MSC Cruises, in cooperation with Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing Department (Dubai Tourism Authority), DP World and Emirates Airline, announced that the naming ceremony of the route’s latest flagship MSC Virtuosa will be held at Mina Rashid (Port Rashid) in Dubai on November 27th. .
The name of the newest member of the MSC Cruises fleet comes from the Italian virtuoso, referring to the master craftsman who designed and developed this masterpiece, which will be the most technologically and environmentally advanced cruise ship ever deployed in the UAE. Her naming will be celebrated through a series of live entertainment and performances.
The naming ceremony will comply with all public health and safety protocols established by the Dubai government and will be supported by the health and safety protocols of MSC Cruises. This occasion will also be part of the celebrations surrounding the UAE’s Golden Jubilee and will be held as Dubai welcomes the world to the 2020 World Expo.
His Royal Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Said Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates and the Group, said: “Dubai has established a strong plan to become a global tourist destination and a preferred regional cruise gateway. A stable route. The milestone naming ceremony and maiden voyage of the MSC Virtuosa from Dubai demonstrated the trust and confidence that the city has won as an important partner in the cruise industry. We use our city’s world-class transportation and tourism infrastructure, including The dedicated remote check-in facility invested by Emirates in Port Rashid provides the best experience for cruise operators and passengers, providing seamless sea and air connections and an exciting experience. Dubai itinerary during transit. We look forward to these On a solid foundation, we will revive the growth of cruise passengers and we are very happy to welcome the world to Dubai in the coming months as we advance the Dubai World Expo, the UAE’s Golden Jubilee plan and many other initiatives at full speed.”
Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, said: “We are very proud and honored to be able to hold the naming ceremony of our cherished flagship and masterpiece MSC Virtuosa in Dubai, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. This event is a grand “50 years” event. Part of the event coincides with the first World Expo in the region, and it is also a grand event that truly celebrates Dubai, so it has greater significance. The preferred destination for travelers from all over the world. I am very happy that the cruise has and will continue to be in this achievement Play an important role. I would also like to thank the Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing Department, DP World and Emirates for their partnership and support for making this event possible.”
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World Group, said: “The four-party partnership further strengthens the cooperation, elevates MSC Cruises’ operations in Dubai to a new level, and highlights the emirate’s response to the expected growth in cruise tourism. World-class capabilities, given people’s optimistic predictions about the upcoming outcome of the long-awaited COVID-19 pandemic.”
He added: “As the industry prepares for health and safety agreements for the return of global tourists, the events planned for November will add luster to Expo 2020 and highlight Dubai’s status as the preferred cruise destination.”
Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General of the Ministry of Tourism and Commercial Marketing (Dubai Tourism Authority) said: “We are proud of Dubai becoming the cruise hub of the region. This is based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Rashid Al Maktoum (bin Rashid Al Maktoum) is committed to making this city the most visited and revisited destination in the world. Dubai’s cooperation with internationally renowned cruise companies such as Mediterranean Cruises proves The global appeal of Dubai’s cruise industry and its status as a diversified tourist destination. As we continue to open up to the world in a safe and reliable manner, this landmark event will help maintain tourism momentum and further strengthen the destination Advocate.
“Over the past five years, Dubai has established an outstanding legacy in multiple fields, and the city’s transformation into a very successful international city is largely driven by the unique way of cooperation between the government and the private sector. We look forward to celebrating this important tourism event in this landmark year in Dubai, and we still thank our important stakeholder network and partners such as Emirates and DP World for their continued support, which helped Dubai launch the world The tourism industry has recovered, including resuming cruising in the area.”
After the naming ceremony, MSC Virtuosa will set off for its maiden voyage to the Gulf on November 28. Guests will depart from Dubai. This is the first time in a series of 7 nights. They will visit Abu Dhabi and Sir Banias. And the port of Dammam and Doha, Saudi Arabia, and embark in Abu Dhabi and Doha.