MSC Cruises is offering customers consultations with travel and organisation experts to help them pack for their upcoming cruises on MSC Virtuosa, which is sailing from Southampton until November.
The line’s new Holiday Preps service offers live one-to-one video consultations, designed to “eliminate packing stress”. Customers will receive guidance on what and how to pack for their sailing. They can speak to professional organiser Nicola Lewis, Youtube and Instagram influencer Emily Norris, travel writer Jeannine Williamson and travel bloggers Yaya and Lloyd from Hand Luggage Only.
Antonio Paradiso, UK Managing Director of MSC Cruises said: “There are still a lot of misconceptions around cruise holidays, such as thinking that you have to dress up every night or that there might not be enough to do onboard.
“At MSC Cruises we want to make cruise holidays more accessible and break down those myths around cruising, and what better way to help guests than right at the start of their holiday with their packing. Whilst there are plenty of opportunities to dress up, there is always a more relaxed option available too, so however you want to holiday there is a cruise for you.”
To request a packing consultation with a Holiday Prep expert ahead of a MSC Virtuosa sailing, and to see their packing tips, agents or their clients can visit the MSC Cruises’ Facebook page or the MSC website.
The line has also published results from a survey of British holidaymakers, which found that 35% find packing stressful and 60% admit to being “serial over-packers”.
One in ten people said they found packing for their holiday so stressful that they didn’t want to go away, and nearly a quarter of respondents said they had forgotten how to pack since their pre-pandemic travels.