MSC Cruises has decided to further extend the temporary suspension of the cruise until the 31st of July this year, as the world continues to face the challenges of the pandemic, and travel restrictions are still present in many regions.
Guests whose cruises have been cancelled due to this decision will have the option to transfer the entire amount paid for the cancelled cruise to a new one of their choice - choosing between any ship and any itinerary - by the end of 2021.
Additionally, all guests who currently have a cruise booked between the 1st of August and the 31st of October can take advantage of the "Flexible Cruise Program" which allows passengers to change the cruise to another date until the end of 2021.
The company today confirmed a summer program for 2021 starting in March, which will include two new ships currently under construction as well as a range of new or enriched itineraries and ports.
Gianni Onorato, the CEO of MSC Cruises, said: “Although we made a difficult decision today to extend the suspension of all our ships it is important to look ahead because we know our passengers dream of a voyage and want to plan their vacation next year. That is why we have confirmed our summer program for 2021 so that all our guests, can take advantage of our "Flexible Cruise Program", and can make a reservation with full confidence."