MSC Cruises has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Fincantieri, a leading shipbuilding group, for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships of a total value of over 2 billion euros.
The ships will have gross tonnage of approximately 64,000 GT and will feature 500 cabins. The first ship will be delivered in Spring 2023, and the remaining three over the following three years.
According to an announcement, the ships will feature, the best and latest environmental technology and other cutting-edge maritime solutions at sea. They will also showcase highly-innovative design and introduce ground-breaking options for guest comfort and relaxation.
“These ships will be able to offer unique itineraries, thanks to their size, and the guest services will be taken to another level, including our personalised MSC Yacht Club butler service, available 24/7,” said MSC Cruises Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vago.
“Entering into the ultra-luxury segment, is yet another exciting development in our offering. In addition to our MSC Yacht Club experience, Greek guests will enjoy from 2023 onwards an even wider choice of five-star cruise experiences in the highest segment of the market,” MSC Cruises Executive Director for Greece Angelo Capurro added.
With the addition of these new ships, MSC Cruises’ investment plan will include a total 17 new ships, which will be built by 2027, for an overall investment of 13.6 billion euros.
This order will bring to eight the number of MSC Cruises ships to be built with Fincantieri in Italy. “With this project Fincantieri counts 53 cruise ships in its order book, confirming its position as absolute market leader, ” the company’s CEO Giuseppe Bono said.
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