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Following the Sun on the MSC Seaview

15th June 2018 - 3:00pm

Antonio Paradiso and Rebecca Kelly (MSC Cruises)

Antonio Paradiso and Rebecca Kelly (MSC Cruises)

MSC invited Travelbiz and members of the Irish travel trade onboard the newest addition to its cruise ship fleet, the MSC Seaview. Its official christening ceremony and the launch party was in its hometown of Genoa, Italy. Being an Italian brand, the event was done in exuberant style, with travel agents and media from all over the world getting a chance to experience this fantastic new vessel over the course of three days. As you would expect of this company, the standards were exceptional and the highlight was a black-tie gala night with stars, including MSC Godmother, Sophia Loren and senior MSC staff celebrating at the event with travel trade from around the globe.


The Seaview's tagline is "Following the Sun" and Antonio Paradiso (Managing Director UK & Ireland) explained the whole concept of the Seaview (and sister ship, Seaside) is to give the consumer the very best experience at sea. This ship features 73% balcony cabins - the most at sea, more outdoor areas than ever before, meaning increased space for passengers to lounge by the pool or dine alfresco. Also added to the offering is more speciality dining experiences on top of the existing high-quality food choice including the first at-sea eatery for Michelin-Starred Spanish chef Ramon Freixa. For something a little different and especially for chocolate lovers, MSC has partnered with renowned Italian chocolatier, Venchi (established in 1845). A whole host of crepes, gelato, chocolate infused coffees and bubbly to die for are on offer here.

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Antonio Paradiso and Rebecca Kelly (MSC Cruises)
Rebecca Kelly (MSC Ireland) with the transfer team at Milan Airport.
Here we are Rebecca Kelly MSC.
The Irish travel trade very excited to climb aboard MSC Seaview.
Antonio Paradiso (Managing Director UK & Ireland) and Rebecca Kelly (MSC Ireland) with the Irish travel trade.
Travelbiz being pampered on the MSC Seaview.
Dawn Westmoreland Conway (Sunway Holidays) and Tom Britton (Marble City Travel)
Dominic Burke (Travel Centres) and Sharon Fleming (Thompson Travel)
Rebecca Kelly (MSC Ireland), Orla Kelly (Click&Go;), Mary McKenna (Tour America) and Dawn Westmoreland Conway (Sunway Holidays)
Sharon Fleming (Thompson Travel) and Rebecca Kelly (MSC Ireland)
Dawn Westmoreland Conway (Sunway Holidays) and Sarah Slattery (The Travel Expert)
Dinner time at the Silver Dolphin restaurant.
Stick em up punk! It the trade at the 4D Zombie shooting game.

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