MSC Cruises has unveiled its summer 2022 campaign under the “Cruise with Confidence” program, confirming that all voyages through summer 2022 will follow the line’s health and safety protocol, flexible booking policy, vaccination and testing requirements, and return to independent exploration ashore. The “Cruise with Confidence” program will apply to all new and existing bookings for sailings through the end of the next summer season.
Among the procedures implemented under the program, all guests aged 12 and above are required to be fully vaccinated, and all guests aged two and above are required to submit a negative test prior to boarding. All ship crew are also fully vaccinated, regularly tested and follow strict health and safety policies. All cruises can be rescheduled free of charge up to 48 hours prior to sailing, for any reason.
All guests and their bookings are fully protected by the required COVID-19 protection insurance, covering such events as testing positive before boarding or at any point during their vacation. At the end of the cruise, it will be simple to meet any testing requirements for returning home as antigen or RT-PCR testing is available either onboard or in the terminal.
Guests can disembark and independently explore ports of call wherever local regulations allow. The cruise line has worked in collaboration with authorities in all the regions and countries in which the ships operate to ensure the company’s protocol meets, exceeds and adapts to the required regional and national health and safety measures.
The company also continues to monitor and adapt its health and safety protocol that was developed last year by the Blue Ribbon COVID Expert Group. Together, the panel of experts helped inform MSC Cruises’ operating protocol to protect the health and safety of guests and crew during every aspect of the guest’s journey, while maintaining the company’s guest experience. Since its original inception, the panel has been reinforced with the addition of Dr. Robert R. Redfield, an American virologist and infectious disease clinician who most recently served as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 2018 to 2021.
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