MSC Cruises has announced that MSC Grandiosa will return to sea starting on 24 January.
The company’s flagship will resume her planned weekly cruises leaving every Sunday from Genoa, Italy and calling the other Italian ports of Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, Palermo as well as Valetta in Malta. Embarkation will be available from each port in Italy.
The latest Italian ministerial decree authorised the resumption of cruise operations under the protection of the unique health and safety protocol that had been developed with and authorised by the Italian health, transport and safety authorities last summer.
Since then, MSC Cruises has safely welcomed over 30,000 guests on board its two ships based out of Italy.
During the Christmas and end-of-year festivities through to the issuance of the latest ministerial decree, Italy-based cruise operations were temporarily suspended due to the restrictive measures related to movement within the country set forth by the local authorities.