MSC Cruises Announces 3 Major Milestones and Another New Billion Dollar Cruise Ship
MSC Cruises announced not only three major milestones today, but also another new cruise ship for the fast growing cruise line. The new ship will be the fifth Meraviglia class ship that will be powered by LNG and debut in 2023.
The three major milestones celebrated by MSC Cruises were:
The steel-cutting of the 4th Meraviglia Class Ship, now named MSC Virtuosa The traditional Coin Ceremony of MSC Grandiosa, The first of the Meraviglia Plus class of ships The float-out of MSC Bellissima, the second Meraviglia-class ship coming into service in March 2019.
This fifth Meraviglia class ship brings the total number of LNG powered ships ordered by MSC Cruises to five. The ship will cost $1.06 billion to build and is part of the cruise line’s $13.5 billion investment in 13 new cruise ships.