MSC Meraviglia Launch: Sneak Peek At The Main Features
02 Aug 2016
MSC Meraviglia launch is one of the most expected events of 2017. MSC Meraviglia (the name means ‘wonder’ in Italian) will soon become the largest cruise ship afloat (in terms of passenger capacity) when it launches the 3rd June 2017, it will hold 5,700 passengers! The ship will be the biggest ship ever built by a European-based cruise line and is currently being built in the same shipyard as Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class ships.
It will feature state-of-the-art wristband technology which will allow guests to make payments, book spa treatments and specialty restaurants as well as allowing parents to geo-locate their children. There are also whispers about an identical sister ship scheduled for delivery by 2019. Both of the ships will be designed for efficiency, with scrubber technology to neutralise carbon dioxide emissions.
Discover the main features before the MSC Meraviglia launch
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There will be a total of 12 restaurants on board MSC Meraviglia. Fine dining cuisine options include the Kaito Sushi Bar, the new Kaito Teppanyaki Restaurant and an American-style steakhouse with specialty meats from all over the world. There will also be a buffet serving Mediterranean specialties and international cuisine which will be open 20-hours a day.
There are plans for the ship to include interlinked ‘cluster cabins’,which allow up to three cabins to be opened up to accommodate up to 10 guests – perfect for families and small groups! There will also be the fleet’s largest MSC Yacht Club – spanning an impressive three decks and including 78 suites, 15 inside cabins and 2 apartments, the club will be an exclusive area accessible only to those high-paying passengers with a key card. The two-apartment suites are designed with a large living room and two balconies featuring a large outdoor space for al fresco dining and a private whirlpool.
The main event will be the Cirque de Soleil at sea, performing two exclusive shows six nights a week in a dedicated lounge with a 180-degree circular glass wall. The lounge will hold up to 100 passengers and will allow them to enjoy their dinner whilst watching the show.
The ship will also have a double-deck indoor amusement park as well as lounge and entertainment space. Another showstopper is the Mediterranean-style indoor promenade, it will be the social centre of the ship where passengers can shop, dine and drink in a fantastic selection of bars. In the day it will feature an 80-metre LED ‘sky’ that changes throughout the day and in the evening it will be home to the spectacular parades featuring the ship’s onboard performers.
All facilities for families, young children and teens are situated in one place on MSC Meraviglia, in the amusement park and children’s area. Families can enjoy the DOREMI Studio Lounge, a dedicated lounge for family activities as well as the DOREMI Tech Lab, a fantastic place for children to learn whilst they play.