MSC Cruises have just announced that they are ordering two new megaships – for the hefty price tag of $3.26 billion dollars!
The two new ships will be even larger than previous vessels. They will be part of the Meraviglia Plus class and will be 331 meters long – 16 meters longer that the MSC Meraviglia which is set to launch in 2017.
The new ships will have an additional 200 cabins to serve a capacity of a whopping 6,300 guests.
They will also be the first to feature a contemporary fine art museum at sea and be home to new technology, medical equipment and enhanced reality experiences. The size of the ships will allow for a longer indoor promenade (of 111 meters long) and a larger LED screen (95 meters long). The extra space will even allow for additional restaurants on-board.
The CEO of MSC cruises Gianni Onorato said: “The beauty of these ships is that despite their size, they can fit into any port around the world. They are actually shorter than MSC Divina [by two meters], but wider. We call them ‘a ship for all seasons,’ and they could be in northern Europe, South America, the Caribbean or the Mediterranean — or Asia, China specifically.”
The ships will be built in the French shipyard of STX who are already confirmed to be building an additional two ships which another three ships will be built in Fincantieri.
The vessels are expected to be delivered in October 2019 and December 2020. It is not yet known where they will be based.
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