MSC Cruises has announced it will restart its cruise operations in Spain with the deployment of MSC Grandiosa to Barcelona on June 26 with Saturday embarkation. Valencia will then be added as an additional port of call on July 30.
This follows recent announcements of MSC Cruises’ ships restarting operations in Germany, France and the Baltics in addition to its current and future Summer 2021 confirmed itineraries in the West and East Mediterranean, as well as UK.
“When we first announced our confirmed programs for summer 2021, we indicated that we would enrich them with any new ports and destinations as they became available. This is the case today with Spain and Barcelona, thus allowing our guests to visit this magnificent destination that has been unavailable since March of last year thanks to the secure bubble shore excursions we provide under our health and safety operating protocol. This will also make an international cruise holiday on an MSC Cruises ship more easily available to more of our guests living in Spain and for the first time on one of our most modern and innovative ships, MSC Grandiosa,” says Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises, in a press statement.
“As measures are progressively relaxing across Europe and beyond and tourism resumes, we have every confidence that our progressive resumption of service will continue to move forward and that we will be able to add more ports and destinations from more countries to our itineraries very soon. This will allow us to either enrich existing itineraries or add new ones.”
This resumption of service is fully in line with local regulations in Spain and will be supported by MSC Cruises’ health & safety protocol.
MSC Grandiosa offers 7-night cruises in the Western Mediterranean calling Genoa, Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, and Palermo, Italy; Valetta, Malta; and now Barcelona, Spain on Saturdays with embarkation in the Italian ports as well as Barcelona. From July 30, MSC Grandiosa will add Valencia to the itinerary with embarkation on Fridays. Then starting July 31, the ship will offer 7-night itineraries calling Barcelona, Spain; Genoa, Italy; La Spezia, Italy for Florence and Pisa; and Civitavecchia/Rome, Italy and Valencia, Spain.
MSC Seaside is also sailing in the Mediterranean, and as of May 20 the newly-launched MSC Virtuosa has operated cruises around the British Isles for UK residents. While MSC Seaview will restart voyages in the Baltics from Germany on July 3.
Sales for future cruises beginning July 26 will open on Saturday June 5.
For more information, visit msccruisesusa.com/cruise/ships/msc-grandiosa.