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MSC Meraviglia

New flagship is truly a wonder of the high seas

In its traditional manner, MSC Cruises entrusted the christening of its new wonder ship, MSC Meraviglia, to the Hollywood screen legend Sophia Loren in Le Havre on 3 June, 2017.

At 171,598 tons and with guest capacity of 5,714, MSC Meraviglia is the biggest ship to be built by a European ship owner, and also the biggest ship to come into service in 2017.

MSC Meraviglia
MSC Meraviglia is the biggest ship to be built by a European ship owner

“We have an ambitious vision for the future and MSC Meraviglia marks the start of a new era for our company,” Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, told those attending a at a glittering gala ceremony.

“For this reason, this evening is an extremely proud moment for all of us at MSC Cruises as we see the first of our next-generation ships being named.”

Meraviglia, which translated means wonder, is the company’s new flagship and the 13th addition to the MSC Cruises fleet as well as the first of 11 new MSC Cruises ships due to come into service over the next 10 years under an industry-unprecedented €9bn investment plan.

Ms Loren has held a close relationship with MSC Cruises for over a decade, when she first became godmother of MSC Lirica, in 2003. As the MSC Cruises fleet continued to grow, she has blessed each and every new ship.

Sophia Lofren christens MSC Meraviglia
Sophia Lofren christens MSC Meraviglia

Some of the unique features that set MSC Cruises’ newest flagship apart include:

  • World-class entertainment from Cirque du Soleil with two exclusive Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows created just for MSC Meraviglia with two performances six nights a week, guests can enjoy a unique show & dinner or show & cocktail experience
  • Widest range of dining options and bars on any MSC Cruises ship to-date with 12 dining venues and 20 bars
  • Dedicated family deck area including a brand new entertainment offering and cutting-edge facilities for the whole family
  • MSC for Me, the new digital experience designed for guests to get the most out of their holiday, connecting them to the experiences that matter to them
  • The MSC Yacht Club with new features and luxurious accommodations spanning three decks, private facilities and butler service around-the-clock
  • The longest LED Sky Screen at Sea at 80m long encompassing a 96m long Mediterranean-style promenade, designed to become the social hub of the ship
  • Comfortable and innovative accommodations to meet every need demonstrating the way that MSC Cruises puts the guest at the heart of its designs and ship building and with 10 different types of cabin to choose from, there really is something for everyone
  • MSC Meraviglia began her summer itinerary from Genoa from 11 June, offering six embarkation ports in the Western Mediterranean including the popular ports of Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona as well as other much sought after Mediterranean destinations including Naples, Messina in Sicily and Valetta in Malta.

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