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 […]

Episode: Oceania Cruises ‘Riviera’ 2012 + Cruise News

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[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI140MAY1512Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Oceania Riviera Review” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week in Cruise News: Royal Caribbean repositions Brilliance of the Seas to Tampa Celebrity Millennium emerges from dry dock “Solsticized” Carnival Breeze complete sea trials in Adriatic Sea Norwegian’s $1000 air credit offer Norwegian Cruise Line cuts steal on upcoming Norwegian Getaway Theresa Masek, editor-in-chief of Vacation […]

MSC Cruises to homeport upcoming MSC Divina in Miami 2013

Fort Lauderdale was put on “Diva Watch” at the annual travel industry cruise3sixty conference this morning as it was announced that the upcoming 3,502-passenger MSC Divina will be homeported in Miami Fall 2013 to May 2014. When MSC Cruises begins its inaugural season homeporting at PortMiami, MSC Divina, which becomes the twelfth ship in the […]

New cruise ship MSC Divina completes sea trials

  MSC Divina successfully completed her initial sea trials yesterday, returning to the Louis Joubert dock after 3 days on the open seas off the coast of Brittany, France. The ship performed to the full satisfaction of the MSC Cruises team. The rigorous trials involved around 360 people and more than 60 separate tests, covering everything from […]

MSC Cruises is Taking Luxury to the next level with MSC Divina

When MSC Divina joins the MSC Cruises fleet in May, she will take the line’s flagship Fantasia-class of ships to another level. Named in honor of MSC Cruises’ “godmother,” Italian film icon Sophia Loren, and with decks named after the Gods of Ancient Greece,MSC Divina will feature several design enhancements that make her truly a “divine goddess,” as MSC Cruises continues its successful […]