The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed annually on December 3rd with the objective of promoting an awareness of disability issues, the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities and their participation in the social, political, economic and cultural life of their communities.
Last year MSC Cruises took the market by storm with the launch of MSC Yacht Club, an innovative high-end offering located on the foredecks of designer flagships MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida. Far from resting on its laurels however, the family-owned Italian company has announced that a comprehensive array of new features will make the Yacht Club experience even more outstanding.
Abu Dhabi’s ambition to become an international cruise hub has received a significant boost, following the signing, between Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and MSC Cruises of a landmark co-operation agreement that will see one of the world’s fastest growing cruise operator deploy one of its top vessels to the UAE capital on a homeport basis from October 2011.
Abu Dhabi’s ambition to become an international cruise hub has received a boost with the announcement that MSC Cruises will become the first cruise line to use the UAE capital on a homeport basis.
As MSC Poesia completes her inaugural Canada/New England cruises from New York and Quebec City, MSC is counting down to another exciting Caribbean cruise season featuring memorable destinations, special theme sailings, and an unparalleled onboard experience.
MSC Cruises has finalised the order for a new 3,274 flagship vessel. However the announcement has been clouded by news of an unrelated incident in which one passenger was killed and another critically injured after the gangway on the MSC Splendida collapsed at the Italian port of Genoa.
MSC announced it will be operating two cruise ships simultaneously out of South Africa during the upcoming 2010/11 season in order to meet increased market demand and offer variety to the South African cruise market.
MSC Magnifica—the fourth Panamax cruise ship in the MSC Cruises Musica class—joins MSC Cruises as the 11th ship in the fleet after being christened in Hamburg, Germany on March 6.
On 1 March 2010, a day after the UK showcase party of MSC Magnifica in Southampton (UK) and three days after the flag ceremony at the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire (France), MSC Cruises signed a letter of intent for the delivery of a new ship, MSC Favolosa.
MSC Cruises is gearing up for the arrival of its stunning new build MSC Magnifica, which successfully completed her sea trials after 72 hours on open water last week.
MSC Cruises has recently announced Southampton Port as its new base for all 2011 Ex UK sailings, which will operate from May to September and sail passengers on MSC Opera to Northern and Western Europe.