mMSC Grandiosa completed the first sea trials, which is the first Meraviglia Plus Class ship of MSC Cruises built in the shipyards of Saint Nazaire, France.
The new flagship of the MSC Cruises fleet will then return to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique for the final touches. The ship will in fact be officially handed over to the company on October 31st.
MSC Grandiosa has a gross tonnage of 181,000 tons and a maximum capacity of 6,334 passengers; the ship is equipped with the latest technologies and advanced systems that make it more efficient and environmentally friendly than the entire MSC Cruises fleet, to further improve the experience of cruise passengers.
One of the important technological innovations introduced on the ship is the selective catalytic reduction system capable of reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by 90%, transforming it into pure water and nitrogen. The flagship is also equipped with an advanced wastewater treatment system that will allow it to eliminate waste almost completely.
The new eco–sustainable features of MSC Grandiosa add to the other on-board technologies that have been designed to further reduce its environmental impact: there is a new exhaust gas purification system, systems for the prevention of exhaust from machinery spaces, a ballast water treatment system and various solutions for energy efficiency, such as heat recovery systems and LED lighting.
MSC Grandiosa will also be a smart ship and will also revolutionize entertainment for children and young people. To discover all the news of the new flagship, we will have to wait until November 9th, the day of the christening ceremony in Hamburg. Then the ship will head towards the western Mediterranean, where it will spend the inaugural season. Every week it will be possible to go on a cruise on MSC Grandiosa from Genoa, Civitavecchia or Palermo to Valletta (Malta), Barcelona (Spain) and Marseille (France). The ship will also spend next summer in the Mediterranean.