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MSC Cruises sets goal to become "a full tour operator"

Oct 04, 2022

With a fleet of 21 ships in 2023, MSC Cruises now plays one of the leading roles in the world of cruises, and to support its growth, the company wishes to become a full tour operator".

"We are emerging from the crisis stronger than ever " launched Patrick Pourbaix, Managing Director France of MSC Cruises during a press conference on October 4, 2022. 

MSC Cruises updates Covid-19 travel requirements

Sep 30, 2022

MSC Cruises has announced the easing of boarding requirements from 1 October 2022, provided for in the health and safety protocol.

Join CruiSea the social app for guests and crew

Sep 16, 2022

Welcome to CruiSea, the most advanced social app for guests and crew to meet, connect and benefit from the discounts in ports or aboard the ships.

After years in preparation by cruise industry seasoned professionals and IT specialists, CruiSea is proud to present its final product of this unique app. CruiSea bringing the cruise community together and boosting the social ship life.

MSC Splendida crew member rescued after going overboard

Sep 15, 2022

A 24-year-old crew member went overboard from the cruise ship MSC Splendida on Wednesday, while the vessel was sailing off the coast of Calabria, Italy. The MSC Splendida stopped immediately and a Man Overboard signal was sounded at around 4 a.m. 

MSC World Europa naming ceremony to be held in Doha, Qatar

Sep 07, 2022

MSC Cruises in collaboration with Qatar Airways, announced that the christening ceremony of the new flagship of MSC Cruises, MSC World Europa, will be held on 13 November in Doha, the capital of Qatar, at the new Grand Cruise Terminal.

MSC Cruises Presents Robotron - the star attraction aboard MSC Seascape

Sep 02, 2022

With the aim of continuing to work on bringing the most advanced innovation to each of the ships, MSC Cruises announced details of the new technological entertainment options that passengers will be able to experience on MSC Seascape, the company's next ship to be launched. Will open in December this year. 

MSC Cruises relaxes testing and vaccination protocols for US residents

Aug 30, 2022

MSC Cruises has announced an update to its health and safety protocols for United States residents on voyages departing from US ports to the Caribbean and Bahamas. Beginning September 1, the line will relax its COVID-19 testing and vaccination protocols for US residents. Protocols remain unchanged for non-US residents. Here are the details:

US Residents:

Coast Guard Medevacs Indian Crew Member from MSC Seaside

Aug 24, 2022

A Coast Guard aircrew evacuated a crew member from the cruise ship MSC Seaside while the vessel was sailing 30 miles from Capo Teulada, Italy.

According to reports, an Indian sailor needed urgent medical attention on land, and the captain alerted the Port Authority in Cagliari requesting an emergency medical evacuation.

MSC Sesacape Completes Sea Trials

Aug 24, 2022

MSC Sesacape, the newest, and most technologically advanced cruise ship in MSC Cruises fleet, has successfully completed the first intensive navigation tests and is ready to take on the role of flagship. She is the fourth unit of the Seaside class and the second Seaside Evo built in Italy by Fincantieri shipyards.

MSC Cruises Updates Winter Season Sailings

Aug 23, 2022

MSC Cruises has announced some changes for the winter 2022-2023 cruise season. MSC Virtuosa will replace MSC Preziosa in Hamburg and take over cruises to Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre and Southampton. 

Sailing starts on Sundays at the Steinwerder Cruise Center in Hamburg. Meanwhile, MSC Virtuosa will sail the metropolitan route in direct competition with AIDAprima.