About MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises offers Mediterranean and modern lifestyle at a good value for money. The elegant, modern cruise ships with comfortable, well-equipped cabins are popular among young and active guests. The cruise line offers cruises whose quality and comfort can be compared to a five-star hotel, and much more, in a relaxed atmosphere. Also, on the German market, the ships are very popular and the number of passengers and cruise fans from Germany constantly increases. MSC Cruises has a special focus on families, providing a number of family cabins as well as kids entertainment programmes. Often kids even travel in the cabin of their parents for free or in high season low-cost fares for kids are implemented. Thanks to lots of Italian families on board, you can experience the happiness and the Mediterranean lifestyle especially in the summer months July to August. With their 13 ships, which can accommodate between 1500 and 4500 passengers, MSC Cruises possesses the most modern fleet in the world. A certain knowledge of English is recommended. However, some German services can be expected on board as well.

The Ship

MSC Meraviglia, or “Wonder” in English, is the lead ship of MSC’s new Vista generation vessels with a gross tonnage of 167 600 and can accommodate 5,700 passengers. MSC Meraviglia is the first of two identical ships on order from STX France. This mega ship is slated for delivery May 2017 and spends its first summer sailing the Western Mediterranean with three homeports: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona. The new flagship of MSC cruises is 1033 feet long and has more than 355,209 sq. ft. of public spaces. MSC Meraviglia will also feature a range of technological advancements, such as ‘Near Field Communication’ technology, enabling guests to do things like make onboard payments, access their staterooms or geo-locate children, simply by using their cruise card, bracelet or smartphone. Also, the ship will be one of the greenest and safest ships in the industry. Designed for unrivalled agility, MSC Meraviglia and the other upcoming Vista project ships will be perfectly able to call at any cruise port in the world, meaning guests from around the world will now be able to explore more of the best destinations on one of MSC Cruises’ next generation ships.

Staterooms

All 2250 cabins on the MSC Meraviglia are furnished very modern, equipped with a bathroom (shower and WC), mini bar, safe and Air conditioning. Standard cabins measure about 15 up to 18 square meters (inside and ocean view), 19 square meters (balcony cabin) and 28-38 square meters (suite with balcony). The MSC Meraviglia will feature “cluster cabins” for families traveling together. This new concept will allow up to 3 passenger staterooms to be linked together and opened up. 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.

Atmosphere on Board

Aboard the MSC Meraviglia it will be like as in a well-kept vacation hotel ashore: Good food, a numerous sports facilities, comfortable cabins and a variegated entertainment program creating a variety of powerful atmospheres at all times.

Food and Beverages

MSC Meraviglia’s main restaurants serve a mouthwatering blend of freshly prepared Mediterranean cuisine and international specialities in elegant surroundings.

Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation

The cutting-edge MSC Meraviglia will be packed with extraordinary features that make them ideal for cruising in summer and winter, including wide dining options and entertainment choices, stunning panoramic spaces, a large theatre and a spectacular amusement park linked to an outdoor aqua park, as well as a three-deck interior promenade. The “picturesque” Promenade Deck will have the ship’s shopping arcade (with duty-free priced boutiques and shops), various bars, specialty restaurants, live “street” entertainment, ample seating. The whole area will be covered by a huge LED-screened dome ceiling, serving as “digital sky”. Besides the “real sky” webcam views, the Promenade LED screen above will also show various images, vistas, special-effects and visual shows. Another highlight is the cooperation with Cirque du Soleil. When the MSC Meraviglia sets sail in July 2017, guests will be entranced by an unique and extraordinary show.

Our Summary

The sophisticated combination of state-of-the-art-technology, a love of the sea, bold design, extraordinary features and comfort makes the new flagship MSC Meraviglia to a ship of superlatives. The ship is recommended for those who want variety, entertainment and a “colorful” life on board. Also families will have a good time on board. Travelling with MSC Meraviglia is a true maritime marvel.