NewsBrief: MSC Cruises Edition

iphone mscMSC Launches Web App For MSC Divina

MSC Cruises has launched a mobile web app for the MSC Divina, the MSC Divina Traveler Web App. The new app will provide guests with up-to-date information about the ship, route, conditions at sea and in ports of call, promotions in the ship’s various shops and boutiques, as well as activities and special events on board. In addition, the app will allow guests to book shore excursions and make reservations in one of the ship’s speciality restaurants. Guests can use the app to chat with people they are traveling with, find new friends during their cruise, share their cruise experience with other connected passengers, and check-in and check-out of the various public spaces on board. The app is available for free and will be rolled out to the rest of the MSC fleet in the coming months.

MSC Lirica To Be Stretched In 2014

Earlier today, MSC Cruises confirmed that the MSC Lirica will be the first of the Lirica Class ships to be stretched. According to the line, the ship will be stretched at the end of 2014, adding an additional 200 staterooms to the ship. Earlier reports claimed that the Lirica Class ships would receive an additional 800 staterooms. The majority of the new staterooms will include balconies. The addition of balcony staterooms are suggested to be part of a strategy to attract new UK cruisers. With this addition of balconies and the motivation behind it, some reports suggest that MSC is planning to base a Lirica Class ship in the UK in the coming years.

Eataly Opens Onboard MSC Divina

Last week, the newest location of Eataly opened onboard the MSC Divina. The restaurant was opened during a short ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Ken Muscat, Richard Sasso, and Enrico Borniotto while docked in Port Canaveral. After a few short speeches, the blue ribbon was cut by Eataly’s Food and Beverage Director, Enrico Borniotto. You can view my video of the event below:

 

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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.