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Puerto Plata’s New Taino Bay Port Welcomes First Cruise Ship

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MSC Seashore had the honor of being the first-ever cruise ship to dock in the new cruise port in the Dominican Republic, the Taino Bay.  The new ship, who’s started sailing in November this year, begins its voyage this season with roundtrip from the Port Miami (USA), with stops in Ocho Rios, Georgetown, Cozumel, Ocean Cay, San Juan, Charlotte Amalie, Puerto Plata (Taino Bay).

MSC Cruises suspends South Africa sailings aboard MSC Orchestra

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MSC Cruises announced voluntary suspension of all sailings aboard the cruise ship MSC Orchestra in South Africa with immediate effect until 8 January, 2022. The reason behind this decision is “the most recent and sudden evolution, particularly in the past week of the pandemic ashore in the country, that puts the health and safety of its guests and crew as its utmost priority.” MSC Cruises said in a press release.

MSC Cruises to deploy six ships to South America for the 2022/2023 season

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MSC Cruises has opened the sale of the regular cruise season, scheduled to run between November 2022 and April 2023, off the coast of South America. The company announced its new vessel MSC Seashore and five more ships for the season: four of them with departures from Brazil, one in Argentina and Uruguay and the sixth ship will sail on its Round the World Cruise, including visits of destinations in South America.

MSC Lirica to homeport in Piraeus, Greece for the 2022 summer season

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MSC Cruises will deploy MSC Lirica to the Eastern Mediterranean for the summer 2022, homeporting at Piraeus, Greece for the first time during the entire season. MSC Lirica will offer a 7-night voyages with 28 departures from Piraeus between April 2022 and October 2023 from calling at Kusadasi, Turkey; Haifa, Israel; Limassol, Cyprus and the Greek islands of Rhodes and Santorini.

UK Government passes new regulation banning cruise shore excursions in all UK ports

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The UK Government tightened travel restrictions on cruise ships as fears grew about the Omicron impact on the country's ongoing Covid surge. The new regulation which was passed on November 30, states that cruise passengers will not be allowed to go out in UK ports for organized shore excursions or independent shore excursions. Passengers on all cruise ships touring the UK can only embark and disembark at the end of the voyage.