Posts Tagged ‘MSC Cruises’

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. (cruisebusiness.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruisecritic.com)

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’ (www.kellyandkloe.com) 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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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. (cruisecritic.com)

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. (cruisecritic.com)

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. (etbtravelnews.global)

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. (dailymail.co.uk)

MSC Names Snitzer as SVP Guest Services

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

MSC Cruises has announced that Adam Snitzer has joined the company as senior vice president of guest services for North America. In this position, Snitzer will be responsible for overseeing the North American travel agent and consumer call centers, group operations, customer service and revenue management. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Cruise passengers party on‚ crew tests lifeboats as Dineo approaches

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Crew aboard the MSC Sinfonia cruise liner have been testing their lifeboats and changed their itinerary as cyclone Dineo approaches the Mozambique and South African east coasts. (timeslive.co.za)

Coin Ceremony For MSC Seaview at Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

The new MSC Cruises' prototype named SeasideToday MSC Cruises and Fincantieri marked a key milestone in the building of MSC Seaview with the celebration of the maritime tradition-rich coin ceremony, held at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard in Italy. (more…)

MSC Cruises and ARTA to Develop LNG Bunkering System

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

MSC Cruises and ARTA today announced that they will partner for the development of the LNG bunkering system for MSC ships. MSC’s 11 ships on order include four LNG-powered cruise ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi Talks Dumplings and More for MSC Seaside Cruise Restaurant

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

The new MSC Cruises' prototype named SeasideCelebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi, known for his distinctive style of Hawaiian fusion cuisine, has been dreaming up dumplings for his specialty restaurant, debuting on MSC Seaside late this year. (cruisecritic.com)

MSC Cruises Honors Top Travel Agencies with its 4th Annual MSC True Partnerships Awards

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The 2016 MSC True Partnerships Awards are presented to MSC Cruises’ top performing North American travel partners for the year based on overall business growth in revenue and guests and continuous partnership support and innovative marketing efforts that drive increased consumer awareness. (travelagentcentral.com)

MSC Breaks Ground on Ocean Cay

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

MSC Cruises broke ground earlier this week on Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the line’s new private island destination. Located south of Bimini in The Bahamas, the island is set to become a “natural paradise exclusive” to MSC Cruises guests as of November 2018. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

MSC Cruises 2018-2019 Deployment Brings Adjustment

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The MSC SplendidaThe new MSC Seaview will head to Brazil for winter 2018-2019 after her debut season sailing the Mediterranean. MSC sales literature released in the UK market shows the 2018-built ship repositioning from the Mediterranean for Santos in Brazil. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

STX France and two owners sign firm contracts for eight ships

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

STX France, the French cruise ship builder, and two of its customers have signed firm building contracts to cover eight ships that have been under a preliminary contract so far. (cruisebusiness.com)

Ken Muskat Leaving MSC Cruises at Year’s End

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Late Tuesday, Alyssa Goldfarb, director of public relations, MSC Cruises USA, confirmed that Ken Muskat, executive vice president of sales, public relations and guest services, based in the line’s Fort Lauderdale office, “is planning to leave MSC Cruises at the end of December to pursue a new opportunity.” (travelagentcentral.com)