Cirque du Soleil shows on MSC cruises

New productions to take place in purpose-built lounges
MSC Cruises has announced an exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil, to create original live entertainment shows on board its new ships.
The productions will take place inside purpose-built lounges, featuring 450 seats, including a 200-seat restaurant. The line said the €20 million lounges will also include “the latest audio-visual technology” and have been designed specifically for the shows.
The new Cirque du Soleil productions will take place six nights a week during sailings, with two performances a night, all on the line’s four new Meraviglia project ships.
The first of these ships, the 4,500-passenger MSC Meraviglia, is being built at the STX shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France. It 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.
“Together with Cirque du Soleil we are now designing a totally new, live entertainment experience,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chair of MSC Cruises.
The partnership with Cirque du Soleil was unveiled aboard MSC Fantasia in Barcelona during All Stars of the Sea, an annual MSC Cruises travel-trade gathering, which rewards the company’s top performing partners in front of an audience of 1,800 agents.
TTG Digital