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MSC Cruises plans June restart for operations out of Spain

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MSC Cruises has announced it will restart operations from Spain in late June.

Guests will be able to embark MSC Grandiosa in Barcelona from 26 June, while Valencia will be added as an additional port of call as of 30 July.

The news follows recent announcements by the line that its ships are restarting operations in Germany, France and the Baltics, in addition to its current and other summer 2021 confirmed itineraries in the Mediterranean and the UK.

MSC Grandiosa currently offers seven-night cruises in the western Mediterranean calling at Genoa, Civitavecchia (Rome), Naples, Palermo and Valletta.

From 31 July, the ship will sail seven-night itineraries calling at Barcelona, Genoa, La Spezia for Florence and Pisa, and Civitavecchia (Rome) and Valencia.

MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato said: “When we first announced our confirmed programmes for summer 2021, we indicated that we would enrich them with any new ports and destinations as they became available.

“This is the case today with Spain and Barcelona, thus allowing our guests to visit this magnificent destination that has been unavailable since March of last year thanks to the secure bubble ashore excursions we provide under our health and safety operating protocol.

“This will also make an international cruise holiday on an MSC Cruises ship more easily available to more of our guests living in Spain and for the first time on one of our most modern and innovative ships, MSC Grandiosa.

“As measures are progressively relaxing across Europe and beyond and tourism resumes, we have every confidence that our progressive resumption of service will continue to move forward and that we will be able to add more ports and destinations from more countries to our itineraries very soon. This will allow us to either enrich existing itineraries or add new ones.”

MSC Seaside is also sailing in the Mediterranean and since 20 May MSC Virtuosa has been operating cruises around the British Isles for UK residents. In addition, MSC Seaview will restart voyages in the Baltics from Germany on 3 July.

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