MSC offers half off on repositioning cruises for AARP members

MSC Cruises is making available to AARP members savings of more than 50 percent with rates from $859 per person on select itineraries in its Distinctive Collection featuring repositioning sailings from various locations around the world. Repositioning itineraries depart from and arrive in different ports and offer an array of cities in many countries typically unavailable on cruises. Children 11 and younger cruise free when sharing a stateroom with two adults. These AARP member rates are available …

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MSC’s Poesia features ‘Baseball Greats’ on five of its Caribbean cruises this winter

MSC Poesia returns to the Caribbean for her second season with a line-up of five baseball cruises during the 2010-11 Caribbean season. Cruise-only rates begin at $529 per person double  and participation in the theme cruises is complimentary. MSC Poesia’s 2010-11 Caribbean cruises sail roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and feature the ever-popular Baseball Greats theme cruises. Here is a review of what these theme cruises feature: Baseball Greats During the sailing, guests gain insight into the …

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AARP announced new partnership and discounts with MSC Cruises

AARP and MSC Cruises today announced a new relationship giving AARP’s nearly 40 million members access to a discount and other great benefits on Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern European and transatlantic cruises. Exclusive pricing reflects a $50 per person/$100 per stateroom discount off the price of MSC Cruises’ Early Booking rates and up to a two-category upgrade. AARP member rates and upgrades can be combined with MSC’s Kids Sail Free promotion (kids traveling with two adults in same …

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Good deal for singles from MSC Cruises

Listen up, single cruisers. Here is a deal for you: Single travelers can experience the beauty and tranquility of the Caribbean with special rates for MSC Cruises’ 7-night sailings on the new MSC Poesia. Single guests can book an interior, oceanview, or balcony stateroom for one on select MSC Cruises’ 2009-10 Caribbean itineraries with rates starting at $649. This limited-time offer expires on January 31, 2010. This special single promotion offer is applicable for Categories 1, 4, …

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MS Poesia arrives in Ft. Lauderdale

Welcomed by local and port officials and popular television star and entrepreneur Suzanne Somers, MSC Poesia arrived in Port Everglades last week to begin her inaugural season of Caribbean sailings.

“We are very excited to introduce MSC Poesia to North America,” says Richard E. Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA), Inc. “It is an elegant ship in every respect – spectacular public areas, and a wealth of choices for dining, entertainment and activities, all with a style that epitomizes MSC Cruises.”

Somers presented Sasso with a plaque commemorating the ship’s arrival.

MSC Poesia is poetry in motion and we are excited to have her sail to our shores,” said Port Everglades Director Phil Allen.

The Italian, family-owned line is bringing the elegant MSC Poesia to Fort Lauderdale for a season featuring itineraries of 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10 nights throughout the Caribbean and to Bermuda during the winter season before returning to Europe in spring 2010.

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Suzanne Somers welcomes MS Poesia for inaugural

MSC Cruises is the first cruise line to host Jason Sadler of, a business venture where Sadler wears a company shirt and then promotes it by blogging about it on social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Sadler will be broadcasting live November 13 on wearing an MSC Cruises shirt while capturing various aspects of the experience onboard MSC Poesia for her inaugural Caribbean cruise 5-night sailing on November 10. “I’ve worn …

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MSC offers great deals on suites in Europe

MSC Cruises is once again offering sweet savings of up to 60 percent on balcony suites on select Europe 2010 sailings of MSC Lirica, MSC Armonia and MSC Sinfonia. “Suite Deal” rates start at $1,299 per person and must be booked by January 31, 2010. The offer is available on select 7-night Western Mediterranean itineraries of MSC Lirica and MSC Sinfonia and on select 7-night Eastern Mediterranean sailings of MSC Armonia. Guests will also receive a $100 …

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Cruise Offerings

Uniworld Delivers Royal Treatment On the Nile River Taking a Uniworld River Cruise along the Nile River – the lifeline of both ancient and modern Egypt – is like watching 5,000 years of history and culture unfold before your eyes. When guests sail the Nile onboard Uniworld’s new, ultra-luxurious all-suite River Tosca, they’ll follow the path of pharaohs, traders, invaders, and explorers who for thousands of years have taken in Egypt’s most magnificent sites from the decks …

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Latin dance featured on several on MSC transatlantic cruises

Latin Dance Theme Cruises are being offered on select transatlantic MSC Cruises sailings of MSC Opera, MSC Lirica, MSC Armonia, MSC Orchestra, and MSC Musica across the Atlantic October through December. MSC Cruises

Learn the Tango, Mambo, Salsa, Samba, and Cha Cha during daily dance lessons with instructors teaching dancers of all experience levels-from beginner to more advanced/intermediate levels. Workshops highlighting the origins and special features of the different dance techniques, as well as dance shows, will be featured.

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Noteworthy cruise news you may be interested in knowing about………

Disney Cruises continues to accelerate the number of stops to its ever-popular private island, Castaway Cay.  Disney began offering two stops there on its four-day cruises in 2008; beginning summer 2010 Disney cruises will also stop there twice on its five-day cruises.  In addition, Castaway Cay is receiving extensive enhancements to accommodate the doubling in size of the Disney Cruise Lines fleet. Disney’s efforts follow a trend of cruise lines increasing their investment in their private-island destinations …

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