As we prepare for the launch of MSC Cruises‘ newest flagship, MSC Bellissima, there are plenty of things to be getting excited about.
One of these things is the launch of two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, exclusive to guests on-board MSC Bellissima. The shows will be called SYMA – Sail beyond Imagination and VARÉLIA – Love in Full Colour and can’t be viewed anywhere else in the world.
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The partnership between MSC Cruises and Cirque du Soleil first begin in 2013, and MSC Meraviglia was the first ship to debut the Cirque du Soleil at Sea concept with the launch of two shows – VIAGGIO and SONOR – last June.
Now, there are eight shows in total which can be viewed exclusively on the cruise line’s Meraviglia-generation ships. MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, Peirfrancesco Vago said:
“The partnership with Cirque du Soleil is truly special. With the creation of Cirque du Soleil at Sea we wanted to bring our guests the very best in onboard live entertainment and more importantly something that they would not be able to see anywhere else in the world. As a family company, all our strategic partnerships are built on shared values and a shared vision – a true collaboration from beginning to end.
“With Cirque du Soleil at Sea we wanted to bring yet more innovation to our entertainment offering and this began with the bespoke design and construction of the state-of-the-art entertainment lounge – the only such venue at sea – through to the creative development of the shows, where we are involved every step of the way from early conception right through to final delivery of the shows.”
Of the two shows launching on MSC Bellissima, details are as follows:
- SYMA – Sail beyond Imagination features immersive video images, an original set design, bioluminescent lighting and acrobatic feats.
- VARÉLIA – Love in Full Colour will include a laser show as well as live acrobatic feats
Both shows will be performed in the Carousel Lounge, which is a purpose-built venue and includes state-of-the-art technology and high specification technical features, as well as a 360° rotating stage with seating all around.
Chief Executive Producer of Cirque du Soleil, Yasmine Khalil said:
“We are thrilled to embark on our second MSC Cruises ship as we pursue Cirque du Soleil’s journey at sea. We could not have wished for a better partnership where thanks to the purposely built theatre, the Carousel Lounge, our teams can unleash their creativity and continue to push the boundaries of entertainment at sea.
“Joining VIAGGIO and SONOR, our first two shows on MSC Meraviglia, Cirque du Soleil continues to reinvent itself through an intimate theatre experience where two new shows are created exclusively for MSC Bellissima, which promise to take MSC Cruises’ guests on an entirely new journey. We look forward to revealing some of the details of these 2 new shows.”
Take a further look at MSC Bellissima here and see which sailings you can enjoy following her launch in March!
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