MSC Cruises’ newest and biggest ship is quite a stunner, and it actually has an interesting history, too. Originally, it wasn’t even being built for MSC Cruises, and was instead being built for the Libyan government. But, the civil war that broke out in Libya changed things, and MSC decided to take over the ship and to add it to its line, calling it the Preziosa.
One thing you’re going to notice about the MSC Preziosa is that it oozes luxury and refinement. From the stairs lined with Swarovski crystal to the ornate details in the walls of the stateroom, you’ll feel rich and famous while you’re aboard this boat. But, all of that luxury doesn’t mean the ship is stodgy. In fact, the ship offers some amazing entertainment options, which will hold the interests of parents and kids alike. How does taking a Formula-1 simulator for a spin sound? How about rushing down a looping water slide? A night of gambling in a casino? It’s all here!
So, come take a look at 33 stunning photos from MSC Cruises’ newest and biggest ship, the MSC Preziosa. There’s plenty to like, and we’re willing to bet that after scrolling through you’ll be dialing up your travel agent right away!
1. Under Construction
Originally, the ship was built through collaboration between STX France and General National Maritime Transport Corporation, which was a state-owned company of Libya.
After a lengthy and interesting construction period, the MSC Preziosa began sailing the seas in March of 2013.
3. Sophia Loren
Legendary actress Sophia Loren, who is the ship’s godmother, is seen here at the MSC Preziosa’s christening.