MSC Cruises Floats Out MSC Meraviglia, Reveals More Details

MSC Cruises marked a milestone in the run-up to its new Meraviglia-class ships with the float out of the MSC Meraviglia at the STX France shipyard. The Swiss-based cruise line celebrated the occasion with a simple ceremony in Saint Nazaire, while also unveiling more details of the ship.


Ahead of its June 2017 launch, cruisers can look forward to 2,244 cabins across 14 different categories, with 75 percent featuring private balconies. There will be 20 bars and lounges onboard, with no less than 12 different dining options including American steakhouse Butcher’s Cut, a chocolate “atelier” and creperie by award-winning pastry chef Jean Philippe Maury, Japanese restaurants Kaito Sushi and Kaito Teppanyaki, as well as a 20-hour buffet restaurant.


Entertainment offerings comprise of a purpose-built Carousel Lounge, which will host 12 weekly Cirque du Soleil shows for up to 410 guests each time, together with a 985-seat Broadway Theatre. On-deck, the ship will boast one of the most generous pool areas at-sea, with 4 swimming pools and a dedicated Aqua Park featuring a Champagne Bowl high-speed water slide and a Himalayan Bridge spanning the width of the deck, while guests seeking quiet relaxation will find it at the expansive Balinese-style spa.


MSC Meraviglia now enters the final phase of construction before her debut as MSC Cruises’ new flagship. The line has also announced that her sister ship will be named MSC Bellissima.


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