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MSC Divina Arrives in Miami Escorted by Fiat 500 Personal Watercraft

MSC Divina Arrives in Miami Escorted by Fiat 500 Personal Watercraft

The MSC Divina made cruise history on 19th November when it was escorted into Port Miami by a fleet of high-powered Fiat personal watercraft. With the arrival, MSC Divina becomes the first MSC Cruises ship to sail year-round from North America.

MSC Divina arrives in Port Miami escorted by high-powered Fiat personal watercraft

MSC Divina arrives in Port Miami escorted by high-powered Fiat personal watercraft

The show-stopping entrance concluded MSC Divina’s 18-night Atlantic Ocean crossing to Miami from Venice, Italy. During the voyage, a Rosso Brillante (metallic red) Fiat 500, or Cinquecento as it is known in Italy, was loaded on to the ship to accompany MSC Divina across the Atlantic.

“With MSC Divina’s debut, we are thrilled to welcome one of our finest and most innovative vessels to North America,” said Richard Sasso, President and Chief Executive of MSC Cruises USA. “Yesterday marks an important milestone for MSC Cruises as we continue to grow in this region, offering more destinations and appealing to wider audiences. We look forward to offering North American cruisers something new and fresh.”

MSC Divina + Fiat

“Like the MSC Divina yesterday, the Fiat brand made a trip from Italy to America two years ago to bring Italian style, European technology and great value for money into this market,” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, Chrysler Group LLC and Head of Fiat Brand Worldwide. “We have been welcomed by the American customers and, as we expand our portfolio, we will continue to offer to them vehicles that are unique and that celebrate their individuality in true Italian style.”

MSC Divina guests will experience several new features. Two entirely unique dining venues created in partnership with Italian restaurant emporium Eataly in Manhattan, New York, will include the upscale Ristorante Italia and regional steakhouse, Eataly Steakhouse, fashioned after the famed restaurant in Eataly’s Manhattan location. Eataly was founded by Oscar Farinetti in 2007 and launched in the USA in partnership with celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Lidia and Joe Bastianich.

MSC Divina will also be the first ship to offer Aqua Cycling at sea. Reported as this summer’s latest fitness craze by Extra TV and highlighted on Good Morning America, New York Times and Time Magazine, among other media, Aqua Cycling will allow MSC Divina guests to take spinning to new heights while cruising the Caribbean.

Unlike any other luxury onboard experience, MSC Divina will also feature the MSC Yacht Club for the first time in North America. The unique ‘ship-within-a-ship’ will now be available in the Caribbean for guests looking for unparalleled indulgence, luxury and comfort. From personal butler, 24-hour concierge service and complimentary select wines and spirits available any time of the day, guests booked in the MSC Yacht Club suites are pampered throughout the MSC Yacht Club’s exclusive lounges and pool area. This oasis of premium tranquility provides several private venues, including Le Muse panoramic restaurant, Top Sail Lounge, pool and relaxation area, as well as private access to the MSC Aurea Spa.

The Fiat 500 personal watercraft have made multiple appearances this year, including the iconic waterfront of San Francisco and Chicago, in addition to this summer’s Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California.

For further information on MSC, bookings and terms and conditions, visit www.msccruises.ie or call 1800 932 499.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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