MSC Cruises said construction has begun on a 4,500-passenger ship due in 2017, and that the ship will be called MSC Meraviglia.
Meraviglia means “wonder” in Italian.
The ship is being built at the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.
Meraviglia will spend its first summer sailing the western Mediterranean, and will be the first to have three homeports: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona.
“MSC Meraviglia will be the biggest and most innovative cruise ship ever built by a global European-based cruise line,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ executive chairman.
What a Fantastic looking ship, I myself can’t wait for the MSC Maraviglia to set sail, and for MSC other brand new Class called Project Seaside to start sailing. MSC show that they are the cruise leaders in pure cruise design and don’t need all the latest gimmicks being offered by the other larger cruise companies.