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Oct. 18 update: MSC to welcome international travelers on US-based ships

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All itineraries from MSC's three US-based cruise ships include Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve
Here's a quick read of some of today’s coronavirus-recovery cruise news. This will be updated throughout the day.

When fully vaccinated international travelers can start visiting the US from Nov. 8, MSC Cruises said it will welcome them aboard its trio of US-based ships.

These include the new MSC Seashore, MSC Divina and MSC Meraviglia. MSC Cruises’ ‘Fly & Cruise’ packages offer a range of flights from key European cities and other international air hubs.

The line described the news as ‘a tremendous boost’ for European-based and other international tourists wanting to take winter sun holidays in the Caribbean during the 2021/22 season.

'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,' MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato said. He added that the trio of vessels offer a range of destinations including Jamaica, Costa Rica, Mexico and, a stop on every itinerary, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas.

MSC Seashore will be based at PortMiami from Nov. 20 following its official naming ceremony at Ocean Cay. Currently sailing from Miami, MSC Meraviglia will shift to Port Canaveral starting Nov. 28 while MSC Divina will move from Canaveral to Miami.

The US will allow travelers who are fully vaccinated with a World Health Organization-approved vaccine, including Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.

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