Today, with a 10-year plan
that includes 11 new ships for a total of over 1.25 million tones and a capacity of almost 68.000 passengers, we are looking further than ever before.
Size and quantity are only two of the factors that underline future development. MSC Cruises have started a deep re-think of how ships should be built so as to improve the efficiency of the vessels, making them more comfortable, spacious and varied in layout and entertainment to give clients an enhanced cruising experience few can even imagine today.
The massive €9 billion commitment
with STX in France and Fincantieri in Italy won't just triple our fleet
; it will do so with cutting edge ships, unseen design and technology unheard of before.
the change is already well under way with the launch on 3rd June of MSC Meraviglia
, the first in the MERAVIGLIA project, and towards the end of the year December 2017,
, the first in the SEASIDE project. 2018
will welcome MSC Seaview
In March 2019 MSC Bellissima
will begin cutting the high seas while in 2020
the first of the MERAVIGLIA PLUS will be launched.
The last of the SEASIDE cruise ships will be floated in 2021
The real game changer will come in 2022
. The second MERAVIGLIA PLUS will be put at sea, while the first of four revolutionary WORLD project ships will be something the seas have never seen before.
Three further deliveries of WORLD cruise ships are expected in 2024
The improvements in ship design and build will go from environmentally less intrusive to more fuel efficient, so as to benefit the planet. They will be more spacious and better equipped, with more features and even more relaxing and entertainment areas than each previous ship, so as to benefit our clients.
Just to give you an idea in size, today MSC Seaside, with its staggering 360° 7mt wide ocean level deck and breathtaking aqua park
, is 323 mt in length with a capacity of 5100 guests.
MSC Meraviglia will soon cater for 5700 guests
along its 315mt hull. The MERAVIGLIA PLUSS will grow even further to 331mt with an extra 900 passengers.
The WORLD ships
are so futuristic we can only tell you that when we confirmed and announced the order for these four vessels at the Élysée Palace in Paris, our Founder, Gianluigi Aponte
, was together with STX’s CEO, Laurent Castaing
, and none other than the President of the French Republic, François Hollande
For the moment all we can tell you is that they are the most futuristic ships
ever conceived, and their development at the moment is top secret, which means news and information will slowly be released over the next few years.
Start making plans for your future MSC experiences