The delivery ceremony was attended by the French President, Emmanuel Macron. The new ship, which has a passenger capacity of 5,714, received its official pennant and French flag, as well as a blessing, before being delivered to MSC Cruises.
The brand new cruise ship will depart the shipyard and make its way to Le Havre in France, where it will be officially christened on 03 June 2017. The ship will depart on its maiden voyage on 05 June, calling at Lisbon, Barcelona, Marseille and Genoa.
MSC Meraviglia will offer cruises around the Mediterranean until 2019, before repositioning to Miami where it will offer cruises around the Caribbean.