Posts Tagged ‘MSC Cruises’

MSC Announces Game Changing Features for China-Bound Splendida

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The MSC SplendidaWhen the MSC Splendida arrives in China next May, it will bring with it a number of fresh, new features for the Chinese cruise market following a November refurbishment. (

MSC Cruises to deploy MSC Splendida in China as of May 2018 and MSC Lirica in the East Mediterranean for the Summer 2018

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The MSC Lirica (In this image at Rio de Janeiro)MSC Cruises announced today that MSC Lirica will serve a brand-new, exciting itinerary in the East Mediterranean for the Summer 2018. The ship, which will homeport in beautiful Venice, will depart for her first cruise on April 6, 2018 and sales are now open. (more…)

MSC Cruises Deploys Innovative Man Overboard Detection Technology

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

MSC Cruises has today announced the launch of a new vanguard video surveillance system offering even greater on-board security. In another industry-first, MSC Cruises has developed this highly-sophisticated advanced system in collaboration with global leaders in security technology, Bosch and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. (more…)

MSC Cruises Announces Updated Caribbean Itineraries

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

MSC DivinaMSC Cruises has announced updated Caribbean itineraries. These updates have come due to the recent tragic weather events that have affected populations as well as individual destinations across the region, including Philipsburg (St Maarten), Road Town (British Virgin Islands), and Roseau (Dominica). (more…)

MSC Plans to Boost Brazil-Based Capacity

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

MSC Cruises is planning a significant capacity change for the 2018-2019 season in Brazil, including the new MSC Seaview, which will homeport in Santos. The 154,000-ton ship will replace the smaller Preziosa and will also interport in Salvador. (

Kiel chalks up 350th call by an MSC cruise ship. Bronze Plaque Marks Ostseekai Anniversary Visit

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

The “MSC Fantasia” arrived at the Ostseekai from St Petersburg in Russia early on Saturday September 2nd for what is the 350th visit by an MSC cruise ship to the port of Kiel. Marking the anniversary, the ship’s captain, Guiseppe Galano was welcomed to the Schleswig-Holstein state capital by Nicole Claus, who is the Cruise Shipping Director of the Port of Kiel.

MSC Cruises And Fincantieri Celebrate Float Out Of MSC Seaview

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Trieste, Italy, 23 August 2017: MSC Cruises And Fincantieri Celebrate Float Out Of MSC SeaviewMSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe and South America, and FINCANTIERI, heir to the great tradition of Italian shipbuilding and one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, today celebrated the float out of MSC Seaview. (more…)

MSC Announces MSC MasterChef At Sea

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Collaborating with MasterChef producers, Endemol Shine Group, the partnership will bring the MasterChef brand to MSC Cruises in an immersive entertainment format that will roll out across the fleet from summer 2017, the company said. (

Holly Sievers, Brett Draper Join MSC Cruises USA Sales Team

Friday, July 14th, 2017

MSC Cruises is continuing its expansion in North America with two new hires to its sales team. Holly Sievers and Brett Draper will now be joining the sales crew as manager of host and home-based accounts and manager of corporate and incentive sales for North America, respectively. (

MSC Cruises Launches Onboard Port Information Service, New Shore Excursions

Friday, July 7th, 2017

MSC Cruises has unveiled its comprehensive range of shoreside activities and services for guests of MSC Meraviglia. 19 additional Mediterranean shore excursions have been added to an already extensive range, including five exclusive tours especially designed for guests aboard MSC Meraviglia. (more…)

MSC Meraviglia’s maiden call at Valletta Cruise Port, Malta

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The MSC MeravigliaThe MSC Meraviglia called Valletta Cruise Port, Malta on its maiden call on Wednesday 14th June 2017. (more…)

New French president Macron wants MSC Cruises, RCCL as part owners of St Nazaire yard

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Emile Macron, the new president of the French Republic, wants MSC Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) to become part owners of the cruise ship building yard in St Nazaire in France, the Le Monde newspaper reports on its website. (

MSC Cruises and Air France-KLM Strengthen Partnership

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

MSC Cruises and Air France-KLM signed a global agreement offering “exclusive services and greater flexibility” for guests booking Fly&Cruise holiday packages. (

Marlink providing record breaking 300 Mbps broadband for MSC Meraviglia

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

The MSC MeravigliaMarlink’s Sealink VSAT is providing an unprecedented over 300 Mbps bandwidth for super-fast maritime broadband during the maiden voyage of MSC Cruises’ first next-generation new mega-ship, MSC Meraviglia. (more…)

Sophia Loren cuts the ribbon and names MSC Meraviglia in Le Havre

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

The MSC MeravigliaLast evening, June 3, the latest wonder in the MSC Cruises fleet, MSC Meraviglia was christened in a glittering ceremony by international screen legend and godmother of all of MSC Cruises’ ships, Sophia Loren. (more…)

MSC Wins Bid for Durban Cruise Terminal

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The Durban Cruise Terminal will be getting a significant upgrade as KwaZulu Cruise Terminal, a joint venture between MSC Cruises and Africa Armada Consortium, has won the bid build a new two-ship terminal and operate it for the next 25 years. (

