MSC Grandiosa Maiden Voyage Open for Sale

MSC Grandiosa

MSC Cruises announced that sales for MSC Grandiosa’s maiden voyage are now open exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members through October 21, according to a press release.

During this period, members will not only have the first selection of staterooms but also receive a special 5 per cent discount on top of their 5 per cent loyalty discount, MSC said.

Sales will open for all other guests on October 22, 2018.

Launching in November 2019, MSC Grandiosa will become the company’s newest flagship, as the largest in the MSC fleet.

The megaship is currently under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France.

Departing on November 10, 2019, MSC Grandiosa will sail an itinerary through Northern Europe as well as the Mediterranean. Guests can choose a 10- or 13-night sailing, embarking in Hamburg and disembarking in Genoa, Italy or Marseille, France.

The MSC Grandiosa will also call Southampton, UK, Lisbon, Portugal and Barcelona, Spain, with overnight stays in all three ports.

The MSC Grandiosa will be the second ship to feature the Zoe – the first cruise digital assistant, MSC said.

The MSC Grandiosa will be christened in Hamburg on November 9, 2019, and will make the maiden voyage to her new homeport of Genoa, where she will begin 7-night sailings in the Mediterranean from Genoa starting on November 23, 2019. Ports on the itinerary include Genoa, Civitavecchia, Palermo, Valletta, Barcelona and Marseille.

MSC Cruises – MSC Meraviglia the start of construction

Since 2004, the capacity is MSC fleet grew by additions of ships by 800 percent. In 2014, 1.67 million passengers traveled on MSC ships. Until 2022, the company expects to achieve a doubling of passenger capacity with the use of 7 new ships. Growth is expected to be transported mainly by two new generations of ships, namely by ships of the Vista-class and the Seaside generation . A total of 5.1 billion euros will be invested.

msc meraviglia pool deck

MSC Meraviglia pool deck – Photo: MSC

On April 20, 2015 then served in the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, the first steel-section for the MSC Meraviglia, the first ship of Vista-class made. “Meraviglia” in Italian means as much as “miracle”.The “miracle” is to be measured with 167,600 gross tons and have 5,700 guests. The MSC Meraviglia is traveled routes in the western Mediterranean in their first summer. As the central entry and exit ports of Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona are provided.

Regarding the size of the new Royal Caribbeans has just asked in service Anthem of the Seas to compare.The 163 000 tonnes measured Norwegian escape , she takes in October 2015, the service on, ranked in a similar order of magnitude. Both ships created / caused by MEYER shipyard in Papenburg / Ems. These ships offer a wealth of technical finesse. Nevertheless, it is MSC Crociere checked if the company full-bodied speaks of the largest and most innovative cruise ship that has ever been built by a European shipping company.

STX France takes to rebuild that since March 2014, more than 400 employees of various teams have been working to define the characteristics of the ship. The MSC Meraviglia should be one of the greenest, safest and most technologically advanced ships in the industry. Stresses the shipping company that ships Vista-class thanks to its extremely flexible to easily create in each cruise port in the world. Identification of the vessel will be a three-deck-reaching, covered promenade.

In May 2017, the ship should be adopted. The second ship of this class is 2019 operation. Two other ships of the class could Bauorder to join until 2022. In the implementation is still a second new generation of cruise ships, the Seaside class. Such vessels shall be 154,000 gross tons and 323 meters in length slightly smaller than the Vista-class ships. They should go in November 2017 and in May 2018 service.

MSC Cruises retires its smallest ship, the Melody

MSC Cruises retires its smallest ship, the Melody

By Tom Stieghorst
MSC Cruises said it has withdrawn the 1,000-passenger MSC Melody from its fleet.

Melody has sailed for MSC since 1995, when it was acquired as the Starship Atlantic. It is the smallest ship in the MSC fleet.

In a statement, MSC said the move affirms its decision to focus on cutting-edge service and reflects a continued commitment to comfort, elegance and technology across the fleet.

Passengers booked on the Melody for 2013 will get a variety of cruise options, including upgrades on newer ships, and will be contacted over the next few days, either directly or through agents, MSC said.