MSC Cruises has suspended calls to St Petersburg, Russia, due to recent developments in the region and related security concerns.
Four of the line’s ships were due to call at St Petersburg during Baltic Sea sailings this summer.
MSC Preziosa, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Poesia and MSC Virtuosa will all suspend their calls to the Russian city from the end of May until October.
The cruise line said that the health and safety of its passengers and crew was its top priority.
The line has been in touch with three ports, including Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn, to arrange alternative calls for the four vessels. Exact changes to individual sailings will be communicated to travel agents and affected customers as soon as possible.
MSC Cruises will also update its website to reflect the confirmed details of the new itineraries to provide maximum clarity for existing guests as well as for anyone looking to book future holidays at sea in the Baltic Sea.
No MSC Cruises’ ships currently call at St Petersburg.