safe air with msc cruises

January 2021

MSC Cruises will be the first cruise line in the world to install a new and advanced innovative technology sanitation system called ‘Safe Air’ to further improve the quality and cleanliness of the onboard.

Innovation and Technology

‘Safe Air’ will be fitted on MSC Seashore, one of the largest and most technologically advanced ships ever built in Italy. She’s currently under construction and set to be delivered in the summer and will be the first of two ‘Seaside Evo’ Class ships.

The ‘Safe Air’ next-generation sanitation system is based on the technology of UV-C lamps which are type C ultraviolet rays applied within the ship’s air conditioning system. Air flow is radiated at source with a short wavelength light that hits organic particles and prevents the circulation of air pollutants such as viruses, bacteria and mould.

The ‘Safe Air’ sanitation system was developed by Fincantieri’s designers and technicians and the virology laboratory of the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, a leading global research institute headquartered in Trieste, Italy. The Institute provides businesses with scientific support to develop innovative technological solutions for the control of virus infections, which is particularly relevant today given the current global pandemic.

This announcement is another step forward in our company’s ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our guests and our crew.



Health & Safety Onboard

Our effective response to the health challenges faced by the worldwide travel and tourism sector has been to set the highest safety standards with a health and safety protocol that has been in operation since 16th August when our ship MSC Grandiosa resumed 7-night sailings in the West Mediterranean.


All guests go through universal health screening before boarding a ship and again during their cruise.

Other aspects of the health and safety protocol cover elevated sanitation and cleaning, protected ‘bubble’ shore excursions, the use of facemasks and maintaining social distancing, enhanced onboard medical facilities, daily health monitoring and a robust contingency plan.



To find out more about MSC’s Health and Safety protocol, click on the link below.