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BY TTG Staff


MSC Cruises races to a new world record

The cruise line set a new world’s best for the ‘Fastest mile by a marching band’ aboard one of its ships, MSC Splendida, while it was berthed in Southampton, UK.



Musicians from the British Imperial Military Band completed multiple laps of a specially-measured circuit of the giant cruise ship’s pool deck, completing the one-mile march in an impressive 14 minutes and 26 seconds.


The record-breaking feat was watched by hundreds of guests aboard the 137,936 GRT ship, which is currently in the middle of an 11-night round-Britain cruise from Hamburg, Germany.


The Guinness World Records attempt kicked off MSC Cruises’ ‘Get the Best’ autumn sales promotion starting on Friday September 4, 2015, which offers a free balcony upgrade for all customers.


The record was officially recorded by adjudicator Fortuna Burke from the Guinness World Records who presented the band with their official certificate after their achievement.

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