Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:00 AM 31st August 2019

World’s First Fine Art Experience At Sea

The newest ship in the MSC Cruises fleet, MSC Grandiosa - set to launch in November - will host the world’s first fine art experience on board a cruise ship.

The immersive art and dining experience featuring “Degas Danse Dessin” aims to bring guests closer to the world of fine art with an exhibition of original Impressionist art.

Housed in a purpose-built installation within the L’Atelier Bistro at the heart of the ship’s Mediterranean-style Promenade, the Edgar Degas exhibition is the first curation of this unique collection on board a cruise ship.

The Danse Dessin series presents 26 studies of movement and dance and was previously exhibited in major international galleries and museums.

Degas’ work encapsulates the soul of romantic Paris and will offer an immersive experience for guests with five videos running alongside the artwork outlining details of Degas’ work and life.

The Company says it aims to elevate the guest experience with new and unique elements that cannot be found anywhere else at sea.

The introduction and presentation of the renowned works is part of a collaboration between the cruise company and THE AIMES, experts in creating multi-sensory, interactive experiences.

MSC Grandiosa will become the new flagship in the fleet when she launches in November and will also become only the second ship in the company to feature ZOE, the world’s first virtual cruise personal assistant.

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