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MSC Cruises extends cruise cancellations through end of December 2020

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MSC Cruises announced on Monday it has cancelled its December 2020 cruises through to and including December 31, 2020.

The new round of cancellations affects three ships in Florida: MSC Seaside in Port Canaveral, and MSC Meraviglia and MSC Armonia both in PortMiami.

Guests booked through MSC Cruises USA or affiliated US-based travel advisors on the impacted sailings will be offered a 125 percent future cruise credit (FCC) of the original cruise fare where they have the opportunity to transfer the full amount paid for their cancelled cruise to a future cruise of their choice – on any ship, and any itinerary -- through April 30, 2022, or can request a refund. 

The 125% FCC provides guests with opportunities to upgrade their stateroom category and add pre-purchases such as specialty dining, beverage packages, Wi-Fi, or spa treatments to their booking.

MSC Seaside

MSC joins NCL and Royal Caribbean in cancelling its December cruises just days after the CDC lifted the No Sail Order, and replacing it with a framework for cruises to possibly resume.

Prior to today's announcement, MSC Cruises had a targeted restart date of December 1, 2020.

While MSC cancelled the December cruises from Florida, its cruise ships in Europe continue to sail. MSC Magnifica and Grandiosa have been operating in Europe this fall, and were among the first cruise ships to restart operations.