T he retirement of MSC Melody underscores one of the most remarkable transformations in the cruise business. Starting at the back of the field, MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises said it has withdrawn the 1,000-passenger MSC Melody from its fleet. Melody has sailed for MSC since 1995, when it was acquired as the Starship Atlantic. It is the smallest ship
the island of Rhodes. The MSC Musica replaced its planned call in Athens with Heraklion, Greece, on Oct. 20. The MSC Melody also avoided a call in Athens Oct. 19, replacing it with Heraklion, and is slated to all in Athens Oct. 24. MSC
Lirica opened the season in Brazil for the first time, sailing out of Santos on Oct. 23 and calling at Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Ubatuba and Santos. The MSC Musica, MSC Opera, MSC Melody , MSC Armonia and MSC Orchestra will arrive later.
miles off the coast of Somalia, the Italian line said it would no longer sail through the Red Sea and Suez Canal. The MSC Melody became the first passenger vessel to return gunfire at pirates when, according to reports, a security team onboard
piracy. The decision came days after one of its ships repelled a pirate attack 600 miles off the coast of Somalia. The MSC Melody was sailing near the Seychelles Islands on April 25 when it was attacked. The ship was reportedly the first passenger
The MSC Melody repelled a pirate attack near the Seychelles Islands on April 25. The ..... recent wave of piracy in the region. Reports from Europe indicate that the MSC Melody , sailing 600 miles from the Somali coast, fended off the attack in an
In order to avoid pirates, MSC Cruises altered the MSC Melody 's route on a three-week cruise from Durban, South Africa, to Genoa, Italy. The Italian cruise line will take a route that