New MSC cruise liner to call in Malta weekly in 2020

MSC Griandiosa is due to become the third Meraviglia ship to enter MSC Cruises fleet and will call at Malta once a week during spring, summer and autumn 2020

The MSC Griandiosa will be calling in Malta once a week during the spring, summer and autumn months of 2020.

MSC Cruises - the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and a market leader in Europe, South America, South Africa and the Gulf – together with Chantiers de l’Atlantique, recently celebrated the float of the MSC Grandiosa at Saint-Nazaire. The ship has been moved to a wet dock, where work on it will continue until its delivery in October 2019.

The Griandosa is due to become the third Meraviglia ship to enter MSC Cruises’ fleet, and the first of three Meravigilia-Plus ships, which features larger tonnage and guest capacity than the first two Meraviglia ships.

The Griandosa will also become the fifth ship to enter MSC Cruises’ fleet in just two and a half years. The company is due to take delivery of another 12 next-generation cruise ships by 2027.

MSC Grandiosa will showcase an even larger Mediterranean-style promenade, the ground-breaking feature unique to Meraviglia generation ships that serves as the social hub of the ship. Amongst other specialty restaurants it will feature a new bar and lounge, L’Atelier Bistrot, offering lounge seating with a stage and a dance floor, impressionist art on display and terrace seating with Parisian Bistrot tables and chairs.

This award-winning promenade will host surprise performances, including flash mobs and themed parties as well as the awe-inspiring projections on the even longer 98.5-metre LED Sky screen.

As other Meraviglia class ships, MSC Grandiosa will feature two brand new exclusive shows from Cirque du Soleil at Sea. This is part of a long-term partnership between MSC Cruises and Cirque du Soleil, the world leader in artistic entertainment.

Following MSC Bellissima’s launch in February 2018, MSC Grandiosa will become the second MSC Cruises ship to feature Zoe, the cruise industry’s first digital cruise personal assistant, as a new feature of MSC for Me. This service will provide guests with a simple and stress-free way to receive information that is traditionally provided at the Guest Relations desk.

MSC Grandiosa will be delivered to MSC Cruises on 31 October and will start regular sailings from Genoa, Italy on 16 November 2019. Sales for MSC Grandiosa cruises are already open.

Hamilton Travel Co. Ltd. of 4, St. Publius Street, Floriana are the exclusive General Sales Agents for MSC in the Maltese Islands. For further information, please call on 21241292 or www.hamiltontravel.com.mt

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