Extra 150,000 Cruise Passengers Expected Through MSC Meraviglia

By ,   August 30, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

MSC Cruises announced that in 2017 MSC Meraviglia, one of ­­ the newest, biggest and most luxurious 5-star cruise liners will grace Grand Harbour in Malta on a weekly basis between June and November. The ship will bring to Malta more than 150,000 passengers, sailing to the island after being officially launched June 4.

At 167,000 gross tonnes, the MSC Meraviglia, with a passenger capacity of 5,700, will be cruising around the Mediterranean, choosing Malta as one of its main ports of call. The MSC Meraviglia will give a weekly opportunity to 170 Maltese holiday makers to cruise round the Mediterranean from Malta to Malta on this largest ever cruise liner to enter Malta every Wednesday between June 14 and November 15.

MSC Meraviglia

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MSC Meraviglia will also be the first MSC cruise liner to fly the Maltese flag. MSC Cruises have decided to register all new cruise liners in Malta, launching five new super liners till 2020. The MSC Meraviglia, the lead cruise liner of MSC’s new Vista generation vessels, is currently under construction for MSC Cruises at its Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St Nazaire, France.

MSC Meraviglia presents a futuristic vision with a new, contemporary cruise ship design to extend the existing fleet. MSC Meraviglia will be a ship for all seasons, adapting and transforming communal spaces throughout the year, evolving to best suit each itinerary.

The ship comes with a new-era design with innovative technology and spectacular entertainment options. MSC Meraviglia is a sophisticated combination of state-of-the-art technology, a love of the sea, design, comfort and practicality. Entertainment areas have been multiplied: there’s a fun park and a water park, breathtaking panoramic areas and two covered promenades.

Source: timesofmalta.com