Following a nationwide vote, MSC Cruises has announced the brand of tea the British public have chosen to be served onboard MSC Magnifica in 2018.
It appears to be a victory for Yorkshire Tea; over 1,000 people voted in the online poll on the MSC Cruises Facebook and twitter pages, which led to the selection of the popular brand.
The tea will be available in all on board bars and restaurants and is a first for MSC Cruises: also in cabins, along with a kettle, coffee, milk and sugar, so guests can enjoy hot drinks in their cabins.
Antonio Paradiso, MD of MSC Cruises for the UK & Ireland said ‘We are so pleased to announce that the winning brand, selected by the British public, is Yorkshire Tea. In order to make a ‘proper brew’ it’s attention to detail that counts, which is something we pride ourselves on at MSC Cruises.
As a family owned Company we understand how important home comforts are, and are pleased to be able to add this special touch in order to make MSC Magnifica home for guests while they are exploring the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in 2018.
‘MSC Cruises is dedicated to the UK market and homeporting a ship in Southampton, and the enhancements we’ve made to the onboard product based on feedback from UK guests and travel agents, is testament to this’
There are many other enhancements being made to the product onboard the ship as it prepares itself for the company’s first full season sailing from Southampton; MSC Magnifica will sail from the port to Northern Europe and the Mediterranean from April until October 2018.
Other additions to the product include British & Irish beer and cider on draft, a British comedian and Cruise Director joining the entertainment team and all the favourite big-brand condiments including HP Sauce, Colmans Mustard and Marmite.
To celebrate the announcement, the cruise company is recruiting a Tea and Cake taster to sail on the ship and ensure that guests are getting a proper brew.
The successful applicant, who MSC state will need an exceptional palate and sweet tooth, will be invited aboard an MSC Magnifica sailing from Southampton in April 2018 to rigorously taste-test the ship’s tea and cakes.
During the 7-day contract, a daily wage of tea and cake will be provided, including accommodation for the successful applicant and an assistant.
To apply to be the Company’s first Tea and Cake taster click here!
And why not have your say? Are you happy with Yorkshire tea being the available brand onboard MSC Magnifica, or would you have chosen differently? Vote here…
What do you think of the news that MSC Magnifica’s tea brand will be Yorkshire’s finest? Do you fancy being the cruise line’s professional tea and cake taster? Are you going to apply? Leave us your comments below!
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