MSC extends cruise ship stoppage until May 29th

Cruise liner companies have begun to accept that a month-long furlough of their cruise operations was not going to be enough, and have moved en masse to postpone the stoppage for longer.

MSC Cruises has decided to further extend the pause of its cruise operation through to May 29th, adding an additional month to the original pause.

“As governments across the globe have since further strengthened ashore public health and safety measures to protect local populations and contain the further spread of the virus, today’s decision by MSC Cruises to further extend this extraordinary measure aims to mirror and further support the effectiveness of such efforts,” the company said.