MSC Cruises has released a statement on Hurricane Irma regarding MSC Divina.
The cruise line said that due to these circumstances, MSC Divina will now head directly to Miami where it will arrive in the morning of Thursday 7 September, ahead of the Port’s likely closure on Friday, to allow guests who wish to disembark to go home.
As soon as the disembarkation is completed, the ship will sail to Cozumel (Mexico), beyond Irma’s reach, allowing those guests that wish to remain on board to continue their cruise. MSC Divina will then stay alongside there until it is safe to return to Miami.
Guests who disembark on Thursday will receive a refund for the two days shortening of their cruise holiday and will also get a voucher for a 25 per cent discount on the price of a future MSC Cruises holiday. Guests who will continue the cruise after Thursday’s call to Miami will also receive the same voucher.
MSC Cruises added that due to the timing of Irma’s likely arrival to the South Florida coast, it will be impossible to complete the turnaround operation scheduled for Saturday 9 September. For this reason, MSC Cruises has cancelled MSC Divina’s next cruise originally scheduled to sail on that day.
Guests scheduled to depart on this cruise will have the option to either be rebooked on another MSC Cruises holiday or receive a full refund as well as a 25 per cent discount voucher on the price of a future cruise.