MSC Cruise announce their new ships with a record breaking number of passengers
Cruise liners are set to get bigger and better as they continue to be a popular choice for travellers.
MSC Cruises has announced its next four ‘World Class’ ships that are to hold a record-breaking 6,850 passengers.
Beating the record of 6,780 passengers which is currently held by Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, it is an exciting new voyage for the cruise liner.
However, it is yet to be the biggest ship in size, as Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas holds the record at 362m in length against MSC Cruises 330m.
The ships are to be launched in 2022 and 2024, with panoramic sea views, family friendly villages onboard and a glass pool lounge.
Today they launched the MSC Meraviglia from Le Havre France, which is the first of the ‘World Class’ ships to set sail with over 5,714 passengers.
Launched by newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, the ship is set to embark on its inaugural cruise around the Mediterranean.
It will then start it’s seven-night itinerary on 11th June from Italy to Malta, Barcelona and Marseille.
The new MSC Cruise liners boast 6,850 passengers as the most in the world
We are delighted to confirm another key component of our ten-year investment plan: the World Class
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ executive chairman spoke out about the exciting changes in the cruise industry.
“Today, as we unveil MSC Meraviglia, a new vessel that marks the start of the next phase of our growth, we are delighted to confirm another key component of our ten-year investment plan: the World Class.”
STX France’s chief executive Laurent Castaing also stated the advancements made with the MSC Cruise liners.
“Once again, MSC Cruises has chosen to put their trust in our capacity to support their growth and expansion as well as in our ability to conceive, develop and build the world’s most modern and technologically-advanced cruise ships.
MSC Cruises launches it’s newest cruise liner today from Le Havre, France
Cruise holidays are booming as passengers seek a new way to travel.
A huge 24.7 million passengers travelled on a cruise last year.
Advancements being made in the industry are also shown in the technological changes to the luxury elements of the ship.
Ponant recently announced the world’s first underwater lounge on a cruise ship, along with vibrating seats.