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Crown Cruise Vacations | June 23, 2024

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MSC Cruises Archives – Crown Cruise Vacations

New Sailings Revealed for EXPLORA I and EXPLORA II

March 16, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Responding to feedback from passengers, Explora Journeys has unveiled new sailings for EXPLORA I and EXPLORA II through April 2026. Plus winter 2024 will see two ships in the Caribbean to support the brand’s growth in North America.

The luxury lifestyle brand of the MSC Group is offering carefully curated journeys to appeal to an array of different lengthy sailings. Journeys range from shorter cruises of between six to eight nights through longer voyages of 19 to 21 nights. Read more...

MSC Seascape to Start Cruising out of Galveston

February 19, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The beautiful ship MSC Seascape is setting its course for Texas. One of the newest and most environmentally friendly ships in the company’s fleet, Seascape will be sailing new itineraries out of Galveston.

Starting Nov. 9, 2025, MSC Seascape will sail from the Port of Galveston with seven-night itineraries visiting must-see destinations including Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, and Isla de Roatan, Honduras. Read more...

MSC Cruises Teams up with Miami Dolphins & Hard Rock Stadium

January 8, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Pro football has an exciting new partnership. MSC Cruises has teamed up with the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium for a multi-year partnership.

As the Official Cruise Line of the Miami Dolphins, MSC Cruises will enjoy widespread branding and promotional opportunities at Hard Rock Stadium Read more...


December 7, 2023 | Ross
  • New 119-day itinerary will visit 47 destinations across 32 countries, for the ultimate journey around the world
  • Overnight stays in San Francisco, Honolulu, Auckland, Sydney, Manila, Tokyo and Dubai will allow guests to immerse themselves in the rich cultures of a variety of renowned regions

COURTESY MSC CRUISES: Geneva, Switzerland – December 6, 2023 — MSC Cruises opened sales today for the MSC World Cruise 2026 with an exciting new itinerary onboard the beautiful MSC Magnifica including embarkation options from four European ports – Civitavecchia for Rome, and Genoa (Italy); Marseille (France); and Barcelona (Spain) on January 4-7, 2026. Read more...

MSC’s Ocean Cay Declared Mission Blue ‘Hope Spot”

September 21, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

MSC Cruises’ private island in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, has been officially designed a “Hope Spot” by Mission Blue. Ocean Cay joins Mission Blue’s global network of 154 Hope Spots, which are recognized as places critical to ocean health with the ultimate goal of achieving the status of Marine Protected Areas. Mission Blue is a non-profit organization founded by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle to promote the protection of marine ecosystems and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet. Read more...

MSC Cruises named official cruise line partner of New York Knicks

April 28, 2023 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

When the New York Knicks make a three-point basket this season, an Ocean Conservation Cause will receive a donation as the result of a partnership between MSC Cruises and the New York Knicks.

Throughout the year, GraceVision and Knicks Digital Channels also will run features about the program and provide updates on the amount donated to that point in time. Read more...

‘Ultimate Amusement Ride’ Aboard MSC Seascape in December

November 7, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Are you a daredevil on amusement rides? Or would you prefer something a bit more sedate? On the ultimate amusement ride on board MSC Seascape, passengers can choose their own high-tech fun.

A thrilling amusement ride coming to the seas for the first time, ROBOTRON combines the breath-taking rush of a rollercoaster with personalized music and lighting. The first robotic arm ride at sea and the first to allow riders to customize their experience, ROBOTRON will be one of the amazing newbies aboard MSC Seascape, scheduled to be launched on Dec. 7, 2022. Read more...

New MSC Seascape to Offer Award-Winning Family Experiences

July 25, 2022 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Families will find a wonderland of children’s programming on the new MSC Seascape. Newly designed spaces with the latest technology plus social media and interactive activities will be featured.

More than 350,000 young guests have sailed with MSC Cruises over the years, and the line continues to expand family experiences. With the rise in multi-generational travel and an increasing number of young cruisers, MSC Seascape plans to take family entertainment to another level. Read more...


December 18, 2020 | Heidi

Summer 2022 program offers 124 ports of call, 47 countries with 83 itineraries

Two homeports in the U.S for greater flexibility for embarkation

10 ships deployed in the Mediterranean offering unparalleled choice of destinations and embarkation ports

Five ships to spend the summer in Northern Europe with stunning landscapes and fascinating cities designed to unleash a sense of adventure Read more...

MSC Divina offers two mini bowling alleys for sportsters

April 28, 2015 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

A bowling alley on a cruise ship? Why not? The mini-bowling alley on the MSC Divina certainly has its happy competitors.

The small twin alleys are located in the ship’s Sports Bar, an American-themed spot where passengers can watch pro sports on big-screen TVs while they munch on American food and quaff drinks. Read more...