The Swiss-based European company unveiled some details for its new class of cruise ships. The vessels will be among the largest in the world- they will boast 2,760 cabins and carry a maximum of 6,850 guests which is 70 more than the current record-holder, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. Continue reading
Swiss-based cruise line MSC Cruises officially took delivery of its biggest ship ever, then three days later, the vessel was christened.
The 171,598-ton MSC Meraviglia, the first of the company’s six new ships which are due to come into service between 2017 and 2020 from STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. Continue reading
The Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship” arrived in Port Canaveral and will be open for free, public tours through June 4.
The ship will be moored for five days at Cruise Terminal 3, 220 Christopher Columbus Drive.
The tour schedule is:
Wednesday, May 31 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 1 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, June 2 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 – closed
The summer 2017 deployment lasts five months and includes 14 ports, including Port Canaveral and four international ports.
The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle last visited Port Canaveral 13 years ago. After Florida, the crew will set sail to Norfolk, Virginia.
Luxury line Silversea Cruises celebrated its first newly built ship in seven years with a christening ceremony that was held in Monaco a couple of weeks ago.
Silver Muse, the latest and largest ship from Italian family-owned, ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea, has been christened in a glamorous ceremony attended by Prince Albert II of Monaco, who wished the new ship fair winds and fair seas, as well as Silversea Cruises’ Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio and company CEO Roberto Martinoli.
Silver Muse is the company’s ninth ship and the company’s first new ship since 2009. It was built in the Fincantieri shipyards in Trieste in Italy. The mid-sized ship is at 40,700 gross tons and carries 596 passengers and 411 crew. Silver Muse offers more high-end suites than any ship of Silversea’s fleet – Silver, Royal, Grand, and Owner’s, as well as the greatest number of family-friendly connecting suites.
Suites on Silver Muse feature walk-in wardrobes, bathrooms with Italian marble, Pratesi bed linen, Etro bathrobes and Bulgari bath amenities. Each suite has personalized butler service.
The ship will offer a variety of 7- to 19-day itineraries in Europe, the Caribbean, South America, the Middle East, and Asia. Silver Muse will call in 34 countries and 130 ports in 2017 alone. After the launch ceremony, the ship sailed from Monte Carlo on a 14-day cruise around the western Mediterranean. It will spend the summer in the Mediterranean before a transatlantic crossing to Canada and the USA and then trough the Panama Canal to reach South America, visiting 130 ports in 34 countries this year.
MSC Meraviglia is near completion with last round of sea trials and will be in action soon.
The Meraviglia is the next new ship coming to MSC Cruises and it is set to begin service from June 1, 2017, sailing the Mediterranean.
The 167,600-ton, 4,500-passenger Meraviglia, MSC Cruises’ largest ship ever, is near completion, having performed sea trials from the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire on the western coast of France. The cruise ship is due to begin its inaugural Mediterranean season in only a few days with homeports Genoa, Barcelona and Marseille.