MSC unveils new Cirque du Soleil shows

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MSC Cruises has revealed the new Cirque du Soleil shows that will be on board Meraviglia when it launches next month.

Viaggio and Sonor will be exclusively available on MSC and performed twice a day, six times per week.

Gianni Onorato, MSC Cruises Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are committed to creating unique experiences 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.”

Onorato added: “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. 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.”

Yasmine Khalil, President 45 Degrees, Cirque du Soleil’s events and special projects company, said: “After years of hard work, our team is very excited to unveil the names and visuals of the two first productions of our partnership with MSC; two concepts very different from one another, both showcasing Cirque du Soleil’s “savoir-faire”. Guests of MSC Meraviglia are definitely in for a treat!”

In a statement, the company said that Viaggio was “the story of a passionate and eccentric artist who hears the call of his faceless muse”. Sonor “takes guests on an auditory adventure with dancers, acrobats and characters”. Both shows will offer their own cocktail and dinner experience.

“We wanted to elevate the experience even further for our guests and for this we have worked hand in hand with the creative team from Cirque du Soleil to create the first Dinner & Show experience on our fleet,” Onorato explained.

Cirque du Soleil at Sea needs to be pre-booked by guests either before the cruise or once on board. The dinner and show costs €35 or guests can book a signature cocktail & show for €15.

Sam Ballard

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