MSC Cruises Partners with Cirque du Soleil

By ,   November 10, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises announced a long-term partnership with Cirque du Soleil. A new show will be created onboard its new Meraviglia class cruise ships.

The show will be performed inside the ships' purpose-built 450-seat Aft Lounges, each of which includes a 200-seat restaurant.

The Cirque du Soleil productions will take place six nights a week during sailings, with two performances each night.

MSC Cruises has four Meraviglia project ships in the pipeline with the first – MSC Meraviglia – currently under construction at the STX shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France.

The 4,500-guest, 167,600 GRT ship will set sail on its inaugural season in the Western Mediterranean from June 2017, and will be the first to have three homeports: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona.

Further Meraviglia project ships are scheduled for delivery in 2019, 2020 and 2022.