Cirque du Soleil show on-board MSC Cruises A partnership that seems strange at first but makes perfect sense, Cirque du Soleil and MSC Cruises have worked together since 2017. The partnership has since flourished into exclusive shows, extraordinary experiences, and unbelievable acrobatics. Our expert cruise journalist, Sara Macefield, recently got the chance to experience these shows up close and chat with the...

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MSC Bellissima, the new flagship for MSC Cruises, was launched at a star-studded ceremony in Southampton in March. Screen siren Sophia Loren did the honours as godmother, Holly Willoughby officiated at the ceremony and performers included opera star Andrea Bocelli and his son, Matteo, as well as cast members from the Cirque du Soleil. As...

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Norwegian Breakaway - The Whip slide Splashing around in a water park is one of the best ways to keep kids of all ages entertained during your cruise holiday, particularly on sea days. Cruise ship water parks are incredibly popular, so much so that almost every new family-focused cruise ship has one. With features such as swimming pools, splash areas, water...

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Exterior ship of MSC Bellissima Prior to her inaugural sailing earlier this month, MSC Bellissima hosted her naming ceremony down in Southampton. Many of our staff got to attend the glittering event, alongside celebrity guests such as Sophia Loren (godmother to the MSC Cruises' fleet), Andrea Bocelli and Holly Willoughby! See what they thought of this brand-new ship below... Initial...

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Children gazing out of the window of an outside family stateroom on a Carnival cruise ship Choosing which ship is the best for your family can seem like an impossible task. In years gone by, the challenge was to find a cruise ship which accommodated children. Nowadays, the challenge centres more on wading through the many activities on offer for children and trying to work out which cruise line is the...

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Caribbean Island The Caribbean is one of the most popular and iconic cruise destinations. The breath-taking scenery, pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, coupled with lively culture and entertainment, make these islands the perfect place to unwind, and with a cruise, you can enjoy the varied lifestyles that each has to offer. In terms of the best cruise...

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Main Dining Room - Nieuw Statendam - Holland America Nieuw Statendam is Holland America Line’s second Pinnacle-class ship, similar to its sister, Koningsdam, but with a few modifications. Built in Venice, launched in December 2018 and named in February 2019 by godmother Oprah Winfrey, the 2,666-passenger ship is aimed, the line claims, at ‘modern explorers, food lovers and music lovers’. This sums it up...

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