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German Federal Police Arrests Two Crew Members in Kiel

Jun 12, 2023

In an unexpected turn of events, the port of Kiel witnessed the arrest of two crew members from separate cruise ships, the MSC Euribia and the MS AIDAnova. The federal police, conducting routine checks of passenger and crew lists, discovered arrest warrants for a 33-year-old North Macedonian and a 55-year-old Turkish national. As a result, their journey came to an abrupt end, and they were swiftly transported to prison, where they will serve a total of 905 days behind bars.

Legendary Sophia Loren Christens 19th Ship of MSC Cruises

Jun 09, 2023

On June 8, 2023, the cruise ship MSC Euribia was christened in Copenhagen, and the honor of being its godmother was bestowed to the iconic Sophia Loren. This marked the 19th time that the legendary film diva had christened a cruise ship for MSC Cruises, solidifying her status as a record godmother in the maritime industry.

Are There Limits on How Many Drinks You Get With Your Cruise Drink & Beverage Package?

May 25, 2023

The only cruise lines we know to have any limits on the number of drinks you can order are Carnival and Princess (which is owned by Carnival Corporation). They have a 15-drink limit on alcoholic beverages during the 24 hours from 6 am to 6 am. Non-alcoholic drinks aren't included in the 15-drink total.

Drink Packages On Cruise Ships

May 23, 2023

Beverage prices on cruise ships can vary depending on the package and cruise line. Most cruise ships offer beverage packages that provide access to a wide range of drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. These packages are often available for purchase before the cruise or onboard the ship. It's important to carefully review the details of each package to understand what is included and any limitations or restrictions.

MSC Cruises Extends Partnership With FORMULA 1 Until 2026

May 08, 2023

MSC Cruises has extended its global partnership agreement with Formula 1® until the end of the 2026 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The partnership has achieved significant results due to the growth of interest in Formula 1 around the world, particularly in key markets for MSC Cruises.

MSC Cruises Bases New Ship in Piraeus, Greece

May 08, 2023

MSC Cruises hosted a special event on board MSC Musica at the port of Piraeus to celebrate the ship's summer 2023 sailing season in the East Mediterranean. This marks the second time that MSC Cruises has based a ship in Greece and the first time that MSC Musica will be homeported in the country. MSC Musica will be operating 26 seven-night voyages until October, with ports of call including Santorini and Mykonos in Greece, Kusadasi in Turkey, Haifa in Israel, and Limassol in Cyprus.

Abuse of Power: Manager's Connections in Head Office Lead to Bullying Towards Crew Members

May 03, 2023

This article was written after numerous comments, complaints and reports of crew members suffering from health and mental wellbeing related issues onboard MSC Cruises during the Brazilian season due to severe toxic leadership of a director...and still ongoing even though it has been reported directly to the head office. This ship has recently returned to Europe.

Tragedy Aboard MSC Cruise Ship - Man Passes Away After Marriage Proposal

May 02, 2023

A romantic cruise turned into a heartbreaking tragedy for Silvio Maisti and his loved ones. Silvio, age 35, who had planned a beautiful marriage proposal for his partner Valentina during their Mediterranean cruise, tragically passed away the day after the proposal. Silvio had put a lot of thought and love into the proposal, which took place at the ship’s theatre in front of their one-year-old son, family, and hundreds of other guests on board.

MSC Virtuosa Crew Member Medically Evacuated at Port of Hamburg

Apr 18, 2023

A crew member aboard the cruise ship MSC Virtuosa required urgent medical attention and was evacuated shortly after the vessel departed from Hamburg, Germany. MSC Virtuosa, which had 6,300 passengers on board and had made 14 calls to Hamburg previously, left the Cruise Center Steinwerder around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening en route to Zeebrugge, Belgium.

Explora Journeys Names Godmother of Explora I

Apr 06, 2023

Explora Journeys, the new luxury cruise line by MSC Group, has announced that Dr. Sylvia Earle, a world-renowned oceanographer, explorer, and conservationist, will serve as the godmother of its first ship, Explora I. The vessel's naming ceremony will take place in Civitavecchia, Italy on July 8, 2023.