Why MSC means More Ships Coming! A look at the Italian cruise company’s TEN vessels on order

19731_01_FRA_FOLDER_SEASIDE_AND_SEAVIEW_02.indd

Sisters in the shipyard: MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview

Update: The first Meraviglia Plus ship was named Grandiosa at the steel-cutting ceremony in France today (Nov 15)

It sometimes seems that you blink and miss another ship launch or announcement from MSC Cruises, they seem to churn them out so frequently. And it’s easy to become muddled with so many different classes and sizes on the order books.

On Wednesday (November 15, 2017) I will be in the French port of Saint-Nazaire for the coin ceremony for MSC Bellissima and the steel-cutting for MSC Grandiosa.

Two weeks later, on November 29, I will be boarding the Italian-founded, Swiss-based company’s latest completed ship, MSC Seaside.

Only last year, MSC Cruises launched Meraviglia and there are four enormous World Class ships still to come. They will carry 5,520 passengers based on two per cabin but have a maximum capacity of 6,850 guests.

Confused? I know I am. So, starting with Meraviglia, here’s a run-down of MSC Cruises’ huge shipbuilding programme, with ten still on the way…

2017

MSC Meraviglia

MSC Meraviglia

Name: MSC Meraviglia
Christened: June 3, 2017
Tonnage: 171,598
Passengers: 4,490 (based on two per cabin)

MSC Seaside

Name: MSC Seaside
Christening: December 21, 2017, in Miami
Tonnage: 154,000
Passengers: 4,130 (based on two per cabin)

Here is a video on MSC Seaside:

2018

seaview-2.jpg

MSC Seaview

Name: MSC Seaview (second Seaside-class ship)
Tonnage: 154,000
Passengers: 4,130 (based on two per cabin)

2019

msc-bellissima-launches-march-2019_3.jpeg

MSC Bellissima

Name: MSC Bellissima (second Meraviglia-class ship)
Tonnage: 167,000
Passengers: 4,490 (based on two per cabin)

MERAVIGLIA

MSC Grandiosa

Name: MSC Grandiosa (first Meraviglia Plus ship)
Tonnage: 177,000
Passengers: 4,888 (based on two per cabin)

2020

MERAVIGLIA

MSC Grandiosa 2

Name: MSC Grandiosa 2 (second Meraviglia Plus ship)
Tonnage: 177,000
Passengers: 4,888 (based on two per cabin)

2021

MSC Seaside, upper pool

MSC Seaside 3

Name: MSC Seaside 3
Tonnage: 154,000
Passengers: 4,130 (based on two per cabin)

2022

msc-world-class-ship

MSC World

Name: MSC World
Tonnage: 200,000
Passengers: 5,520 (based on two per cabin)

2024

msc-world-class-ship

MSC World 2

Name: MSC World 2
Tonnage: 200,000
Passengers: 5,520 (based on two per cabin)

2025

msc-world-class-ship

MSC World 3

Name: MSC World 3
Tonnage: 200,000
Passengers: 5,520 (based on two per cabin)

2026

msc-world-class-ship

MSC World 4

Name: MSC World 4
Tonnage: 200,000
Passengers: 5,520 (based on two per cabin)

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for updates

Dave Monk (Shipmonk) has been shortlisted as favourite cruise blogger in The Wave Awards 2018. To vote, please click here

One thought on “Why MSC means More Ships Coming! A look at the Italian cruise company’s TEN vessels on order

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s