Not one to be left behind, MSC has just announced that they are to build 2 new ships and will join the fleet in 2017 and 2019 respectively, which are on top of the Divina and Preziosa, which went into service in 2012 and 2013.
The new ships were signed by MSC yesterday and will see them built at the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, and there is also the option for a further two ships in the future. MSC has said they have now entered a stage of growth and development, and no doubt this is in relation to Norwegian Cruise Line upping the game in bringing out several new ships.
MSC Cruises has yet to announce the names of these new ships, although we doubt we will find this out until at least a year’s time. However, we do know that the first of these two new ships will be a prototype to see how well the innovative features will be received by passengers.
It is our understanding that if passengers dislike certain areas of the first of the two new ships, then MSC could make changes in order to please customers.
We do know that these new ships will be 1,033-foot-long, 167,600 tons with a capacity for 5,700 passengers, which will means these will be one of the largest cruise ships.
What will make these ships so innovative are features such as amusement and water parks, a theater much larger than anything thing else MSC has, an inside promenade over two decks, along with a ship-within-a-ship concept, which will be called MSC Yacht Club.
Thanks to USA Today.