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MSC Cruises invests heavily on vessels with new environmental technology

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l'Atlantique have recently further extended their long-term cooperation through a series of strategic announcements. At the ceremony in Paris on January 20, Édouard Philippe, France's Prime Minister, Gianluigi Aponte, the founder and chairman of the MSC Group, attended Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruise's chairman, and Laurent Castaing, Chantiers de l'Atlantic's chief administrative officer. First it was announced that agreement…
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Activities

Virtual Games Arcade & Children's Clubs on MSC Grandiosa

MSC Grandiosa has a wide range of activities for children and young people. Outdoors are (in addition to the usual pools) partly the high altitude Himalayan Bridge and the Wild Forest Water Area with water slides, pool and various fountains and water cannons. We tested a similar area at MSC Meraviglia and the kids loved it! On the deck 16 is…
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Interview with MSC Cruises chocolate confectioner Jean-Philippe Maury

The whole day went in the French spirit! Here with fresh croissants for breakfast. :-) Photo: Heidi Rovén. After a fine à la carte breakfast where I got my omelette, salmon and espresso plus a crunchy croissant as a finish - I strolled around a bit on MSC Grandiosa's walk to experience the range. Here…
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Continuation day 1 on MSC Grandiosa - dinner and a meeting at the bar

The charming atrium, the Swarovski stairs and the pedestrian street with the long LED ceiling. After my first impressions and a little tour on board the new MSC Grandiosa, it was soon time to change to dinner. On the way there I took the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere around the Galleria Promenade with the sleek LED ceiling…
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Day 1 on MSC Grandiosa - and why you shouldn't miss the buffet

MSC Grandiosa was inaugurated and celebrated in Hamburg. Photo: MSC Cruises. Morning 10 October. I already knew the cruise lane in a taxi on my way out to Arlanda. Jippiie, on the road again! It had only been a week since I got home from Norwegian Encore but that's often the way it is, the opening ceremonies ...
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Environmental issues

First cruise line with carbon neutral cruise operations

MSC Grandiosa, press image. When MSC Grandiosa, MSC Cruise's most environmentally advanced ship to date, was christened Hamburg announcing the shipping company at the same time that it will be the world's first completely carbon-neutral major global cruise line. Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruise's Chairman, said: “Our investment in innovation since we built our first cruise ship 2003 guarantees that we have a…
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When I received the "All Stars of the Sea" award at MSC Grandiosa

Now I am one of the "All Stars of the Sea". Photo: Kaja Wilbik. I've been cruising my entire life. And told about it for almost 15 years in newspaper articles, radio interviews, blog and book form - I have also lectured and talk often and gladly about my favorite travel form for anyone…
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Ocean Cay - from industrial island to organic paradise

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve Arrival Plaza (sketch). I have long been interested in the private islands of the shipping companies. A couple of occasions I have also written newspaper articles about them, and of course I have also visited several of these islands. One of the newest private islands is the Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, created by MSC Cruises.…
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