“Meraviglia”, or “Wonder” in English, is the feeling of being amazed when we see something new, extraordinary or unimaginable. MSC Meraviglia will be the first ship with three homeports and will spend her inaugural summer sailing the Mediterranean in Summer 2017.
Designed to amaze, the new flagship MSC Meraviglia, will be the biggest and most innovative cruise ship ever built by a global European-based cruise line.
The sophisticated combination of state-of-the-art-technology, a love of the sea, bold design, comfort and genuine practicality will allow MSC Meraviglia to dock at any cruise port around the world essentially expanding the choice of itineraries and destinations.
The cutting-edge MSC Meraviglia will have more than 355 sq. feet of stunning panoramic spaces, spectacular sea views, an indoor promenade with shops, bars, and restaurants, and a super amusement park. Also, the ship will be one of the greenest and safest ships in the industry.
The on-board technological advances alone are incredible. With ‘Near Field Communication’ technology, guests will be able to do things like make on-board payments, access their staterooms or geo-locate children, friends and on-board locations simply by using their cruise card, bracelet or smartphone. In addition, it will feature a jaw-dropping, and industry first, LED screen, which forms the entire ceiling of the ship’s interior promenade and will act as a digital sky beaming out compelling images and vistas throughout the day.
Guests can also experience a new level of luxury with the “Enhanced” MSC Yacht Club, entirely self-contained with restaurants, a solarium with its own pool, a private lounge and fascinating suites with private whirlpool baths.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SHIP
•1033 feet long with more than 355,209 sq. ft. of public spaces
•2,250 guest staterooms with luxury accommodations for up to 4,500 guests (double occupancy)
•New family staterooms (combining 2 to 3 staterooms) for more comfort for all the members of the family
•Outdoor Aqua Park connected to a double deck indoor amusement park
•Double deck aft lounge designed for ground-breaking entertainment
•Double deck atrium with glass wall for spectacular sea views
•Double deck indoor promenade with shops, innovative bars, specialty restaurants and the longest LED digital sky
•Duplex suites with private whirpool baths
•Enhanced MSC Yacht Club with vast solarium with pool and dedicated restaurant
•World-leading environmental and safety technologies
(Courtesy of MSC)
Malcolm says: The aft lounge and Indoor amusement park are rather reminiscent of RCI’s ‘Quantum’ class. The internal Promenade was of course also popularised by RCI. So impressive, but hardly very original.