MSC Meraviglia Becomes Biggest Ship to Call in Manhattan

MSC Meraviglia Becomes Biggest Ship to Call in Manhattan

MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia completed her MSC Grand Voyage from Kiel, Germany to New York, USA today and became the biggest ship to ever visit and dock in Manhattan, New York. The 171,500 GRT 5,600-passenger cruise ship sailed into Manhattan in the early hours of the morning and will stay in New York overnight before…

MSC Meraviglia Breaks Records as Largest Ever Cruise Ship to Visit Belfast

MSC Meraviglia Breaks Records as Largest Ever Cruise Ship to Visit Belfast

MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia called into Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland today whilst on her MSC Grand Voyage from Kiel (Germany) to New York (USA). The ship 315-metre long 6,500 passenger ship is visiting for the first time. Antonio Paradiso Managing Director, MSC Cruises UK and Ireland said, “It is a pleasure to be here in…

The Ten Stages of Building Cruise Ships

The Ten Stages of Building Cruise Ships

From steel-cutting to maritime traditions Welcome to Ship Talk, a series of in-depth articles about what goes on behind the scenes of cruise ships! In this edition, we’re going to teach you how a ship is built!   It feels like a new ship is being launched every other month currently, and to be honest,…

MSC Meraviglia Live Voyage Introduction

MSC Meraviglia Live Voyage Introduction

We’re joining MSC Cruises’ MSC Meraviglia for a 7-night voyage around the West Mediterranean. Skip to our itinerary to get to our daily posts We’re heading to Marseille, France to join MSC Meraviglia for a week-long voyage to some of the best ports in the Mediterranean. Our port-packed itinerary includes no actual sea days, so…

Day 8 – Marseille, France

Day 8 – Marseille, France

Disembarkation day This morning when we awoke we were still at sea – don’t be fooled, not a sea day for us though – today is, unfortunately, the day we disembark. This is the first time I have not awoken in the port on the disembarkation day and I have to say, this more relaxed…

Day 7 – Valencia, Spain

Day 7 – Valencia, Spain

Valencia This morning we decided to have breakfast on the balcony as we sailed slowly into the port of Valencia, Spain. As it is our final port today we will be getting off and exploring. I have been here before, but alas, I was only 8 or 9 years old! BeyondCruise Live Voyage: MSC Meraviglia – (Missed…

Day 6 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Day 6 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Onwards to Spain! We awoke to another stunning sunrise as the ship sailed gently through the Mediterranean Sea. Today is slightly different than others and we aren’t arriving at a port early! In fact, we are not due to get into our port today until 1pm, furthermore – we don’t set sail until around midnight…

Day 5 – Cagliari, Sardinia

Day 5 – Cagliari, Sardinia

Welcome to Sardinia Neither of us slept too well last night – we had big storms crossing from Palermo over to Cagliari and our cabin is quite high up (Deck 10) and fairly forward so it seemed like we felt every big wave the ship went through! Saying that I absolutely love the sea like…

Day 4 – Palermo, Sicily

Day 4 – Palermo, Sicily

Sicily We slept extremely well last night after a very long excursion the day before – the cabin is not only spacious (large 3-person couch, double-sized desk) but is well thought-out too (3 large hooks behind the door for coats, large shelf for keeping all your paperwork/tickets to hand and a separate section to keep…

Day 3 – Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Day 3 – Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

Welcome to Civitavecchia This is one of our very early starts for this trip. We awoke at just after 6.45am as we were coming alongside in the Port of Civitavecchia, which is the main port used for visiting Italy’s capital – Rome! BeyondCruise Live Voyage: MSC Meraviglia – (Missed a day or just got here? Skip to…