On Wednesday 29 November, 2017, MSC Seaside sailed for the first time from Fincantieri’s shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, to Trieste. Frances Marcellin was on board,
As Cirque du Soleil’s 50-strong acrobatic insect showstopper Ovo – an extravaganza about a day in the life of a curious community of insects –
Navigating your way around a ship is easier than you think, says Frances Marcellin. (First published in The Telegraph, 17 February 2018) As someone who
When Cirque du Soleil launched sea-based productions, its gravity-defying acts had to adapt to a moving stage, particularly in rough weather. Frances Marcellin finds out how the team crafted ship-specific shows
The MSC Meraviglia is the first of a new fleet of high-tech ships MSC Cruises is launching over the next decade. Frances Marcellin went on board to speak to the team behind the ship’s cutting-edge technology.
What happens when a world-class chef is asked to create his unique chocolate and patisserie range on board one of the most advanced ships in the world? Frances Marcellin finds out how patisserie champion Jean-Philippe Maury brought his culinary vision to the MSC Meraviglia.