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MSC Cruises Explains New Crew Laundry Policy Following Successful Pilot on Two Ships

Apr 16, 2024

Following our article on MSC Cruises new laundry policy for crew members, the cruise line contacted Crew Center to provide additional background, and to clarify the reasons behind implementing the policy. After successful pilot tests on MSC Divina and MSC Euribia, MSC Cruises has officially introduced a new laundry policy for its crew members.

MSC Cruises Implements Controversial New Laundry Policy for Crew Members

Apr 08, 2024

MSC Cruises has introduced a stringent new laundry policy for its crew members, significantly limiting their ability to wash personal items on board. Under the new guidelines, crew members are restricted to washing a maximum of ten personal items twice per week, with all laundry to be monitored and managed by designated crew laundry personnel.

MSC Cruises Private Island to Temporarily Close for Renovation

Apr 08, 2024

MSC Cruises has announced the temporary closure of Ocean Cay, its private island in the Bahamas. The island will undergo extensive renovation and expansion from April 7th to May 22nd, 2024, in which there will be no ship calls. The temporary closure has led to the adjustment of over 30 cruises, with alternative destinations such as Nassau and Freeport.

MSC Cruise Ship Detained in Barcelona Due to Visa Issues

Apr 03, 2024

The cruise ship MSC Armonia, with approximately 1,500 passengers on board, is currently detained in the port of Barcelona. The detention is due to 69 Bolivian passengers being unable to disembark because of allegedly carrying invalid visas for entry into the Schengen area. The ship departed on 18-day voyage from Santos, Brazil with scheduled stops in several Mediterranean ports.

SSC Napoli And Msc Cruises Launch Limited Edition Jersey

Apr 01, 2024

SSC Napoli and MSC Cruises, as the Main Global Partner of the Italian Serie A champions unveiled the exclusive "Everywhere Jersey." Following the launch of the Home and Away kits in July aboard the MSC World Europa, the club from Naples reinforces its strong relationship with the global cruising giant by dedicating their fifth season kit to the maritime theme.

MSC Cruises to Host Naming Ceremony for MSC World America in Miami

Mar 19, 2024

MSC Cruises announced the naming ceremony of their newest flagship, MSC World America, will be held on April 9, 2025, at their new PortMiami terminal, marking their commitment to Miami and the North American market. The event will feature a series of onboard events to showcase the megaship's offerings. Guests will enjoy a celebratory sailing to the line's private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, with overnight stays, a lighthouse show, and a beach party.

Captain Paolo Benini Departs Costa for MSC Cruises

Feb 28, 2024

After a long-standing career of 34 years with Costa Cruises, Captain Paolo Benini has announced his departure from the company to embark on a new chapter in his professional career with MSC Cruises. Through a message on social media, Captain Benini expressed his gratitude towards Costa Cruises for the wonderful years and the opportunity to grow into the professional he is today.

Two-Thirds of MSC Cruises Fleet Equipped with Starlink Internet

Feb 28, 2024

 MSC Cruises announced that the company has integrated SpaceX's Starlink technology on two-thirds of its fleet. As of now, 15 out of 22 ships in the MSC Cruises fleet have been outfitted with Starlink technology, following successful bandwidth and data traffic trials conducted in 2022. This technology promises faster internet speeds, enhanced WiFi service in cabins and public areas, reduced latency, and lower operational costs.

Man Arrested After Jumping From Cruise Ship in Japan

Feb 02, 2024

Police arrested a man who jumped from a cruise ship and swam ashore at the port of Naha, Japan. The incident unfolded on the evening of February 1, when a cruise ship agent called the fire department to report that a person who appeared to be a man had jumped into the sea. When the fire department and others searched the sea and surrounding area, the man was found on the quay.

Explora I Passes First USPH Inspection With Perfect Score

Jan 26, 2024

Explora I, the first in a series of new cruise ships built for MSC Group's luxury cruise brand Explora Journeys has passed its first United States Public Health inspection (USPH) with a perfect score. The inspection by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was conducted on January 25, 2024, during a call in San Juan, Puerto Rico.