MSC Cruises Pays Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Following the passing of former South African president, Nelson Mandela, MSC is paying tribute to him across their fleet.

Today, all 12 MSC ships will be holding a moment of silence prior to each show in remembrance of Mandela’s life and impact on our world.

In addition, the MSC Opera and MSC Sinfonia, which are both based in South Africa, will lower the South African flag to half mast out of respect for Mandela. Eulogies will be held onboard both the MSC Opera and Sinfonia by the ship’s cruise directors. Traditional, South African music will also be played throughout both ships.

In a statement sent to Cruise Currents, MSC remembers Nelson Mandela: “MSC Cruises salutes a great man who stood for freedom, hope, tolerance as well as peace, and set a moral example not only to a nation, but to the world.”

Nelson Mandela passed away on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.




Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.