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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 cruise ship currently owned and operated by MSC Cruises. She is the first Meraviglia Plus-class ship for the cruise line and is the new flagship for MSC Cruises. She commenced operations on 10 November 2019. At the time of delivery, she is the sixth-largest cruise ship by gross tonnage, behind AIDAnova.

History

Planning

On 1 February 2016, MSC Cruises announced that they had converted their options... Read more

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 cruise ship currently owned and operated by MSC Cruises. She is the first Meraviglia Plus-class ship for the cruise line and is the new flagship for MSC Cruises. She commenced operations on 10 November 2019. At the time of delivery, she is the sixth-largest cruise ship by gross tonnage, behind AIDAnova.

History

Planning

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, MSC Cruises announced that the name of the first Meraviglia Plus-class ship would be MSC Grandiosa.

Construction

On 15 November 2017, the steel-cutting ceremony was performed at the STX France shipyard. Her coin ceremony happened in July 2018 and her float-out occurred six months later, on 5 January 2019. MSC Grandiosa successfully completed her sea trials in September 2019.

Delivery and christening

MSC Grandiosa was delivered to MSC Cruises in a ceremony at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard on 31 October 2019.

The ship was christened in a ceremony on 9 November 2019, with the ship being moored in the River Elbe. Sophia Loren, the ship's godmother, performed the honors. MSC Grandiosa returned to her dock at the Port of Hamburg before embarking on her inaugural cruise the following day, on 10 November 2019.

Deployments

Following her delivery, MSC Grandiosa sailed her first voyage from the shipyard, stopping in Rotterdam and Le Havre, for Hamburg for press events and her christening. Her inaugural cruise on 10 November 2019 from Hamburg to Genoa via Southampton, Barcelona, and Marseille was hampered by a storm that forced the cancellation of Lisbon.

Beginning 23 November 2019, MSC Grandiosa sails her inaugural season in the Mediterranean with week-long itineraries visiting Rome, Palermo, Valletta, Barcelona, and Marseille. She will continue this rotation until repositioning to Santos, Brazil in fall 2020 to cruise around South America for the 2020-2021 season, making her the largest ship to ever homeport in South America.

Engineering

MSC Grandiosa is equipped with a selective catalytic reduction system that helps to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 90 percent, along with a closed-loop exhaust gas cleaning system that reduces ship sulfur emissions by 97 percent.

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