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Sail away with your favourite cup of tea on MSC Magnifica

MSC Cruises is giving the British public the chance to make sure their favourite cuppa will be brewing when MSC Magnifica sets sail from Southampton next summer.

It follows research, commissioned by the cruise line, into the habits of Brits when travelling abroad, with more than half admitting to packing their favourite items of food and drink, and almost a quarter stating they wouldn’t go on holiday at all if their favourite items weren’t available. 
No need to pack teabags when MSC Magnifica sails out of Southampton in summer 2018

Tea came out as the most likely item to pack in your suitcase with more than a third admitting they won’t travel without their favourite blend, closely followed by coffee and cereal.

The top ten items Brits admitted to packing in their suitcase for holidays abroad were tea, coffee, cereal, soft drinks, ketchup, bread, brown sauce, fruit juice, jam and beer

While the research, conducted on 2,300 UK adults, clearly showed that there are certain things Brits need to feel comfortable when travelling, it also uncovered that they aren’t afraid of trying new things, with almost half stating that the thing they look forward to most about going on holiday is trying new and different food, with a further 35 per cent stating they love to embrace different cultures.

MSC Cruises are taking this feedback seriously and have announced that MSC Magnifica, which will be deployed from Southampton next year for the summer season, will give guests the “best of both worlds” by making some enhancements to the cruise product to cater to the needs of British and Irish guests.

Antonio Paradiso, MD of MSC Cruises for the UK & Ireland said: “We understand how important home comforts are for our guests. This is why we have worked to enhance our product specifically for the British market on board MSC Magnifica, and have added some special touches such as kettles in cabins through to making roast dinners, pies and pastries available in the buffet.

“Our guests are at the heart of everything we do, and we have taken their feedback into consideration when defining the enhancements of our onboard offering.”

He added: “While we have already decided on many of the additions, we are yet to select the brand of tea we serve on board, and we are opening the voting to allow the British public to select the brand of tea that will be available in all the cabins as well as the nine onboard bars and restaurants.”
Voters can choose the brand of English Breakfast Tea that will be enjoyed on board, selecting from some of the nation’s favourite brands; PG Tips, Tetley, Twining’s and Yorkshire Tea. To cast a vote visit the MSC Cruises UK Facebook or Twitter page.
MSC Magnifica will sail from Southampton to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe on 22 dates from April to October 2018.

MSC Cruises: or call 020 30954908

Posted on 25th April 2017 at 09:36 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Mediterranean Shipping Cruise Line (MSC) |

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