A maritime coin ceremony tradition took place earlier at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, as the keel was laid for MSC Cruises’ first liquified natural gas-powered ship, MSC World Europa.
Coupled to an announcement from P&O Cruises that it would delay its return until October, the news adds to fears the sector may be among the last to recover from the Covid-19 outbreak.
MSC Cruises has further extended the halting of all its new cruise departures fleet-wide through to May 29th. At the same time, the cruise line announced the death of Emiliano González, president of MSC Cruises Spain.
Uniworld has launched a suit against MSC Cruise Management. The river cruise line is seeking reimbursement for damages incurred following a June 2nd incident in which a Uniworld ship, River Countess, was hit by MSC Opera, a large ocean ship.
MSC Cruises has welcomed the very first guests to Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, its new private island destination in the Bahamas. As part of a multi-faceted restoration strategy, the company has transformed the island from what once was an industrial sand excavation site.
Following on from the christening, MSC Grandiosa will embark on a grand tour, visiting Southampton in the UK, Lisbon in Portugal, Barcelona in Spain, Marseille in France and Genoa in Italy, before commencing her usual seven-night cruises on November 23rd.
A traditional maritime coin ceremony took place earlier at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, when the keel was laid for MSC Seashore. At the milestone event, MSC Cruises revealed details of the significantly transformed overall design and new features of the ship.
MSC Group has confirmed industry veteran Michael Ungerer has joined its cruises business. He joins MSC with over 30 years of senior management experience in cruising as well as in luxury hospitality.
MSC Cruises has announced it will bring two ships to South Africa’s shores for the 2020/2021 cruise season. This will mark the first time that two different classes of MSC Cruises’ ships will be deployed in South Africa, MSC Opera (Lirica Class) and MSC Musica (Musica Class).
MSC Cruises has released a new rendered tour video of its exclusive Bahamian island destination, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, ahead of its first guests arriving later this year.
MSC Cruises has opened sales for MSC Seashore ahead of her inaugural season in the western Mediterranean. Starting in June 2021, she will perform a seven-night itinerary calling at the ever-popular ports of Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valetta.
With just under four months to go until Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve welcomes its first guests, MSC Cruises has revealed more details of the experience. The vision for the island is to immerse guests in the natural beauty of their surroundings in the Bahamas.