MSC Cruises is preparing for a restart this summer in the Mediterranean

Come aboard and discover Western & Eastern Mediterranean on board MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica


From one family to another, we will be ready to welcome you back on board for the summer cruise season as we set sail once again in the beautiful Mediterranean – a region so integral to our heritage, roots and sea-faring experience.

Considering the challenging times we have all faced, you can be assured that we will always put your health and safety first in everything we do, which is why we’ve introduced new measures to ensure your well being on board. These new procedures will ensure that you can continue to share our love for cruising and the sea with true peace of mind, allowing you to appreciate the joy that it brings to each day.

MSC Cruises most modern and cutting-edge ships, MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica, resumed operations in the Mediterranean this summer. MSC Grandiosa started with a 7-days cruise on August 16th, while MSC Magnifica will depart on September 26th, 2020.

Both ships’ itineraries have been carefully curated, not only in relation to the accessibility of the chosen ports (reducing the need for public transport and flights), but also to ensure you can enjoy the very best the Mediterranean has to offer. 

To discover the most sought-after destinations at an advantageous rate, a selection of 3 excursions* is available for €100. To select this excursions package, make sure that you choose the “Welcome Back” fare when booking your cruise.

Before your cruise, you can also add a Covid Protection Plan** (CPP) for only €18 per passenger per cruise to enjoy your cruise in complete serenity. Infants between 0-1 years will be covered by the insurance at no additional costs.

Join us on MSC Grandiosa– the most recent addition to our fleet – for an unforgettable seven-night cruise in the Western Mediterranean, calling at the Italian ports of Genoa, Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Palermo and Malta (La Valletta). An opportunity to discover and experience authentic Italy and Malta in the company of close friends and family, on board a ship that offers true quality, relaxation and escape. 

Set sail with 
MSC Magnifica on a seven-night cruise through the Eastern Mediterranean, calling in Italy at Bari, Trieste and in Greece at Corfù, Katakolon (Olympia), Piraeus (Athens). A wonderful occasion to appreciate the culture of two iconic Italian cities and their famous ports, followed by the wonder and warmth of the fabled Greek must-see-places.

Our pleasure at returning to sea – with you as our guests - is heightened by our itineraries being focused on the Mediterranean; our true home. 

Welcome to cruising re-imagined, by MSC Cruises. 


*Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows will be temporarily suspended on board MSC Grandiosa for the short-term, due to the challenging travel restrictions for the international artists who perform in the shows.

* In order to guarantee the highest standards of health and safety ashore as well as on board, guests wishing to go ashore will only be able to do so by participating in one of our MSC Shore Excursions. Guests will also be able to book additional tours on board.We will offer to passengers who had their cruise departing from Aug. 16th until Oct. 31st cancelled or who have received a voucher due to the cancellations, up to 3 complimentary shore excursions depending on the cabin category booked on the new MSC Grandiosa or MSC Magnifica itineraries, find out more here.


** To ensure your peace of mind as you look forward to your next holiday, MSC Cruises requires all guests to have an insurance policy that covers any COVID-19 related risks, including cancellation, repatriation and medical expenses. You can choose our Covid Protection Plan or liaise with any insurance company of your choice.

If you have booked an MSC Cruise departing on or before October 31st, 2020 and have not already claimed your Future Cruise Credit, you can transfer your booking to either MSC Grandiosa or MSC Magnifica. For specific details, consult our compensation packages policies here.