Next year MSC Cruises is homeporting a ship in Southampton and in order to make MSC Magnifica home for the UK guests the company is introducing some British traditions.
In order to create the perfect cruise experience onboard MSC Magnifica the company organised a poll on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Over 1,000 people voted in the online poll which led to the selection of Yorkshire Tea as the most popular tea brand.
The tea will be available in all on board bars and restaurants and – in a first for MSC Cruises – also in cabins, along with a kettle, coffee, milk and sugar allowing guests to enjoy hot drinks in their cabins.
“We are so pleased to announce that the winning brand, selected by the British public, is Yorkshire Tea. In order to make a ‘proper brew’ it’s attention to detail that counts, which is something we pride ourselves on at MSC Cruises. As a family owned Company we understand how important home comforts are, and are pleased to be able to add this special touch in order to make MSC Magnifica home for guests while they are exploring the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in 2018.”
– Antonio Paradiso, MD of MSC Cruises for the UK & Ireland
To prepare MSC Magnifica for her first full season sailing out of Southampton many other enhancements are being made to the product onboard the ship. These include British & Irish beer and cider on draft, a British comedian and Cruise Director joining the entertainment team and all the favourite big-brand condiments including HP Sauce, Colmans Mustard and Marmite.
MSC Magnifica, which carries 3,200 guests, will sail from Southampton to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean from April to October 2018.
To celebrate the announcement, MSC Cruises is recruiting a Tea and Cake taster to sail on the ship and ensure that guests are getting a proper brew and the cakes are practically perfect in every way. The successful applicant, who will need an exceptional palate and a sweet tooth, will be invited aboard MSC Magnifica sailing from Southampton in April 2018 to rigorously taste-test the ship’s tea and cakes. During the 7 day contract the applicant (and his /her assistant) will receive accommodation as well as a daily wage of tea and cake…