Posts Tagged ‘MSC Cruises’

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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. (

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.” (

MSC Bellissima Construction Begins at STX France

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

MSC Cruises and STX France held the steel cutting ceremony on Monday to mark the official commencement of construction of MSC Bellissima, the second of the Meraviglia generation of ships that will come into service in 2019. (

MSC Cruises and PortMiami Break Ground on New Cruise Terminal

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The project will “not only rejuvenate and update the existing terminal to provide new contemporary amenities,” but will also expand the terminal through the construction of a new uilding in order to house both MSC Cruises’ next-generation cruise ship MSC Seaside, as well as MSC Divina, which is currently sailing year-round from Terminal F at PortMiami. (

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri Celebrate Float Out Of The Revolutionary Next-generation Cruise Ship MSC Seaside

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

The new MSC Cruises' prototype named SeasideMSC Cruises and Fincantieri today celebrated the float out of MSC Seaside, one of two new groundbreaking mega-ships that MSC Cruises is bringing into service between June and December 2017. (more…)

MSC says world cruise generating buzz, but will it fill up?

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

MSC MagnificaFilling the 2,250-passenger MSC Magnifica for its first world cruise could pose a challenge for MSC. Most world cruises are on luxury lines such as Silversea Cruises or Cunard Line, not contemporary lines. (

MSC Cruises awarded US Vetererans at Cruiseworld in Fort Lauderdale

Sunday, November 20th, 2016
MSC Cruises’ executives and the US Vetererans on the stage (Photo courtesy Clint Moebes - Calm Cruise & Travel in St Louis, Mo)

MSC Cruises’ executives and the US Vetererans on the stage (Photo courtesy Clint Moebes – Calm Cruise & Travel in St Louis, Mo)

At Cruiseworld in Fort Lauderdale (November 9 – 13) during the MSC Cruise presentation the US Vetererans were asked to join executives on the stage. (more…)

MSC Cruises Announces Return to UK in 2018 and First World Cruise in 2019

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

MSC MagnificaMSC Cruises will return to the U.K. in 2018 — three years after quitting these shores. The cruise line will base the 2,518-passenger MSC Magnifica in Southampton from April to November. (

MSC Cruises Hosts 3rd Annual Travel Agent Roadshow Series

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

MSC Cruises is continuing its series of “Serving You” Roadshows for travel agents, recently hosting simultaneous events in Baltimore, MD, and Miami, FL, October 20. (

MSC Cruises announced 2017-2018 Itineraries and Adds Calls in Sarande, Albania

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

MSC Magnifica at DubrovnikMSC Cruises has announced its Mediterranean itineraries for the 2017 summer season, and its itineraries in the Caribbean and the Antilles for the 2017-2018 winter season. (

MSC Cruises enriches family entertainment offerings

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

MSC Cruises announced a further addition to its family-focused offerings, this time with a new range of fun kids’ activities and supporting web series, “Kelly & Kloe On Board.” (

MSC Cruises Launches New EZ Groups Program

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

MSC Cruises has announced the launch of its new EZ Groups program for travel agents. Part of the “MSC Serving You” trade initiative, the new program allows agents to earn up to eight amenity points that they can spend on a list of amenities to add extra perks to their group for their clients or themselves. (

MSC Cruises Celebrates Plan a Cruise Month with 2 for 1 Cruise Deals and Cruise Giveaways

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

MSC Magnifica at DubrovnikOctober is Plan a Cruise Month and MSC Cruises is celebrating by offering consumers the chance to save 50 percent off brochure rates and get two for the price of one on Caribbean, Mediterranean and Northern Europe cruises.

MSC Cruises to deploy MSC Splendida to China as of May 2018

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The MSC SplendidaIn connection with this, following in the footsteps of the announcement of the opening of the new MSC Cruises own office in Shanghai and a new management and operations team based there, the company is taking another key step to further improve its ability to serve the Chinese home market. (

MSC Cruises Delays Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve Opening

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

MSC Cruises has announced it is pushing back the opening date for its Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas from December 2017 to October 2018. (

BV Recognizes MSC Cruises with Safety Best Practices Award

Friday, September 9th, 2016

MSC Magnifica at DubrovnikBureau Veritas (BV) has recognized MSC Cruises with the 2016 Special Safety Best Practices Award for the “high level of voluntary-enhanced safety procedures implemented across its entire fleet,” according to a statement. (

MSC Meraviglia Floated Out at STX France

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

During a ceremony at STX France, MSC Cruises celebrated the float out of the MSC Meraviglia, which will come into service in June 2017 and sail in the Western Mediterranean. (