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MSC Cruises Sending Their Newest Ship to the UK for May Debut

MSC Cruises is sending their newest cruise ship, MSC Virtuosa, to the UK for summer cruises that will start on May 20.

The cruise ship will sail a series of three and four night cruises before starting week long sailings on June 12. Embarkation ports will be in both England and Scotland.

Those getting away for a quick escape for a 4-night cruise will call at the Isle of Portland in Dorset, part of the Jurassic Coast, where they will be able to enjoy a day ashore at the beach. The itinerary will also include two days at sea so guests can enjoy the incredible activities, entertainment and amenities aboard MSC Virtuosa. The seven night cruises will include stops in Portland and Belfast in Northern Ireland with multiple ports of embarkation including Liverpool and Greenock, close to Glasgow in Scotland.

All voyages will be for British residents only and for guests of all ages who have either already been vaccinated or are waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine. All guests will be tested before embarking the ship, and non-vaccinated guests will also be required to show proof of a negative test conducted up to 72 hours prior to embarkation.

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Other pre-boarding and onboard measures will also apply to both guests and crew, in line with MSC Cruises’ industry-leading health and safety protocol.

MSC Virtuosa was delivered in February and is not only MSC Cruises’ newest ship, but also its most innovative and environmentally-advanced ships to-date. MSC Virtuosa is part of the Meraviglia class vessels that are characterized by an iconic 367-ft.-long Mediterranean style promenade with a stunning LED sky dome, serving as the social heart of the cruise ship.

The 19-deck cruise ship will offer its British guests of all ages the very best of fine dining restaurants, world-class entertainment, relaxing bars and lounges, boutique shopping, spa and fitness centers, a dynamic aquapark and dedicated clubs for kids from toddlers to teenagers.

Guests on board will be wowed by the brand-new MSC Starship Club featuring the world’s first humanoid robotic bartender, named Rob, offering a futuristic immersive bar and entertainment experience.

MSC Cruises resumed its operations in August 2020 following approvals from regulatory bodies throughout Europe for a health and safety protocol designed to protect the wellbeing of MSC Cruises’ guests, crew and communities its ships visited.

More than 55,000 guests have to date enjoyed safe and responsible cruise vacations including the cruise line’s pioneering protected shore excursions.

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