August 10, 2020

Italian cruise ships to sail again in high-stakes gamble

Rome (AFP) – Italy’s cruise industry is preparing to sail again in Mediterranean waters, hoping to help jumpstart the country’s economy while restoring the reputation of the beleaguered global sector.  MSC Cruises, a privately owned company based in Geneva, will resume operations with two departures from Italy this month, it said at the weekend.It becomes the first global operator to announce cruises for the lucrative Mediterranean market after the coronavirus pandemic froze cruises throughout the world. The MSC Grandiosa and MSC Magnifica are to set sail on August 16 and 29 from Genoa and Bar…


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