MSC Cruises has unveiled the next flagship of its fleet to be christened in Hamburg on 2 November 2019: the MSC Grandiosa.
The Swiss-based cruise line announced that its next flagship, MSC Grandiosa will be ready to set sail by the end of that year. MSC Cruises executive chairman, Pierfrancesco Vago commented: “We are delighted to announce the christening of MSC Grandiosa here in Hamburg.
“Since our last christening in Germany of MSC Magnifica in 2010, as a company, we have embarked on a journey of strong growth and the German cruise guest has embraced our brand and our offering in a strong way so it is only natural that we would look to christen in Germany our next flagship and the first of the Meraviglia-Plus ships to come into service, MSC Grandiosa.”
The ship will bring two brand new shows from Cirque du Soleil at Sea, which is part of a long-term partnership between MSC Cruises and Cirque du Soleil. It will result in a total of eight original shows that will be available on MSC Cruises’ four Meraviglia and Meraviglia-plus generation ships.
MSC Grandiosa will showcase a large promenade and it will serve as the social hub of the ship with an array of shops, specialty restaurants, as well as a new bar and lounge. It will house the L’Atelier Bistrot which will offer lounge seating with a stage and a dance floor, impressionist art, and terrace seating with Parisian Bistrot tables and chairs.
In addition, the promenade will host surprise performances including flash mobs and themed parties, as well as awe-inspiring projections on the 98.5-metre, LED Sky screen.
This summer, MSC Cruises is opening up Northern Europe to even more cruise guests with the addition of MSC Meraviglia. The cruise line will offer four new ships, 36 different itineraries and six possible embarkation ports across Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Denmark.
Vago concluded: “We hold a special relationship with Germany overall and we are looking forward to celebrating with our German partners next November as well as welcoming our international guests to this historic port, rich in Maritime tradition and heritage.”