MSC SEASIDE SETS THE STAGE FOR MIAMI DOLPHINS CHEERLEADERS ANNUAL PHOTO SHOOT

22/05/2018
The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders captured images on board the stunning cruise ship and in the beautiful eastern Caribbean

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, one of the most beloved cheer organizations in the National Football League, have officially wrapped up their 2018 annual photo shoot, featuring MSC Cruises’ newest megaship, MSC Seaside, as the backdrop. More than 20 of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders sailed the sunny Caribbean this May, donning lifestyle, fitness, swim and vacation-wear while capturing the ship’s iconic and industry-first design. The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Annual is set to be released at the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Fashion Show in Fall 2018.

“We are delighted that MSC Seaside was chosen as the ideal stage for capturing the images for the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Annual,” said Roberto Fusaro, President of MSC Cruises USA. “Whether strolling along the waterfront boardwalk, having fun in the multi-story aqua park, or relaxing in the MSC Aurea Spa, it was a true honor to host the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders and provide them the opportunity to experience and showcase our beautiful new ship.”
While in port, the Cheerleaders experienced the bustling eastern Caribbean destinations of Philipsburg, St. Maarten, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Nassau, Bahamas. Touring each of the cities and interacting with locals, the cheerleaders captured hotspots like the lush El Yunque Forest and historic Old San Juan in Puerto Rico; popular beaches such as Baie Rouge and the downtown shopping area of St. Maarten; and the picturesque Balmoral Island near Nassau, to name a few.

“We’re excited about our relationship with MSC Cruises and the spectacular Caribbean destinations the MSC Seaside opens up for our fans,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer Todd Kline said. “The recent travels including our fans, alumni and cheerleaders are just the beginning of what we feel will be a thriving partnership with MSC Cruise and their world-class ships to benefit our truly diverse fan base.”

Beyond wrapping their annual photo shoot on board, the Cheerleaders also interacted with guests during a variety of engaging activities throughout the cruise. The sailing kicked off with a warm Miami Dolphins welcome with the cheerleaders and mascot “TD” taking over the terminal to cheer guests into their vacation. On board, cruisers and cheerleaders mingled with activities like the sail away party, multiple youth cheer clinics, photo opportunities and special performances to entertain guests.

The Cheerleaders’ annual photoshoot on board MSC Seaside came on the heels of the Miami Dolphins’ first ever Fan Cruise on board MSC Seaside in March. The cruise welcomed football legends like Kim Bokamper, Terry Kirby, Sam Madison, Nat Moore, Joe Rose and Patrick Surtain, for a week of themed activities. For Dol-fans still eager to get up close and personal with these Dolphins alumni, the team will host its second cruise in 2019.

The Miami Dolphins Fan Cruise is the result of a three-year, one-of-a-kind partnership between MSC Cruises and the world-renowned NFL team. The themed Fan Cruise will be hosted annually over the next three years, introducing exciting activities and opportunities to interact with the Dolphins’ alumni in person.

About MSC Seaside
MSC Seaside is MSC Cruises’ revolutionary new flagship launched in December 2017 and sailing from Miami to the Caribbean. Known as “The Ship that Follows the Sun,” MSC Seaside’s unique innovative beach condo design brings guests closer to the sea and helps them enjoy the outdoors like never before. Guests can stroll along the widest waterfront boardwalk at sea, with two glass-floor catwalks and an array of outdoor seating areas so that guests can enjoy al fresco dining and drinking or simply strolling by the sea. MSC Seaside also boasts expanded internationally-inspired dining, including a partnership with pan-Asian pioneer Roy Yamaguchi who has created the Asian Market Kitchen on board. The ship’s MSC Aurea Spa is the largest Balinese spa at sea, with a unique thermal area complete with multiple saunas, a Hammam room, a snow room and more for ultimate relaxation. Thrilling activities on board, ensuring that cruisers of all ages are always entertained, include an interactive aqua parks with four slides; two of the longest zip lines at sea; full-size bowling lanes; an F1 simulator; and Broadway-style performances each night of the cruise.