FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Jan 18, 2013) - MSC Cruises is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership, which makes their latest cruise ship an entirely unique jewel of the seas. The company has signed an agreement with Eataly, the popular Turin-based chain, which today counts several food and restaurant emporiums in the U.S., Italy and Japan, to launch the first Eataly at sea on the soon to be inaugurated MSC Preziosa.
In the area that hosts the Tex Mex speciality restaurant on her Fantasia class sister-ships, MSC Preziosa will instead feature two entirely unique dining venues: the Eataly Restaurant and the Ristorante Italia.
With around 80 seats, the Eataly Restaurant will mirror Eataly’s original concept, creating a stylish, minimalist space where people can eat, buy and learn about the best Italian food. A choice of 18 dishes will be prepared and served at lunch and dinner, including pasta, vegetables, seafood, meat, cold cuts and cheese. Travellers on board MSC Preziosa will enjoy delicious, simple and top quality dishes, savoured in a relaxed, uncluttered and fun atmosphere, as per Eataly’s tradition.
The exclusive 24-seat evening-only Ristorante Italia will offer a different ultra-high-quality ‘table d’hôte’ menu every night, especially conceived by Eataly chefs, with dishes made from Slow Food Presidia products – a foundation created to protect small producers and to preserve the quality of artisan products.
“MSC Cruises is committed to ensuring that food and beverage on board our fleet is constantly evolving to provide a real gastronomic experience,” says Rick Sasso, CEO and President of MSC Cruises USA. “We look forward to delighting customers cruising on the MSC Divina, debuting soon in Miami, with sensational dining and a variety of quality cuisine options.”
Hosting a number of stunning features such as the Garden infinity pool with Zen relaxation zone and the Yacht Club, the MSC Divina will be sailing the Eastern and Western Caribbean from PortMiami beginning Fall 2013.
Visitors to Eataly’s New York restaurant can enter for a chance to win a cruise on the MSC Divina.
About MSC Cruises:
MSC Cruises is a privately-held, family-owned, Italian cruise line with a fleet of 12 ships: MSC Magnifica, MSC Splendida, MSC Fantasia, MSC Divina, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, MSC Musica, MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera, MSC Preziosa and MSC Lirica. The MSC Divina, a sister ship to MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida, debuted in May 2012, with sister ship MSC Preziosa scheduled to join the fleet in March 2013. The fleet cruises year round in the Mediterranean and seasonally in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, South America, the Indian Ocean, and South and West Africa.