MSC Seaside — which had been planned to sail from Port Canaveral this winter and then to leave for Europe at the end of March — will sail seven-night cruises calling Genoa, Valletta in Malta and Civitavecchia (Rome) with two new ports, Siracusa in Sicily and Taranto in Puglia.
MSC Grandiosa’s current itinerary will be extended through to the end of May with the ship calling at Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and Valletta.
Since restarting service last August, MSC Grandiosa has carried more than 40,000 passengers.
MSC Seaside and MSC Grandiosa itineraries are currently available to residents of Schengen countries and Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania.
Other West Med itineraries canceled in April-May
As a result of certain ports across Europe not being open to cruise ships, MSC Cruises canceled all other itineraries in the Western Mediterranean in April and May, with sailings to resume there in June.
April cruises canceled in Eastern Med and Northern Europe
Eastern Mediterranean cruises are cancelled for April, with sailings to resume in May.
In Northern Europe, all April sailings are canceled.
Caribbean cruises canceled to June
In the Caribbean, all cruises are canceled through May 31.