly going back to normal, or at least “new normal”. Cruise lines are desperate to start sailing, as they are losing billions of dollars this year.

MSC cruise line has set dates for first Mediterranean cruises for two ships, MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica. You can already see first photos popping up from MSC Grandiosa, and on the 29th of August, MSC Magnifica will also sail away.

For now, due to travel restrictions and difficult situations around the world, they are offering cruises only to residents of Schengen countries. Those two ships have implemented new operations protocol, in order to protect the health of guests and crew.

Countries in Schengen zone are Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland.

All the other cruises in the Mediterranean and Caribbean have extended temporary halt of operations up to October 31st, and in Asia, cruises have extended temporary halt of operations up to October 26th. It is uncertain if these dates will stay the same and what is happening with other cruise lines.

If you could go on a cruise right now, would you do it? Please comment below.

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Published by Danijela Milovanović

I love capturing memories, with a camera and a pen.

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