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100 DAYS TILL MSC MERAVIGLIA, MSC CRUISES NEWEST MEGA SHIP ARRIVES

26/02/2017

Yesterday MSC Cruises (the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line) and FINCANTIERI (heir to one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world) marked 100 days as the beginning of the countdown before the christening of MSC Meraviglia, their next generation, newest flagship to join the MSC Cruises fleet. MSC Meraviglia is one of four MSC ships currently under construction and the first of 11 new age mega ships set to come into service over the next ten years.

MSC Meraviglia has been designed to meet the needs of today’s cruisers and is set to become an amazing destination in itself as she cruises the West Mediterranean from the 11th June 2017. To celebrate the 100th day before the christening, discover 100 interesting key features of this newest flagship.
These facts include: exclusive world class entertainment with exclusive Cirque du Soleil at sea shows in a purpose build Carousel Lounge, a Mediterranean-style promenade featuring multiple bars, restaurants and shops as well as the longest LED Sly screen at sea broadcasting atmospheric images and entertainment 24 hours a day and innovative accommodation to meet each and every clients style of relaxation.

To celebrate this 100 day mark MSC Cruises is offering 2nd passenger at 50% off* on MSC Meraviglia’s inaugural sailings in West Mediterranean year round in 2017. 7 nights for 1st person AU$934(NZ$1019) and the 2nd person in the same cabin only pays AU$555(NZ$615) based on 5th November 2017 cruising. Contact MSC Cruises on AU1300 028 502 or NZ 0508 4278 473 and celebrate MSC Cruises newest member of the fleet at amazing value today.
*Conditions apply, must book by 10 March 2017.

Marketing Department, MSC Cruises (Australia & New Zealand) Pty Limited
marketing@msccruises.com.au, 1300 028 502, www.msccruises.com.au, @MSCCruisesAUS

About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is part of the Swiss-based MSC Group, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and South Africa, sailing year-round in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, Cuba and the French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, China and Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman.

In 2014, MSC Cruises launched an investment plan to support the second phase of its growth through the order of two ships of the Meraviglia generation and two others of the Seaside generation (plus an option for a third) and in February 2016, confirmed the existing options to build a further two now Meraviglia Plus ships with an even greater capacity. In April 2016 this rose to €9 billion with the announcement of signing of the letter of intent to build a further four ships, each with next-generation LNG propulsion technology. Consequently, between 2017 and 2026 a total of up to 11 new, next-generation MSC Cruises ships will come into service. MSC Cruises is the first global cruise line brand to develop an investment plan of this length and magnitude, spanning a horizon of over ten years, from 2014 through 2026.

MSC Cruises feels a deep responsibility for the environments in which it operates, and was the first company ever to earn the Bureau Veritas "7 Golden Pearls" for superior management and environmental stewardship. In 2009, MSC Cruises began an enduring partnership with UNICEF to support various programmes assisting children worldwide. So far, more than €5m has been collected in voluntary guest donations.