China, Hong Kong, Taiwan are out
The 28-night voyage will not visit Shenzhen, mainland China; Hong Kong or Keelung, Taiwan.
Added ports are Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand, and Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam. The ship will spend an extra day in Kobe, Japan, and will call at Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE, instead of Khor Fakkan, UAE.
The voyage will embark in Dubai with Gulf calls including Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island. From there, MSC Bellissima will continue to Colombo, Sri Lanka; Phuket, Thailand; Langkawi, Penang and Port Klang/Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Singapore.
Laem Chabang and Phu My follow, then the Kobe overnight, before arrival in Yokohama on April 18.
Coronavirus precautions continue
MSC Cruises continues its fleetwide coronavirus precautions that were instituted Jan. 24.