MSC Meraviglia – MSC Cruises’ first Meraviglia Class smart ship – debuted in North America last month and has now made its inaugural visit to Miami, its new homeport for the upcoming winter season.
With a double occupancy capacity of 4,488 and gross tonnage of 171,598 GRT, MSC Meraviglia is MSC Cruises’ largest ship sailing from the US.
With a name meaning wonder, officials say MSC Meraviglia boasts an innovative and glamorous design that showcases MSC Cruises’ signature European style. The ship’s two-storey Mediterranean-style promenade, featuring the longest LED Dome at sea, is lined with a variety of shops and specialty restaurants – including HOLA! Tapas Bar and Ocean Cay, restaurants by two Michelin-starred Spanish chef Ramón Freixa, and Jean-Philippe Chocolat & Café, an open fronted chocolate atelier by world-renowned pastry chef, Jean Philippe Maury.
Entertainment is available around-the-clock. In addition to six different full-scale theatrical productions every night in the main theatre, guests are also able to enjoy two distinct Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, VIAGGIO and SONOR – created exclusively for MSC Meraviglia in a purpose-built entertainment and dining venue, the Carousel Lounge. Immersive kids and family programs include a winter-themed aqua park with four water slides, a Himalayan bridge suspending cruisers high up above the ship, an interactive XD cinema, two full size bowling lanes and multiple LEGO-designed kids clubs.
Those looking for exclusivity and privacy can book their stay within the MSC Yacht Club, MSC Cruises’ all-inclusive “ship-within-a-ship” concept, featuring private amenities and 24-hour butler service.
Through April 5, 2020, MSC Meraviglia will sail two different seven-night western Caribbean itineraries visiting ports in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Mexico, Belize, Honduras and The Bahamas.