MSC: disruptions for cruises in the Red Sea

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MSC Cruises cancels the entire winter program MSC Orchestra scheduled in the Red Sea from November 8, 2023 to April 17, 2024, due to the proximity of some of the ship’s ports of call to Israel and the number of restrictions in neighboring countries that would have negatively impacted the vacation experience of passengers.

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The company is also modifying some of its other routes in light of the current geopolitical situation and to ensure the safety of its passengers and crew. MSC Cruises has taken into consideration travel restrictions imposed by local authorities in certain destinations and advisories advising against travel to certain areas issued by certain national governments.

The MSC Sinfonia winter programfrom November 12, 2023 to April 15, 2024, is canceled because the main highlight of the ship’s itinerary was Haifa in Israel.

Some minor changes are being made to the Grands Voyages itineraries MSC Virtuosa, MSC Opera and MSC Splendidaas well as two 11-night cruises of MSC Armonia.

Passengers affected by these changes can change to another cruise of a similar duration on another ship and another itinerary or request a full refund.

The safety of its passengers and crew is always MSC Cruises’ top priority and, should the situation change, the company will continue to monitor the situation and modify its ship itineraries as necessary.

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