from $699 pp
Departs from New York City, New York on October 08, 2019 returning October 18, 2019
MSC Cruises - MSC Meraviglia
Sydney, Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Quebec; Canada with 4-days at sea.
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PRE-LAUNCH OFFER-RATES FROM $699PP
Join Aquafest for a Canada New England Cruise on one of the best kept secrets in cruise travel. We have selected the NEW MSC Meraviglia which is an Italian owned cruise line that may be the 3rd largest cruise operator in the world as early as 2022. MSC is owned by the highly successful Mediterranean Shipping Company, a container shipping company that boasts as the worlds largest of its kind.
MSC has entered the North American market with its stunning 174,000 ton 4000 passenger ship with European style, panache, contemporary style, and a truly global-international clientele. It is the first ship to have two full scale Cirque de Soleil productions, and its regular entertainment shows are arguably the cruise industry’s BEST.
MSC has always emphasized the "Mediterranean way of life" tag for its ships, but Meraviglia marks a move away from strictly that with some international (North American) concessions. Everything is in English (signage, first language, announcements); there are two new restaurants -- a teppanyaki and an American steakhouse -- and a Cirque du Soleil at sea.
The Meraviglia boasts concepts like those made popular by other lines -- the aforementioned teppanyaki restaurant (Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal's Oasis-class ships); a central promenade that is almost a carbon copy of Royal Caribbean's Quantum-class ships; a high-tech theater that looks like Royal's Quantum-class Two-70; duplex suites (Royal) and so on. Then it sprinkles its own touches -- the extraordinary ship-within-a ship MSCYacht Club, possibly the finest key-card-access suite enclave at sea; a chocolate shop and cafe; a link up with LEGO and restaurant Eataly and that MSC signature -- genuine Swarovski crystal studded stairs, which form the centerpiece of the main atrium.
Despite the number of passengers, we never witnessed pinch points onboard; there is always a venue or a spot you can go to get away from the varied entertainment. This ship provides high energy, from the pool parties all day and most nights, the clubs, and the spectacular nightly production shows -- it's nonstop and exciting.
The line has also linked up with a couple of name chefs (Carlo Cracco and the chocolatier Jean-Philippe Maury); and has clearly been working hard on training. We found service & food universally of a high standard. The ship is also the most technologically advanced in the fleet and sees the debut of MSC for Me, an app that will store all your details and preferences and allow you to make reservations in restaurants and shore excursions. The ship also has RFID wristbands, which will eventually replace cruise cards and allow you to get into your cabin and make onboard purchases.
All in all, MSC Meraviglia is a really well thought out and considered design, which takes the best of the brand and adds an international edge, with great success.
This cruise will be a sell-out early on so don’t miss out!
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