Why MSC means More Ships Coming – a look at the cruise line’s huge order book

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Sisters in the shipyard: MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview

Editor’s note: This is an updated version of a story originally run on November 13

Two more ships for MSC Cruises were announced today at the handover of MSC Seaside in Monfalcone, Italy.

It means a total of 12 ships will be delivered between 2017 and 2026 – at least one a year.

In June, MSC Cruises launched Meraviglia and Seaside will be officially named in its home port of Miami on December 21.

Here’s a rundown of the huge order book, starting with Meraviglia…

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

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MSC Seaview

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

2019

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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

SEASIDE EVO (1)

MSC Seaside EVO

Name: MSC Seaside EVO
Tonnage: 169,380
Passengers: 5,646 (maximum capacity – figure based on two per cabin not yet released)

2022

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MSC World

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

2023

 

SEASIDE EVO (1)

MSC Seaside EVO 2

Name: MSC Seaside EVO 2
Tonnage: 169,380
Passengers: 5,646 (maximum capacity – figure based on two per cabin not yet released)

2024

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MSC World 2

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

2025

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MSC World 3

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

2026

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MSC World 4

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

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