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Tragedy Aboard MSC Cruise Ship - Man Passes Away After Marriage Proposal

May 02, 2023

A romantic cruise turned into a heartbreaking tragedy for Silvio Maisti and his loved ones. Silvio, age 35, who had planned a beautiful marriage proposal for his partner Valentina during their Mediterranean cruise, tragically passed away the day after the proposal. Silvio had put a lot of thought and love into the proposal, which took place at the ship’s theatre in front of their one-year-old son, family, and hundreds of other guests on board.

MSC Virtuosa Crew Member Medically Evacuated at Port of Hamburg

Apr 18, 2023

A crew member aboard the cruise ship MSC Virtuosa required urgent medical attention and was evacuated shortly after the vessel departed from Hamburg, Germany. MSC Virtuosa, which had 6,300 passengers on board and had made 14 calls to Hamburg previously, left the Cruise Center Steinwerder around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening en route to Zeebrugge, Belgium.

Explora Journeys Names Godmother of Explora I

Apr 06, 2023

Explora Journeys, the new luxury cruise line by MSC Group, has announced that Dr. Sylvia Earle, a world-renowned oceanographer, explorer, and conservationist, will serve as the godmother of its first ship, Explora I. The vessel's naming ceremony will take place in Civitavecchia, Italy on July 8, 2023.

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.