MSC and STX France Firm Up LNG Cruise Order

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

At the MSC Meraviglia Flag Ceremony, MSC Cruises and STX France signed a new memorandum of understanding firming up the order of two 200,000-ton, LNG-powered mega cruise ships, with options for two additional vessels. (

French President Macron On Hand As MSC Cruises Receives Meraviglia

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The biggest cruise ship to enter service this year has been officially handed over to MSC Cruises, in a delivery ceremony attended by French President Emmanuel Macron at Saint-Nazaire’s STX Shipyard. (

MSC to Give Guests The Chance To Star In Kids Web Series Kelly & Kloe

Friday, May 19th, 2017

MSC Cruises is further deepening its family entertainment offering by giving younger guests the opportunity to star in the second series of its popular kids web series ‘Kelly & Kloe’ ( via onbaord auditions that are now open. (more…)

MSC Cruises Reveals Concepts For The Two New Cirque Du Soleil Shows

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The MSC Meraviglia (Artist impression courtesy MSC Cruises)MSC Cruises revealed the names and concepts for the two exclusive Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows that will be performed on board MSC Cruises’ new next-generation flagship, MSC Meraviglia. (more…)

MSC Cruises reveals the widest selection of winter cruises in company history

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

MSC Magnifica at DubrovnikMSC Cruises will be offering the most comprehensive range of winter cruises in Company history giving sun lovers and adventure seekers even more reasons to get away from it all during the winter months. (more…)

Season’s biggest cruise ship berths at the Ostseekai. “MSC Fantasia” plans 21 north Europe cruises from Kiel

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Ostseekai Cruise Terminal at the Port of KielThe biggest cruise ship to visit the Port of Kiel during this year’s summer season arrived on Saturday April 29th from Zeebrugge. (more…)

MSC Meraviglia Completes Another Sea Trial Run

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

MSC Meraviglia Sea Trials

MSC’s new MSC Meraviglia completed her second round of sea trials on Sunday April 30. The scheduled and routine tests put ships through speed, turning and stopping performance measures, which ensure propulsion and safety systems are up to standard. (

MSC Cruises announced the opening of sales for MSC Bellissima

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The MSC Meraviglia (Artist impression courtesy MSC Cruises)MSC Cruises announced today (May 1st) the opening of sales for MSC Bellissima. For her inaugural season, the ship, which is the much-awaited second of the Company’s Meraviglia-generation mega-ships, will set sail in the Western Mediterranean from March 2019. (more…)

MSC and Caissa Set to Extend Lirica Deal to 2020

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

MSC Cruises and Caissa Touristic Group are set to renew their agreement for the MSC Lirica, keeping the ship in the Chinese cruise market for an additional two years, through early 2020, according to a source familiar with the matter. (

Jiffo Named Senior Vice President of Sales for MSC Cruises USA

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

With more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry – including positions at other cruise lines, a major travel agency consortium and a land-based tour operator – at MSC Cruises’ Jiffo will be responsible for strategically continuing and expanding relationships with trade partners. (

MSC Cruises Announces Plans for Flexible Dining, Plus More Dining Upgrades

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The MSC Meraviglia (Artist impression courtesy MSC Cruises)MSC Cruises is upgrading dining onboard, with more flexibility and packages, as well as a stronger emphasis on celebrity chef partnerships and specialty restaurants. The changes will debut on the 4,500-passenger MSC Meraviglia in June, followed by the 5,179-passenger MSC Seaside in December, before being rolled out fleetwide. (

MSC Meraviglia Will Homeport Year-Round in Miami Starting 2019

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The MSC Meraviglia (Artist impression courtesy MSC Cruises)MSC Cruises newest ship, MSC Meraviglia, which launches in Europe in June 2017, will move to Miami in 2019, where it will make PortMiami its permanent, year-round homeport. (

MSC Remains Top Cruise Line in Europe

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Marseille - The Cruise Terminal with MSC FantasiaMSC Cruises is holding onto its number one spot in Europe, according to the 2017-2018 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

MSC Announces “MSC for Me”, a Fleet-Wide Digital Innovation Strategy

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Today at leading travel show ITB Berlin, MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, has unveiled its fleet-wide digital innovation programme, MSC for Me. (more…)

MSC Cruises travelling to Japan for the first time

Monday, March 6th, 2017

The MSC SplendidaMSC Cruises is announcing the company’s first cruise from Dubai to Japan. Spectacular 28 night cruises will bring guests to various major cities in 2018. The MSC Splendida will embark on this cruise from 31st March 2018, for this holiday through Asia. (

Husband is arrested in Italy after his wife ‘disappears’ during a Mediterranean cruise with their two children

Friday, February 24th, 2017

MSC MagnificaA husband has been arrested in Italy after concerns were raised that his wife had disappeared during a Mediterranean cruise with their two children. Police detained the 45-year-old Irishman, from Dublin, at Ciampino Airport in Rome after a roll call on the cruise ship Magnifica noted his Chinese-born wife was missing. (