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MSC Cruises to open brewery at sea aboard MSC World Europa

Oct 17, 2022

MSC Cruises is teaming up with the Italian-based Baladin Farm Brewery to launch its first brewery at sea on board the newest flagship MSC World Europa. Guests can experience three crafted beers at the Oceanic Brewery which will be part of the Masters of the Sea pub, one of the favorite places for MSC passengers to have a quick meal and delight in the extensive list of beers.

MSC Opera to serve as a hotel ship during FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Oct 11, 2022

MSC Cruises announced that MSC Opera, in collaboration with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy of Qatar, will serve as a hotel for all fans who will travel to Doha (Qatar) for the next FIFA World Cup. Featuring 1,075 cabins the ship will be moored and ready to welcome passengers the port of Doha from November 19th to December 19th, thus joining MSC World Europa and MSC Poesia . 

Brazil eliminates Covid vaccination requirements for cruise passengers

Oct 06, 2022

Preparations for the upcoming South American cruise season are well underway, with a record number of cruise ships scheduled to visit 17 destinations in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. The 2022/2023 season will be the longest one in the past decade, spanning from October 29, 2022 to April 20, 2023. The leaders in the region’s cruise market MSC and Costa Cruises will deploy a total of eight ships.

MSC Cruises sets goal to become "a full tour operator"

Oct 04, 2022

With a fleet of 21 ships in 2023, MSC Cruises now plays one of the leading roles in the world of cruises, and to support its growth, the company wishes to become a full tour operator".

"We are emerging from the crisis stronger than ever " launched Patrick Pourbaix, Managing Director France of MSC Cruises during a press conference on October 4, 2022. 

MSC Cruises updates Covid-19 travel requirements

Sep 30, 2022

MSC Cruises has announced the easing of boarding requirements from 1 October 2022, provided for in the health and safety protocol.

Join CruiSea the social app for guests and crew

Sep 16, 2022

Welcome to CruiSea, the most advanced social app for guests and crew to meet, connect and benefit from the discounts in ports or aboard the ships.

After years in preparation by cruise industry seasoned professionals and IT specialists, CruiSea is proud to present its final product of this unique app. CruiSea bringing the cruise community together and boosting the social ship life.

MSC Splendida crew member rescued after going overboard

Sep 15, 2022

A 24-year-old crew member went overboard from the cruise ship MSC Splendida on Wednesday, while the vessel was sailing off the coast of Calabria, Italy. The MSC Splendida stopped immediately and a Man Overboard signal was sounded at around 4 a.m. 

MSC World Europa naming ceremony to be held in Doha, Qatar

Sep 07, 2022

MSC Cruises in collaboration with Qatar Airways, announced that the christening ceremony of the new flagship of MSC Cruises, MSC World Europa, will be held on 13 November in Doha, the capital of Qatar, at the new Grand Cruise Terminal.

MSC Cruises Presents Robotron - the star attraction aboard MSC Seascape

Sep 02, 2022

With the aim of continuing to work on bringing the most advanced innovation to each of the ships, MSC Cruises announced details of the new technological entertainment options that passengers will be able to experience on MSC Seascape, the company's next ship to be launched. Will open in December this year. 

MSC Cruises relaxes testing and vaccination protocols for US residents

Aug 30, 2022

MSC Cruises has announced an update to its health and safety protocols for United States residents on voyages departing from US ports to the Caribbean and Bahamas. Beginning September 1, the line will relax its COVID-19 testing and vaccination protocols for US residents. Protocols remain unchanged for non-US residents. Here are the details:

US Residents: