MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have celebrated the float out of MSC Grandiosa at the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire.
The ship has now been moved to a wet dock, where work on the vessel will continue until her delivery in October.
MSC Grandiosa is due to become the third Meraviglia ship to enter MSC Cruises’ fleet, and the first of three Meraviglia-Plus ships, which feature larger tonnage and guest capacity than the first two Meraviglia ships – MSC Meraviglia and MSC Bellissima.
She will also become the fifth ship to enter MSC Cruises’ fleet in just two and a half years.
As part of MSC Cruises’ fleet expansion plan, the company is due to take delivery of another 12 next-generation cruise ships by 2027.
MSC Grandiosa will showcase an even larger Mediterranean-style promenade, the ground-breaking feature unique to Meraviglia generation ships that serves as the social hub of the ship.
Among other specialty restaurants it will feature a new bar and lounge, L’Atelier Bistrot, offering lounge seating with a stage and a dance floor, impressionist art on display and terrace seating with Parisian Bistrot tables and chairs.
As other Meraviglia class ships, MSC Grandiosa will feature two brand new exclusive shows from Cirque du Soleil at Sea.
This is part of a long-term partnership between MSC Cruises and Cirque du Soleil.
MSC Grandiosa will be delivered to MSC Cruises on October 31st and will start regular sailings from Genoa, Italy on November 16th, 2019.
Sales for MSC Grandiosa cruises are already open.