Since 2004, the capacity is MSC fleet grew by additions of ships by 800 percent. In 2014, 1.67 million passengers traveled on MSC ships. Until 2022, the company expects to achieve a doubling of passenger capacity with the use of 7 new ships. Growth is expected to be transported mainly by two new generations of ships, namely by ships of the Vista-class and the Seaside generation . A total of 5.1 billion euros will be invested.
MSC Meraviglia pool deck - Photo: MSC
On April 20, 2015 then served in the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, the first steel-section for the MSC Meraviglia, the first ship of Vista-class made. "Meraviglia" in Italian means as much as "miracle".The "miracle" is to be measured with 167,600 gross tons and have 5,700 guests. The MSC Meraviglia is traveled routes in the western Mediterranean in their first summer. As the central entry and exit ports of Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona are provided.
Regarding the size of the new Royal Caribbeans has just asked in service Anthem of the Seas to compare.The 163 000 tonnes measured Norwegian escape , she takes in October 2015, the service on, ranked in a similar order of magnitude. Both ships created / caused by MEYER shipyard in Papenburg / Ems. These ships offer a wealth of technical finesse. Nevertheless, it is MSC Crociere checked if the company full-bodied speaks of the largest and most innovative cruise ship that has ever been built by a European shipping company.
STX France takes to rebuild that since March 2014, more than 400 employees of various teams have been working to define the characteristics of the ship. The MSC Meraviglia should be one of the greenest, safest and most technologically advanced ships in the industry. Stresses the shipping company that ships Vista-class thanks to its extremely flexible to easily create in each cruise port in the world. Identification of the vessel will be a three-deck-reaching, covered promenade.
In May 2017, the ship should be adopted. The second ship of this class is 2019 operation. Two other ships of the class could Bauorder to join until 2022. In the implementation is still a second new generation of cruise ships, the Seaside class. Such vessels shall be 154,000 gross tons and 323 meters in length slightly smaller than the Vista-class ships. They should go in November 2017 and in May 2018 service.