MSC to resume cruises from Barcelona on June 26 with MSC Grandiosa

Jun 04, 2021

Barcelona will be the first Spanish port to welcome a cruise ship after the lifting of the ban on cruises which entered into force in March 2020 and will end next Monday, June 7. The first cruise line to announce the return in Spain is MSC Cruises, with MSC Grandiosa, which will visit the Catalan capital on June 26 for stopover and passenger boarding as part of its Western Mediterranean itinerary.

Cruises on MSC Grandiosa will be available for Spanish and international passengers, vaccinated or not, who need to follow health protocols on land and on board. Sales for these itineraries will open on Monday.

MSC Cruises CEO, Gianni Onorato confirmed MSC Grandiosa deployment to Barcelona for stopovers and passenger boarding.

“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 ashore 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." 

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Departing from Barcelona MSC Grandiosa will visit Genoa, Civitavecchia / Rome, Naples, Palermo, Valletta (Malta) on a week-long cruise.

Starting July 30, MSC Grandiosa will add Valencia to the itinerary. This 7-day itinerary will make stops in Barcelona, Genoa, La Spezia (to visit Florence and Pisa), Civitavecchia / Rome and return to Valencia.