MSC Cruises is ready to welcome international guests on board its three US-based ships for winter 2021/22 Caribbean sailings.
International travellers are allowed to enter the United States from November 8 as long as they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The cruise brand has hailed the lifting of the travel ban as a “tremendous boost” for international tourists seeking winter sun in the Caribbean for its winter sailing season.
MSC has three ships sailing from Florida for the entire season, including its new flagship MSC Seashore, MSC Meraviglia, and MSC Divina.
Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises, said: “We have eagerly awaited the U.S. administration’s date to re-open the country for fully-vaccinated travellers from many parts of the world that love to cruise.”
He added: “The Caribbean is a popular destination for our guests from across Europe and other regions of the world, particularly during the winter, and many more of them will now be able to fly to both Miami and Orlando to board our three ships that offer a range of different itineraries in the Caribbean, including Jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico and our unique private island in The Bahamas, MSC Ocean Cay Marine Reserve. This news means that the many guests who are already booked to sail with us out of North America can now have their cruise holiday fully confirmed.”
MSC Seashore will be based in Miami from November 20 following its official naming ceremony at Ocean Cay.
From November 28, MSC Meraviglia will move to its new homeport of Port Canaveral, Orlando while MSC Divina will move to Miami offering a range of three-, seven- and 11-night cruises.
The three ships will offer a range of Caribbean itineraries throughout the winter season and all itineraries will include a call at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.
MSC Cruises’ ‘Fly & Cruise’ packages offer a range of flights from key European cities and other international hubs around the world to join the company’s three Florida-based ships for winter holidays in the Caribbean.
To sail with MSC Cruises, guests aged 12 years and above need to have a complete set of vaccine shots received more than 14 days before the start of their cruise and all guests aged two years and above, will need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test at embarkation.
MSC Cruises will require all non-US residents to have a Covid-19 insurance policy.