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MSC Grandiosa calling Barcelona and Valencia this summer

‘We have every confidence that our progressive resumption of service will continue to move forward,' said MSC Cruises' Onorato
MSC Cruises is resuming operations in Spain, with MSC Grandiosa calling Barcelona from June 26 and Valencia from July 30.

‘When we first announced our confirmed programmes for summer 2021, we indicated that we would enrich them with any new ports and destinations as they became available,’ explained Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises. ‘This is the case today with Spain...thus allowing our guests to visit this magnificent destination that has been unavailable since March of last year.

‘As measures are progressively relaxing across Europe and beyond, and tourism resumes, we have every confidence that our progressive resumption of service will continue to move forward and that we will be able to add more ports and destinations from more countries to our itineraries very soon. This will allow us to either enrich existing itineraries or add new ones,’ he added.

Weekend embarkations at both destinations

MSC Grandiosa will sail seven-night cruises in the Western Mediterranean calling Genoa, Civitavecchia/Rome, Naples, Palermo, Valetta, Malta and now Barcelona in Spain on Saturdays with embarkation in the Italian ports, as well as Barcelona.

MSC Grandiosa will add Valencia to the itinerary with embarkation on Fridays; from July 31, the vessel will sail seven-night itineraries calling Barcelona, Genoa, La Spezia for Florence and Pisa and Civitavecchia/Rome and Valencia.

It will be the first time passengers in Spain have sailed on board MSC Grandiosa.

Existing and forthcoming restarts

It follows news of the line’s forthcoming restarts. MSC Seaview will resume voyages in the Baltics from Germany on July 3, with MSC Seaside sailing France also in early July.

MSC Seaside is already sailing the Med; MSC Virtuosa has been operating cruises around the British Isles for UK residents since May 20.

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