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MSC Grandiosa

Capacity
4842
Crew
1704
Tonnage
181,000
Length
331 m (1,087 ft)
First voyage
2019
Decks
19

MSC Grandiosa is a Meraviglia Plus-class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, she is the first of three Meraviglia Plus-class ships set to operate for the cruise line and is the current flagship of MSC Cruises. She commenced operations on 10 November 2019. At the time of delivery, she was the sixth largest cruise ship by gross tonnage, behind AIDAnova.

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MSC Grandiosa

Cruiseline: 
Capacity (DO): 
4842
Crew: 
1704
Tonnage: 
181,000
Length: 
331 m (1,087 ft)
Beam: 
43 m (141 ft)
First voyage: 
2019
Decks: 
19

MSC Grandiosa is a Meraviglia Plus-class cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, she is the first of three Meraviglia Plus-class ships set to operate for the cruise line and is the current flagship of MSC Cruises. She commenced operations on 10 November 2019. At the time of delivery, she was the sixth largest cruise ship by gross tonnage, behind AIDAnova.

History

Construction and debut

On 1 February 2016, MSC Cruises announced that they had converted their options for two new ships into firm orders, with the new vessels being a part of a sub-class that evolves from the cruise line's original Meraviglia-class platform, dubbed "Meraviglia Plus". Each new vessel was designed to be larger than their older Meraviglia-class sisters, at 181,541 GT, with a maximum passenger capacity of 6,334 guests.

On 15 November 2017, on the day of the ship's steel-cutting ceremony at the STX France shipyard, MSC Cruises announced that the name of the first Meraviglia Plus-class ship would be MSC Grandiosa. Her coin ceremony was performed in July 2018 and her float-out occurred six months later, on 5 January 2019. She successfully completed her sea trials in September 2019. MSC Grandiosa was delivered to MSC Cruises in a ceremony at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard on 31 October 2019. Following her delivery, MSC Grandiosa sailed her first voyage from the shipyard to Hamburg for press events and her christening, with calls in Rotterdam and Le Havre.

On 9 November 2019, the ship was christened in a ceremony by her godmother, Sophia Loren, whilst being moored in the river Elbe. The ship later returned to her dock at the Port of Hamburg before embarking on her inaugural cruise the following day, on 10 November 2019. Her inaugural cruise set sail on 10 November 2019 from Hamburg to Genoa via Southampton, Barcelona, and Marseille, and was also hampered by a storm that forced the cancellation of Lisbon.

Operational career

Beginning on 23 November 2019, MSC Grandiosa began sailing weekly Mediterranean itineraries for her inaugural season, calling in Genoa, Rome, Palermo, Valletta, Barcelona, and Marseille. 

MSC Grandiosa was originally expected to continue sailing in the Mediterranean until repositioning to Santos, Brazil in autumn 2020 to begin cruising in South America for the 2020–2021 season, which would have made her the largest passenger ship to ever homeport in South America. However, after the COVID-19 pandemic forced MSC to reduce its operations and redeploy its fleet, MSC Grandiosa was ultimately scheduled to continue sailing Mediterranean cruises through 2021. On 16 August 2020, she also became MSC's first ship to resume operations amid the pandemic, and the first major cruise ship overall to restart operations in the Mediterranean since the cessation of cruises earlier in the year.

Design and specifications

MSC Grandiosa measures 181,541 GT and houses 2,421 passenger cabins for a total guest capacity of 6,334 passengers. The ship also employs 1,704 crew members. She has a length of 331.43 metres (1,087.4 ft), a beam of 43 metres (141 ft), a height of 65 metres (213 ft), and a maximum speed of 22.3 knots (41.3 km/h; 25.7 mph). She is also MSC's first cruise ship to be equipped with a selective catalytic reduction system that helps to reduce the ship's nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent, along with a closed-loop exhaust gas cleaning system that reduces her sulfur emissions by 97 percent.

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Attractions on MSC Grandiosa


Jean-Philippe Chocolat & Café

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French master-pâtissier Jean-Philippe Maury brings his award-winning touch to the Chocolate Bar, where chocolatiers in an open kitchen will create sweet masterpieces to seduce the eye and delight t...

La Loggia

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MSC Grandiosa's main restaurants serve first-class Mediterranean and international specialities in elegant surroundings. Menus change every day, and exquisite dishes have been created for the Elega...

Atmosphere Pool

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With about 10 sq. m. of public space per guest, poolside space on MSC Grandiosa is some of the most plentiful to be found at sea. Beautiful lighting, a giant screen and atmospheric design make the...

F1 Simulator

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For the young and the young at heart, two Formula 1 virtual-reality racing cars compete head-to-head in a race that will get hearts racing.

Doremiland

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We invite all the little travelers to become members of the DOREMI Family in our DOREMILAND on board!

Hola! Tapas Bar By Ramon Freixa

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Located on deck 6 at the heart of the iconic Mediterranean-style promenade, HOLA! Tapas Bar welcomes you into an amazing culinary experience created by the renowned Spanish chef Ramón Freixa, award...

MSC Aurea Spa

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The MSC Aurea Spa on MSC Grandiosa is a luxurious Balinese spa offering signature relaxation treatments to revitalise body and soul. Complete with a thermal area, beauty salon and nail boutique, th...

Atmosphere Bar South

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It's a perfect place to have a snack, to refresh yourself with some tasty cocktail, and just to enjoy everything happening around. Did we mention that it's located right by the pool?

Bowling

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For the first time at sea, a full-size bowling alley where you can challenge friends and family to the last pin!

Horizon Bar

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It's a perfect place to have a snack, to refresh yourself with some tasty cocktail, and just to enjoy everything happening around. The views are mind-blowing.

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Photo by Wessel Blokzijl/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

Exciting Video Tour of MSC Grandiosa Cruise Ship


Do you remember when we “visited” her at the shipyard just a couple of months ago? Now she is a full and confident member of the world’s cruise family. The MSC Grandiosa cruise ship is exploring the Mediterranean together with her guests at the moment. And we already can’t wait to take a video...

Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises
The end of 2019 appears to be very eventful for the cruise industry. Well, just like the whole year. We have already greeted a number of revolutionary new cruise ships. Now it’s time to get ready to meet the MSC Cruises’ newbuild, the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship . In the run-up to her delivery, we...