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Man Arrested After Jumping From Cruise Ship in Japan

Feb 02, 2024

Police arrested a man who jumped from a cruise ship and swam ashore at the port of Naha, Japan. The incident unfolded on the evening of February 1, when a cruise ship agent called the fire department to report that a person who appeared to be a man had jumped into the sea. When the fire department and others searched the sea and surrounding area, the man was found on the quay.

Explora I Passes First USPH Inspection With Perfect Score

Jan 26, 2024

Explora I, the first in a series of new cruise ships built for MSC Group's luxury cruise brand Explora Journeys has passed its first United States Public Health inspection (USPH) with a perfect score. The inspection by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was conducted on January 25, 2024, during a call in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

MSC Cruises Campaign With AC Milan Players Reaches 8 Million Views

Jan 25, 2024

MSC Cruises' and AC Milan's partnership continues with a successful digital campaign, reaching 8 million views and over 1 million interactions in less than a week. MSC Cruises teamed up with AC Milan stars Leao, Pobega, and Musah, transforming them into cartoon characters. With three reels dedicated to each player, the social media campaign "The Milan Footballers' Vacation Home" was designed to enhance awareness and resonate with the preferences of a specific audience demographic. 

MSC Sinfonia Breaks Mooring and Damages Marina in Syracuse

Jan 08, 2024

Gale force winds of up to 50 knots broke the mooring lines of the cruise ship MSC Sinfonia while the vessel was anchored at the port of Syracuse, Italy. The incident occurred on Saturday, 6th January 2024, causing the giant cruise ship to collide with other boats moored at the Marina and one of the docks of the Foro Italico. With the collision, MSC Sinfonia is reported to have sunk two boats, and caused damage to other yachts, and to the marina.

MSC Officer's Heroic Rescue Prevents Tragedy at Ocean Cay

Nov 24, 2023

A tragic incident was avoided at MSC Cruises' private island, Ocean Cay, in the Bahamas, thanks to the courageous actions of an MSC officer. Officer Giuseppe Ruocco saved a woman from drowning after she fell into the sea during the disembarkation from the cruise ship MSC Meraviglia.

South African President to inaugurate Nelson Mandela Cruise Terminal in Durban

Nov 22, 2023

Today, November 22, 2023, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the keynote speech at the inauguration of the Nelson Mandela Cruise Terminal in Durban. The terminal is a testament to the collaborative efforts between the MSC Cruises and the Africa Armada Consortium. 

MSC Preziosa Rescues Fishermen in Brazil

Nov 20, 2023

The cruise ship MSC Preziosa rescued six fishermen from a sinking vessel near the island of Jorge Grego, on Ilha Grande, in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. Unfortunately amidst the rescue efforts, one fisherman lost his life while trapped on the sinking boat.

USCG Searches for Crew Member Overboard MSC Seascape

Nov 15, 2023

Last night, a crew member went overboard from the cruise ship MSC Seascape. The vessel was sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic when the man-overboard signal was sounded on the ship’s PA system.

Crew Member Medevacked from MSC Virtuosa

Nov 10, 2023

A helicopter of the Italian Coast Guard performed a medical evacuation of a female crew member of the cruise ship MSC Virtuosa off the coast of Capo Spartivento, 110 nautical miles east of the Catania coast.

On the morning of Wednesday, November 8, the Catania Coast Guard Aircraft Base received a call for the evacuation of a crew member of the cruise ship MSC Virtuosa.

MSC Cruises announce new itinerary for MSC Orchestra

Nov 06, 2023

MSC Cruises has announced changes to its upcoming winter cruise season aboard the MSC Orchestra. In response to the evolving Israel-Gaza conflict, the cruise line has introduced a new itinerary for the MSC Orchestra, replacing Red Sea routes that had to be canceled due to proximity to Israeli ports and restrictions in neighboring countries.