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MSC Grandiosa Steps Into the Spotlight

MSC Grandiosa Steps Into the Spotlight

MSC Cruises’ newest and most innovative ship – MSC Grandiosa, the cruise line’s third Meraviglia class of ship and its most environmentally-advanced – entered service on October 31, 2019 to much fanfare.

Kicking things off with a star-studded christening ceremony earlier this month, MSC Grandiosa then embarked on a grand tour, visiting Southampton, Lisbon, Barcelona, Marseille and Genoa, before commencing her regular seven-night cruises in the Western Mediterranean on November 23.

An extraordinary welcome for an extraordinary ship, MSC Grandiosa – with its advanced cutting-edge technologies designed to ensure even cleaner air emissions and improved overall environmental performance both at sea and ashore – sets a new standard for sustainability at sea while simultaneously delivering a top-notch experience for guests.

On board, people of all ages and interests will find something to delight and entertain, including:

  • Two original new shows from Cirque du Soleil at Sea – Cosmos and Exentricks – exclusive to MSC Cruises;
  • A 93-metre-long Mediterranean Promenade lined with international shops and restaurants;
  • An immersive art experience featuring etchings from Edgar Degas’ Danse Dessin series;
  • Dedicated children’s areas designed in partnership with Chicco and LEGO;
  • The world’s first virtual digital cruise assistant – ZOE – in every stateroom;
  • And much more

MSC Grandiosa's regular seven-night cruises in the Western Mediterranean feature six embarkation ports: Genoa, Civitavecchia, Italy; Palermo, Sicily; Valetta, Malta; Barcelona, Spain and Marseille, France.

In conjunction with this grand debut, MSC Cruises has also announced that it will become the first global cruise line with carbon neutral marine operations, with all CO2 emissions from its fleet to be offset as of January 1, 2020.

In other related news, MSC Cruises has announced that Ocean Cay – the cruise line’s new and exclusive Bahamian destination – will now open on December 5, 2019, following a postponement due to Hurricane Dorian and other adverse weather conditions.

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