The long-term partnership between Cirque du Soleil and MSC Cruises set new standards in live entertainment at sea. The world’s leader in artistic entertainment will create a total of 8 original shows that will be exclusively available on the Meraviglia generation ships, coming into service from June 4, 2017 (MSC Meraviglia) through autumn 2020.
Cirque du Soleil creates 2 contrasting shows, each with its own concept, storyline and costumes. The shows will be performed twice per night for 6 nights so that passengers can take the chance to see both.
The first of the shows, named VIAGGIO, is the story of an eccentric artist. The second show, SONOR, takes guests on auditory adventure with acrobats, characters and dancers, all moving to the rhythm.
Each show offers its unique cocktail or dinner experience. The dining experience ($39) will start 1 hour before the show performance begins. It will be a treat for the senses featuring live music, surprise animation from performers, stylish table settings with a table d’hôte 3-course menu of eclectic dishes. Other passengers will be able to enjoy a Cocktail & Show experience ($17) that will start 30 minutes before the performance.
The €20 million Carousel Lounge is a high-tech theatre and MSC Meraviglia will become the first cruise ship ever to boast an entertainment lounge (on Promenade Deck 7) specifically designed to meet the needs of Cirque du Soleil at sea.