MSC Grandiosa: Cruise Ship News Doesn?t Get Much Bigger!

In 2019 brand new cruise ship tonnage will approach a staggering one and a half million - with a colossal 25% of that new tonnage going to MSC Cruises. Therefore, the launch of MSC Grandiosa puts the seal on a bumper year for MSC Cruises, with the new flagship all set to enter service in November.

UK cruisers have already had their appetite’s whetted following the christening of MSC Bellissima in Southampton in March and, when you consider that in the previous year UK passengers took a staggering 2 million cruises, it seems that the future is bright for MSC Grandiosa and her sisters. 

Exciting Times Demand Exciting Ships
A booming UK cruise market is good news for customers with cruise operators looking to best each other with ever more exciting ships. And, MSC Grandiosa is certainly that, she is a most exciting ship. Yet, the company’s new flagship does not simply look to trade on the ‘biggest is best’ mantra; ‘Grandiosa’ is not a reference to her size so much as the richness and diversity of her features. This is a ship with real grandeur built to provide her passengers with the very best of everything.

What Is New With MSC Grandiosa?
MSC Grandiosa, in keeping with MSC’s latest generation of cruises ships, has been designed to offer class-leading levels of space, as well as a host of out-of-this-world facilities. Take the Galleria Grandiosa, an extraordinary space that takes the concept of an atrium to the nth degree by proving a huge open area for dining, shopping and socialising that, when night falls, transforms itself with a sparkling overarching dome that provides the backdrop for concerts, discos and parties. On deck the Atmosphere pool area performs a similar trick by morphing from spacious, state-of-the-art pool complex by day, to charismatic open air venue by night.
For the thrill-seeking cruisers amongst you, the Himalayan Bridge and Polar Aquapark provide hair-raising high jinks above the expansive decks whilst elsewhere, aside from an evocation of magnificence and grandeur, terms that she more than lives up to. tennis and football pitches, there’s dedicated space for a full-sized bowling alley, Formula1 simulators, a power walking track and, for the true sun-worshippers, the Top 19 Solarium.

An Appetite For Excellence
With 12 different dining venues on board you might be forgiven for thinking that this aspect of MSC Grandiosa’s offering was an exercise in quantity over quality. However, just a cursory look at what’s on offer, from the speciality restaurants to the buffet, will soon disabuse you of that thought. Take, for example, the Hola! Tapas Bar, masterminded by 2 star Michelin chef, Ramon Freixa. This is cutting edge cuisine that the Catalan chef describes as being "based on four pillars: product, technique, feelings and a search for magic". This appetite for excellence encompasses all manner of cuisines from the already revered Kaito Teppanyaki restaurant and sushi bar, to the Atelier Bistrot and the Butcher’s Cut restaurant. Even when snacking on the open decks during the day you’ll find that MSC Grandiosa’s pizzas benefit from an award-winning tradition.

The Med’s New Entertainment Capital
By way of a grand finale MSC Grandiosa will offer her guests two brand new shows from Cirque du Soleil at Sea, created exclusively for MSC Cruises’ guests and unavailable anywhere else. If you’d like to experience MSC Grandiosa first hand then why not join her as she embarks on her inaugural season of Mediterranean cruises?