Flooding closes Venice to cruise ships

Near-record flooding has temporarily closed Venice to cruise passengers. Cruises that had been scheduled to stop in Venice have been rerouted to Trieste or Ravenna, CLIA Europe spokesman Martyn Griffiths said. Tides six feet above normal have left many parts of Venice underwater, beached water taxis and boats along the quays, and damaged many tourismContinue reading “Flooding closes Venice to cruise ships”

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MSC Seaside offers sights, experiences unlike any other

MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato in the two-story Top Sail Lounge, part of the MSC Yacht Club luxury enclave on MSC Seaside. Photo Credit: Tom StieghorstONBOARD THE MSC SEASIDE — When executives at MSC Cruises went looking for a design completely different from any other in the industry, they found it gathering dust in a deskContinue reading “MSC Seaside offers sights, experiences unlike any other”

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MSC Seaview floated out from Italian shipyard

MSC Cruises latest new generation ship MSC Seaview was floated out at the Fincanteri shipyard in Trieste, Italy today. The 5,179-passenger vessel is the second ship in the Seaview class of ships and is part of a €9 billion, ten year investment plan. Sister ship MSC Seaside is due to enter service in November followingContinue reading “MSC Seaview floated out from Italian shipyard”

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