MSC Cruises changes the itinerary in Asia of MSC Bellissima for the coronavirus


The new itinerary includes alternative destinations in the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Thailand

MSC Cruises has announced that it updates the MSC Bellissima itinerary for its next 28-night Grand Voyage sailing from the Gulf to Asia on March 21.

In the updated itinerary of MSC Grand Voyage, from March 21 to April 18, visits to the ports of Shenzhen, China will be canceled; Hong Kong; and Keelung, Taiwan, and on the other hand, Laem Chabang / Bangkok, Thailand and Phu My / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam will be incorporated; as well as an extra day in Kobe, Japan.

In addition, the ship will now also stop at Sir Bani Yas Island, located in the United Arab Emirates, instead of Khor Fakkan, also in the Emirates.

The 28-night MSC Bellissima trip to Asia will begin on March 21 in Dubai and will have stops in Abu Dhabi and Sir Bani Yas Island. From there, the trip will continue further east with stops in Colombo, Sri Lanka; Phuket, Thailand; Langkawi, Penang and Port Klang / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Singapore.

Then, the ship will sail to Laem Chabang / Bangkok, Thailand; Phu My City / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; with one night in Kobe, Japan; arriving at his last destination, Yokohama, Japan, on April 18.


To protect the health and safety of its passengers and crew around the world, MSC Cruises began on January 24 a series of precautionary actions throughout its fleet with respect to the new coronavirus that originated in China.

While there are no cases of coronaviruses aboard any of the MSC Cruises ships, «these measures are additional steps to ensure the health and well-being of all passengers and crew.»

Any person who has traveled to mainland China, Hong Kong or Macao in the last 30 days, or who has visited or traveled through airports in the geographies mentioned above will be denied access to the ship.

The same rules apply to the travel companions of said passengers (father, spouse, son, siblings or a companion who shares a cabin).

Passengers with signs or symptoms of diseases such as fever, chills, cough or shortness of breath will be denied boarding. The same rules apply to your travel companions.

In addition to any person who, within 14 days prior to shipment, has had close contact or helped care for anyone suspected of having contracted the coronavirus or has been diagnosed with the disease, or who is currently subject to health monitoring For possible exposure to the new coronavirus, you will be denied boarding.

MSC Cruises ensures that it will continue to carry out the pre-shipment evaluation necessary to carry out these preventive measures.


Passengers with a Chinese passport who have not traveled to or from mainland China, Hong Kong or Macao in the last 30 days and who are in good health can access the ship.

However, the authorities of certain countries do not temporarily allow Chinese passport holders to travel to their territories. Chinese passport holders are recommended to check the travel restrictions that may apply. It should be noted that this list may change according to future government regulations of each country.

In addition, there is a high and deep level of hygiene on every ship in the entire fleet of the line and passengers and crew are recommended to always follow health and safety guidelines, such as washing their hands regularly with soap and water for 20 years. seconds, and all other recommended public health procedures.

The company ensures that these measures, as well as altering the ship’s itinerary, have been taken to preserve the safety and well-being of the passengers and the MSC Cruises crew.

Dejar respuesta

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here