4488 Passengers (5642 with upper beds)
About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises offers its guests mediterranean and modern lifestyle at a good price-performance ratio. On the sometimes colorful, sometimes discreetly designed ships, guests of all ages feel comfortable. In the summer months, many families are on board, especially at Mediterranean cruises, many Italian families spread Italian cheerfulness. In the off-season, it is a little quieter, then many older guests come on board, to experience a cheap cruise. The ships also arrive well in the German market and the number of German guests is growing steadily. The ships of the MSC fleet take with double occupancy between 1500 and 5700 passengers on board. English skills are recommended, but you also get some German service on board. The cruise line is also committed to environmental protection and has set itself the goal of emission-free ship operation. Therefore, the ships are equipped with the latest technology, such as LNG propulsion. In addition, all newbuilds since 2017 have been equipped with a shore power connection, and further MSC Cruises ships will also be upgraded with this technology in the future.
About MSC Meraviglia
The MSC Meraviglia - Italian for "miracle" - is the first ship of the Meraviglia class and entered service in June 2017. The MSC Cruises ship has shore power and 33,000 sqm of space for public areas and also offers a number of technological innovations, such as near field communication (NFC) technology. This allows you to pay on board, open your cabin or locate your children via your boarding pass, smartwatch, wristband or smartphone. A special highlight of the MSC Meraviglia is the covered indoor promenade with the largest LED sky at sea, which offers you dreamlike animations. Along this 96-metre-long promenade you will find boutiques, restaurants as well as quiet places that are great for dining or relaxing. In the evening, the square finally turns into the centre of the action with music, events and entertainment offers. Family cruises with the MSC Meraviglia are particularly popular.
MSC Meraviglia data
- Category: Meraviglia class
- Built in: 2017
- Home port: Valetta
- Length: 315 metres
- Tonnage: 171.598 BRZ
- Speed: 22.89 knots
- Decks: 19
- Passengers: 5,642
- Crew: 1.608
- Language: German, Italian, English, French, Spanish
- Currency: €
- Internet: On board there is an internet café and wi-fi. The usage is chargeable
MSC Meraviglia staterooms
The 2,250 staterooms on the MSC Meraviglia are modern and comfortably furnished and have a bathroom with shower and WC, a minibar, safe and TV. The interior and oceanview staterooms are approx. 12 - 22 sqm, as well as the balcony staterooms. The suites convince with 27 - 39 sqm depending on the suite category. Some balcony staterooms and all suites have a bathtub. In addition, there are new family staterooms that combine 2 or 3 staterooms - for more comfort for all family members. There is also an expanded MSC Yacht Club with numerous whirlpools and a separate members-only restaurant. The staterooms in the MSC Yacht Club start at 17 sqm (interior staterooms), the suites are around 26-29 sqm, while the Maisonette and Royal Suite even have 56-59 sqm.
Atmosphere on board
On board, Mediterranean joie de vivre awaits you on one of the most modern ships. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual and invites you to socialize on board. With good food, a wide range of sports, comfortable staterooms and many entertainment options you can spend wonderful days aboard the MSC Meraviglia.
MSC Meraviglia restaurants
On MSC Meraviglia there are three different main restaurants serving Mediterranean and international delicacies in an elegant atmosphere. In addition to the main restaurants, there are two buffet restaurants. Various speciality restaurants offer further dining options. The Eataly restaurant celebrates the love of food with specially selected and Italian dishes. Kaito Teppanyaki Restaurant & Sushi Bar offers a stylish combination of traditional and modern, with a unique show kitchen where you can sample the freshest and highest quality ingredients. In general, the cuisine on board offers a wide range of culinary delights to suit every taste. The main restaurants L'Olivio d'oro, L'Olive dorée as well as the Waves restaurant on MSC Meraviglia always serve freshly prepared dishes of Mediterranean cuisine and international specialities in elegant surroundings. An alternative to the main restaurants is the Marketplace buffet restaurant, which is open 20 hours a day.
Entertainment, sports and wellness
There are many ways to spend your holiday on board. For relaxation, there is the popular Aurea Spa, a luxurious spa where body, mind and soul are brought into harmony. For the athletically active, the Fitness Studio by Technogym® offers state-of-the-art equipment for cardio and strength training as well as innovative courses and training programmes.
A special highlight on board the MSC Grandiosa is the entertainment programme. Colourful shows, musical performances and many activities await you. Especially the Galleria Meraviglia, a long promenade with LED sky and numerous boutiques and restaurants, invites you to linger. Are you more interested in the shows on board? Look forward to impressive performances in the Broadway Theatre. On deck 16 you will find two F1 simulators as well as an interactive cinema and the Virtual Games Arcade. On the same deck, you'll also find the Sportplex (gymnasium) and a bowling alley.
If you're not afraid of heights, you should also definitely try the Himalayan High Ropes Course. Also on this deck, children travelling with you will find the Polar Aquapark with great slides.
MSC Meraviglia children
There is plenty to discover on board for children of all ages: Thrill seekers can master a high rope course 80 metres above the sea. In the Polar aqua park, pool areas and several slides, a funnel slide and two fast-paced tube slides, await for plenty of fun. In the LEGO® play area, children have the opportunity to build great things every day.
Childcare is also provided for your children: babies and toddlers between the ages of one and three play in the Baby Club, which was created in collaboration with the leading children's brand Chicco®. The MSC Mini Club looks after the youngest children aged three to six and the Junior Club takes care of children aged seven to eleven. MSC's experienced entertainers look after the children with various games and lots of sporting activities. During the day, 12 to 14-year-olds in the Young Club and 15 to 17-year-olds in the Teens Club can enjoy clubs equipped with the latest consoles, games and VR technology, a teen disco and a dinner organized exclusively for teenagers.
The European, Italian-influenced atmosphere also makes the MSC Meraviglia a lively and cheerful ship. The ship is recommended for everyone who wants variety, entertainment and a colourful on-board life. Families will also feel very much at home. This superlative ship also becomes a destination in itself.
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- Cabin Steward Mark was impeccable as well as iur waiter's in the MDR each evening on the ball with all our needs
- Perfect cruise vacation, very nice Caribbean Island Ocean Cay with amazing beaches
- Improved service and procedures on MSC overall, cruised with MSC previously in 2016.
- The 1st 2 days there was no coke zero at the buffet, once thst I did a complain at the receptionist, we found coke zero all the time at the buffet area.
- great holiday, superb service, amazing food, great entertainment
- The food choices could be improved.
- Lesley was amazing such a credit to msc
Cruise in one sentence
- Excellent. Staff onboard were extremely helpful and attentive.
- Very nice ship and funny. Perfect Caribbean vacation
- It was a relaxing, great cruise full of activities.
- Efficient service
- Very good, great experience.
- Great service but over crowded in the pool.
- our first cruise experience was excellent
- Very good
- The cruise was nice, very beautiful ship, although on certain days the food was lacking.