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MSC Cruises will advanced air sanitation to its cruise ships

MSC Cruises announced the MSC Seashore cruise ship will be the first ship feature new advanced air sanitation technology aimed at reducing virus threat.

Dubbed "Safe Air", the new air sanitation system will be fitted on MSC Seashore, which is currently under construction at the Fincantieri’s Monfalcone yard.

MSC Cruises Cancellation Policy: Can I Get a Refund?

You've booked your cruise, you're looking forward to it, and then the unthinkable happens: you have to cancel.

But what is the MSC cruise refund policy? How long do you have to let the line know you won't be sailing, and will you get your money back? Here, we break down the fine print to help you receive a larger refund.

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MSC Cruises delays restart of Magnifica until October 19

MSC Cruises announced it has delayed the restart of the MSC Magnifica until October 19, 2020.

This is the second time Magnifica has been delayed in restarting.  She was previously scheduled to sail on September 26, after being delayed from August 29.

As a result of the delay, MSC Magnifica’s four proposed seven-night cruises from Bari, Italy between September 26 to October 24, 2020 have been cancelled.

Compare: MSC Cruises vs. Norwegian Cruise Line

Cruises have a lot of moving parts, so it can be confusing to choose the best one for you, particularly because you're not always comparing apples to apples. If you're looking for a breakdown of MSC vs. Norwegian cruises, you've come to the right place. Below we've rounded up information on cabins, dining, things to do and more.


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Compare: MSC vs. Carnival Cruise Line

Because cruise bookings have a lot of moving parts, it can be confusing to choose a sailing that's right for you, especially when you're comparing apples to oranges. If you're looking for a breakdown of Carnival vs. MSC cruises, we can help. Below we've compiled information on food, cabins, price and more for these two lines.

MSC Cruises delays restart of cruise ship in Italy

MSC Cruises announced on Monday it was delaying MSC Magnifica’s scheduled restart due in Italy due to guests cancelling their cruises.

The cruise line issued a statement that said MSC Magnifica will now start up in about 4 weeks.

"In connection with the recent introduction of additional testing measures for residents of Italy having travelled to Greece, we are seeing cancellations and a softening in demand since the ship’s itinerary includes as many as three ports in that country. This has led to the decision to delay the restart of the ship by four weeks."

Compare: MSC Cruises vs. Royal Caribbean

The atmosphere of a cruise line can truly make or break your vacation experience, which is why it's so important to choose a line, ship and sailing that are right for you.

If you're looking for a breakdown of Royal Caribbean vs. MSC cruises, we can help. Below we've compared these two brands so you can make an informed decision, based on key areas like food, cabins and, of course, price.

MSC Cruises will provide guests face masks on cruise ship as part of COVID-19 plan

MSC Cruises announced on Monday its new health and safety protocols that will be put into place when cruises resume in the Mediterranean.

The new procedures include universal COVID-19 testing for all guests and crew prior to embarkation, protected ashore visits at each destination only with an MSC Cruises excursion as an added level of protection for guests and the introduction of a COVID Protection Plan for further peace of mind for guests.

MSC Cruises announces Blue Ribbon group to develop plan for cruises to resume

MSC Cruises announced it has formed its own group of experts to come up with a health policy for its ships to return to service.

MSC calls it a blue ribbon group that is comprised of experts in the fields of medicine, public health and sanitation, hotel services, HVAC, and more. The goal of the group is to create enhanced protocol and procedures for MSC ships to utilize going forward.

MSC Cruises announces enhanced policy to guard against COVID-19

MSC Cruises announced on Monday a new, comprehensive and enhanced health & safety protocol for protecting guests and crew against COVID-19 onboard its ships.

The new policy is being developed in collaboration with relevant national health authorities and with the support of a team of external medical experts. This protocol will cover all aspects of the cruise, starting with the booking phase and all the way through to disembarkation and the return home.

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