MSC Continues Cirque du Soleil Partnership

MSC Cruises has expanded its Cirque du Soleil at Sea program with two new shows, SYMA and VARÉLIA, aboard the cruise line’s new flagship, MSC Bellissima.

According to officials, every element of each new Cirque du Soleil at Sea show is unique from the concept and story line, the characters, the costumes and makeup through to the music, staging and sound effects. The concepts are first developed by the creative team based at Cirque du Soleil’s international headquarters in Montreal. Following a rigorous casting process and intensive ideation workshops, the shows are then refined and brought to life on board the ship in the custom-built entertainment venue, the Carousel Lounge, designed to meet the specific needs of Cirque du Soleil.

The long-term partnership will result in eight original shows that can only be seen on board the Meraviglia class ships. Each ship will offer two new contrasting shows to deliver a truly unique and intimate experience for MSC Cruises guests.

SYMA is a fantastical odyssey into the heart of an imaginary world, and the search for a mysterious island inhabited by phantasmagorical creatures.

VARÉLIA is a tale of modern chivalry where love and courage triumph over the greatest divides. A medieval tale with a futuristic twist, VARÉLIA follows a classic story arc in a cartoonesque world which adds a humoristic touch.

Cirque du Soleil at Sea can be booked in advance at a reduced rate or on board during the cruise for any remaining seats. Guests can either book a three-course menu served before the show (€35), or sip on a specialty cocktail (€15) and enjoy the pre-show that begins 30 minutes before the start of the Cirque du Soleil at Sea performance.