MSC Cruises Extends Sailing Halt

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MSC Cruises extends its sailing pause. (Photo credit: Conrad Schutt.)

MSC Cruises announced today a further extension of the halting of all its new cruise departures fleet-wide through to July 10.

MSC Cruises USA is offering guests affected by this measure a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) where they have the opportunity to transfer the full amount paid for their cancelled cruise, plus an additional 25 percent credit to a future cruise of their choice, on any ship and any itinerary, departing on or before Dec. 31, 2021.

In addition, MSC Cruises USA’s Cruise Assurance Program has recently been extended through Sept. 30, 2020.

The Cruise Assurance Program allows guests who either already have a booked cruise or are booking a new cruise between July 11 through September 30 to reschedule their cruise to a future sailing up to 48 hours prior to their cruise departure date. Guests and their travel advisors will be able to transfer any of these bookings at no cost to any ship and any itinerary in the MSC Cruises’ fleet, departing on or before Dec. 31, 2021.

The Company previously announced the temporary halting of all its ships globally through to May 29.

For additional details and updates, guests should contact their travel advisor or visit MSC Cruises’ website at For more updates on the cruise industry, click here.