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MSC Foundation and UNICEF Celebrate Fundraising Milestone

Apr 06, 2023

The MSC Foundation, a charitable organization founded by MSC Group, is commemorating its 13-year collaboration with UNICEF by announcing that its total donations have exceeded 12 million euros (equivalent to approximately 13 million U.S. dollars).

MSC Euribia sea trials delayed due to strikes in France

Mar 22, 2023

The first sea trials for MSC Cruises' latest cruise ship, MSC Euribia, which is currently being constructed in Saint-Nazaire, have been delayed due to union strikes against pension reform in French ports. Originally scheduled for Thursday, March 23, the shipyard has not yet announced a new date for the sea trials, and the timing will depend on the length of the social movement.

Crew Member Arrested in Brazil For Alleged Rape of Co-worker

Mar 15, 2023

A 25-year-old Brazilian crew member has been arrested for allegedly raping a colleague aboard the cruise ship MSC Seashore. The police arrested the suspect when the vessel docked at the Port of Maceió in Brazil on March 14th. The Women's Defense Police Station has confirmed that the victim reported the crime and registered the complaint.

Guinness World Records teams up with MSC Cruises

Mar 13, 2023

Guinness World Records has partnered with MSC Cruises to offer guests an exciting and record-breaking adventure at sea.

MSC Meraviglia makes stop near PortMiami due to a medical emergency

Mar 08, 2023

The cruise ship MSC Meraviglia made an emergency stop at the port of Miami to medevac a passenger in need of urgent medical assistance. The ship was at MSC Cruises Private Island Ocean Cay in the Bahamas when the captain announced on the PA system that they needed to depart to Miami in order for the Coast Guard to perform a medical evacuation.

Crew member fired for reportedly filming women from toilet stall

Mar 03, 2023

A cruise ship crew member has been fired for allegedly filming a woman from a restroom cubicle. The incident occurred on the MSC Meraviglia, where a passenger named Saja reported that a man had locked himself in a public toilet stall and appeared to be recording her with a camera. Saja shared a video of the incident on TikTok. In the video, several women can be seen confronting the man wearing an MSC employee uniform.

MSC Cruises Increases Drink Packages and Extends Offers

Feb 27, 2023

Starting February 27, MSC Cruises will increase the prices of its onboard beverage packages and, at the same time, expand the offer of the included drinks. Additionally, the automatic service charge for drink orders without a package will increase from 15 to 18 percent on ships using the USD currency.

MSC Group and MSC Foundation Support Earthquake Relief Efforts in Turkey and Syria

Feb 22, 2023

The MSC Group and the MSC Foundation have organized urgent aid and accommodation to support the population in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria in close coordination with national authorities.

8 Tips for Rude Cruise Guests – How to behave appropriately and get extra service

Feb 22, 2023

Sometimes I felt like being on the edge of a cliff. When am I going to see my family again? How could my managers on board the ship be unfair? 

On top of all those concerns, some unpleasant guests are among my regular daily challenges. However, no matter how hard it was, I always kept in mind that the darkest hour of the night always comes just before dawn.

MSC Cruise Director Gene Young Passes Away Unexpectedly in Miami

Feb 17, 2023

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of losing yet another dear friend who departed way too soon. Gene Moimoi Young was a cruise director on many MSC Cruises ships, but most of all, he was an outstanding person full of positive energy that he spread among all he met. His passing is something that we are struggling to come to terms with. He passed away unexpectedly in Miami, Florida.