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MSC Meraviglia goes on sale

Cabins on board MSC Meraviglia, the vessel currently under construction for MSC Cruises, has now gone on sale for its inaugural season in summer 2017.

The sale will initially be open to MSC Club members, before going on general sale on July 5.

Gianni Onorato, chief executive officer of MSC Cruises, said: “The opening of sales marks yet another decisive milestone in MSC Cruises’ expansion plan, especially as MSC Meraviglia’s inaugural cruise will take place two years from now. MSC Meraviglia is a true maritime marvel and will be one of the greenest and safest ships in the industry, as well as one of the most technologically advanced. We are thrilled to offer MSC Club members the first pick to book their distinctive holiday experience so far in advance and the demand we are seeing for our product translates the eagerness with which MSC Meraviglia is awaited.”

The 5,700-passenger vessel will spend its first season in the western Mediterranean sailing out of Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona.

The line also marked the day with another event by cutting the steel on MSC Seaside at a ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

“Today, we have witnessed the beginning of the work on an extraordinary ship, MSC Seaside. It is a ship that revolutionises industry standards, with a bold design that delivers unparalleled experiences in entertainment, leisure and dining while being a benchmark in eco-friendliness and safety. It is testament to MSC Cruises’ constant focus on excellence and innovation,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ executive chairman.

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