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When MSC Cruises Ships May Start Sailing | Sailing Dates

Alex Schwager March 3, 2021
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MSC Cruises has been back in operation in the Mediterranean since 24 January 2021 with the MSC Grandiosa.

(Updated 12 March 2021) MSC Cruises has announced on 01 March that the MSC Grandiosa will be joined by MSC Seaside in the Mediterranean from 1 May

In the same press release, MSC announced that the MSC Grandiosa will extend its current itinerary through to the end of May. 

In addition to MSC Grandiosa and MSC Seaside:

  • MSC Magnifica will probably be sailing from 14 May 2021 in the UK, for UK & Irish passengers only, we waiting for a further announcement. 
  • MSC Bellissima will probably start sailing from 24 April 2021 in Asia but we waiting for further announcement.

For the rest of the fleet, with many ports opening delayed in Europe, USA and Caribbean, MSC Cruise is updating its itinerary as follow:

  • West Mediterranean, all departures are cancelled until 01 June. 
  • East Mediterranean, all departures are cancelled until 01 May.
  • Northern Europe, all departures are cancelled for April. 
  • Caribbean, all departures are cancelled until end of May. 

Let's have a closer look at the expected first sailing of each of the MSC Cruises ships. (subject to changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic):

Next MSC Cruises Ship to resume sailing:

  • 11 Ships will be starting in May
  • 5 Ships will be starting in June
  • MSC Seashore still planned to start on 1 August
  • MSC Bellissima - waiting further update  

 

MSC Cruises ships that have already resumed sailing:

Ship date Region home port nbr nights itinerary Max Capacity
MSC Grandiosa 24 Jan 2021 Mediterranean Genoa, Italy 7 nights Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and Valletta 4,888

 

When are these MSC Cruises ships resuming sailing?

Ship date Region home port nbr nights itinerary Max Capacity
MSC Armonia 04 June 2021 Caribbean Miami, USA 7 nights Miami, Key West, Ocean Cay Marine Reserve, Miami 1,544
MSC Bellissima TBA Asia Yokohama, Japan TBA TBA 4,500
MSC Divina 06 June 2021 Caribbean Port Canaveral, USA 4 nights Port Canaveral, Ocean Cay (2days), Nassau 3,500
MSC Fantasia 06 June 2021 Mediterranean Genoa, Italy 7 nights Genoa, Naples, Messina, Valletta, Barcelona, Marseille 3,300
MSC Lirica 07 May 2021 Mediterranean Venice, Italy 7 nights Venice, Split, Santorini, Mykonos (2 days) Corfu, Ancona 1,560
MSC Magnifica 14 May 2021 UK Southampton 2 nights Southampton, St Peter Port 2,550
MSC Meraviglia 05 June 2021 Caribbean Miami, USA 7 nights Miami, Ocho Rios, George Town, Cozumel, Ocean Cay, Miami 4,500
MSC Musica 15 May 2021 Northern Europe Warnemunde, Germany 11 nights Gdynia, Klaipeda, Riga, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen 2,550
MSC Opera 01 May 2021 Mediterranean Trieste, Italy 7 nights Trieste, Zadar, Bari, Corfu, Kotor, Split 1,712
MSC Orchestra 15 May 2021 Mediterranean Venice, Italy 7 nights Venice, Bari, Santorini, Chania, Corfu, Dubrovnik 2,550
MSC Poesia 02 May 2021 Mediterranean Venice, Italy 7 nights Venice, Bari, Mykonos, Piraeus, Katakolon 2,550
MSC Preziosa 09 May 2021 North Europe Hamburg, Germany 10 nights Hamburg, Cork, Belfast, Dublin, Greenock, Kirkwall and Invergordon, Hamburg 3,550
MSC Seashore 01 August 2021 Mediterranean Civitavecchia to Marseille 6 nights Vivitavecchia, Naples, Messina, Valletta, Barcelona, Marseille 4,560
MSC Seaside 01 May 2021 Mediterranean Genoa, Italy 7 nights Genoa, Valletta, Siracusa, Taranto, Civitavecchia, Genoa 4,560
MSC Seaview 05 June 2021 Mediterranean Genoa, Italy 7 nights Genoa, Civitavecchia, Palermo, Cagliari, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Marseille 4,140
MSC Sinfonia 01 May 2021 Mediterranean Venice, Italy 7 nights Venice, Kotor, Mykonos (2 days), Santorini, Sarande, Bari 1,550
MSC Splendida 02 May 2021 Europe Keil, Germany 12 nights Kiel, Copenhagen, Gdynia, Visby, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Stockholm 3,300
MSC Virtuosa 05 May 2021 Mediterranean Kiel, Germany 7 nights Kiel, Copenhagen, Hellesylt-Geiranger, Alesund, Flaam 4,888

 

Note: 

MSC Bellissima has currently been taken off the system to book. We will adjust the dates accordingly.

 

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