MSC Cruises will also offer itineraries in the South Caribbean this summer
MSC Seaview will have 7 and 14 night itineraries from St. Maarten and Barbados starting December 5 as part of the 2021/22 Summer Program
MSC Cruises today reconfirmed its sailing program for the summer 2021/22 in the South Caribbean, where MSC Seaview will have its main port of embarkation during the cruise season, with itineraries of 7 and 14 nights from St. Marteen and Barbados. from December 5.
Authorities in Martinique and Guadeloupe have decided that cruise ships are still unable to enter the islands with guests due to the pandemic situation on land, as well as low vaccination rates. Therefore, MSC Cruises has carried out a full evaluation of the alternative options and modified the original itinerary to include Philipsburg, St. Maarten, as the port of embarkation along with Bridgetown, Barbados, so that it can continue to carry out the program.
The updated itinerary reflects the ports that are guaranteed access to the ship and its guests as of December and allows a full day to be spent at each destination, in some cases up to 12 hours, allowing guests to really take advantage of their time to discover the islands in their entirety.
MSC Seaview will operate 2 different 7-night itineraries from its 2 embarkation ports, so many guests will be able to go on consecutive cruises and enjoy a voyage of discovery in the magical and calm turquoise waters of the southern Caribbean Sea.
The first itinerary will depart from the port of Philipsburg, capital of St. Marteen, and from Bridgetown, Barbados; with stops in Castries, in Saint Lucia; Saint George, in Granada; Basseterre, in St. Kitts and Nevis, before returning to St. Maarten.
The second itinerary will depart from St. Maarten and Bridgetown, with stops in Roseau (Dominica), San Juan (Antigua and Barbuda), Road Town (Tortola) and will return to St. Maarten.
Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises, commented: "The southern Caribbean is an area highly appreciated by cruise passengers from around the world, as well as by local guests in this region, and we have worked steadily to find alternative options for the itinerary that allows us to confirm our usual summer season here, supported of course by our industry leading health and safety protocol. Therefore, we can still offer our guests an incredible cruise vacation this summer, stopping at some one of the most beautiful islands in the South Caribbean aboard MSC Seaview, the perfect boat to sail in these waters."
All MSC Seaview guests will need to be fully vaccinated or show a negative PCR test performed 72 hours prior to boarding.
Additionally, in most ports guests will be able to disembark independently, while in some specific destinations guests will have to disembark with a shore excursion protected by MSC Cruises. More details will be available soon on the MSC Cruises website, travel agencies and our Call Center.
MSC Seaview, with 2,066 cabins, has one of the highest open space-to-guest ratios in the cruise industry and features a beachfront condo concept that brings guests closer to the sea thanks to special design elements that take advantage of the climate.