MSC Cruises took delivery of MSC Meraviglia, a cruise ship that marks the beginning of the second phase of the cruise line’s growth. MSC Meraviglia is the largest cruise ship coming into service in 2017, and is larger than every cruise ship in the world except for the three Oasis class ships from Royal Caribbean.
Earlier today at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, MSC Cruises officially took delivery of MSC Meraviglia. During the ship’s flag ceremony, which pays tribute to centuries-old maritime tradition, the company’s newest flagship received her official flag and blessings for good fortune. The Flag Ceremony was attended by Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic and other high-level dignitaries from the French government.
At 171,598 GRT and with guest capacity of 5,714 (4,488 at double occupancy), MSC Meraviglia is both the biggest ship to ever be built by a European ship owner — MSC Cruises — and the biggest to come into service in 2017. She is also one of the six new ships due to come into service between 2017 and 2020 under the Company’s industry-unprecedented i
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