MSC Meraviglia which is the largest cruise ship in the fleet to date has started her new season in northern Europe for the very first time. The cruise line is offering new itineraries and more time than ever before in the region.
MSC Meraviglia in Northern Europe
On April 20 MSC Meraviglia made her maiden call in Hamburg, Germany marking the start of her first season sailing Northern Europe. There was a ceremony held at the port kicking off the season and the cruise line also announced that their next flagship MSC Grandiosa will be christened in Hamburg on November 2, 2019. You can check all MSC Northern Europe cruise deals and prices right here.
Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, 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, we have, as a company, embarked on a journey of strong growth, and the German cruise guest has embraced our brand and our offering in a strong way. 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.”
Designed for all seasons, MSC Meraviglia will spend her first season in Northern Europe offering world-class entertainment with Cirque du Soleil at Sea, a wide choice of dining options, serving a range of international and Mediterranean-inspired cuisines, comfortable and innovative accommodations and a Mediterranean-style promenade featuring multiple bars, restaurants and shops.
Home-porting in Hamburg, this award-winning ship offers 10, 11 and 14-night itineraries that include the British Isles and Iceland — a voyage of rugged beauty and contrasting landscapes — or the breath-taking North Cape and the Norwegian archipelago, Spitzbergen. And, in September, an 11-night itinerary takes guests through the Baltic Capitals of Oslo, Nynashamn/Stockholm, Tallinn, and Helsinki with an overnight in St. Petersburg.
It’s not all about MSC Meraviglia as in addition to the ship there are four vessels offering 36 different itineraries and a range of embarkation ports to choose from.
This season will also introduce new itineraries for MSC Cruises. For those looking to explore bustling Northern European cities, MSC Magnifica offers a range of cruises embarking in Hamburg and calling at Southampton with just a short transfer to London, Le Havre for access to stylish Paris and an overnight stay in picturesque Amsterdam with its famous bicycle paths and tulip displays. MSC Preziosa and MSC Orchestra also have cruise itineraries in Northern Europe offering more choice than ever.
MSC Meraviglia joined the fleet in 2017 and at the moment is the largest in the fleet at 171,598 gross tons and carrying 4,488 guests at double occupancy.