MSC Meraviglia, MSC Bellissima, MSC Grandiosa and MSC Virtuosa

MSC Meraviglia, MSC Bellissima, MSC Grandiosa and MSC Virtuosa

Ordered in 2014, MSC Meraviglia class ships belong to the 4th series of ships ordered to Chantiers de l’Atlantique by MSC Cruises. The 1st ship, the MSC Meraviglia has been delivered in May 2017. The next one, the MSC Bellissima will be delivered in March 2019 followed in September 2019 and September 2020 for the last ones.  

The MSC Meraviglia class ships are the largest cruise ships ever built for a European owner. With their optimized design, passengers are able to enjoy a wide range of entertainment while the ship maneuverability, flexibility and environmental friendly features are enhanced.

Among the entertainment offered on board, one of the most noticeable is the exclusive aft lounge operated by Cirque du Soleil. This amenities is also completed by a Super Amusement Park and Aqua Park concept installed on the upper decks as well as a central promenade offering a wide range of activities.

Moreover the accommodation offer will be enriched by a new type of cabins that can merge to form small apartments dedicated to families. As for the catering offer, passengers will be able to choose among different types of world cuisines. The exclusive MSC Yacht Club concept is also present on board with a wide solarium, a private lounge and restaurant completed by duplex suites located on the ship forefront.

This new prototype benefits from all the Ecorizon© program advances implemented by Chantiers de l’Alantique since 2007: as her sister ships, this class of ships have no harmful discharge at sea and she is energetically efficient thanks to her optimized propulsion system and hull. Moreover, with the addition of scrubbers, SOx emissions are reduced as per the requirements of MARPOL’s latest regulations. Her heat recovery system patented by Chantiers de l’Atlantique also allows saving hundreds of tons of fuel per year. Thanks to this system, CO2 emission is reduced also as the heat produced by the diesel alternators is recovered to heat some equipment on board such as sanitary waters, swimming pools, HVAC systems …)

Project being granted with a financial assistance in the frame of PIA (Investment for the Future) and supported by ADEME. Read more in section Our partners.

Main characteristics

Length: 315 m
Breadth: 43 m
Gross tonnage: 167,600 UMS
Passengers: 5,700

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