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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

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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


Safari Pool

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It is a lively pool with a sliding roof. There is a cozy bar to take a refreshing drink by the pool.

Theatre La Comedie MSC Grandiosa

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Every night of your cruise with MSC Cruises can transport you into another world. A world that moves and entertains. A world of glamour and imagination, music and spectacle.

MSC Foundation

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For the first time at sea, MSC Grandiosa will feature a branded MSC Foundation shop, offering a selection of specially created pieces benefitting the newly launched MSC Foundation. Guests can find ...

Aurea Restaurant

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Aurea Experience guests can appreciate the pleasures of flexible dining and unlimited drinks in a dedicated restaurant

Top Sail Lounge

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A panoramic lounge with spectacular views for MSC Yacht Club members. Enjoy a tasty cocktail while admiring the boundless ocean.

Sky Lounge

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Enjoy a cocktail while listening to live music and admiring beautiful views. Sky Lounge has floor-to-ceiling glass windows that overlook the ship’s main pool area.

Top 19 Exclusive Solarium

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Sunbathe in the peace and privacy of the adults-only Top 19 sun deck offering stunning sea views, its own dedicated spa service and bar menu with complimentary fruit skewers.

Business Centre

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This comfortable venue is perfect for your business meetings, conferences, lectures, etc.

MSC Shop

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Infuse your cruise with gifts that spark magical memories of your cruise across the waves! Extensive choice of: Quality casual wear Personal accessories Toys Gifts Souvenirs All proudly bearing ...

Champagne Bar

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The stylish Champagne Bar offers a vast choice of champagne, prosecco and other bubblies from around the world, accompanied by a mouthwatering array of caviar, oysters and crab.

Latest travel blogs about MSC Grandiosa



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