MSC Cruises’ Two New “Seaside” Vessels

By Aaron Saunders It’s hard to believe that a decade ago, the MSC Cruises fleet was only made up of a handful of ships, most of which were second-hand tonnage. Now, the line has just announced a deal with Italian shipyard Fincantieri for two brand-new ships to join the popular cruise line’s current fleet of 12 modern megaships. What aContinue reading “MSC Cruises’ Two New “Seaside” Vessels”

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Costa has unique ability to present Italy’s many faces

by Tom Stieghorst Costa Cruises’ new promotional slogan, “Italy’s Finest,” seeks to associate the line with both quality and the home country where it has done business for the past 66 years. That’s all well and good.  I wonder if it could do more, however, to exploit American curiosity about the many regions of Italy andContinue reading “Costa has unique ability to present Italy’s many faces”

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MSC Cruises to stretch Lirica class of ships/Hawke reassures agents as he takes on MSC role

By Hollie-Rae Merrick  MSC Cruises is poised to announce a major refit of its 1,500-passenger Lirica class of ships. Travel Weekly understands the ships will be cut and stretched, with up to 800 extra cabins being installed across the fleet. The cruise line is focusing on ensuring its current fleet is of the highest standard andContinue reading “MSC Cruises to stretch Lirica class of ships/Hawke reassures agents as he takes on MSC role”

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