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.
Further Meraviglia project ships are scheduled for delivery in 2019, 2020 and 2022.
Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, said: “MSC Cruises is a company built on innovation, from the unique ships we design and build to the on-board experiences we conceive and create.
“Together with Cirque du Soleil we are now designing a totally new, live entertainment experience for our guests. It’s this commitment to innovation, and the vision and creativity that only a family-owned company can apply, that make MSC Cruises so distinct”.