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Italian icon Sophia Loren christens luxury cruise ship MSC Poesia

Get ready for a luxury cruise with MSC Cruises’ most exciting and anticipated ship to date, MSC Poesia.

Claudia Baino, Managing Director at MSC Cruises UK, said:

“We are tremendously excited about launching the MSC Poesia in April. This is the first time an MSC Cruises ship has been christened in the UK, demonstrating how committed MSC Cruises are to the British market. The event promises to be spectacular, with the Italian glamour of Sophia Loren and a fantastic line up of global artists providing entertainment throughout the evening.”

The MSC Poesia will make her debut in Dover on 5th April 2008, with a VIP star studded event to mark the first ever launch of an MSC Crociere ship outside of Italy. In line with MSC Crociere tradition, the magnificent launch event will be attended by glamorous Hollywood actress, Sophia Loren, godmother to the new ship, who will perform the midnight christening ceremony.

As the part of the ‘Musica’ class, the MSC Poesia, which translates as poetry, will see her first night in Dover celebrated by live performances from headline acts including the celebrated Andrea Bocelli. Italian opera legend Bocelli, having recently received a standing ovation at the Grammy awards, captures the spirit and lyricism of the new ship. In addition, multi award winning singer/songwriter KT Tunstall will be on stage in the grand new music hall as will jazz supremo, 20 year old, Peter Grant, accompanied by the renowned Ronnie Scott band.

Elegant surroundings and excellent dining opportunities

At 89,600 tonnes and 1275 cabins with double occupancy for 2550 passengers, MSC Poesia has a wonderful blend of cutting edge technology, elegant surroundings, exciting entertainment venues and tantalising dining opportunities. MSC Poesia will be a sister ship to the popular MSC Orchestra and MSC Musica (launched in 2007 and 2006 respectively).

After the launch event, she will set sail on her 13 night pre-inaugural voyage from Dover to Venice, visiting luxury vacation spots in Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, and finally Italy, arriving in Venice where she will be positioned for the summer of 2008. If you are in for some luxury at sea matroned by Sophia Loren, you know where to book your next cruise!

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