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Cruise Critic signs new MSC Cruises partnership

Cruise Critic signs new MSC Cruises partnership

3 March 2017 Cruise News

Cruise Critic has announced a new partnership with MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line, to expand the Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle program. Starting March 2017, MSC Cruises will host Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle parties, allowing people who have been chatting online to meet in person while on-board.

MSC Cruises celebrates Seaview keel laying

MSC Cruises celebrates Seaview keel laying

3 February 2017 Hotel News

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri, heir to the great tradition of Italian shipbuilding and one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, marked a key milestone in the building of MSC Seaview with the celebration of the maritime tradition-rich coin ceremony.

MSC signs for two Meraviglia-Plus ships with STX France

MSC signs for two Meraviglia-Plus ships with STX France

23 December 2016 Cruise News

MSC Cruises has exercised an option for two Meraviglia-Plus mega cruise ships with STX France. The two underlying options had been confirmed by MSC Cruises executive chairman Pierfrancesco Vago in February. Now the two companies have agreed on all ship specifications hence construction will be able to begin in earnest.

MSC Armonia arrives in Cuba for first time

MSC Armonia arrives in Cuba for first time

24 November 2016 Cruise News Tourism News

MSC Cruises has introduced a second ship, the recently fully refurbished MSC Armonia, to homeport in Havana alongside MSC Opera. MSC Armonia earlier marked her traditional Maiden Call as she arrived in Havana on the final leg of her Grand Voyage from Genoa, Italy.

MSC Cruises to bring Magnifica to UK in 2018

MSC Cruises to bring Magnifica to UK in 2018

16 November 2016 Cruise News Tourism News

MSC Cruises has announced the expansion of its offering for the UK & Irish market with a new ship calling at Southampton. Starting in 2018, for the first time, MSC Magnifica will board UK and Irish passengers on ex-UK cruises to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, to address the strong growth in demand the company has been experiencing.

MSC Splendida to homeport in China from May 2018

MSC Splendida to homeport in China from May 2018

MSC Cruises revealed today that it will deploy its MSC Splendida to China as of May 2018. In 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 signs four ship deal with STX France

MSC Cruises signs four ship deal with STX France

MSC Cruises has signed a letter of intent with STX France for the construction of up to four LNG-powered ships. The four ships, the first of which will be delivered in 2022, will be over 200,000 GRT and will be known as the “World Class”. The announcement was made at the Élysée Palace in the presence of French president François Hollande, as well as MSC Group founder, Gianluigi Aponte, and STX France chief executive Laurent Castaing.

MSC Cruises welcomes Technogym on-board for wellness overhaul

MSC Cruises welcomes Technogym on-board for wellness overhaul

4 March 2016 Cruise News Spa News

MSC Cruises has said it will introduce an exclusive Wellness Experience, developed in partnership with Technogym. The new offering brings together the company’s ability to create unique cruise experiences with Technogym’s end-to-end wellness expertise to devise a bespoke experience that enables guests to combine discovery and culture with their personal wellness goals to reinvigorate the body and soul, now through an experience exclusively available whilst on board an MSC Cruises ship.

MSC Cruises takes up options on further Meraviglia vessels

MSC Cruises takes up options on further Meraviglia vessels

9 February 2016 Cruise News

MSC Cruises has confirmed existing STX France options to build a further two ships in the Meraviglia class. The two Meraviglia-Plus next-generation ships, as the new class of vessels is called, will feature increased tonnage and overall size, with a total of 2,444 cabins and a maximum capacity of 8,000 people, both passengers and crew.

MSC Cruises to launch exclusive marine reserve in Bahamas

MSC Cruises to launch exclusive marine reserve in Bahamas

MSC Cruises, the Geneva-based global cruise line, has unveiled ambitious plans to create an unprecedented exclusive marine reserve island experience in the Bahamas. The visionary project was officially launched in the Bahamian capital Nassau, where prime minister Perry Christie and MSC Cruises executive chairman Pierfrancesco Vago signed a 100-year lease agreement that will enable MSC Cruises to occupy and develop the island, to be called Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.