MSC Confirms Luxury Ships Order with Fincantieri

  The four new vessels will be delivered by Fincantieri between 2023 and 2026 Geneva, Switzerland, and Trieste, Italy (March 14, 2019) – MSC and Fincantieri announced today the signing of the final contracts for the construction of four luxury cruise ships. Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC’s Cruises Division, said: “With this now firm order, MSC is entering a new segment that bears significant potential globally. While we already serve the premium market with the MSC …

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MSC Cruises reveals unique features of flexible and engaging MSC Bellisima retail offer

MSC Cruises revealed new details of the incredible retail offering on board the Company’s new flagship MSC Bellissima with the largest shopping area in the fleet to date at 8,072 ft2. With an ever-expanding array of luxury brands as well as popular high street names, MSC Bellissima is set to inspire guests from all around the globe with a unique experiential retail offering. MSC Bellissima will feature in shopping space, building on MSC Cruises’ already stellar shopping offer, …

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MSC Cruises’ 2021 world cruise: An all-new itinerary of discovery focusing on the Far East and more

MSC Cruises — the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe, South America, South Africa and the Gulf — announced that sales for its much-awaited 2021 World Cruise open today. This once-in-a-lifetime experience — the third world cruise after the nearly sold-out 2019 and 2020 MSC World Cruises — will journey on board MSC Poesia on a 119-day journey around the globe departing on January 5, 2021. With an all-new itinerary featuring a …

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Sales open for MSC Virtuosa, the highly anticipated fourth Meraviglia generation cruise ship

MSC Cruises — the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and the Gulf — announced today the opening of sales for MSC Virtuosa, beginning her inaugural season in the Western Mediterranean on November 8, 2020. Sales are open now exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members, as one of the many benefits of the loyalty program that rewards MSC Cruises guests. For all other guests, sales will open on December …

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MSC Seaview cruise ship is named in a glittering ceremony in the historic port of Genoa

MSC Cruises has christened their new flagship, MSC Seaview, in true MSC Cruises style with a star-studded line-up, VIPs, key travel partners and international media as well as top management from MSC Cruises and its parent company MSC Group. Gianluigi Aponte, MSC Group’s founder and executive chairman as well as the ship owner, will attend together with the Aponte and Aponte-Vago families. MSC Cruises, Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe and South …

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MSC Meraviglia makes maiden call in Hamburg, and MSC Grandiosa Christening Announced

MSC Cruises is growing quickly and we love it. Yesterday MSC Meraviglia made her maiden call in Hamburg, Germany, kicking off her first season sailing Norther Europe. But also yesterday MSC announced that the MSC Grandiosa, their next flagship, will be christened in Hamburg on November 2, 2019! We can’t wait to experience the luxury and attention to detail that MSC offers on these new ships. Here is what MSC Cruise has to say in their announcement …

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MSC Armonia adds Miami as home port to Cuba Itinerary

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Miami homeport adds attractive destinations to the ship’s itinerary and offers greater travel options for international and North American guests  Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy two days in Cuba on one of the largest and most modern cruise ships calling this unique destination  MSC Cruises, announced that, as of December 10, 2018, MSC Armonia will add Miami to its 7-night Cuba and Caribbean itinerary and will homeport there alongside MSC Divina and MSC Seaside. With …

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MSC Meraviglia christened June 3, 2017, officially joining the MSC Cruises fleet

MSC Cruises fleet, MSC Meraviglia was christened June 3, 2017 in a glittering ceremony by international screen legend and godmother of all of MSC Cruises’ ships, Sophia Loren. At 171,598 GRT and with guest capacity of 5,714 (4,488 at double occupancy), MSC Meraviglia is the biggest ship to be built by a European ship owner, MSC Cruises, and also the biggest ship to come into service in 2017. MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line …

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Caribbean cruise aboard the MSC Divina

ABOARD MSC DIVINA: There was a time in the world of cruising where most passengers hurried to the nearest shop as soon as disembarking – especially here in the Caribbean and purchased such goodies as jewelry, fragrance, liquor and even electronics, returning shipboard with arms full. I recall a stop in St. Martin where my husband and I and another couple schlepped to cartons of booze back to the ship – with help from the shop owner, …

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Caribbean cruise aboard the MSC Divina: St. Martin

ABOARD MSC DIVINA: The crowds gathered around the stairwells awaiting the announcement of arrival in Phillipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Martin, have gathered early. Eager to head to beaches, to shop or tour, they all want to be first off the ship. It is the same in Barcelona, in Monaco, Ketchikan or Singapore, and whether it is your first or 50th, that rush to disembark for a few hours is pretty universal. The choice of excursions …

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