MSC Cruises Announces Details for MSC Bellissima Cruise Ship

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

In less than three months, MSC Cruises will officially name their new ship, dubbing her MSC Bellissima. Staying close to home, MSC Bellissima will call the Mediterranean home until the Winter 2019 season, when she will make her way to the Emirates, and then further east to China in 2020.

As MSC Cruises tries to stay atop the cruise industry as far as technology goes, they will introduce a new feature aboard MSC Bellissima, Zoe. Zoe is a “digital cruise assistant” which will be available to all guests on board. The main functionality of this innovation is to allow passengers to have any and all questions about their trip answered in the comfort of their stateroom.

MSC Bellissima Cruise Ship Under Construction

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November 28, 2018   No Comments

MSC Cruises Names New Ship MSC Seashore

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

On November 26, 2018, MSC Cruises made the first cut of steel for their newest build, MSC Seashore. This will be the first ship in the MSC Seaside EVO-class. This will be a new subsection of the Seaside-class, featuring 200 additional cabins, more dining options, and a larger area for members of the MSC Yacht Club.

However, the pride of this ship for MSC Cruises is the advanced technology that minimizes the environmental impact of the ship. MSC Cruises notes a variety of environmentally-friendly modifications to the ship:

  • Selective catalytic reduction system
  • Exhaust gas cleaning technology
  • High-tech waste management and recycling systems
  • Advanced water treatment systems
  • Energy and heat recovery systems

These advancements, along with technology to measure efficiency, further MSC Cruises’ commitment to sustainability.

MSC Cruises steel cutting for MSC Seashore

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November 28, 2018   No Comments

MSC Cruises to Eliminate Single-use Plastics

By The Cruise Web, Inc. 

By March 2019, MSC Cruises will have eliminated the use of all single-use plastics on its ships under their new Plastics Reduction Program. This is not the first time MSC Cruises has made waves through sustainability efforts. Earlier this year, all plastic straws were replaced on the MSC fleet with environmentally-friendly, biodegradable alternatives. Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, Pierfrancesco Vago praises sustainability efforts as “…yet another step in our overall commitment to conserve and protect our planet’s most precious resource: the seas and the oceans.”

MSC’s newest efforts will phase out the following single-use plastics, given that there are eco-friendly options: plastic shopping bags, spoons, cups, and straws. Other items, for which single-use offers convenience for guests, such as portioned food items, will be effectively recycled.

Sea Turtle - Courtesy of MSC Cruises

Crew members aboard any of MSC’s fleet are dedicated to the reduction of marine pollution through strict adherence to MARPOL guidelines and CLIA sound environmental principles. Environmental Officers for MSC monitor and implement the vision of the company across the fleet to ensure effectiveness of programs.

For more information about MSC Cruises, please call The Cruise Web today at 1-800-377-9383 to speak with an expert cruise consultant.

 

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October 26, 2018   No Comments

MSC Cruises to Add Four New Ultra-Luxury Ships

By The Cruise Web, Inc. 

For the first time, MSC Cruises is going beyond their large contemporary vessels and moving into luxury cruising. The Italian-based cruise company ordered four new 64,000-ton cruise ships, which will hold up to 1,000 passengers.

Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, said that this would be a logical next step to expand the MSC Yacht Club, which is currently known as the “luxury ship within a ship” on the bigger vessels.

“These ships will be able to offer unique itineraries, thanks to their size, and the guest services will be taken to another level, including our personalized MSC Yacht Club butler service, available 24/7,” Vago said.

Although not many details have been revealed, MSC said the ships will have a “highly-innovative design as well as introduce ground-breaking options for guest comfort and relaxation.”

Large cruise companies that have both contemporary ships and luxury vessels in their fleet operate them as brands independent of one another. MSC would be the first to operate as one brand, but with different levels of luxury and exclusivity.

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October 19, 2018   2 Comments

The 10 Coolest Family Cruise Experiences

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Your kids might feel like they’re too cool for school, but here are 10 cruise ship experiences they’ll never stop raving about! From laser tag and 3D movie theaters, to surfing simulators and aqua parks, these cruise ship experiences will guarantee a photo album full of unforgettable family vacation memories.

Without further ado, make like every kid on summer vacation, put off those summer assignments and continue below to check out The Cruise Web’s top family cruise experiences:

 

Splashaway Bay Aqua Park (Royal Caribbean)

 

Families won’t have themselves a better or wetter time than at Royal Caribbean’s Splashaway Bay aqua parks, featuring waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools and the infamous drench bucket! With plenty to occupy everyone from toddlers to teens, Splashaway Bay is one of the most family-friendly aqua parks at sea. Note: Splashaway Bay requires a minimum height of 42”-45” for select waterslides.*

Royal Caribbean ships featuring Splashaway Bay: Adventure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas & Symphony of the Seas

 

LEGO Experience On Board (MSC Cruises)

 

MSC Cruises is the only cruise line to offer the LEGO Experience On Board, featuring LEGO-themed play areas where activities include LEGO building competitions, LEGO video games and more! Plus, each ship with the LEGO Experience features one entire day during every cruise dedicated to family-friendly LEGO activities and entertainment. At the end of this day, children can even earn Junior LEGO Master Builder diplomas!

