MSC Cruises and Fincantieri announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships.
MSC Cruises wanted to make a big mark on North America. It did so by choosing to christen, and then immediately homeport, a vessel in the United States for the first time. That vessel is the gargantuan MSC Seaside, which was christened in Miami in a lavish ceremony during the closing days of 2017. MSC… [Read More]
Avid cruiser, Roderick Eime, travels to Miami to inspect one of the newest and largest cruise ships in the world. The MSC Seaside has certainly set tongues wagging. “Ugly!” “Is that a ship or an office block?” “Too big!” These were some of the frank comments on my Facebook page when I posted pictures of… [Read More]
January heralds the start of a new year, but in the cruise industry, it also kicks off several spectacular World Cruises; massive, multi-month voyages that traverse huge swaths of the globe. With that in mind, it’s time for Avid Cruiser’s look at which lines offer World Cruises 2019-2020: Some of the Lines Offering World Cruises… [Read More]
MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and market leader in Europe and South America, and FINCANTIERI, heir to the great tradition of Italian shipbuilding and one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, today celebrated the float out of MSC Seaview. The ceremony, held at the Monfalcone shipyard in Italy, officially marked the… [Read More]
MSC Cruises unveiled its fleet-wide digital innovation program, MSC for Me. MSC for Me will bring to the sea some of the very latest advances in customer-centric technology, in a program designed to meet the needs of guests for years to come. It will debut on MSC Meraviglia, the cruise line’s first next-generation new mega-ship… [Read More]
This summer, the largest cruise ship ever constructed for MSC Cruises will set out on her maiden voyage. MSC Meraviglia is the first of a brand-new class of ship for MSC, and the line is already billing her as the “ultimate summer destination in the Mediterranean” – a claim that may not be far off… [Read More]
You might have heard about MSC Cruises. You’ve probably heard of MSC Divina, the newest and largest ship the line has ever homeported out of Miami. And yes, you’ve probably heard that the Italy-based company had some difficulties adapting to the North American market. What you likely didn’t hear, however, was how much effort MSC… [Read More]