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Sunday, May 27, 2012

MSC Divina launched in Marseille

Very recently, in Marseille, France, the latest jewel in the MSC Cruises’ fleet, MSC Divina, was christened by international screen legend Sophia Loren.

The exclusive high-profile event included a gala dinner and entertainment from illustrious performers in the company of international celebrities, selected guests, media, authorities and the top management of MSC Cruises.

The festivities marked not only the addition of the 12th ship to the MSC Cruises’ ultra-modern fleet, but also the Mediterranean heritage of which the company is so proud.

Every detail of the onboard experience and the christening was carefully planned to reflect the colors, scents, history and the culture of the area, offering guests an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the region’s celebrated values of authenticity and warm hospitality.

“Since 2003 we have built our ships on French soil, partnering with the French shipyard and heavily contributing to employment and the economy,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, CEO, MSC Cruises. “We celebrated this long-established relationship, paying homage to the country’s oldest and biggest port at the christening ceremony of our latest flagship, MSC Divina.”

The highlight of the evening was when Sophia Loren – treasured godmother of the MSC Cruises’ fleet - cut the ribbon and named MSC Divina to a crescendo of champagne, confetti, and sparkling fountains.

The nest day, the new MSC Divina took to the seas for her long-awaited first season.

For more information about MSC Cruises take a look at the Prow’s Edge Cruise Magazine profile of MSC Cruises, or visit the MSC Cruises web site.

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