As cruise ships begin to cater to younger audiences, demand changes for what’s offered on-board. Forward-thinking and innovative new additions to your dining experience or embarkation process can make your cruise that much more enjoyable and, with the cruise industry booming as 30 million passengers are expected to set sail this year, it’s the best time to take technology to the high seas. Smartphones...

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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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Afternoon tea on an MSC Cruise First introduced in 2015, MSC Voyager’s Club has changed the way cruise lines work alongside loyalty programmes for the better. The Voyager’s Club offers a status match with the programme, allowing existing and new cruisers to MSC to enjoy the same incentives they would typically enjoy with their pre-existing memberships with other cruise lines, hotel...

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MSC Yacht Club butler MSC Yacht Club is an exclusive experience on selected MSC cruises with a numerous benefits and exclusive access to range of facilities on-board. Enjoy secluded venues, butler service and gourmet cuisine with this private haven. What can I expect with MSC Yacht Club? Look forward to lavishly appointed suites, exclusive 24-hour butler service and a...

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The main pool area on-board MSC Meraviglia in the sunshine Like its legendary godmother Sophia Loren, MSC Meraviglia is full of show-stopping style that gives more than a nod to her Italian heritage. Christened in a firework-filled celebration in May at the Channel port of Le Havre, which was celebrating its 500th anniversary, MSC’s new flagship is no shrinking violet. I loved the bold, blingy designs...

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