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You can soon go on a South African cruise as the country moves into Level 1.
Ross Volk, MD of MSC Cruises South Africa said the company will confirm the cruise schedule scheduled for the 21/22 season and will announce the cruise dates in due course.
“We are pleased that the new measures enable cruise lines to operate in accordance with national health protocols. We are now awaiting government guidelines on resuming cruises for South African vacationers, ”he said.
Volk said the cruise company will work with relevant authorities to prepare for its return to South African waters.
“We will share with you the vast amount of data and insight that we have gathered since the resumption of safe sailing in August 2020 for cruises in the Mediterranean.
“That experience was subsequently reinforced and paved the way for us to sail again in the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East, allowing tens of thousands of people to have a relaxed, comfortable and safe time with us at sea .
“We now look forward to welcoming our South African guests to a wonderful vacation in the near future with an onboard health and safety protocol that is leading the way in the global cruise industry,” he said.
Last December, MSC announced that two ships would be sailing the coasts of South Africa when operations resume. It is also the first time that two ships of different classes are operated by MSC Cruises in the country at the same time.
MSC Lirica, based in Cape Town, will join MSC Musica, based in Durban.