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MSC Cruises, Oceania and Regent drop Russia calls

MSC Grandiosa is among four MSC Cruises ships dropping St. Petersburg
MSC Cruises suspended calls to St Petersburg, Russia, impacting four ships with Baltic sailings from late May until October. And Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises are dropping all Russian ports through 2022.

The MSC ships are MSC Preziosa, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Poesia and MSC Virtuosa.

Alternative ports are being arranged

The line said it has been in touch with alternative ports such as Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn and plans to communicate the details for each revised sailing as soon as possible to travel advisors and impacted customers.

Oceania and Regent

Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises' decision concurs with sister brand Norwegian Cruise Line's cancellation of its calls at St. Petersburg.

Cruises on Oceania's Insignia, Marina and Sirena are affected while, at Regent, sailings on Seven Seas Splendor, Seven Seas Navigator and Seven Seas Voyager are impacted.