Martha Stewart has helped MSC Cruises to curate shore excursions and holiday dinner menus (Image: Douglas Friedman)
Emmy Award-winning television host, entrepreneur, author, and home and lifestyle expert Martha Stewart has joined forces with MSC Cruises to develop new and exclusive “culinary and discovery experiences” on it ships and in destinations across the Caribbean.
As part of the new ‘Celebrate, Discover, Experience’ partnership, Stewart has helped MSC Cruises to curate shore excursions, holiday dinner menus and recipes, and surprise gift packages for guests.
“MSC Cruises is committed to developing enriching guest experiences and as such we partner with world-class experts in their field to create together something truly unique,” said Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises. “Martha Stewart’s philosophy and passion for discovery is a perfect match for MSC Cruises and we are excited to bring her innovation, style and expertise to life in this special partnership designed to help our guests create memorable vacation moments with friends and family.”
Initially taking place in multiple destinations across the Caribbean, the shore excursions focus on Stewart’s personal passions. They feature activities such as interactive culinary classes, sessions where guests can sample local delicacies, horseback riding in the ocean, hiking to hidden coves, visits to craft markets, lessons from local fisherman and garden tours.
“I’ve always enjoyed introducing people to new experiences and I’m thrilled to be working with MSC Cruises on a partnership that embodies the true celebratory nature of travel, exploration and discovery,” said Stewart. “The excursions showcase some of my favourite activities and help MSC Cruises’ guests discover some of the authentic and hidden treasures of destinations throughout the Caribbean. The holiday dinner menus and surprise gift packages encompass what I believe celebrations should include: good food, good company and commemorating great adventures and inspiration wherever we are.”
Guests will be able to enjoy the new offerings during cruises on MSC Seaside and MSC Armonia from 1 June 2019. The new shore excursions will be available at all destinations visited on the ships’ Caribbean itineraries.
From November 2019, additional excursions will be available in Caribbean destinations visited by MSC Divina and MSC Meraviglia. The programme will also include an excursion on MSC Cruises’ new private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, once it opens in November 2019.
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