MSC Cruises has laid the keel for its upcoming mega-ship MSC World America at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France.
MSC Cruises makes history with industry’s first-ever net zero GHG emissions cruise
MSC Cruises has announced that its new cruise ship MSC Euribia will next week sail the industry’s first net zero greenhouse gas emissions cruise thanks to a mix of bio-LNG and careful […]
MSC reports lacklustre growth passengers out of Durban but plans terminal expansion
MSC Cruises SA, the South African division of the Italian cruise line, expects to see minimal growth in the number of cruise passengers sailing out of Durban, according to Ross Volk, MD […]
MSC Euribia completes sea trials in the Atlantic ahead of European season
MSC Cruises’ upcoming new Meraviglia-plus class cruise ship MSC Euribia has completed her sea trials in the Atlantic ahead of her maiden cruise season in Northern Europe.
MSC Cruises launches Easter deals for SA season out of Cape Town and Durban
MSC Cruises SA, the South African subsidiary of MSC Cruises, has launched an Easter deal for the local market on its cruises out of Cape Town and Durban for the coming 2023/24 […]
MSC Cruises looks to expand Oman shore excursion offerings at STC Global
MSC Cruises is interested in expanding the range of shore excursions on offer to passengers in Oman, where it calls regularly during the annual winter cruise season in the Arabian Gulf.
MSC Cruises opens sales for World America, announces tweaks for US market
MSC Cruises has opened sales for the new 5,400-guest MSC World America, which is set to debut in North America sailing from Miami in April 2025.
Cruise Review: MSC World Europa 7-night roundtrip Dubai cruise in Arabian Gulf
MSC World Europa is the largest cruise ship ever built for MSC Cruises and the largest ever to homeport in the Middle East, so we went onboard to find out what cruising […]
MSC Cruises announces entertainment line-up aboard new MSC Euribia
MSC Cruises has announced that its upcoming new ship MSC Euribia will feature seven different live productions a week in its Delphi Theatre, along with a 19-piece big band at sea.
MSC World Europa departs Dubai on repositioning voyage to Europe
MSC Cruises has concluded its largest cruise season in the Middle East to date, with its flagship MSC World Europa having now departed Dubai bound for Europe.
MSC Cruises rolls out F1 Experience for passengers on cruises calling in Abu Dhabi
MSC Cruises and Formula 1 have announced a new F1 Experience for passengers cruising aboard MSC Virtuosa out of Dubai during the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
MSC Cruises says 2023/24 season will take cruising in South Africa to next level
As the 2022/23 cruise season in South Africa draws to a close, MSC Cruises (the market leader in the local cruise sector), is already creating hype for the next season.
LNG cruise ships in Dubai using MGO due to lack of availability and Ukraine war
MSC Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises have all confirmed that they are not fuelling their Dubai-based cruise ships with LNG, but are instead using regular MGO, due to issues with availability […]
Explora II to cruise from Dubai on longest ever roundtrip during 2024/25 season
Explora II, the second cruise ship being built for MSC Cruises’ luxury subsidiary brand Explora Journeys, will cruise roundtrip from Dubai several times during the 2024/25 cruise season.
MSC Orchestra Durban cruises unaffected by Cyclone Freddy
MSC Orchestra’s cruises from Durban in South Africa have not been impacted by Cyclone Freddy, which crossed the Mozambique Channel this week and made landfall Thursday near Maputo.
MSC Cruises mobilises humanitarian aid following earthquake in Türkiye and Syria
MSC Cruises, as part of the MSC Group, which includes the MSC Foundation, has sent a ship loaded with humanitarian aid to Türkiye, for distribution in Türkiye and Syria following a 7.8 […]
Saudi Arabia celebrates Founding Day with triple cruise calls in two ports
Saudi Arabia has welcomed more than 9,000 cruise tourists in a single day for the first time, with three cruise ships calling in Jeddah and King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.
MSC responds to Steve Hoffmeyer criticism after he was dropped from theme cruise
MSC Cruises South Africa has released a statement insisting it was not behind the decision to remove South African musician Steve Hofmeyr from an upcoming themed cruise aboard MSC Sinfonia.
Explora Journeys holds coin ceremony for second luxury cruise liner
Explora Journeys has held a coin ceremony for Explora II, the second of its luxury cruise ships, with a total of six on order.
MSC Cruises eyes Middle East growth with new general sales agent in Qatar
MSC Cruises has appointed United Tours and Cruise as its general sales agent in Qatar as its pushes to increase its market share in the Middle East cruise sector.