MSC Cruises, known for offering high-end cruise vacations throughoutItaly and the Mediterranean, as well as destinations throughout the world, is taking luxury to the next level with the launch of MSC Yacht Club. Already available on two of its ships—MSC Fantasia and MSC Splendida—this ship-within-a-ship-concept is designed for discerning cruise travelers looking for an exclusive experience, while still having access to the entire ship’s services and facilities.
The MSC Yacht Club offers the ultimate in luxury, privacy and personal service combined with VIP access to a number of amenities around the ship. From the moment they step on board, MSC Yacht Club passengers will be escorted by a butler to the priority check-in where their luggage is collected and they can enjoy champagne and canapes before being whisked to their suite.
The MSC Yacht Club also feature specially appointed accommodations, each with Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrobes, marble bathrooms with large spa bath and separate showers, interactive flat-screen TVs, WiFi access, complimentary mini-bar, and private verandahs or floor-to-ceiling windows boasting ocean views. Butlers are on call 24 hours to offer assistance with anything from packing and unpacking, to delivering guests’ favorite newspaper.
Meanwhile, the 24-hour concierge can assist with arranging shore excursions or booking spa appointments at the MSC Auera Spa—accessible to MSC Yacht Club guests from a private elevator. Here, guests can also enjoy a complimentary sauna and Turkish bath reserved just for MSC Yacht Club guests.
As an MSC Yacht Club guest, your clients can also enjoy an array of dining choices. The Top Sail Lounge, as well as The One Pool & Bar—exclusively for Yacht Club guests—feature special menu selections such as flambed shellfish bisque, champagne risotto and rack of lamb in a pistachio crust, as well as desserts like raspberry creme brulee and homemade gelato.
Slated to launch in May 2012, MSC Divina will be the third ship to feature the exclusive MSC Yacht Club. MSC Divina will be 1,094 ft. in length with a beam of 125 ft. Offering year-round sailings throughout the Mediterranean and Europe, MSC Divina itinerary highlights include visits to a number of Europe’s most treasured destinations, including Rome, Naples, Barcelona, North Africa, Athens, Heraklion, Rhodes, Alexandria, and Genoa as well as the Caribbean, Canada and New England.
MSC Yacht Club itineraries range from 4- to 11-night year-round voyages including to Italy, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, Greece and Turkey. MSC Yacht Club rates begin at $2,799 pp in low season. For more information, call(855) 469-2582 or visit mscyachtclub.com.