MSC Announce Plans To Build Four New World Class Ships

April 6, 2016

MSC have announced today their brand new plans to build four new cruise ships. The ships will be launching in 2022 and will be known as “world class” vessels.

This announcement means that MSC will be delivering a whopping 11 ships over the next 10 years which will cost over 9 billion euros to build.

So far it has been revealed that the new builds will feature the most advanced, environmentally friendly technology at sea and state of the art smart technology.

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Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, explained: “The new MSC Cruise World Class prototype will feature – amongst other highly innovative elements – a futuristic design that will maximise the open space available to our guests.

“Our long-standing focus on innovation will make the new ships unlike anything that currently exists in the cruise industry. They will be the richest yet in terms of amenities and features for guests and families; have a cutting edge design; feature the latest and the best state-of-the-art smart technology and use the most advanced environmentally-friendly technology available with LNG-propelled engines. But most importantly it will be a ship for all seasons and all regions.”

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The four ships will be delivered in 2022, 2024, 2025 and 2026. They will also be over 200,000 tons and be home to 2,700 cabins with a capacity of 5,400 guests. The ships are, as yet, unnamed.

MSC currently have 2 ships set to launch for the Meraviglia class in 2017 and 2019, another 2 ships set to launch for the Meravigilia Plus class in 2019 and 2020 and a final 3 ships set to launch for the Seaside class in 2017, 2018 and 2021.

Sounds exciting to us! How do you feel about the news of these new MSC ships? Would you be interested in sailing on them?

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