MSC Cruises’ ship MSC Meraviglia has completed her CDC-mandated test cruise, and is preparing to resume revenue cruises on August 2.
The vessel returned to PortMiami today after a three-night test cruise, which visited Nassau and the cruise line’s private island Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. The completion marks a key milestone towards MSC’s resumption of cruises from the United States.
“We are getting closer to bringing our guests back to sea from the U.S., and come August 2, they will finally have the opportunity to again enjoy everything they know and love about our rich experience,” said Rubén Rodríguez, President of MSC Cruises USA.
“We are grateful to our volunteer guests who helped us complete this significant milestone, demonstrating the strength of our protocol to protect our guests, crew and the communities we visit, as well as the memorable cruise vacation we offer.”
Travelers who participated in the simulated cruise experienced life on board MSC Meraviglia as it will be when the ship resumes regular voyages, all under the protection of the cruise line’s health and safety protocol. The protocol includes things like testing at embarkation, mask-wearing indoors, social distancing, increased sanitation, and more.
Passengers dined in the main dining room and specialty restaurants, participated in activities and entertainment around the ship, and went ashore through a number of MSC protected shore excursions.
With Meraviglia‘s test cruise successfully completed, the vessel will begin revenue sailings from Miami on August 2, starting with three and four-night cruises to the Bahamas. On September 18, the ship will begin sailing seven-night Bahamas and Caribbean cruises.
MSC Divina will be the line’s second ship to resume in the United States, operating three, four, and seven-night itineraries from Port Canaveral beginning September 16.
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