MSC Cruises is entering the luxury cruise sector as it orders four ‘ultra-luxury’ cruise ships worth over €2 billion.
The first of the line’s new generation 500-cabin ultra-luxury ships will come into service in spring 2023, with the remaining three deployed one per year over the next three years.
The new ships will be built at Italian shipyard Fincantieri.
According to MSC Cruises, the new ships will have a gross tonnage of approximately 64,000 GRT and feature the best and latest environmental technology and other cutting-edge maritime solutions at sea. Highly innovative design and groundbreaking options for guest comfort and relaxation will also be showcased on all four the ships.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ executive chairman, said:
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.