It was a ceremony in style the one for MSC Grandiosa in Hamburg. The new flagship of MSC Cruises currently is the fleet largest ship – it can accommodate up to 6,334 passengers in its 2,421 cabins – and is equipped with the most advanced environmental technologies available, able to set new standards in the field of maritime ecology and sustainability.
In Hamburg, Grandiosa was the star of an engaging light show in the Blue Port. The artist Michael Batz’s light installations, illuminated the port of blue, a colour that symbolizes the sea and the company’s commitment to protecting the ocean. The most emotional moment of the evening was the cutting of the ribbon by the godmother Sophia Loren who broke the bottle on the keel of the ship as a sign of good luck. Next, a fireworks show and a gala dinner for the over 5,000 guests of the evening, curated by one of the most famous German chefs: Harald Wohlfahrt, whose restaurant has been awarded 3 Michelin stars for 25 consecutive years.
The new flagship of MSC Cruises was celebrated during the evening presented by Michelle Hunziker, with the participation of numerous international stars.
MSC Grandiosa is now sailing to Italy, where it will have for the entire 2020 season weekly cruises departing from the main ports of the country. It will arrive in Genoa – its homeport – on November 22nd to begin the inaugural season with seven-night cruises in the western Mediterranean touching Civitavecchia, Palermo, Valletta (Malta), Barcelona (Spain) and Marseille (France).
The ship will offer many activities suitable for every need and desire, including the two new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, created exclusively for guests of MSC Cruises; the 93-meter Mediterranean-style interior promenade with a led ceiling able to create scenographies, a meeting and shopping place, where you can discover the thematic restaurants and the corners of international culinary specialities; the first art exhibition on the sea with 26 engravings in the Danse Dessin series by the painter Edgar Degas; the areas dedicated to children, created in collaboration with Chicco and Lego; the first virtual travel assistant in the world: Zoe, available in all cabins.
In addition to the Yacht Club, the MSC Aurea Spa, the swimming pools, adventure trails, Formula 1 simulators, bowling, 4D cinema, discos, the gym and a rich program suitable for all ages.