Back in February, we predicted that MSC would go down the luxury route with an order of four new ships!
Well, it’s just been confirmed by MSC themselves that the first of a highly-innovative new generation of ships will appear in Spring 2023.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, said: “It is off the back of the great success of our ship-within-a-ship luxury concept that our guests asked us to enter into the ultra-luxury segment, as a natural evolution of the MSC Yacht Club.
These ships will be able to offer unique itineraries, thanks to their size, and the guest services will be taken to another level, including our personalised MSC Yacht Club butler service, available 24/7.”
MSC Cruises and Fincantieri has announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships.
The first will arrive in 2023 with a gross tonnage of approximately 64,000 GT and 500 cabins.
The remaining three ships will come into service one per year over the following three years.
The additions to the MSC fleet will feature the latest environmental technology and ground-breaking options for guest comfort and relaxation.
Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, stated: “It is with pride that two great brands – an Italian one and one with a strong Italian DNA -, well-known all over the world, today announce an important construction program.
We are extremely satisfied that, to launch a new class of ships in the luxury segment, MSC Cruises has recognized that our design will help them create a new generation of ships that will be cutting edge both in terms of safety and technological content, and with particular attention paid to passenger comfort”.
What do you think of MSC going down the luxury route? Did you predict it too? Will you jump onboard one of MSC’s new ships from 2023 onwards? Leave us your comments below…
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