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Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2021

MSC Cruises marks one year back at sea

MSC Cruises has celebrated a  full year back at sea since restarting operations during the global pandemic.

A year ago, MSC Cruises became the first major cruise line to resume operations for international sailings when MSC Grandiosa departed Genoa for a seven-night voyage.

Now, more than half of the line's fleet is back at sea - sailing around the UK, the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea, North America and the Caribbean and the Red Sea in the Middle East.

More ships are scheduled to resume operations in the coming weeks and months as part of the line's phased return to full capacity by next year.

Unlike other cruise lines, MSC had no ships put up for sale or sent to the scrapyard.

It is also marking two new builds delivered in the calendar year 2021, and the launch of new luxury brand Explora Journeys in June 2021.

MSC currently has 10 ships sailing including MSC Virtuosa in the UK, Grandiosa, Seaside and Seashore in the western Mediterranean and MSC Meraviglia in the Caribbean.


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