Cirque du Soleil shows created exclusively for MSC

MSC Cruises is proud to announce a unique, partnership with the world leader in artistic entertainment, Cirque du Soleil.

From the launch of MSC Meraviglia in June 2017, this next-generation ship will become the first cruise ship ever to feature a custom Entertainment Lounge designed in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil to create a unique experience at sea.

Six nights per week, Cirque du Soleil's outstanding artists will deliver two different and unique shows – created exclusively for MSC Cruises – in front of audiences of 500 guests. 

Guests will be able to see the first of these shows from MSC Meraviglia’s very first cruise in June 2017. Starting from 18th of June two different shows will be performed.

The long-term partnership with Cirque du Soleil will later be extended to MSC Meraviglia's three sister ships, to be launched in 2019, 2020 and 2022.


MSC Cruises and Cirque du Soleil

MSC Cruises and Cirque du Soleil

This magical entertainment experience will take place in the purpose-built 1,000 square-metre aft lounge, where guests will be able to enjoy dinner or cocktails as well as watching the spectacular performances. 

Every day on board MSC Meraviglia will be unforgettable – but the nights will simply take your breath away.


The History of Cirque du Soleil
The History of Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment.


The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists from more than 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.


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Some dates and numbers

Some dates and numbers

  • In 1984, 73 people worked for Cirque du Soleil. Today, the company hires close to 4,000 employees worldwide, including 1,300 artists.
  • The company’s employees and artists represent more than 50 nationalities and speak 25 different languages
  • More than 155 million spectators have seen a Cirque du Soleil show since 1984.  
  • 39 shows have been created since 1984.  
  • Close to 15 million have seen a Cirque du Soleil show in 2014.