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MSC Tests Fuel Cells on the Newest Cruise Ship World Europa

Dec 04, 2021

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique made an announcement about MSC’s next-generation ships, the World Europa will have two 75 kW solid oxide fuel cells onboard running on natural gas. The ship’s power will be produced from a liquid natural gas that will run the main engines.

MSC Virtuosa back in the UK for 2022 summer season

Dec 02, 2021

After the great experience and the “amazing response” to this summer’s inaugural season around the British Isles, MSC Cruises announced the return of MSC Virtuosa to Southampton for the next summer, 2022 offering 20 voyages across Europe.    

UK Government passes new regulation banning cruise shore excursions in all UK ports

Dec 02, 2021

The UK Government tightened travel restrictions on cruise ships as fears grew about the Omicron impact on the country's ongoing Covid surge. The new regulation which was passed on November 30, states that cruise passengers will not be allowed to go out in UK ports for organized shore excursions or independent shore excursions. Passengers on all cruise ships touring the UK can only embark and disembark at the end of the voyage.

MSC Orchestra will go ahead with South African cruise

Nov 30, 2021

The MSC cruise ship MSC Orchestra is still scheduled to arrive in Durban, on the planned roundtrips in the Indian Ocean starting December 2021 until April 2022.

Sophia Loren names MSC Virtuosa in Dubai

Nov 29, 2021

The naming ceremony of the MSC Virtuosa took place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates on 27th of November. The famous actress and Hollywood icon Sophia Loren did the official naming of the ship at Port Rashid, which has made a partnership with Dubai's Department of Economy and Tourism and DP World. Captain Francesco Veneiro, the Master and many local important guests were present on the celebration of the long-established maritime tradition.

MSC Cruises to accept only fully vaccinated guests for the Winter season

Nov 25, 2021

MSC Cruises announced the company will accept only fully vaccinated guests for the winter sailings across the entire fleet, with obligation of an additional COVID-19 test before the embarkation date. These measures were in use for all of the line’s winter voyages in other regions, just the Mediterranean sailings have been added to the list with the new requirements, and from that moment on, all the guests booked on both MSC Grandiosa and MSC Fantasia. 

MSC Cruises Celebrates MSC Seashore Naming Ceremony Featuring Sophia Loren and Nile Rodgers

Nov 19, 2021

MSC Cruises celebrated the naming of its latest flagship MSC Seashore, and largest cruise ship built in Italy. The glamorous event took place on November 18, at the private island Ocean Cay Marine Reserve with the icon of Italian class and style Sophia Loren, serving as a Godmother of all MSC Cruises ships since 2003.

T-2 Days until MSC Seashore Naming Ceremony at Ocean Cay

Nov 16, 2021

MSC Cruises latest flagship, MSC Seashore, is getting ready for the grand naming ceremony which will be held at the Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve on November 18. The giant new cruise ship has arrived at the new homebase in Miami on Sunday, after crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

MSC Cruises Continues Partnership With Chelsea F.C.

Nov 15, 2021

MSC Cruises continues to be Chelsea Football Club’s official cruise partner for three more years, until June 2024. The brand awareness amongst the Chelsea Football Club fans, whose number is no less than 2.6m, is increasing these three years, as a result of this partnership, according to the statistics with only 14% of fans familiar with the cruise line in the beginning, growing up to 85% at the end of the first term of the agreement.

MSC Preziosa, the first cruise ship to resume sailings in Brazil arrives in Santos

Nov 03, 2021

MSC Preziosa the first cruise ship to resume cruises in Brazil since the global shutdown of the cruise industry caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has arrived today, November 3rd, at the port of Santos.