MSC confirms the order for 4 World Class ships

On the occasion of the flag ceremony of MSC Meraviglia, the Executive President Pierfrancesco Vago confirmed the order of four new World Class cruise ships for an investiments of 4,5 billion euros.

200.000 gross tonnage, 335 metres of length and 47 of width, 2.760 cabins and 6.850 passengers. The World will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and will be the bigger ship ever built for an european company. The first ship will be delivered in 2022, the others in 2024, 2025 and 2026.

The World Class’ futuristic “Y” shape structure will enable panoramic sea views and increase the proportion of balcony cabins. The ships’ G bow (vertically positioned at a 90 degree angle) has been designed to improve stability, hydrodynamics as well as to enhance guest comfort. Other guest-centric innovations include family-friendly villages, a panoramic aft, and a glass pool lounge.

Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, gave the following statement: “Today, as we unveil MSC Meraviglia, a new vessel that marks the start of the next phase of our growth, we are delighted to confirm another key component of our ten-year investment plan: the World Class. These new vessels will further expand our partnership with STX France all the way to 2026, with up to seven additional innovative ships to be built during this period.”

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