MSC Cruises will add its popular Butchers Cut steakhouse to UK-based ship MSC Preziosa next month.
“It just goes to show Brexit hasnt impacted us, and were not discounting and flooding the market with last-minute sales. Its proof of what weve been saying – make sure youre booking early.”
Antonio Paradiso, managing director UK and Ireland, revealed the restaurant, currently offered on five of the lines ships – including recently christened flagship MSC Bellissima – would be available onboard Preziosa from May 13.
“UK guests are our priority so we wanted to enhance the experience. People love Butchers Cut, and its customer satisfaction scores are amazing, so we wanted to make the change for Brits,” he said.
Paradiso was speaking alongside UK and Ireland sales director Steve Williams as the pair revealed the “overwhelming response from the UK and Irish travel trade” surrounding Bellissima had helped the line surpass 90% of its annual passenger budget, with MSC on track to hit target for the third consecutive year.
“It just goes to show Brexit hasnt impacted us, and were not discounting and flooding the market with last-minute sales,” Paradiso said. “Its proof of what weve been saying – make sure youre booking early.”
Following the naming of Bellissima in Southampton last month, for which MSC invited 3,000 UK and Irish agents onboard, Williams said his next aim was to highlight MSCs global product, especially in the Caribbean.
“We want to be known not just as a Mediterranean specialist,” he said. “Were building two new terminals in Miami, and we have some of our best hardware out there.”
Williams said he would also look at hosting a UK trade fam trip in the region next year, including a visit to the lines upcoming private island Ocean Cay in the Bahamas, opening in November 2019.
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