MSC Cruises Cuba Update

6/4/2019

Update: June 10, 2019 at 10:00am EST:

All itineraries for sailings between now and December 16, 2019 is now available. 
View your updated itinerary here: ARMONIA UPDATED ITINERARY SCHEDULE  


For sailings from December 23, 2019 and forward, further information will be provided in the near future. 
  
IMPORTANT: If you did not book a shore excursion through MSC Cruises and instead used an independent shore excursion provider, please double check the dates and times for each port of call.  

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Update: June 7, 2019 at 8:00am EST:

In connection with the U.S. Administration changes to regulations regarding travel to Cuba announced June 4, which eliminate as of June 5, the prior authorization permitting cruise ships to travel from the U.S. to Cuba, MSC Cruises will modify effective immediately all its cruise itineraries previously scheduled to call that country.  
   
Due to these substantial changes in U.S. law and regulation, MSC Armonia is no longer authorized to call the port of Havana, Cuba, as part of her current Caribbean sailings. The alternative ports of either Key West, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; or Cozumel, Mexico will replace Havana, Cuba. 


Confirmed itineraries for June, July and August will be as follow, departing from Miami:


Mon, Jun 24, 2019: Miami, Ocho Rios, George Town, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Miami
Mon, Jul 01, 2019: Miami, Isla de Roatan, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Key West, Miami
Mon, Jul 08, 2019: Miami, Ocho Rios, George Town, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Miami
Mon, Jul 15, 2019: Miami, Isla de Roatan, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Key West, Miami
Mon, Jul 22, 2019: Miami, Ocho Rios, George Town, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Miami
Mon, Jul 29, 2019: Miami, Isla de Roatan, Costa Maya, Cozumel, George Town, Miami
Mon, Aug 05, 2019: Miami, Ocho Rios, George Town, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Miami
Mon, Aug 12, 2019: Miami, Isla de Roatan, Costa Maya, Cozumel, George Town, Miami
Mon, Aug 19, 2019: Miami, Ocho Rios, George Town, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Miami
 

Please note that these itineraries will shortly be updated also in the reservations systems, in the coming days.

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Update: June 6, 2019 at 2:00pm EST: 

In connection with the U.S. Administration changes to regulations regarding travel to Cuba announced June 4, which eliminate as of June 5, the prior authorization permitting cruise ships to travel from the U.S. to Cuba, MSC Cruises will modify effective immediately all its cruise itineraries previously scheduled to call that country.
 
Due to these substantial changes in U.S. law and regulation, MSC Armonia is no longer authorized to call the port of Havana, Cuba, as part of her current Caribbean sailings. The alternative ports of either Key West, Florida; Costa Maya, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; or Cozumel, Mexico will replace Havana, Cuba. The remainder of MSC Armonia’s itinerary will remain as originally planned.
 
Guests currently on board MSC Armonia and their travel agents have already been informed and will be given:

  • $400 USD per stateroom as onboard credit
Guests on future MSC Armonia sailings that were scheduled to visit Cuba will be offered one of the following:
  • The possibility to change ship and itinerary. MSC Cruises will waive fees and transfer already paid funds to the new booking*
     If the guest chooses to cancel the cruise completely, the normal cancellation policy will apply

  • $400 USD per stateroom as onboard credit if they choose to remain on their currently booked sailing on MSC Armonia. If this credit is not fully used during the cruise, MSC Cruises will refund the difference upon check-out from the ship. Any shore excursions in Havana that were pre-purchased before the cruise, or which are included in the ticket, will be automatically refunded to the Guest’s onboard account 
For guests who are scheduled to sail on June 10, 2019 the new itinerary is listed below:
June 10 - Depart Miami - 6pm 
June 11 - At Sea
June 12 - Ocho Rios, Jamaica - 10:30am - 5pm 
June 13 - George Town, Cayman Islands - 8am - 3pm 
June 14 - Cozumel, Mexico - 10am - 8pm 
June 15 - Costa Maya, Mexico - 7am - 4pm (replacing Havana, Cuba)
June 16 - At Sea
June 17 - Arrrive in Miami - 7am
 
For guests who are scheduled to sail on June 17, 2019 the new itinerary is listed below:
June 17 - Depart Miami - 6pm
June 18 - At Sea
June 19 - Isla de Roatan, Honduras - 12pm - 6pm 
June 20 - Costa Maya, Mexico - 8am - 6pm
June 21 - Cozumel, Mexico - 7am - 5pm
June 22 - At sea
June 23 - Key West, Florida (USA) - 7am - 6pm (replacing Havana, Cuba)
June 24 - Arrive in Miami - 7am
 
Please give us a few days as we process updates to all future itineraries. 
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Update: June 5, 2019 at 9:00am EST: 

Yesterday, the U.S. Administration announced changes to regulations regarding travel to Cuba. Specifically, these changes eliminate the prior authorization permitting cruise ships and their guests to travel from the U.S. to Cuba. In connection with this, effective, June 5, 2019, cruise ships are no longer allowed to call Cuba after departing a U.S. port. As a result of these substantial changes in U.S. law and regulation, Miami-based MSC Armonia is no longer authorized to call Havana, Cuba. We will share MSC Armonia’s updated Caribbean itineraries with our guests and business partners by end of business day, tomorrow, June 6, 2019.


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