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MSC Cruises to compensate Uniworld €2.4m in compensation for Venice accident

Oct 18, 2021

The world remembers the accident that happened on June 2, 2019, when MSC Opera was approaching the cruise terminal after having made its scenic sail into the port past the famed St. Mark’s Square and sights of Venice. Eyewitnesses stated that the cruise ship failed to slow down, even seemed that there was a possible speed up in the moment it hit Uniworld river cruise ship the River Countess while moored at the San Basilio Pier in the Guidecca Canal.

MSC Foundation’s Super Coral Programme kicks off at Ocean Cay

Oct 15, 2021

The MSC Foundation is working with leading coral and marine experts to research, develop, and refine methods to reverse the decline in coral reefs in the 64-square-mile marine environment around Ocean Cay. Coral reefs support the highest biological diversity of any ecosystem in The Bahamas and are home to ecologically, economically, and critically endangered species.

Stern releases ranking of the most environmentally friendly and safe cruise ships

Oct 14, 2021

The German weekly magazine Stern together with Scope ESG Analysis published a list of the most environmentally friendly and safe cruise ships. The ranking is based 70% on the environmental score and 30% on a safety score, the report said. For the environmental score, it was taken in consideration how much CO2 a cruise ship emits with regard to the climate targets to be achieved. The report shows to what extent the cruise lines miss, achieve or exceed these goals.

MSC Seashore to be named at Ocean Cay, MSC Cruises Private Island

Oct 07, 2021

On the 18th of November, the MSC Cruises will officially name their latest flagship MSC Seashore at Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Bahamas. This will be the first naming ceremony for a cruise ship to be celebrated on a private island. This occasion will be attended by media, travel advisors and the company stakeholders.

Brazil To Kick-Start 2021/2022 Cruise Season With Arrival of 7 Cruise Ships

Oct 05, 2021

Brazil returns on the cruise map with the long-awaited popular cruises for the 2021/2022 season. So far two cruise lines have confirmed deployment of seven cruise ships arriving in November 2021. The ships expected for 2021/22 are Seaside, Splendida, Preziosa, Sinfonia, from MSC Cruises, and the cruise ships Smeralda and Fascinosa, from Costa Cruises.

MSC Cruises Limits Crew Mail Delivery to 2 Packages Per Month

Sep 29, 2021

MSC Cruises has changed crew mailing service policy limiting the delivery of packages for cruise ship employees onboard their ships sailing in Europe. According to a fellow crew member who shared a screenshot of an official MSC Cruises post, each employee is allowed to receive 2 packages per month with a maximum weight of 3 Kg or 6,6 Pounds per package. 

MSC Seashore Starts Her Maiden Voyage Today

Aug 06, 2021

Today MSC Cruises newest ship MSC Seashore, will set sail on her very first voyage from the port of Barcelona.  MSC Seashore will depart Barcelona at around 6:30 pm with 1200 crew and about 3000 guests onboard. The ship will start her maiden voyage with a seven-night western Mediterranean itinerary including Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valletta.

MSC, Fincantieri and Snam partner on feasibility study to build the world's first hydrogen-powered cruise ship

Jul 26, 2021

The Cruise Division of MSC Group has joined forces with Fincantieri and Snam to determine the conditions for the design and construction of the world’s first oceangoing hydrogen-powered cruise ship. The partnership which will initially conduct a feasibility study to examine requirements to build the ship is part of MSC’s plan towards achieving net carbon neutral operations by 2050. 

MSC Virtuosa Naming Ceremony will take place in Dubai at Port Rashid

Jul 14, 2021

MSC Cruises plans a glamorous event in Dubai for the naming ceremony of the company's newest flagship MSC Virtuosa which will take place on November 27, 2021. 

Crew shore leave and excursions in ports during the restart. Are cruise ship crew allowed to go out?

Jul 01, 2021

During the past year, the crew was not allowed to go out in ports and most of them haven’t step foot on land for the entire length of their contract. However, with the recent developments and vaccination of the shipboard employees, things are slowly starting to move in the right direction. I spoke with my fellow crew members to find out if the crew is allowed to go out in ports and if the cruise lines organize protected shore excursions for them. 

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