MSC Magnifica resumes operations in Italy

The ship is the second to begin sailing for MSC Cruises after the pandemic halted cruising

MSC Magnifica resumes operations in Italy

MSC Cruises

MSC Magnifica is the second ship to begin sailing again for MSC Cruises after the pandemic halted cruising

By Alex Smith |

MSC Magnifica has departed Genoa, Italy and become the second ship to resume sailing for MSC Cruises following the enforced halt to operations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ship has begun a 10-night voyage in the Mediterranean Sea, with calls planned in Italy, Greece and Malta before returning to Genoa. She will sail six Mediterranean cruises before the end of the year, including an eight-night Christmas voyage departing on 18 December.

The vessel will implement the health and safety protocol first introduced in August onboard MSC Grandiosa. These measures include universal testing for guests and grew, enhanced sanitation and cleaning procedures, required wearing of face masks and a reduced passenger capacity to enable social distancing. Guests will be able to leave the ship for distanced shore excursions, including tours of Athens, Greece, and Rome, Italy, and visits to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the original venue of the Olympic Games.

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