With a total investment of €2 billion, MSC Cruises are set to launch four new ultra-luxury cruise ships for cruisers to enjoy.
Ultra-luxury ships on order
MSC Cruises have placed an order with Italian shipyard, Fincantieri, who are looking to release each ship on a one-per-year schedule, with the first coming in 2023.
Each of the ships will include 500 cabins and boast a gross tonnage of 64,000. The cruise line are yet to reveal the name of these ships or their new class, though MSC Cruises have advised that they will offer some of the latest environmental technologies and cutting-edge features, as well as ‘ground-breaking options for guest comfort and relaxation’.
Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, said:
“It is off the back of the great success of our ship-within-a-ship luxury concept that our guests asked us to enter into the ultra-luxury segment, as a natural evolution of the MSC Yacht Club. These ships will be able to offer unique itineraries, thanks to their size, and the guest services will be taken to another level, including our personalised MSC Yacht Club butler service, available 24/7.”
“I am especially pleased to be able to further extend our partnership with Fincantieri through this new order. The award-winning Seaside and Seaside-Evo class have already been recognised as ground-breaking and innovative designs. We are now introducing another new class, which will establish a new standard of ultra-luxury at sea with ships that will showcase the quality and highest standards that are associated with Made in Italy.”
It seems there’s no stopping MSC Cruises, as the cruise line is already underway with the 10-year investment plan in place and more cruise ships on order than any other cruise line!
This plan now means that 17 new ships are set to be built for MSC Cruises by 2027, equating to a total investment of €13.6 billion. Some of these ships have already come into play, including MSC Meraviglia, MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview – however others include MSC Bellissima and MSC Grandiosa.
Following the recent expansion news, Managing Director of MSC Cruises UK & Ireland, Antonio Paradiso, said:
“Entering into the ultra-luxury segment, is yet another exciting development in our offering. In addition to our Yacht Club experience, which is very popular amongst our UK & Irish guests, from 2023 onwards guests will enjoy an even wider choice of five-star cruise experiences in the highest segment of the market.
“Accessible luxury is something that from our research we know there is significant demand for from the UK market, and our new offering will allow guests to visit some of the most beautiful destinations in the world whilst holidaying in luxury. Our future ultra-luxury ships will come as close as it comes to a private yacht experience.”
We can’t wait to find out more about these four new ultra-luxury ships and what innovative features MSC Cruises has in-store for us!
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