New Mega Cruise Ship Will Carry Record Number of Passengers

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At a ceremony celebrating the new MSC Meraviglia, a new class of mega ships was announced for MSC Cruises. A total of four ships will become MSC Cruises’ World Class. The class of ships will hold a record number of cruise guests, 6,850. To compare, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas carries 6,780 guests.

The World Class’ futuristic “Y” shape structure will enable panoramic sea views and increase the proportion of balcony cabins. The ships’ G bow (vertically positioned at a 90 degree angle) has been designed to improve stability, hydrodynamics as well as to enhance guest comfort. Other guest-centric innovations include family-friendly villages, a panoramic aft, and a glass pool lounge.

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Photo: MSC Cruises


Details on new ships

  • 4 ships
  • 200,000 tons
  • 6,850 guests
  • 1,083 feet
  • 154 feet wide
  • 2,760 staterooms

The ships will also be equipped with a completely new generation of LNG-powered engines as well as a new generation waste water treatment system. The vessels will be delivered in 2022, 2024, 2025, and 2026.

The announcement of the World Class was made as 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.

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