History of Cruising

MSC Announces their Biggest Ever Ship

MSC Cruises is the largest privately-owned cruise line in the world, and the 4th-biggest overall cruise line. The line is also rapidly expanding and has one of the youngest fleets, with a ship on order every year until 2026. MSC started out with humble beginnings in 1970, with just one ship, and expanded to passenger cruise ships in 1988.  Some of its first ships included the Achille Lauro, the MSC Melody and MSC Rhapsody, all of which acquired and retired since. There are five new MSC cruise ships that have piqued our interest: The MSC Bellissima will be ceremonially launched in Southampton in March 2019, and is highly anticipated as […]

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Vertigo Slide on MSC Preziosa

Activities for Kids on MSC Cruises

People often think that cruises are only for older generations, but in fact they?re actually the ideal holidays for families. Not only are cruises safe environments for the kids to run wild (MSC offers a security bracelet system for kids), but they also provide them with an enriching holiday experience, visiting a number of different destinations, each with their own unique culture, as well as enjoying a multitude of experiences on board. MSC Cruises  were in fact launched as a family-owned company, so they understand the difficulties families can go through when booking a holiday to suit everyone. Often what mum and dad want to do won?t match the fun […]

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Repositional Cruises

Cruise line of the month: MSC

Renowned for not only their excellent value cruises but also their fantastic itineraries around the Mediterranean, it?s no surprise that MSC are a cruise line known and loved by seasoned cruisers around the world. That?s why we?ve chosen to name MSC as our first Cruise Line of the Month and to highlight some of the excellent routes they offer. MSC run a fleet of 14 elegant ships and have more ships planned to launch over the course of the next few years. Last year it was announced that MSC would inaugurating their World Class ships, predicted to have the capacity for the most passengers on any cruise ship on earth. […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the MSC Belissima

Find out more about the MSC Belissima in our blog guide below.   The second of MSC?s Meraviglia Class ships, the 4,500 passenger MSC Bellissima is due to launch in March 2019, following sister ship MSC Meraviglia which debuted earlier this year. Set to include many of MSC Meraviglia?s most popular features, Bellissima will wow guests with an exclusive set of Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, designed specifically for the ship. The new vessel, which will spend its inaugural summer sailing a series of Western Mediterranean itineraries and homeporting in Marseille, Barcelona and Genoa, will feature state-of-the-art technology ? including digital wristbands for payments, bookings and geo-location of their […]

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Everything You Need to Know About MSC Seaview

Find out everything you need to know about the MSC Seaview in our blog guide below. Due to launch in June 2018, the MSC Seaview will be the second of MSC Cruises Seaside Class of ships. Designed identically to sister ship, MSC Seaside ? which launches in December 2017 and homeports in Miami ? MSC Seaview will offer Western Mediterranean cruises in her inaugural summer season, homeporting in Barcelona, Genoa and Marseille, with itineraries including stops in Sicily, Malta and Naples. MSC Seaview, which will have a 5,179-passenger capacity and measure some 160,000-ton, will be built in Italy?s Fincantieri shipyard ? the largest cruise ship after sister Seaside to be […]

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MSC Seaside cruise ship rendering

Everything You Need to Know About the MSC Seaside

Find out everything you need to know about the MSC Seaside in our blog guide below.   MSC Cruises will launch the first of its new Seaside Class of ships, the MSC Seaside, in December of this year, with a second due for summer of 2018, and the likely possibility of a third Seaside Class ship in 2021. With exquisite design to maximise outdoor space and a range of state-of-the-art facilities, the new MSC Seaside will be christened and homeport in Miami. The new ship, which is currently being built in Italy, will be the first of European MSC Cruises ships to be christened in the U.S., and forms part […]

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