MSC Cruises certainly aren’t afraid to show off their ambition in the market, with the announcement that their next four ships will be the largest in the world – offering a passenger capacity of 6,850!

These 200,000 ton beauties are due to be delivered in 2022 and 2024, with the potential for two more in 2025 and 2026.

The plans were announced at the flag ceremony of the latest MSC ship, Meraviglia, with newly-appointed French President Emmanual Macron even in attendance.

Breaking records

The new ships will hold more guests than Royal Carribean®’s highly-anticipated Symphony of the Seas® which comes in holding 6,780 passengers.

MSC Cruises’ executive chairman, Pierfrancesco Vago said – “We are delighted to confirm another key component of our ten-year investment plan – the World Class.

“These new vessels will further expand our partnership with STX France all the way to 2026, with up to seven additional innovative ships to be built during this period.”

New features

The cruise line also revealed these World-Class ships will be built in a Y-shape structure, enabling panoramic sea views as well as increasing the proportion of balcony cabins. Other guest features include family-friendly villages, a panoramic aft and a glass pool lounge.

STX France’s chief executive Laurent Castaing said – “Once again, MSC Cruises has chosen to put their trust in our capacity to support their growth and expansion as well as in our ability to conceive, develop and build the world’s most modern and technologically-advanced cruise ships.”

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