Amidst the on-going political unrest in Ukraine and Egypt MSC Cruises has removed Egyptian and Ukrainian ports of call from its Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 itineraries.
Selected itineraries offered aboard MSC Sinfonia, MSC Opera, MSC Fantasia and MSC Musica are affected. The cruise line has replaced Egyptian and Ukrainian ports of call with calls into a number of Mediterranean ports.
The affected cruises are:
MSC Opera: 12-night Eastern Mediterranean sailings
Rhodes, Greece and Heraklion, Crete replace Alexandria, Egypt. The voyages affected are those departing on 28 September, 10 October and 22 October 2015.
MSC Sinfonia: 12-night Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea sailings from Genoa
Burgas, Bulgaria replaces Odessa, Ukraine. The voyages affected are those departing on 17 September and 11 October 2015.
MSC Fantasia – 11-night Eastern Mediterranean sailings
Rhodes, Greece and Heraklion, Crete replace Alexandria, Egypt. The voyages affected are those departing on 17 December 2015, 8 January, 30 January, 21 February, 14 March and 25 March 2016.
In addition, Egyptian port calls have been removed from the repositioning ‘Grand Voyages’ of MSC Sinfonia and MSC Musica when the ships leave Europe in October and November and head for their winter home ports in Durban, South Africa and Dubai, UAE respectively. MSC Sinfonia will instead visit Heraklion, Crete and Eilat, Israel, and MSC Musica will call at Heraklion.
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