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MSC Orders Two Hydrogen-Powered Ships, Expands Explora Journeys Fleet to Six

Sep 21, 2023

MSC Group has confirmed orders for two cutting-edge hydrogen-powered vessels, Explora V and VI, for its luxury cruise brand, Explora Journeys, from Fincantieri.

Explora Journeys Celebrates Two Milestones

Sep 07, 2023

Explora Journeys, marked a momentous day in its history as it celebrated the float-out of the second ship in its fleet, Explora II, and the steel-cutting ceremony for the third ship, Explora III. These significant events took place at the renowned Italian shipyard Fincantieri in Sestri Ponente, Genoa, solidifying the company's commitment to redefining the standards of luxury cruise experiences.

MSC Cruises Expands Middle East Offers With 3 Ships for 2023-24 Winter Season

Sep 06, 2023

MSC Cruises will strengthen its presence in the Middle East for the 2023-24 winter season, with new ports of call and itineraries that promise travelers a unique and unforgettable experience. As the renowned cruise line continues to consolidate its leadership in the region, here's a closer look at what's in store for passengers.

MSC Virtuosa - Arabian Gulf Adventure

MSC Preziosa Crew Left Without Access to Open Deck

Aug 14, 2023

The command aboard the cruise ship MSC Preziosa has made the decision to temporarily close the crew open deck area, sending discontent throughout the onboard community. This move follows a series of safety policy violations by certain individuals, prompting ship authorities to clamp down on access to what is often the only gate to fresh air and sunlight for many crew members – the open deck.

MSC Cruises New 'Better Internet' Program Sparks Concerns Among Crew Members

Aug 09, 2023

The recent changes in internet policies, particularly the introduction of MSC Cruises' "Better Internet" program, have left some crew members grappling with a new reality. A crew member, who wishes to remain anonymous, shared their thoughts with Crew Center regarding the new "Better Internet" program introduced recently on MSC cruise ships.

MSC Cruises Celebrates First Grand Prix as Formula 1 Sponsor

Jul 31, 2023

MSC Cruises and Formula 1® achieved a new milestone, coming together to celebrate the first-ever Grand Prix with MSC Cruises as the prestigious event's title sponsor. The much-anticipated FORMULA 1® MSC CRUISES BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 2023 took place at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium from 28th to 30th July 2023, marking an exciting chapter in the partnership between two world-class brands.

MSC Cruises Increases Crew Salary and Introduces Performance-Based Bonuses

Jul 29, 2023

MSC Cruises recently announced a boost in crew salaries, aimed at attracting and retaining talent in the industry. The wage increase started in June, ranging from 2.5% to 6%, and applies to all crew members, officers and staff regardless of their positions. This step by MSC Cruises is expected to bring crew wages closer to industry standards, ensuring fair compensation for their hard work and dedication.

SSC Napoli Unveils New Home and Away Jerseys on MSC Cruise Ship

Jul 11, 2023

Italian football club SSC Napoli introduced their highly anticipated home and away jerseys for the upcoming 2023/24 season aboard the cruise ship MSC World Europa. The event marked the launch of the "new era" partnership between SSC Napoli and MSC Cruises, the club's new global sponsor.

MSC Cruises Introduces "Free Crew Laundry Service" Amid Mixed Reactions

Jul 04, 2023

MSC Cruises has recently launched a trial program called the "Free Crew Laundry Service," which commenced on June 25 and is set to last for a three-month period. The main objective behind this program is to offer complimentary laundry services for the personal clothing of the crew, replacing the existing crew laundry system.

Cruise Ship Positions With Extra Time Off

Jun 14, 2023

Working on a cruise ship offers a unique and exciting experience, but it also comes with challenges. One such challenge is the availability of time off for different positions onboard. In this article, we delve into various jobs on cruise ships and explore the likelihood of getting time off for each role.