MSC will introduce a more flexible dining format with the
debut of MSC Meraviglia in June.
The concept is called Flexi Dining, and will allow guests to
pre-select a time slot for their evening meal, with the ability to change it at
any time during their cruise.
MSC will retain the classic early and late seatings for
guests who prefer that format.
The cruse line said it will also introduce dining packages
that combine dinner and a show, a series of specialty restaurant meals or
chef’s table and wine-pairing dinners. The packages will be commissionable to
travel agents if booked prior to departure.
One of the packages on the Meraviglia will be the Cirque du
Soleil at Sea dinner show, which is being added to the Meraviglia class.
The MSC Meraviglia will come to Miami to do Caribbean
cruises in 2019. Later this year, the MSC Seaside will debut in Miami and it
will also have Flexi Dining, although not the Cirque du Soleil show.