You’ve got to feel for MSC Meraviglia. The largest ship ever built for MSC Cruises will be christened in June of this year in the Mediterranean, but she’s been overshadowed by the forthcoming MSC Seaside, which will make her debut in Miami this December. Hard to spell and difficult to pronounce, there’s good reason to get acquainted with MSC Meraviglia (mer-a-vee-ya): she’s coming to North America in 2019.
At the Seatrade Global Cruise Conference in Fort Lauderdale, MSC announced that the 5,174-guest MSC Meraviglia will arrive in Miami in the winter of 2019. She’ll join MSC Seaside and MSC Divina in operating cruises to the Caribbean and the Bahamas from Miami, freeing up MSC Divina to offer longer, more port-intensive itineraries while her newer fleetmates run weeklong trips.
MSC Meraviglia is a ship for the digital age. She’ll feature 114 interactive screens throughout the ship; 31 inside staterooms with virtual views, and the longest LED sky display at sea, measuring some 5,167 square feet and forming the backbone of The Promenade, the ship’s social hub.