MSC Cruises has announced today that they are working closely with the Greek Ministry of Tourism and other relevant authorities for re-opening of the season, in time to serve cruise passengers that will be visiting Greece during the Easter holiday period.

MSC has also announced that the MSC Magnifica that was initially scheduled to start on 14 February 2021 with an itinerary through the Greek Isles will now be cancelled through end of April.

MSC Magnifica will be replaced by an alternative ship, for the upcoming voyages to the Eastern Mediterranean. This includes all her itineraries to Greece during the Easter Holidays and throughout the summer season.

All guests booked on MSC Magnifica through to 29 April will have the option to rebook their cruise on one of the other MSC Cruises ships due to call in Greece or on the MSC Grandiosa that is currently cruising the Western Mediterranean.

For those who wish to get a refund, they will need to approach their local travel agent or MSC Cruises office.

The MSC Grandiosa has resumed sailing in the Mediterranean since 24 January 2021 with a 7-night cruise leaving every Sunday from Genoa, Italy, calling in Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo in Italy and Valletta in Malta. Passengers can embark at any port for a 7-night round-trip cruise.