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MSC Cruises Takes Delivery of MSC Virtuosa.

6th February 2021 - 10:00am

MSC Cruises took delivery of MSC Virtuosa, the latest highly-innovative, environmentally-conscious ship to join its fleet this week

MSC Cruises took delivery of MSC Virtuosa, the latest highly-innovative, environmentally-conscious ship to join its fleet this week

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MSC Cruises tookK delivery of MSC Virtuosa, the latest highly-innovative, environmentally-conscious ship to join its fleet this week.

 

As tradition calls, a small and private flag ceremony was held at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazaire, France between the shipyard and MSC Cruises, where MSC Virtuosa received her official flag and blessings for good fortune. The ceremony was attended in person by Pierfrancesco Vago the company’s Executive Chairman, his wife Alexa Aponte-Vago and their children as well as representatives from MSC Cruises new builds team along with executives and workers from the shipyard.

 

Pierfrancesco Vago (Executive Chairman) commented, “My family and I could not miss this opportunity to welcome in person the newest member to our fleet. The delivery of MSC Virtuosa at such a challenging time for our industry symbolises how as a family company we continue to look at the longer term and build our future”.

 

The Company’s new flagship MSC Virtuosa will come into service for the summer season from 16 April, with four cruises in the Mediterranean of 3, 4 and 10 nights before the ship moves to her new homeport of Kiel, where she will commence her Northern Europe itineraries from 8 May.

 

The Meraviglia generation ships to which ships like MSC Virtuosa belong are characterised by the iconic 101-metre-long promenade with a stunning LED sky dome as the social heart of the ship. The two-deck space is lined with boutiques, restaurants and bars - it is the ideal place to enjoy your stay whilst shopping, eating and relaxing. And in the evening, it comes alive with music, entertainment and more.

 

MSC Virtuosa is the sister ship of MSC Grandiosa, the first vessel of any major cruise line to return to the seas this summer successfully hosting to-date nearly 40,000 guests under the protection of MSC Cruises’ industry-leading health & safety protocol currently performing 7-night itineraries in the Western Mediterranean.

  

2021 will see two the launch of two new MSC Cruises next-generation ships – the second one being MSC Seashore - bringing the fleet total to 19, with a further four to be launched by 2025. MSC Virtuosa and MSC Seashore, which will come into service in August 2021, will offer the very latest in environmental technology, cutting-edge guest technology and a whole range of new experiences and features. Every ship that MSC Cruises builds is different from the last, and these ships are no exception as these ships represent a further evolution of their original prototype, allowing for more public areas, more cabins, new bars and restaurants and more.


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MSC Cruises took delivery of MSC Virtuosa, the latest highly-innovative, environmentally-conscious ship to join its fleet this week
MSC Cruises took delivery of MSC Virtuosa, the latest highly-innovative, environmentally-conscious ship to join its fleet this week
MSC Cruises took delivery of MSC Virtuosa, the latest highly-innovative, environmentally-conscious ship to join its fleet this week

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