MSC Cruises has officially unveiled the concepts for its two new Cirque du Soleil shows to be featured exclusively onboard MSC Meraviglia. The ship will be the first cruise ship ever to feature an entertainment lounge built specifically for Cirque du Soleil.
The long-term partnership between MSC Cruises and Cirque du Soleil will see a total of eight original shows made exclusively available on board the Meraviglia generation ships, coming into service between June 4, 2017 and fall 2020.
The VIAGGIO concept presents the story of a passionate, eccentric artist who hears the call of his Faceless Muse, who beckons the painter to a vivid world of his unbridled imagination to complete his masterpiece. SONOR, meanwhile, takes guests on an auditory adventure with dancers, acrobats and characters, all moving to the rhythm.
“We are committed to creating unique opportunities that elevate the guest experience to new heights and, for this, we work with innovative, world-class leaders in their sector. It was thus only natural that, when it comes to entertainment, we would look to partner with Cirque du Soleil,” said Gianni Onorato, chief executive officer, MSC Cruises.
“Today, we are delighted to reveal the concepts and inspiration behind the Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows that will soon premiere on our new flagship MSC Meraviglia,” he continued.
“By creating two different shows for each of the four Meraviglia and Meraviglia-plus generation ships, we will make available exclusively to our guests something new and exciting with each ship’s launch. Moreover, these shows will be a true first at sea.”
Guests can also take part in a special dinner experience with a table d'hôte three-course menu of dishes. Every detail from the table settings, costumes, music and visual effects to the menus have been specially designed to complement each pre-show experience.
Cirque du Soleil at Sea needs to be pre-booked by guests either before the cruise or once on board. The theatre is limited to 413 seats, so guests are advised to book early to secure a space.