MSC Meraviglia is one of the largest cruise ships in the world, built in 2015 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The ship is part from the MSC’s new Vista generation vessels, which feature with larger dimensions, higher comfort and environment operations. MSC Meraviglia has capacity to carry 4,500 passengers at double occupancy in 2,246 cabins, who are served by 1,536 crew members. The overall length of the vessel is 316.00 m, moulded beam is 52.00 m and maximum draft is 8.70 m. Her deadweight is 12,200 DWT, the gross tonnage is 171,589 GRT and net tonnage is 172,605 NT. The cruise ship provides high comfort and really great experience on board for guests of all ages. MSC Meraviglia is packed with extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season. On board you can enjoy outstanding, authentic dining options and out-of-this-world entertainment with new panoramic areas, an innovative ocean-view aft lounge, a two-deck “inside promenade” with a 5,000+ sq ft LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park.
MSC Meraviglia’s enhanced MSC Yacht Club will feature exclusive restaurants, a private lounge, private whirlpool baths and several spacious suites. Outside of these premium suites you’ll find a variety of staterooms such as duplex suites, balcony/oceanview/interior staterooms and MSC Cruises new family staterooms. The ship’s entertainment includes a theater and a Cirque du Soleil show in its own theater at the back of the ship. The ship also features over 10 restaurants and a bellemese spa named the MSC Aurea spa.
The engineering on board of MSC Meraviglia is strong and reliable with high efficiency and low CO2 emissions. The cruise ship is powered by two Wartsila 16V46CR, each with power of 22,530 hp, as well as two Wartsila 12V46CR, each with power of 16,900 hp. The total output power of the engineering of 78,860 hp at 600 rpm. The ship is driven by two ABB Azipods, each with power of 19,200 kW, allowing operations with service speed of 19.3 kts and a maximum speed of 22.7 kts.
MSC Meraviglia is operating under the flag of Malta with IMO number 9760512, MMSI 249973000 and call sign 9HA4455.
MSC Meraviglia specification
Length: 316.00 m
Width: 52.00 m
Draft: 8.70 m
Deadweight: 12,200 DWT
Gross tonnage: 171,589 GRT
Net tonnage: 172,605 NT
Passenger Capacity: 4,500 passengers
Engine: two Wartsila 16V46CR and two Wartsila 12V46CR
Engine power: 78,860 hp
Speed: 22.7 kts