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MSC stre-e-e-e-tches its fleet with new midsection

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If the headline is a bit puzzling, the concept is a bit amazing. MSC Cruises, having decided that some of its ships were smaller than optimal, decided to stretch them out. It's now halfway through a 4-ship refit that involves slicing the liners in...
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MSC first to base cruise ship in Cuba

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Street scene, Cuba                  Photo: GarryRF / TravelGumbo   MSC Cruises, currently Europe's top ocean cruise line, is responding to constantly-increasing European interest in Cuba (and possibly...
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Cuba: More cruises, Havana homeport

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Lirica-class ship of MSC split for its upgrade Cuba's presence in the cruise market is growing, with Carnival's Fathom brand starting up cultural-exchange cruises open to U.S. citizens, and MSC announcing a second ship will use Havana as its homeport...
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Cirque du Soleil sets sail on MSC cruises

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Cirque du Soleil, the no-animal wonder-world circus of acrobats, contortionists and aerialists that delights audiences in multiple shows in Las Vegas and elsewhere has now signed on to create shows onboard MSC cruise ships.   Starting with a new...
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MSC adds a second private island

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A growing trend: Cruise lines buy or lease small islands and use them as port calls for their cruises, restricted to their passengers.
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MSC adds a port call in not-quite-the-Bahamas

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MSC Cruises is joining the parade of cruise lines with private islands that host their passengers for days on the beach, at sports and even shopping. MSC has acquired a former dredging station 20 miles south of Bimini and 65 miles east of Miami and renamed it Ocean Cay. By the end of next year, $200 million will have created 6 beaches, 2000-seat amphitheatre, sports venues, walking and nature trails, and even a "Bahamian village" with shops and restaurants. Ocean Cay will be the biggest of...
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MSC builds 2 new mega-ships, eyes N. America

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One of Europe's leading cruise lines treats itself to two huge new liners and considers where it will sail next.
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