As a result of continuing political unrest in Egypt, MSC Cruises has cancelled MSC Armonia’s 2013-2014 winter sailing season in the Red Sea. MSC states that “safety and security is MSC Cruises’ number one priority and the MSC fleet only sails to the safest destinations.”
MSC has decided to replace the Armonia’s Red Sea season by repositioning the ship to the Canary Island, now homeporting in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The MSC Armonia will sail two different 7 night sailings departing every other week. The first itinerary will call in Funchal, Santa Cruz de La Palma, San Sebastian, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The second itinerary will call in Casablanca, Agadir, Arrecife de Lanzarote, and Puerto del Rosario.
I have reached out to MSC to inquire on how Red Sea bookings will be compensated/handled. The new itineraries will be available to book, starting Wednesday, July 24th.”