When it comes to cruise ships, the world’s biggest lines are constantly trying to outdo one another. The ships just keep on getting bigger and bigger, and the amenities that they offer keep on getting more and more unbelievable.
MSC Cruises already has an incredible reputation around the world for the luxuriousness and fun of their cruise ships. But, they’re definitely not pulling any punches with their newest ship, the MSC Meraviglia, which some are comparing to the equivalent of a floating island.
This incredible cruise ship was recently unveiled after STX France recently completed construction upon it. Capable of carrying over 5,000 passengers, this thing is as massive as any of the other large cruise ships on the seas today… And, boy, is she loaded with top-flight amenities that will thrill all who book passage aboard her.
So, what’s all the fuss about the MSC Meraviglia? Is she all that she’s cracked up to be? Well, there’s only one way to find out! You’ve got to check out the advanced look we’ve put together in the 20 photos that follow… Let’s take a look!
1. A Big One
This new MSC Cruises ship is certainly a big one, set to compete against other big offerings like the Oasis of the Seas.
2. A Big Pool
Part of what makes this ship so “big” is its “Atmosphere Pool”, which is one of the largest on a cruise ship in the world.
3. Warm Up
In addition to the pool, you’ll also find a number of stunning Jacuzzis cantilevered over the side of the ship.
4. Lounge It Up
Surrounded by the ship’s running track, you’ll find the MSC Meraviglia’s truly stunning lounge area.
5. Splish Splash
When you want to have some fun in the sun while cooling off in the water, you can check out the exciting Polar Aqua Park.
6. Sliding Away
No doubt, these water slides are going to be some of the most exciting on any cruise ship out there.
7. Indoor Pool
If the weather’s rough or the sun’s just a little too hot, you can always check out the indoor Bamboo Pool.
Which is conveniently located next to the Bamboo Bar, where you can get sundry poolside cocktails.
9. Just Relax
Those who just want the opportunity to relax will find reclining seats aplenty in the beautiful Solarium.
10. Shops and Restaurants
On the inside, one of the signature spots is the Galleria, where you’ll find numerous shops and restaurants.
11. LED Screens
One of the highlights of this area is the stunning LED screen that soars overhead, just like you’d see in Vegas.
12. Have Some Fun
When you’re looking to cut a rug while sipping down some cocktails, you can hit the Merviglia Bar & Lounge.
13. Ship TV
Not only is the television studio aboard this ship a television studio… