MSC MERAVIGLIA - 100 Day Countdown

MSC MERAVIGLIA

100 DAY COUNTDOWN – 100 FACTS

ABOUT THE SHIP

1. Meraviglia means ‘a wonder’ in Italian

2. All decks of the ship are named after the wonders of the world

3. Guests have access to 33,000 m2 of public space across 15 public decks

4. The ship has 3 home ports: Genoa, Barcelona and Marseille

5. The ship is 315 m long

6. At full capacity, the ship can accommodate 5,714 guests

7. The ship is 65 m high

8. The ship has a gross tonnage of 167,000 GRT

9. The top speed of the ship is 22.7 knots

10. There are a total of 32 lifts on board (19 for guests)

11. An average of 1,540 crew members will serve guests on-board

 

DESIGN FEATURES

12. The ship will be the 5th ship in MSC Cruises’ fleet to feature a Swarovski staircase

13. The ship has a 96m Mediterranean-style promenade with multiple bars, restaurants and shops

14. The longest LED Sky Screen at sea will broadcast atmospheric images and entertainment 24-hours a day

 

CONSTRUCTION

15. Around 35,000 tons of steel makes up the ship

16. Over 1,800 people worked on the ship’s hull alone

17. The interior of the ship takes over 1 year to complete

18. There are over 300,000 parts to the ship’s hull

19. The ship is assembled by joining together 50 mega-blocks

20. From the 1st cutting of steel to the final delivery, construction takes 26 months

21. There are 2 sea trials where every part of the many systems, machinery, engines and pumps are tested

 

ENTERTAINMENT

22. There are 7 different kids clubs including a technology lab and a TV studio for the first time on a MSC Cruises’ ship

23. There is a Baby Club designed in partnership with baby experts Chicco

24. Teens will have their own area which serves as a cinema, gaming room, live stage and disco

25. There are 2 kids’ clubs developed in collaboration with the LEGO Group with a total area 123 m2

26. Cirque du Soleil have created 2 shows exclusively for MSC Cruises’ guests

27. There will be 12 Cirque du Soleil at Sea performances each week

28. The Broadway Theatre is able to seat 985 guests, with entertainment every evening

29. The ship has 10 different areas for dancing

30. The Sports Bar has a full-size bowling alley with 2 lanes

31. The ship will offer more than 20 hours of daily entertainment

32. The promenade will host three major parades each week

33. More than 24 musicians will perform 40 hours of live music each day

34. Live music will be performed by 11 different nationalities, giving a taste of music from all around the world

35. 6 Bands and 3 Soloists will be among the live music performed on board

36. A high-tech, multi-purpose TV and radio suite broadcasts games, quizzes and talent contests live across the ship

37. The ship features a full size indoor basketball court which turns into a party venue at night

38. The on-board casino (Casino Imperiale) can seat up to 600 guests

39. The ship has a 35m2 library

40. The Broadway Theatre, at 1,000 m2 is bigger than 2 and a half basketball courts

41. The ship has 2 F1 simulators immersing guests in races based on real F1 tracks

42. The ship will have a Star Wars pod and a flight simulator

 

POOLS AND AQUA PARK

43. Guests have access to 4 pools, including 1 indoor with a magrodome

44. There is a total of 4,360 m2 of pool space on-board

45. 9 public whirlpool baths grace the ship

46. The Polar Aqua Park has 3 exhilarating waterslides

47. The ‘Himalayan Bridge’ which spans the ship will allow guests to climb 82 m above sea level

48. The ship has more than 1,300 sun loungers for guests to use free of charge

49. The aqua park features a high-speed champagne flute waterslide

50. The ship has the most poolside space per guest on any ship at sea

51. The main pool has 22 sunbeds which ‘touch the water’ meaning that guests can cool their feet in the pool while sipping on cocktails

 

PAMPERING AT SEA AND WELLNESS

52. The MSC Aurea Spa has a total area of 1,100 m2 offering 19 different massages and 18 different body treatments

53. 26 different facials are offered in the MSC Aurea Spa

54. The MSC Aurea Spa has 22 treatment rooms

55. The on board Jean Louis David hair salon offers 23 different hair treatments including tie & dye and volume therapy

56. The thermal area in the MSC Aurea Spa has 13 different areas including salt relax room, ice waterfall, sauna and dark sensory steam bath

57. There is a fully equipped 570 m2 gym featuring cutting-edge Technogym equipment

58. The ship has a Power Walking Track for those wishing to get fit whilst aboard

59. The ship has a dedicated barbershop

 

ACCOMMODATION

60. The ship has a total of 2,244 cabins

61. 75% of all cabins have a balcony

62. Family cluster cabins can be joined together to accommodate up to 10 guests

63. 8 special duplex suites feature a private balcony and whirlpool bath

64. 30 suites have a private balcony with whirlpool bath

65. 55 cabins have been specially designed for guests with reduced mobility

66. The ship has a 400 m2 fully equipped medical centre

 

MSC YACHT CLUB

67. The MSC Yacht Club has a 24-hour concierge service

68. The MSC Yacht Club has an exclusive 130 seat private restaurant

69. Guests in the MSC Yacht Club will be able to dine at a time of their choice, without needing to book in advance

70. There are 2 MSC Yacht Club Royal Suites with corner balcony and alfresco dining area

71. There are 2 MSC Yacht Club Wellness Deluxe Suites fitted with specialist Technogym Kinesis® equipment

72. MSC Yacht Club guests have direct access to a private 500 m2 solarium and pool on the 19th deck of the ship

 

ONBOARD DINING

73. The ship offers 12 distinct dining venues, including a mixture of traditional and casual dining options

74. There are 20 bars and lounges on the ship

75. Authentic and fresh food is served 20 hours a day

76. The ship will feature the first chocolate atelier and creperie at sea by award-winning pastry chef Jean Philippe Maury

77. The ship will feature a Kaito Sushi bar described as the ‘best sushi at sea’ by the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships

78. The new Kaito Teppanyaki restaurant has 4 teppanyaki grills

79. Ristorante Italiano & Eataly Market offer guests 3 Italian dining concepts serving fresh, authentic Italian cuisine

80. The 2 main restaurants have a total area of 1,338 m2

81. The Marketplace Buffet is able to accommodate 1,345 guests

82. The Marketplace Buffet has a total area of 3,550 m2

83. The Marketplace Buffet features a fresh mozzarella production area where guests can see expert chefs create the freshest Italian cheese

84. A new flexible dining model giving guests more choice on where and when they dine

85. The ship will feature an authentic American steakhouse - The Butcher’s Cut

86. The ship will feature The Brass Anchor, a traditional English pub serving beer, whisky and snacks

87. The Horizon Bar will serve cocktails with stunning sea views

 

SHOPPING AT SEA

88. 300 top brands are available in the on-board mini-mall

89. More than 250 exclusive MSC Cruises products are available on-board

90. Guests will be able to shop from 300 top brands on-board, with an average saving of 15% compared to downtown prices

 

ITINERARIES

91. The ship will spend its inaugural season in the Mediterranean

92. There will be more than 40 shore excursions on offer during a 7 night cruise

93. The ship calls at 6 different ports and 4 countries in a 7 night cruise

 

SMART SHIP

94. Guests will be able to use a NFC bracelet to unlock cabin doors, make payments on board and book restaurants and shows

95. Guests will be able to geoloacate their children using the MSC Cruises App thanks to Bluetooth Beacons and wearable technology

96. Guests will also be able to embark and disembark from the ship using their bracelet together with their Cruise Card

97. Guests will be able to experience shore excursions in advance using Virtual Reality (“VR”) technology

 

GREEN TECHNOLOGY

98. Special systems on each of the engines allow the ship to save thousands tons of fuel per year and lowering

CO2 emissions

99. A majority of the 80,000 lights on board are LED meaning lower energy consumption

100. A special waste system has been installed with compactors for efficient waste management

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