All aboard as MSC Divina stars in second season of Mighty Cruise Ships


MSC Divina – one of MSC Cruises’ most ultramodern cruise ships sailing year-round from Miami to the Caribbean will be featured on the season finale of MIGHTY CRUISE SHIPS this Sunday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

For the first time, during the season finale this Sunday, October 8, Mighty Cruise Ships will journey to some of the hottest spots in the Caribbean aboard the stunning MSC Divina as it calls in Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; and Nassau, Bahamas.

“As MSC Cruises significantly expands its presence in North America, we are thrilled that the U.S. market and Smithsonian Channel viewers have the unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes at the impressive MSC Divina and the hard-working crew that ensure our guests have the ultimate vacation experience,” said Roberto Fusaro, president of MSC Cruises USA. “In addition, it’s extremely timely that the episode showcases some of the beautiful ports in the Caribbean. As some of the islands impacted by recent weather events focus on recovery efforts, travellers should know that MSC Cruises is committed to the Caribbean long term and that there are still many ports in the Caribbean – like the ones seen in the episode – that are open for business.”

Viewers can experience MSC Divina and explore the same beautiful Western Caribbean destinations featured in the Mighty Cruise Ships episode this fall. Upcoming 7-night sailings on MSC Divina with stops in Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico and the Bahamas include departures from Miami on October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2, and December 16.

Inspired by the glamorous Sophia Loren, MSC Divina is divine – bringing elegance and glamour to the cruise experience with stylish features including Swarovski crystal staircases, glass elevators and European marble furnishes. Entertainment seen daily in the state-of-the-art Pantheon Theater is top notch, with 6 different world-class production shows on a 7-night cruise. Ship highlights also include the MSC Aurea Spa offering Balinese style massages; the chic infinity-style aft garden pool; family-friendly activities like the 4D theater, F1 Simulator, mini-bowling alley, and water slide; and authentic international cuisine, served in both casual and formal dining settings. MSC Divina also features the luxurious MSC Yacht Club – an innovative ship within a ship concept that gives the most discerning guests exclusivity and privacy, which still providing the amenities and choices that only a mega-ship can offer.

MSC Cruises is the Swiss-based, world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe and South America. As one of the world’s leading global cruise lines, MSC Cruises sails to over 150 destinations worldwide, including year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

MSC Cruises is the world’s largest privately owned cruise company and the number one cruise line in Europe and South America. The Company sails year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean and offers seasonal itineraries in northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, Cuba and the French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, and Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sir Bani Yas. The MSC Cruises’ experience embodies the elegant side of the Mediterranean to create unique and unforgettable emotions for guests, through discovery of the world’s cultures, beauties and tastes.

Following a more than 6 billion USD investment endeavour between 2003 and 2013 for the construction of 12 modern cruise ships, MSC Cruises launched in 2014 an industry-unprecedented nearly 10 billion USD investment plan to build another 11 next-generation mega cruise ships, coming into service between 2017 and 2026. The Company is set to nearly triple its capacity by 2026. MSC Cruises vacations are sold across the globe through a significant distribution network in 67 countries. The Company employs over 17,000 people across the globe, both ashore and on board its ships. The MSC Cruises fleet comprises 13 modern ships: MSC Meraviglia, MSC Preziosa; MSC Divina; MSC Splendida; MSC Fantasia; MSC Magnifica; MSC Poesia; MSC Orchestra; MSC Musica; MSC Sinfonia; MSC Armonia; MSC Opera and MSC Lirica.

MSC Cruises feels a deep responsibility for the environments in which it operates and was the first company ever to earn the Bureau Veritas “7 Golden Pearls” for superior management and environmental stewardship. In 2009, MSC Cruises began an enduring partnership with UNICEF to support various programs assisting children worldwide. So far, more than $7.5 million has been collected in voluntary guest donations.

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