First Ship Back: Cruise Line Says CEO Aboard Current Sailing

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With the world watching MSC Grandiosa, the first ship from a major cruise line to sail since the industry-wide shutdown, MSC Cruises offered an update on how the trip is going. The ship welcomed guests back for the first time in over five months on Sunday before sailing from Genoa, Italy, with plans to make […]

First Major Cruise Line’s Emotional Return To Service [PHOTOS]

Emotions were running high as the MSC Grandiosa left Italy Sunday afternoon, and not only for those on board the first ship from a major cruise line to set sail since the industry-wide shutdown. Around the world, people watched via social media as events unfolded. What Made The Event So Emotional Although the ship departed […]

Cruise Ship Order Book for 2013

Compared to the past, 2013 is shaping up to be a relatively  slow year for cranking out new  builds. With exception of Viking River Cruises, which aren’t considered cruise ships, we’ll see three noteworthy new builds and one major refurbishment. Here is the cruise ship order book for 2013: Norwegian Cruise Line will take delivery […]

MSC Cruises Holds ‘Baseball Greats’ Sailings

MSC Cruises is holding another round of ‘Baseball Greats’ sailings for their 2012-2013 Caribbean sailings aboard MSC Poesia. Host and emcee for all of the onboard activities on each cruise is former New York Yankees star pitcher, Stan Bahnsen. “Baseball Greats” cruises offer free guest/player activities including a player-hosted trivia game, a question-and-answer session, a […]

Video: Carnival’s ‘My Awesome Bar Program’

Carnival’s “My Awesome Bar Program” Script INTRO How many drinks did you have last time you cruised? Or better yet – how high was your bill? If all goes well, Carnival Cruise Lines could be joining the ranks of other cruise lines like Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises,  that offer all-you-can-drink alcohol packages, eliminating those […]

MSC Cruises Releases ‘Deals to Sea’

If you’re looking to escape to the Europe or the Caribbean this winter and want to try an Italian brand, MSC Cruises just released a “Deals to Sea” promotion with savings for as low as $54 per night until September 5. These “MSC Deals to Sea” rates are available on select European sailings of two […]

MSC Magnifica and MSC Poesia Offer Special Rates on Repositioning Cruises

  MSC Cruises is making two distinctive fall journeys available at special rates. Available only for bookings made by Aug. 31, 2012, guests in the United States and Canada can book a balcony stateroom at the early booking rate for an interior stateroom as MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica reposition from Northern Europe to the […]

MSC Cruises slashes European prices for summer, low as $449

MSC Cruises is making it possible to visit Europe during the height of the vacation season and into the fall on its elegant fleet of ships – including the new MSC Divina – with limited-time-only rates that begin at $449. Available only for bookings made by June 30, 2012 on select sailings, these special cruise-only rates […]

New ship officially delivered to MSC Cruises

This morning in Saint-Nazaire, France, MSC Divina was officially delivered to MSC Cruises at the STX France shipyard. During the traditional flag ceremony, the shipyard’s pennant and the French flag were lowered, accompanied by the French national anthem, before Laurent Castaing, General Manager of STX France, formally handed the ship over to MSC Cruises’ owner Gianluigi Aponte. […]

MSC Cruises teams up with UNICEF for upcoming ship launch

As a symbol of collaboration between MSC Cruises’ and UNICEF, major UNICEF representatives and guests will be involved in the christening ceremony of MSC Divina, which will take place in Marseille, France, on May 26, 2012. When MSC Divina takes to the seas, her guests will have the opportunity to support MSC Cruises’ long-term partnership […]