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Latest news related to MSC Cruises and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the MSC cruise ships told by the crew.

MSC Sinfonia and Musica depart from South America

Nov 30, 2020

Two MSC cruise ships departed from South America and set sail on a trans-Atlantic voyage back to Europe. The decision to cancel the South American season for MSC Musica and Sinfonia comes after the closing of the borders in Uruguay as well as Brazil’s decision to restrict the entry of foreigners by land and sea for 30 days, report Brazilian media.

MSC plans to restart cruises in Japan from April 2021

Nov 24, 2020

MSC Cruises announced today that the company has received ‘certificate of compliance’ from the Japanese maritime classification society ClassNK for its health and safety protocol which is the first step towards the restart of cruises in Japan. In a press release, MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato said they are anticipating to resume cruises from Japan in  April 2021.

MSC Grandiosa Crew Member Tests Positive for Covid-19 During Screening Phase

Sep 10, 2020

Several Italian news outlets including the newspaper Giornale di Sicilia reported an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases detected in Sicily.  

7 Months After The Global Shutdown Mauritian Crew Are Still Stranded on MSC ships

Sep 09, 2020

It is hard to believe that after 7 months since the global shutdown of the cruise industry there are still crew members waiting to be sent back home. While majority of the crew were repatriated long time ago, about 103 of our fellow crew members from Mauritus are still stranded on 3 MSC cruise ships in Brazil. They have patiently waited for a positive news from their Government, MSC cruises and their recruiting Agency Oceangoers to return home and be with their loved ones.

Cruise Lines might lose the most valuable asset, the crew!

Aug 29, 2020

While we are all aware of the challenges and fears that the COVID-19 pandemic has bestowed upon all of us in the same sense it also shows us what truly is important.

MSC Cruises Receives Approval To Restart Cruises On MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica

Aug 08, 2020

MSC Cruises announced that the company received approval by Italian authorities to restart with limited voyages in the Mediterranean this August aboard MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica.

230 Mauritian Crew Arrive in Italy For The Restart Of MSC Cruise Ships

Jul 30, 2020

The Mauritius national public broadcaster MBC, reports that 230 Mauritian crew members, called to resume service on cruise ships at the port of Genova in Italy, left Mauritius on a charter flight on Wednesday, July 29.

MSC Cruises implements health and safety operational protocol

Jul 07, 2020

After setting up an inter-functional task force composed of in-house experts in the sectors of medical services, public health and sanitation, hotel services, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), on-board engineering systems and technology IT and logistics, MSC Cruises also made use of the support of a group of experts from Aspen Medical to further implement its health and safety protocol.

Appreciation Letter To The Captain of MSC Divina, Management And The Entire Crew

Jun 05, 2020

After crossing the Atlantic Ocean with 1450 crew members on board, the cruise ship MSC Divina finally arrived at the port of Civitavecchia, Italy on June 4. Crew Center received the following appreciation letter from a crew member expressing his respect and gratitude towards all on board, making this journey a great experience.

Letter from a crew member stranded on cruise ship “We don't live, we survive”

May 21, 2020

With each day passing by the mental health of the crew still stranded on the cruise ships is deteriorating. One crew member stranded on the cruise ship has sent Crew Center the following letter saying “We don't live, we survive” and asks the government to return home. “I stay in my cabin every day I cry while praying and the walls come to me. A wall as long as it is high, it represents the height of patience that we have to wait.” sid the crew member.

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