The cruise line is planning glittering celebrations that will span 27 days throughout 8 countries and 11 ports. This includes special events in the city of Hamburg, including a special light display in 19 locations created with international light artist Michael Batz.
Highlights of MSC Grandiosa include:
- Two original, never-before-seen shows from Cirque du Soleil at Sea
- A Mediterranean Promenade lined with restaurants, including the new Il Campo, mall-style shopping and a 305 ft.-long LED Sky Screen displays atmospheric images and animations throughout the day and night
- An immersive art experience in L’Atelier Bistrot with 26 original etchings by French Impressionist Edgar Degas
- Dedicated kids areas designed in partnership with LEGO and Chicco
- The world’s first virtual personal cruise assistant, ZOE, in every stateroom
- New environmental technologies, including a selective catalytic reduction system and a state-of-the-art advanced wastewater treatment system
MSC Grandiosa is equipped with two new and important technological innovations, including a selective catalytic reduction system which will decrease nitrogen oxide emissions by 90 percent and transform it into pure water and nitrogen.
The ship is also fitted with a state-of-the-art advanced wastewater treatment system that will lead to nearly zero impact on discharges and allow her to operate in delicate environments such as the Baltic Sea and Alaska.
These new features build on other effective technologies found on MSC Cruises’ fleet to further reduce any environmental impact. This includes a cutting-edge hybrid exhaust gas cleaning system, systems for the prevention of oil discharge from machinery spaces, a ballast water treatment system and various energy-saving improvements such as heat recovery systems and LED lighting.
MSC Grandiosa will begin regular 7-night cruises in the Western Mediterranean starting November 23, 2019 with six embarkation ports calling Genoa and Civitavecchia, Italy; Palermo, Sicily; Valetta, Malta; Barcelona, Spain and Marseille, France.