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MSC Cruises is an Italian global cruise line registered in Switzerland and based in Geneva, with operations offices in Naples, Genoa and Venice. It was founded in 1989 in Naples, Italy, as part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company.

Record day for cruises in Messina, Italy

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) May 14, 2024 – Today was a record day for cruise ships in Messina with four vessels docking at the Sicilian port....

Port of Messina opens cruise ship season

Messina, Sicily, Italy (Ports Europe) April 10, 2024 – The Port of Messina has officially opened its cruise ship season, with considerable business...

Barcelona seeks more sustainable, newer & smaller cruise ships

Barcelona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 10, 2024 – The Port of Barcelona seeks more sustainable, newer & smaller cruise ships. This is how it sees the...

HAROPA prepares for a record cruise season

Paris, (Ports Europe) April 9, 2024 – HAROPA PORT and its partners – GIP Le Havre Croisières, Honfleur Tourist Office and Rouen Tourist Office...

MSC Cruises plans over 400 calls to Greek ports in 2024

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 8, 2024 – MSC Cruises has said it will have six ships calling to Greek ports, making over 400 calls to nine...

Port of Lisbon receives MSC Euribia, zero emissions 

Lisbon, Portugal (Ports Europe) January 31, 2024 – On January 24, 2024, the Port of Lisbon received the MSC Euribia, the first cruise ship to undertake a...

Sardinia predicts bumper cruise ship business in 2024

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (Ports Europe) January 19, 2024 – The Sardinian Port System is forecasting over 650,000 cruise ship passengers on over 260...

Cruises also affected by the Red Sea crisis

London, United Kingdom (Ports Europe) January 19, 2024 – Since October, Houthi rebels have been attacking cargo ships in the Red Sea, vessels the rebels...

MSC Cruises ship receives LNG in Port of Cadiz

Cádiz, Spain (Ports Europe) January 16, 2024 – The Port of Cadiz has welcomed the cruise ship MSC Euribia for the first time, a vessel belonging to MSC...

MSC Cruises makes full use of Port of Genoa

Genoa, Italy (Ports Europe) January 8, 2024 – This year, MSC Cruises will make full use of the Port of Genoa. This week, the MSC Poesia ship leaves the...

After three years, an MSC Cruises ship visits Port of Cagliari

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (Ports Europe) December 19, 2023 – MSC Cruises has returned to the port of Cagliari after three years. The MSC Orchestra ship...

MSC World Europa uses dockside power supply in Valletta

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) December 19, 2023 – MSC Cruises’ MSC World Europa ship has successfully used shore-supplied power (OPS –...

MSC Cruises applies for concessions in Bari and Brindisi

Bari, Italy (Ports Europe) December 18, 2023 – MSC Cruises SA has applied for 25-year concessions at the Pulian ports of Bari and Brindisi, says Ugo...

Port of La Spezia new cruise pier contract awarded to consortium

La Spezia, Italy (Ports Europe) November 30, 2023 – A contract for the construction of the new cruise pier in La Spezia has been awarded to a...

MSC Cruises changes schedule due to the Israel-Hamas crisis

Geneva, Switzerland (PortSEurope) October 24, 2023 – MSC Cruises changes schedules due to the Israel-Hamas crisis. Visits to some ports have been...

Turkey increases cruise ship visits in Jan-Sept 2023

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) October 12, 2023 – In the first nine months of 2023, 876 cruise ships visited ports in Turkey, carrying 1.09 million...

La Spezia cruise businesses join Blue Flag agreement

La Spezia, Italy (PortSEurope) July 27, 2023 – A new voluntary “Blue Flag” agreement was signed yesterday at the cruise terminal in La...

Port of Barcelona resumes tender for the future cruise terminal G

Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) June 29, 2023 – The Port of Barcelona has resumed the call for tenders for the construction and operation of the future...

MSC Cruises publishes dock electrification plan

Vienna, Austria (PortSEurope) June 15, 2023 – MSC Cruises has published a dock electrification plan, which aims to reduce the output of toxic gaseous...

Europe’s air pollutants from cruise ships higher than pre-Covid – study

Brussels, Belgium (PortSEurope) June 15, 2023 – Clean transport campaign group Transport & Environment has published a study which says that toxic...

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