transformed the prestigious port of Le Havre
into Hollywood for a night.
By releasing the traditional champagne bottle onto the ship, Sophia Loren began a spectacular crescendo of light shows, champagne waterfalls and sea water sprays that marked the crisping of the MSC Meraviglia.
Over 2000 guests marvelled at the sight of the 13th addition to our world leading fleet and were further entertained by shows from top international performers like Gad Elmaleh
, one of Europe's most loved comedians, the Kids United dance group
and Patrick Bruel
, one of the most familiar faces in French cinema, TV, theatre and pop music.
Relive the emotions of the Christening!
During the ceremony, Mr. Gianluigi Aponte
, MSC Group's founder and executive chairman, also signed the official order to begin construction of the first World Class cruise
ships ever to be built. The ships are expected to be completed in 2026, non-only raising immense curiosity about the project and its futuristic innovations, but also confirming the company’s long-term commitment to constant growth in this sector.
The evening continued with an exclusive gala dinner, prepared exclusively by two-star Michelin chef Hélène Daroze. While enjoying a unique menu, guests found themselves in the company of special guests; from local dignitaries, travel industry representatives, showbiz stars and the top management from our mother company.
The celebrations lived up to the ships new name, Meraviglia
that means wonder
, and were all inspired by the Wonders of the World.
The name was not chosen by chance. MSC Meraviglia is a true wonder. The sheer scale and quality of her fittings are enough to impress even the most travelled cruisers.
Truly a ship for all seasons
, MSC Meraviglia is equipped with state-of-the art technology "MSC for me
" that will help guests manage their days, activities, excursions, dining arrangements, room access, shopping purchases and much more. An essential technological help, considering all the options available to the ship’s guests.
Entertainment and facilities are literally endless, for both kids and grownups. Clubs, spas, 12 restaurants, pools, 9 whirlpools, over 240 top brands available in boutiques and shops all over the ship and 80 onshore excursions to stretch your legs and your horizons, just to mention some of the entertainment available to our guests.
And we don't forget Cirque du Soleil
, 12 shows a week at Carousel Lounge, as well as 6 broadway style grandiose theatrical performances. By restaurants we intend Kaito Teppanyaki and Sushi, or the refined Butcher’s Cut Restaurant, as well as the other 10 dining venues and 20 bars and lounges. Spa on the MSC Meraviglia means 1,100m2 of Balinese spa with 20 different types of massage. Pools are not just your everyday pools on this ship; daytime, night time, open and closed, with two 70mt long water slides, so you can splash around however and whenever you want.
To inaugurate a cruising career that will take her to all corners of the world, MSC Meraviglia will begin with a cruise that will allow you to visit some of the wonders of the Mediterranean. Starting in the port town of Genoa
the ship will sail to Naples
where you could visit the world famous Pompei archeological site, Messina
in Sicily with the charming town of Taormina just around the corner, and on to Valletta
in Malta, a day in vibrant Barcelona
and then in Marseille
, in the heart of Provence, before returning to Genova.
Want to experience a week of wonders? Book now
your place on the ship for all seasons.