MSC alters Melody itinerary to avoid Somalian coast

MSC alters Melody itinerary to avoid Somalian coast

MSC Cruises has changed the itinerary of the Melody on its three-week voyage from Durban, South Africa to Genoa, Italy which departs today (April 17).

MSC is taking action to protect passengers after Somali pirates attacked a US cargo ship earlier this week.

The Melody will maintain a greater distance from the coast of Somalia, adding an extra 400 miles onto the previous itinerary,

To allow for the extra time at sea, MSC Melody will no longer call at the Egyptian port of Safaga. However, the ship will continue to call at Aqaba, Jordan and Sokhna, Egypt.

The new itinerary allows more time in the Seychelles, with an overnight stop at Port Victoria.

The overall duration of the cruise is unchanged at 22 days and 21 nights.

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