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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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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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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Celebrity Edge - Cruise Ship The new Celebrity Edge is without doubt the most talked-about ship of 2018 in cruising circles, and for good reason. As well as being packed with high-tech features that have never been seen before at sea, Edge is exceptionally beautiful, epitomising Celebrity’s quest to embody ‘modern luxury’. Edge is a big ship, with a capacity...

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