MSC Cruises ships featuring the Lego Experience: MSC Armonia, MSC Bellissima, MSC Grandiosa, MSC Lirica, MSC Meraviglia, MSC Opera, MSC Seaside, MSC Seaview & MSC Sinfonia (and eventually fleetwide)

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June 26, 2018   1 Comment

Infographic: Preview MSC Seaview, the Newest Ship from MSC Cruises

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Enjoy a colorful preview of MSC Cruises’ next groundbreaking ship, MSC Seaview, with The Cruise Web’s latest cruise ship infographic! MSC Seaview is a sister to the Miami-based MSC Seaside, featuring a plethora of carefully curated entertainment options, diverse palate-pleasing dining and unforgettable onboard activities. Plus, guests have their choice of a wide range of accommodations in which to retire – each a welcoming retreat to provide the energy needed to experience all MSC Seaview has to offer when she debuts in the Mediterranean in June of 2018!

CLICK HERE to view the full-size version of The Cruise Web’s MSC Seaview infographic:

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April 23, 2018   No Comments

Meet the Newest Member of the MSC Cruises Family

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

MSC Seaview, one of the next ships from MSC Cruises, is rapidly preparing for her debut in June 2018. The ship recently reached a huge milestone by celebrating her floating out ceremony in Italy – which is the first time MSC Seaview touched water since the beginning of her construction.  This means the exterior of the MSC Seaview is now complete and she can enter her final stage of construction, which involves the completion of interiors, fixtures, and furnishings.

The goal of MSC Seaview is to bring travelers closer to the sea than ever before. The ships of the Seaside Generation aim to provide the ultimate sun and sea experience, which is why they have been designed for warmer climates. MSC Seaview will come into service June 2018, six months after the debut of her sister ship – MSC Seaside.

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August 31, 2017   No Comments

Infographic: Inside MSC Seaside

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Go inside MSC Seaside – the next cruise ship from MSC Cruises – with The Cruise Web’s latest infographic! MSC Seaside’s revolutionary design features unique public spaces and amenities like the outdoor Waterfront Boardwalk, Panorama Pool and terraced balconies – all designed to offer fantastic views from any point on the ship. Guests aboard MSC Seaside will also enjoy a seemingly endless supply of onboard entertainment options – from the adrenaline-pumping Formula1 racing simulator to the state-of-the-art Metropolitan Theater, there’s something for everyone!

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MSC Cruises’ MSC Seaside will debut in December 2017 in the Mediterranean, but will quickly cross the Atlantic for the warm waters of the Caribbean. She’ll homeport in Miami, Florida for the foreseeable future to sail year-round 7- and 14-night Caribbean voyages.

To learn more about MSC Cruises’ newest ship, MSC Seaside, contact The Cruise Web’s expert consultants today at 1-800-377-9383.

 

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June 20, 2017   4 Comments

Experience ‘MSC for Me’, the Latest Advancement in Cruise Technology by MSC Cruises

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

We’ve all had moments when we wished for a more optimized vacation planning that could be simplified before, during and after our cruise, leaving us with plenty of time to enjoy our getaway. Well it seems someone was reading our minds because MSC Cruises is getting ready to roll-out the very latest advancement in customer-centric technology on its first, next generation mega-ship, MSC Meraviglia! The fleet-wide digital innovation program known as ‘MSC for Me’ will capture the very essence of a personalized, holistic and guest-centric experience.

MSC Meraviglia

Debuting this June in the Mediterranean, MSC Meraviglia will be equipped with “16,000 points of connectivity, 700 digital access points, 358 informative and interactive screens, and 2,244 staterooms with RFID/NFC access technology.”

After working with the world’s leading digital, technology and behavioral science experts, the following innovative features will be made available on MSC Meraviglia, 11 upcoming next-generation mega-ships, and 12 existing cruise ships:

  • Navigation: Similar to a smart map, this digital way-finder will help you locate your children anywhere onboard and find your way to any location on this 1000+ foot-long ship.
  • Concierge: Make real-time 24/7 reservations, book excursions and request services with this amazing tool.
  • Capture: Use digitally immersive, interactive screens to preview excursions and a unique gallery telling a story of your trip in a virtual reality format. You can also share this with friends and family in real time.
  • Organizer: Use your mobile device to check in, book trips, save seats for shows and make dinner table reservations prior to embarkation or when on board.
  • TailorMade: Use interactive bracelets to activate geo-located suggestions through 3,050 Bluetooth beacons and connect to the ship’s services. Your digital, personal advisor will also elevate the level of personalized service offered using intelligent face recognition.

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March 10, 2017   6 Comments

Infographic: Virtual Ship Tour of MSC Meraviglia

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Take a virtual ship tour of MSC Cruises’ next state-of-the-art cruise ship, MSC Meraviglia, in The Cruise Web’s newest infographic (click to expand):

MSC Meraviglia Infographic

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MSC Meraviglia is on sale NOW! She will debut to the cruising public in June 2017 in Marseille, France. Her inaugural season of 7-night Mediterranean cruising will take her to Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Valletta. Also, make sure you check out our recent blog about the new ‘MSC for Me’ onboard technology debuting aboard the MSC Meraviglia.

To learn more about the MSC Meraviglia and her itineraries, contact The Cruise Web’s expert consultants today at 1-800-377-9383.

 

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March 9, 2017   No Comments