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MSC Cruises Suspends Shore Leave For MSC Seaside Crew

Jun 13, 2022

Just days after MSC Cruises announced revoking of some of the crew privileges onboard the MSC Seaside, because of the rise of Covid cases, the crew are now facing additional restrictions. Yesterday they received the news that the company is restricting shore leave in all ports the ship is visiting. 

COVID Cases Rise on MSC Seaside - Crew Members Face Restrictions

Jun 11, 2022

Due to the increase of Covid cases aboard the cruise ship MSC Seaside, MSC Cruises is revoking some of the crew privileges and access to public areas. Moreover, the company is restoring the possibility to disembark crew towards ashore facilities in order to contain the number of positive cases on board within limits that can be acceptable by different port health authorities.

MSC Cruises Redeploys MSC Bellisima to the Med

Jun 11, 2022

MSC Cruises is adding another vessel to the Mediterranean to meet the growing demand in the region. MSC Bellissima, currently based in the Middle East, will return to Europe and begin summer voyages this July. MSC Bellissima will no longer be located in Doha, Qatar and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as it will start sailing the Mediterranean from July 9, 2022.

MSC Cruises Full Fleet Back To Operation

Jun 06, 2022

MSC Cruises reached a major milestone in its resumption of cruising after more than two years, with all 19 MSC cruise ships have now returned to service. The cruise line is back in full operation as MSC Musica becomes the last MSC cruise ship to return to passenger operations.

Crew Activities Aboard MSC Musica Ahead Of The Restart

Jun 02, 2022

The crew aboard MSC Musica is setting up the final touches ahead of the ship’s restart on June 5. MSC Musica will sail 7-day Eastern Mediterannean itineraries to the Greek islands till December when the vessel will reposition to South America.

Explora Journeys first luxury cruise ship launched in in Monfalcone

May 31, 2022

The launch of the EXPLORA I took place on 30 May 2022 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, the first of four cruise ships commissioned by the MSC Group for the new luxury brand Explora Journeys.

MSC launches new shore excursions in Brindisi

May 20, 2022

MSC Cruises guests stopping in Brindisi will be able to choose from an even richer range of shore excursions. In fact, on the occasion of the weekly call of the MSC Armonia, a new excursion has been made available to cruise passengers for all those who wish to take a guided tour of the city. The unprecedented excursion will be available for all 26 weekly calls that the ship has yet to make during the summer season, which will end on November 14.

MSC Cruises Focuses on Eco-friendly Shore Excursions

May 10, 2022

MSC Cruises announced this year’s program of shore excursions will have its focus on minimizing the impact of land-based tours and supporting nature-friendly activities. Low carbon footprint excursions will include 150 bicycle tours available in 21 countries - which are growing in popularity among the line’s guests - and more sustainable shore excursions called ‘Protectours’ that MSC Cruises first introduced in 2020 will be available.

Princess Cruises Captain Dino Sagani Joins MSC Cruises

May 04, 2022

After 27 years with Princess Cruises Captain Dino Sagani, has announced opening of a new chapter in his life and embarking on a new adventure. Last month Princess Cruises much loved and energetic captain posted a message on social media saying farewell to the Princess Cruises family and especially to the crew aboard the Majestic Princess, the ship he has captained since 2017.

Details emerge about the death of MSC Orchestra crew member Hombisa “Nana” Mafuduka

Apr 28, 2022

Details surrounding the death of a young South African crew member aboard the MSC cruise ship, have been revealed by the crew member’s aunt. The 29-year-old Hombisa “Nana” Mafuduka, was found dead on March 24 aboard MSC Orchestra with a broken neck and injury to the head, said her aunt Lulama “Lulu’’ Mafuduka in an interview for the South Afri