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 Meraviglia was delivered to MSC Cruises in June 2017 and was the first of the cruise line’s next-generation cruise ships. A total of 12 new cruise ships will be delivered to MSC Cruises between 2017 and 2026, a total investment worth €10.5 billion.
MSC Meraviglia features a host of innovative amenities including 12 distinct dining venues, 20 bars and lounges, a 985-seat broadway style theatre, a full size bowling alley, F1 Simulator, 3 waterslides, numerous shopping boutiques, a 1,100 sq metre spa, fitness centre and countless other facilities.
A second Meraviglia-Class ship, MSC Bellissima is expected to launch in 2019. The new ship will be christened in Southampton on 02 March 2019. It will be the largest cruise ship ever to be christened in the United Kingdom.
MSC Cruises will invite 2,000 guests to the christening in Southampton. MSC Bellissima will stay in Southampton for three days, allowing for around 3,000 travel agents and members of the press to sample the new ship before departing on its maiden voyage to Genoa.
Antonio Paradiso, Managing Director, MSC Cruises, UK & Ireland, said: “To have MSC Meraviglia as one of the featured builds in this popular programme is testament to the world class naval architects and engineers that build our ships. The show recognises how we are really leading the way in the design and build of modern ships for the future and we are proud we to showcase this process to a UK audience. This also shows the appetite that exists in the UK for the cruise industry and we are delighted to once again feature in a popular TV series that helps to demonstrate what makes our brand so unique.”