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MSC Cruises Godmother Sophia Loren virtually blessed MSC Seascape

Dec 09, 2022

At the christening ceremony in New York City MSC Cruises welcomed MSC Seascape, the 21st cruise ship to its fleet of innovative and glamourous ships. The naming ceremony took place at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in recognition of New York becoming MSC Cruise's newest U.S. homeport in April 2023, offering wider variety of North American itineraries for guests.

MSC Seascape Arrives in New York Ahead of the Naming Ceremony

Dec 05, 2022

MSC Cruises' newest flagship MSC Seascape arrived today in New York City ahead of its naming ceremony which will take place on Wednesday evening.

MSC Cruises Takes Delivery of the MSC Seascape

Nov 17, 2022

MSC Cruises celebrated the delivery of its 21st cruise ship MSC Seascape, at Fincantieri Monfalcone shipyard. The delivery of MSC Seascape comes just days after the naming ceremony of the biggest ship in the fleet, MSC World Europa.

MSC World Europa officially named in Doha

Nov 14, 2022

The naming ceremony of MSC World Europa, the first LNG-powered ship in MSC Cruises fleet, took place on Sunday, November 13, at the brand new Grand Cruise Terminal in Doha.

MSC World Europa arrives at Doha ahead of the naming ceremony and FIFA World Cup

Nov 10, 2022

MSC World Europa, MSC Cruises' first LNG-powered and most environmentally advanced ship, arrived at Doha Port today, ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 starting on November 20, and the ship’s naming ceremony which will take place on November 13.

MSC Fantasia opens Brazil's biggest cruise season in the last ten years

Nov 01, 2022

After an 11-day transatlantic voyage MSC Fantasia, the first cruise ship to open the 2022-23 Brazil cruise season, arrived today in Rio de Janeiro. As part of its Brazilian season, the MSC Fantasia is set to offer regular sailings from Santos, Sao Paulo, starting tomorrow, November 2. 

Cruise Lines Update: Crew Mask Policy

Oct 17, 2022

As the health situation related to COVID-19 continues to improve across the world, most cruise lines have started to relax the mask policy for the crew. Crew Center has talked to crew members working on several major cruise lines to find out what are the latest crew mask policies. Surprisingly most of them said that masks are now optional and not a requirement in all crew and guest areas.

MSC Cruises to open brewery at sea aboard MSC World Europa

Oct 17, 2022

MSC Cruises is teaming up with the Italian-based Baladin Farm Brewery to launch its first brewery at sea on board the newest flagship MSC World Europa. Guests can experience three crafted beers at the Oceanic Brewery which will be part of the Masters of the Sea pub, one of the favorite places for MSC passengers to have a quick meal and delight in the extensive list of beers.

MSC Opera to serve as a hotel ship during FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Oct 11, 2022

MSC Cruises announced that MSC Opera, in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy of Qatar, will serve as a hotel for all fans who will travel to Doha (Qatar) for the next FIFA World Cup. Featuring 1,075 cabins the ship will be moored and ready to welcome passengers the port of Doha from November 19th to December 19th, thus joining MSC World Europa and MSC Poesia . 

Brazil eliminates Covid vaccination requirements for cruise passengers

Oct 06, 2022

Preparations for the upcoming South American cruise season are well underway, with a record number of cruise ships scheduled to visit 17 destinations in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. The 2022/2023 season will be the longest one in the past decade, spanning from October 29, 2022 to April 20, 2023. The leaders in the region’s cruise market MSC and Costa Cruises will deploy a total of eight ships.