WORLD’s 3rd LARGEST SHIP (WAS 2nd on launch) : INAUGURAL SAILING

MSC Meraviglia is a cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises built at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. Meraviglia entered service in June 2017 and then it was the 2nd largest Cruise ship in the world behind Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships.It is the lead ship of MSC’s new “Vista Project” vessels with a passenger capacity of 4500

The ships facilities include a promenade with a long LED roof, a water park with water slides, a rope course and a theater. The ship also has over 10 dining areas and a spa

The vessel’s name was announced, and her first steel was cut, at a ceremony held at St Nazaire on 20 April 2015

The ship was formally named on 3 June 2017 by her godmother, Italian actress Sophia Loren at a ceremony in Le Havre also featuring French actor Patrick Bruel, musical group Kids United, and comedian Gad Elmaleh

MSC MERAVIGLIA > THE THIRD LARGEST SHIP IN THE WORLD > INAUGURAL SAILING
Name: MSC Meraviglia
Owner : MSC Cruises
Operator : MSC Cruises
Port of Registry : Valletta/Malta
Ordered: 20 March 2014
Builder: St. Nazaire
Laid down: October 2015
Launched: 2 September 2016
Completed: 31 May 2017
In service : 3 June 2017
Identification : Call sign: 9HA4455
IMO number : 9760512
MMSI number : 249973000
Class and type : Project Vista (MSC) cruise ship

General characteristics

  • Tonnage : 171,598 GT /12,200 DWT
  • Length : 315.83 m (1,036.2 ft)
  • Beam : 43 m (141 ft)
  • Waterline :  max beam
  • Height :  
  • Draught : 8.75 m (28.7 ft)
  • Decks : 15 passenger decks

Installed power

  • 2 × 4T – 12 cyl Wärtsilä 12V46CR diesel engines
  • 2 × 4T – 16 cyl Wärtsilä 16V46CR diesel engines

Propulsion

  • Diesel-electric : 2 × ABB Azipod
  • 38.4 MW –  2 × 19.2 MW / 51500 hp total power

Bow thrusters

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Speed

  • MAXIMUM SPEED : 22.7 knots (42.0 km/h : 26.1 mph)
  • SERVICE SPEED : 21.8 knots (40.4 km/h : 25.1 mph)

Cruising Capacity

  • PASSENGERS : 4500 passengers
  • CREW : 1536 crew

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