MSC Grandiosa has been floated out at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, where the ship is currently under construction.
The 181,000 gross tonne ship was moved to a wet dock, where work will continue on the ship until it is delivered to MSC Cruises in October 2019.
MSC Bellissima has set sail from the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint Nazaire, France on her first set of sea trials.
The ship left the shipyard on the morning on 19 December 2018. The ship will return to the shipyard later this month before setting sail on further sea trials in 2019 ahead of its delivery.
Construction of the first of two Seaside Evo-class ships for MSC Cruises has begun, with the cutting of the first piece of steel taking place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy on 26 November 2018.
MSC Cruises also announced that the new ship will be named MSC Seashore. The 169,400 gross tonne ship will be the largest ship ever to be built in Italy and is due to enter service in spring 2021.
MSC Cruises has announced a partnership with Chelsea Football Club. The cruise line will become the official global cruise partner of the football club.
The multi-million-pound partnership will also extend to LED perimeter advertising, VIP hospitality, star player engagement as well as a dedicated digital marketing presence. It will commence in January 2019 and will run until June 2021.
The 100 day countdown to the launch of MSC Bellissima began with the new MSC Cruises flagship to be named in Southampton, UK on 02 March 2019.
With a maximum capacity of 5,686 guests and gross tonnage of 171,598, MSC Bellissima will be the biggest ship to be named in Southampton and will certainly live up to her name meaning “most beautiful” by offering guests a beautiful and memorable cruise experience.
MSC Cruises latest new cruise ship, the 154,000 gross tonne MSC Seaview was delivered to the cruise line on 04 June 2018. The ship is the third new ship to join the MSC Cruises fleet in the last twelve months.
The christening ceremony for MSC Seaview took place in Genoa, Italy on 09 June 2018. The innovative new ship was christened by Godmother, 83-year old Sophia Loren.
The delivery of MSC Cruises latest new cruise ship, the 154,000 gross tonne MSC Seaview has been delayed in order to allow the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy a little extra time to complete the ship.
The 5,179-passenger MSC Seaview is the second cruise ship in MSC Cruises new Seaside-Class of prototype cruise ships and will become the fifteenth ship in the fleet when it officially launches.
MSC Cruises 5,714-passenger MSC Meraviglia is to feature on an hour-long episode of the UK TV series Building Giants on More4.
The episode featuring the MSC Cruises flagship will air on 07 May 2018 at 9pm. The ship arrived in Southampton for the first time on 26 April 2018 and has since visited ports of call in Scotland and this bank holiday weekend will visit Dublin and Cobh in Ireland.
MSC Cruises has announced that MSC Grandiosa will be christened in Hamburg, Germany in November 2019.
The announcement was made on 29 April 2018 when MSC Meraviglia made her maiden call into Hamburg to commence her new season in Northern Europe.
MSC Cruises’ 167,600 gross tonne MSC Meraviglia made its maiden call into Southampton on 26 April 2018 during a repositing cruise from Genova, Italy to Hamburg, Germany.
The 5,714-passenger ship was launched in June 2017 and is currently the largest cruise ship in the MSC Cruises fleet and one of the largest ever to visit Southampton.