Coin ceremony held for MSC Cruises’ first LNG-powered ship

The traditional coin ceremony has taken place for MSC Cruises’ first liquified natural gas-powered ship, MSC World Europa. The ceremony, which is a historical sign of blessing at the start of a ship-building process, took place at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire on Monday. The 200,000-plus gross ton MSC World Europa is scheduledContinue reading “Coin ceremony held for MSC Cruises’ first LNG-powered ship”

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MSC Cruises USA Furloughs 128 Staff

Dawn with MSC Poesia in the background. According to a filing with the state of Florida, MSC Cruises USA has furloughed 128 employees, citing the COVID-19 crisis. The furloughs include 55 cruise consultants, 10 home-based cruise consultants, five contact centre supervisors, eight group advocates and various other titles. The company has its U.S. headquarters inContinue reading “MSC Cruises USA Furloughs 128 Staff”

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It’s not a great time to woo first-time cruisers

Cruise ships in Costa Maya, Mexico. Photo Credit: Byvalet/Shutterstock In January, Jessica Fricchione and 10 of her family members booked what would have been her first cruise, a Bermuda sailing out of Baltimore leaving on May 31. Due to the coronavirus crisis, the group’s sailing was cancelled — and they have no interest in takingContinue reading “It’s not a great time to woo first-time cruisers”

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