Venice will be the new home for the older Millennium-class ship as she sails seven-night itineraries from Venice to Greece, Turkey and Croatia.
Northern Europe will be the new destination for Celebrity Silhouette. She will sail itineraries to Scandinavia, Russia and the Black Isles.
Celebrity Equinox will stay in the Mediterranean, however, she will make seven-night voyages to Greece, France, Turkey and select areas in Italy.
MSC is expected to announce this month that it will move MSC Preziosa [140,000 tonnes] and MSC Fantasia [137,936 tonnes] out of Venice.
The line is looking at alternative routes for the two ships and is considering moving smaller ships into the city.
However, MSC Orchestra [92,409 tonnes], which currently sails 11-night Venice and Black Sea cruises is expected to return to Venice after completing her Grand Voyage and visit to Australia early next year.
The line said in a statement to Cruise Passenger: “CLIA wants to highlight, once again, how important Venice and the Venice Cruise Terminal are for the entire cruise industry.
“Cruise industry seeks regulatory certainty and wishes to work with all stakeholders to deliver a long-term solution that safeguards the sustainability of Venice and its cultural and environmental heritage. CLIA with the cruise industry is following the case very closely.
“We (MSC Cruises) are very attentive to this issue and we look forward to a final judgment when it becomes firm on June 12.”
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