The cruise terminal "Benito Quinquela Martín" received for the first time MSC Fantasia, the biggest cruise of the season 2018/2019. It was wednesday 12 and coincided with the arrival of MSC Poesia and MSC Orchestra, a milestone that represents MSC Crucero's strong presence and commitment in Argentina.
MSC Fantasia It can have 4000 guests, has 333.30 meters in length and has a total tonnage of 137,936. The vessel is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of cruise passengers, especially families.
MSC Fantasia has capacity to accommodate 4000 passengers (MSC Cruises).
The ship has a wide range of sports facilities, for example tennis and basketball courts, miniature golf, jogging track and gym. In terms of entertainment options it offers a water park, a formula 1 simulator and a 4D movie theater.
For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, it MSC Aurea Spa It offers a range of treatments and therapies. Gastronomy on board is a separate chapter with Mediterranean and international menus.
Formula 1 simulator, one of the various entertainment options (MSC Cruises).
To celebrate their first arrival, authorities from the company, from Terminales Río de la Plata, from the General Administration of Ports, Prefectura Naval Argentina and Customs, were present.
As part of the celebration of this event, it was aboard MSC Fantasia sheet delivery ceremony between Captain of the ship, Francesco Saverio Veniero and Managing Director of MSC Cruceros Argentina, Javier Massignani. Also present were the heads of MSC Poesia, Raffaele Iaccarino and MSC Orchestra, Giacomo Romano.
To celebrate MSC Fantasia's first arrival, the plaque delivery ceremony (DP / Trips) was held.
MSC Fantasia will perform during this season 6 conversations in Buenos Aires with Brazilian guests mostly, which means that will bring to the country more than 24 thousand tourists.
Moreover, will do 3 trips to northeastern Brazil with travel plans of 11 and 14 nights, with stops in Ilhéus, Salvador de Bahía, Ilhabela, Rio de Janeiro and Punta del Este.
The staircase in MSC Fantasia has Swarovski crystals (DP / Travel).
A "yacht" inside the boat
"We are very pleased to be able to offer for the first time the Argentinean guests service MSC Yacht Club. This is as if it were another luxury boat aboard the MSC Fantasia, which is in the bow of the boat, "said Javier Massignani, Managing Director of MSC Cruceros Argentina.
A suite of MSC Yacht Club, another "yacht" within MSC Fantasia (MSC Cruises).
There the passengers are treated with maximum hospitality and personal attention even in the smallest details. It's an exclusive space that combines special services.
The MSC Yacht Club is designed for the most demanding guests who want exclusivity and integrity, and is an innovative concept of "a boat in a boat": It has a completely autonomous area on the boat deck and offers plenty of sea views, with A variety of private facilities including a pool, solarium and a restaurant.
MSC Yacht Club is a private and exclusive space (MSC Cruises).
"A contribution to the city's economy"
"Three years ago, in 2015, we received MSC Splendida, the largest ship that had entered the port of Buenos Aires.. And on the same day, MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica were here too. On this occasion, we are very proud to relive the same event, but welcome MSC Fantasia, says Massignani.
Together with MSC Fantasia, MSC Orchestra and MSC Poesia (MSC Cruceros) joined the port of Buenos Aires.
In addition, he stressed: "With MSC Fantasia (24 thousand) and MSC Poesia (51 thousand), we take a total of 75 thousand guests from Brazil throughout the season. This means that more than 50% of passengers' mobility corresponds to MSC Cruises, with 40% of port calls in the port, he says.
At this point, he clarified that Poesia MSC – whose place of origin for this season is Santos, in Brazil – will make 17 trips to Argentina.
In turn MSC Orchestra will make the base at the cruise terminal "Benito Quinquela Martín" on the way to Brazil, with 15 scheduled departures during the season, which It represents a total of 48 thousand guests.
The company felt that the guests came to Buenos Aires as "a contribution to the city economy" because they can make purchases, take walks and excursions, enjoy gastronomy and musical shows, among many activities offered.
MSC Fantasia is fully furnished for the Christmas and New Year parties (DP / Travel).
On the other hand, the marketing manager of MSC Cruceros Argentina, Verónica Chancalay, presented the application MSC360 VR. This app lets you know the inside of the virtual reality technology ship even before you buy the cruise trip.