MSC Cruises Delays Magnifica Restart To 19OCT, Extends Grandiosa’s Sailings
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

MSC Magnifica.

MSC Magnifica‘s restart has been delayed from 26SEP to 19OCT. The ship will sail a series of seven cruises including an eight-night Christmas cruise departing on 18DEC from Genoa, Italy.   

MSC Magnifica’s new program covers both the West and East Mediterranean and will see the ship homeport in Genoa.

Following the completion of her updated itinerary, MSC Magnifica is due to perform MSC Cruises’ World Cruise in 2021, for the second consecutive year.  

MSC Magnifica’s four seven-night cruises from Bari, Italy between 26SEP to 24OCT have been cancelled. 

“Guests affected by the cancelled cruises will either be re-protected onto another cruise – in particular on MSC Grandiosa, which is currently sailing in the West Mediterranean – or will receive a future cruise credit where they have the opportunity to transfer the full amount paid for their cancelled cruise to a future voyage of their choice – on any ship, for any itinerary – until the end of 2021,” says MSC Cruises in a news release.

MSC Magnifica will follow in the footsteps of the successful return to service of MSC Grandiosa, now on her fourth consecutive 7-night cruise in the Western Mediterranean. 

The MSC Cruises flagship resumed sailing in AUG with enhanced health and safety protocols that will also be applied on Magnifica. These include universal screening of all guests, elevated sanitation and cleaning measures, managed social distancing, wearing of face masks and technology to track and trace on board. 

MSC Grandiosa’s current sailings have been extended through year-end, including the ship’s Christmas cruise to depart Genoa, Italy on 20DEC. MSC Grandiosa is offering seven-night cruises with embarkation in the Italian ports of Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples and Palermo, plus calling at Valletta, Malta.

Click here for the updated itinerary.


Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ’s newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she’s new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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