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MSC Cruises New World Cruises with two ships at the same time

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MSC Magnifica

Published January 17, 2023 3:43 pm by

The Danish Maritime Authority

• Two MSC Cruises ships set sail on world cruises today – an industry first
• Cruise Line welcomes over 5,000 guests for a round-the-world journey aboard MSC Magnifica and MSC Poesia
• The Cruise Line also unveils culinary highlights with an array of award-winning chefs who have created menus to showcase the very best of their respective cuisines

MSC Cruises, the world’s third largest and fastest growing cruise brand, wished guests aboard MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica a safe journey today as the two ships departed Genoa, Italy for simultaneous world cruises – an industry first.

Sailing together for the start of the cruises, the two ships will separate at the edge of the Mediterranean for different routes around the world. Guests will discover the world without having to repack their suitcases during an unforgettable 119-day voyage aboard MSC Magnifica and 117-day tour aboard MSC Poesia.
Guests will visit some of the world’s most spectacular destinations during their cruise while discovering international culinary delights. In addition to the high-quality international dining options that MSC Cruises guests have come to expect, those sailing the 2023 world cruises can experience something extra special with menus created by an array of award-winning chefs.
These chefs will join the cruises at different times to prepare a full multi-course menu, each showcasing the best of their respective cuisines from around the world.

• On board both ships: Veteran Brazilian chef and restaurateur Allan Vila Espejo serves a menu of authentic cassava soup and Bahia-style fish stew with sweet pepper and coconut milk
• On board MSC Magnifica: Renowned Peruvian chef James Berckemeyer serves a spectacular menu with Peruvian veal cheek and local caramel pudding ‘Suspiro de Lucuma’
• On board MSC Poesia: Internationally acclaimed Japanese-American chef Roy Yamaguchi serves an exceptional menu including grilled teriyaki pork chop with Hawaiian chimichurri
• On board MSC Poesia: Michelin-starred Swedish chef, TV personality and author Niklas Ekstedt serves dishes inspired by natural ingredients and his land-to-sea ethos
To add to the unique culinary experience, chefs will also be on hand to personally greet guests as they sample their delicacies in the ship’s main restaurants.
MSC Cruises has also carefully prepared a special enrichment program with ice carving, champagne tasting, a wide range of guest lectures on specialist topics, more than 30 full-scale production shows, guest entertainers, dance classes, language schools and more.
Guests looking to explore far and wide in 2023 can book the last remaining cabins for shorter segments of MSC World Cruises 2023.

Cabins are also still available for MSC World Cruise in 2024 with a stunning new itinerary that includes 52 stunning destinations in 31 different countries spanning the Mediterranean, Red Sea, South Africa, South America, Caribbean, USA and Canada before returning to Europe via Greenland and Iceland.
One of the standout features of the 2024 world cruise is a segment exploring the Brazilian Amazon via the mighty Amazon River.

About MSC Magnifica
Guests aboard MSC Magnifica travel in comfort and style. Built in 2009, the ship boasts masterful design and relaxed sophistication with all the features that characterize any MSC Cruises ship. MSC Magnifica includes one of the highest ratios of balcony cabins, fresh and authentic dining options across four restaurants and 11 bars, modern and comfortable cabins, a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities and a sliding roof swimming pool – all combined with high quality service. From the gourmet restaurants serving dishes prepared with fresh ingredients to the wide range of world-class entertainment offerings, including a full-scale casino, panoramic nightclub, cigar lounge, 4D cinema and more – guests will feel the attention to detail that is a trademark of MSC Cruises.

About MSC Poetry
Guests will travel in style and comfort aboard MSC Poesia – MSC Cruises’ “poem to the beauty of the sea.” On board, guests will enter a refined world of comfort with elegant design. There is so much to enjoy, from the spectacular foyer waterfall to the Zen Garden, authentic Japanese sushi bar and lavish MSC Aurea Spa wellness center with steam bath, sauna with a tempting range of treatments. For the more active, there is a basketball and tennis court, shuffleboard, state-of-the-art fitness center and miniature golf course. Three swimming pools, four jacuzzis and a huge cinema screen by the pool round off the ship’s offer.

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About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is the world’s third largest cruise brand and the market leader in Europe, South America, the Gulf region and southern Africa. It is also the fastest growing global cruise brand with a strong presence in the Caribbean, North American and Far East markets. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, MSC Cruises is one of two brands that sit in the Cruise Division of the MSC Group, the world’s leading privately held shipping and logistics conglomerate with over 300 years of maritime heritage. MSC Cruises – the modern brand – has a modern fleet of 21 ships combined with a significant future global investment portfolio of new ships, terminals and other assets. The fleet is expected to grow to 23 cruise ships by 2025, with options for six more vessel orders in place by 2030.

MSC Cruises offers its guests an enriching, immersive and safe cruise experience inspired by the Line’s European heritage, where they can enjoy international dining, world-class entertainment, award-winning family programs and the very latest user-friendly technology on board. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ itineraries and experience on board their ships, click here.

The line’s first priority has always been the health and safety of its guests and crew, as well as the local communities in the destinations its ships serve. In August 2020, MSC Cruises implemented a new comprehensive and robust health and safety protocol to become the first major line to return to sea. To learn more about MSC Cruises’ health and safety protocol, click here.

MSC Cruises has long been committed to environmental stewardship, with a long-term goal of achieving net zero emissions for its operations by 2050. The company is also a significant investor in next-generation environmental marine technologies, with the aim of supporting their accelerated development and availability across the industry . To learn more about the company’s environmental commitment, click here.

Finally, to learn more about the MSC Foundation, MSC Group’s own tool to lead, focus and promote its conservation, humanitarian and cultural commitments, click here.

The products and services described herein in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.