MSC Lirica To Shanghai In 2016

MSC Cruises has unveiled plans for the line’s first sailing to China, with the revitalized MSC Lirica calling in Shanghai on 1 May 2016 following a transcontinental repositioning sailing.   The ship, which will be fully renovated and stretched in November 2015 prior to deployment, will depart Rio de Janeiro on 3 March 2016 on a … Continue reading

MSC Cruises Announces Cuba Season

Italy-based MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, announced details of its upcoming Cuba season today. From December 2015, the 2,120-guest MSC Opera will homeport in Havana to offer guests 16 Caribbean cruises, replacing the ship’s original winter 2015-16 schedule in the Canary Islands, Madeira and Morocco.   Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Mexico The … Continue reading

Costa Cruises Welcomes New Flagship

Italian line Costa Cruises officially welcomed its new EUR550 million flagship, Costa Diadema, in a glittering ceremony in Genoa. Taking place at Ponte dei Mille in the city’s historic maritime station, the event began with a parade of the ship’s godmother Carolina Miceli (an Italian travel agent chosen as part of a worldwide contest) together … Continue reading

Windstar Outlines Plans For New Yachts

Windstar Cruises has announced new plans for its upcoming Star-class yachts, a trio of all-suite ships acquired from luxury line Seabourn. Joining the fleet over the next 2 years, each of the identical yachts accommodate 212 guests in 106 suites.   Star Pride First to be delivered is Star Pride, which will debut with a … Continue reading

MSC Cruises Welcomes New Flagship

Italian cruise line MSC Cruises has christened the MSC Preziosa, its latest Fantasia-class cruise ship and fleet flagship. Taking place in Genoa following a pre-inaugural voyage from St. Nazaire, she was named by godmother and screen legend Sophia Loren in a glittering ceremony featuring a gala dinner by chefs from popular Turin-based chain and MSC … Continue reading