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MEDIA STATEMENT : MSC OPERA

7/6/2019


Following the recent incident in the Port of Venice on Sunday June 2nd, MSC Opera was required to undergo some repair works. While these works were already completed on Monday, the ship is currently still awaiting the completion of the investigation conducted by the authorities.
As these procedures are taking a few days longer than originally expected, and we now know that the ship will not be able to depart in time for its next sailing, we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the upcoming cruise sailing from Bari on June 8th and from Venice on June 9th.
MSC Opera was due to host 2,451 Guests from 53 countries. We have informed our Guests and business partners about the cancellation, and are offering a number of alternative options, including a full refund of their cruise fare and incurred travel expenses, as well as any pre-booked services. Additionally we are offering a 50% discount on a future 7- to 21-night cruise before the end of 2020.

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**Based on a cruise only fare. It is valid for cruises up to December 2020 and does not have any cash value and is neither transferable nor refundable. This can be applied on regular cruise-only brochure fares and early booking rates for 7- to 21-night cruises and can be combined with the MSC Voyagers Club discount.