MSC Cruises rolls out red carpet for MSC Yacht Club guests

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    MSC Cruises has unveiled a first for guests travelling in the MSC Yacht Club with an opportunity to book a carefully curated selection of exclusive shore excursions.

    The MSC Yacht Club is MSC Cruises’ “ship-within-a-ship” concept that offers added privacy and exclusivity to elegant suites in a keycard-access area of the ship. Guests get added luxury in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere with an exclusive area that provides dedicated facilities with its own sundeck, pool, restaurant, lounge and personalised service.

    These excursions take guests to discover new places, new cultures, and new people, immersing them fully in the destinations visited.

    In keeping with the luxury experience, MSC Cruises has introduced more than 90 specially designed  excursions in various ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Northern Europe, with more to come later in the year. These small group excursions enable guests to explore their destinations more intimately.

    “The new offering has come following customer feedback and a desire for a more exclusive experience for MSC Yacht Club guests,” MSC Cruises head of shore excursions, Marialuisa Iaccarino, said.

    “Guests will benefit from a seamless experience between the butlers’ service onboard and the excursion experts ashore as well as having the opportunity to relax and fully immerse themselves into each destination’s culture, cuisine and traditions.”

    Highlights among the 90+ new shore excursions include:

    • A sensory experience and exclusive perfume-making workshop in Cannes, France
    • An authentic pesto cooking class in Santa Margherita Ligure, Genoa, Italy
    • A visit to the Fontana geothermal baths in Akureyri, Iceland
    • World-famous whisky tasting at Glenmorangie Distillery in Invergordon, Scotland
    • A luxurious catamaran and snorkelling experience in Cozumel, Mexico
    • A visit to a plush cabana in the forested grounds near the Martha Brae River in Falmouth, Jamaica

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