Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows created exclusively for MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to offer a unique onboard entertainment experience.
Back in 2013 Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, had the vision to take the entertainment offered on board to the next level. Since MSC Cruises always seeks to work with innovative, world-class leaders, it was only natural to approach Cirque du Soleil. 

This partnership with the world leader in live entertainment will see a total of eight original shows produced exclusively for MSC Cruises’ four Meraviglia generation ships. The first four shows are currently available on board 
MSC MeravigliaMSC Bellissima and MSC Grandiosa
Six nights per week, this entertainment experience takes place in the a multi-million euro, custom-made entertainment and dining venue, the Carousel Lounge, where guests will be able to enjoy dinner or cocktails and then enjoy a Cirque du Soleil at Sea performance (not included with the cruise fare. Additional cost applies, unless otherwise stated)





Two original shows on board of MSC Meraviglia

Each of the two shows feature a different concept, ambiance, storyline, costumes and make-up and will be performed twice a night for six nights.
With sound at its heart, SONOR takes guests on an auditory adventure with dancers, acrobats and characters, all moving to the rhythm. It conjures a world of unique sensations, astonishing sounds, bold music and immersive projections and culminates in a grand finale for the senses.

VIAGGIO is the story of a passionate and eccentric artist who hears the call of his Faceless Muse. Mysterious and seductive, she beckons him into the vivid world of his unbridled imagination to complete his masterpiece. With each stroke of his paintbrush, the painter reveals the details of his grandiose tableau. Electrifying colours fill the space with intriguing motifs and rich textures. Majestic acts transform the theatre into a living canvas. Before our very eyes, a masterpiece comes to life.

In addition, before the show, guests can enjoy a unique cocktail including a specially designed signature cocktail and tempting treats, or an exclusive dinner experience designed to complement each pre-show entertainment.





Two shows to delight guests on board of MSC Bellissima

SYMA – Sail Beyond Imagination
SYMA takes you on the epic journey of a young sailor, brimming with imagination. On this bold expedition, he braves the elements, plunges into troubled waters and discovers the mysterious island of his dreams, populated by surreal, and colourful creatures. We all carry our own imaginary island inside of us, so what are you waiting for? SYMA awaits. Immersive video images, an original set design, bioluminescent lighting and acrobatic feats make SYMA an unforgettable show.  

VARÉLIA – Love In Full Colour
VARÉLIA puts a futuristic twist on a traditional medieval tale. It traces the arduous course of an unconventional courtship between a princess with distinctive violet skin and a charming hero who is blind. Their budding romance is thwarted by a villain who, in a fit of madness, kidnaps the royal. With the help of his friends, the brave young hero formulates a plan to rescue his beloved. Delight in the acrobatic feats, the laser show and the unique set design of this futuristic medieval tale. 

Guests can enjoy the pre-show entertainment whilst having dinner or sipping a cocktail before the performance starts in the Carousel Lounge that offers stunning views of the ocean whilst at sea.

Cirque du Soleil

At a Glance
At a Glance

Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder to over 190 million spectators with 42 productions that have taken place in close to 450 cities in 60 countries. The organization has over 4,000 employees, including 1,400 artists, from nearly 50 countries. On top of producing world-renowned shows, Cirque du Soleil has extended its creative approach to a variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences and special events.

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