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 Grandiosa will be the first of two Meraviglia-Plus class cruise ships built for MSC Cruises. These two new vessels build upon the success of the Meravliglia class ships and will offers even more public spaces, along with a series of exciting innovations.
MSC Grandiosa and her sister ship, due for delivery in 2020, will be 16 metres longer than MSC Bellisima and MSC Meraviglia. The 177,000 gross tonne MSC Grandiosa will become the new flagship of the MSC Cruises fleet when it launches in November 2019. The ship will accommodate up to 6,300 passengers.
MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, Pierfrancesco Vag, said: “We are delighted to announce the christening of MSC Grandiosa here in Hamburg. Since our last christening in Germany of MSC Magnifica in 2010, as a company we have embarked on a journey of strong growth and the German cruise guest has embraced our brand and our offering in a strong way so it is only natural that we would look to christen in Germany our next flagship and the first of the Meraviglia-Plus ships to come into service, MSC Grandiosa. We hold a special relationship with Germany overall and we are looking forward to celebrating with our German partners next November as well as welcoming our international guests to this historic port, rich in Maritime tradition and heritage.”
MSC Grandiosa will be the first MSC Cruises ship to be christened in Germany since the christening of MSC Magnifica in 2010.