Written by Michela | 18 May, 2012 17:40
Maiden Call of the traditional ceremony for the first port of call cruise ship in the exclusive village of Liguria.In 2012 the ship will stop 26 times in Portofino, bringing total 57.000 Passengers will spend 4,3 million on land.
Portofino, 18 May 2012 – It will take place this evening in the harbor in Portofino the traditional ceremony "Maiden Call"To celebrate the first airport in the Tigullio MSC Sinfonia, elegant and modern cruise ship can accommodate up to 2.200 passengers.
The ceremony will be sealed by the usual exchange of crests between the Commander of the MSC Sinfonia Ciro Pinto, President of MSC Cruises Franco Zuccarino, the North West Area Manager of MSC Cruises Luca Valentini and maritime and civil authorities of Genoa and Portofino.
"I would first like to thank the Port of Genoa and the local authorities for allowing cruise ships return to Portofino with a solution that still protect the marine environment and ensure complete safety of navigation" explains Franco Zuccarino, President of MSC Cruises. "It certainly will benefit the 57.000 passengers of this ship, During the 26 airports in the 'Pearl of the Tigullio' set up in November, can visit one of the most charming seaside villages of the world and will also benefit the local tourist economy through direct spending of cruise MSC estimated at 4,3 million in 2012 ".
"For MSC Cruises Liguria is once again an area of strategic importance, because it can attract the entire catchment area of Northern Italy. Not by chance the port of Genoa, chosen by the Company as its home port, This year will see much to dock 9 of 12 ships of MSC Cruises,including the new flagship MSC Divine, to be launched in Marseille next 26 May " says Luca Valentini, North West Area Manager of MSC Cruises. “Adding together the ports of Genoa and Portofino, passengers handled by MSC Cruises 2012 will almost 900 thousand, and now this shows that the link between the Liguria and the Company has become inseparable ".
MSC Sinfonia will arrive in the harbor of Portofino Genoa, where he began his journey 8 days and 7 nights in the Mediterranean to Tunisia, Spain and France, and will start late this evening in the direction of Civitavecchia. From there, continue the cruise by visiting Salerno, subsequently Tunis, then call before reaching the capital of nightlife, Ibiza, then the capital of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca. The last stop will be in Marseille, France, before returning to Genoa.
Ship last generation, MSC Sinfonia has all the comforts and allows passengers to experience a wonderful holiday full of fun: a theater 580 posti, 4 restaurants, 8 bar, a large spa with Balinese-room talassoterapy, Hammam, sauna and lecture, a sports center, basketball courts, volleyball and tennis, shuffleboard, jogging track and mini-golf, disco, Casino, mini-club, card room, and a library - for conventions and business meetings - from the Business Center 200 posti. The places In addition, is the only unit of the Society to host an onboard golf simulator.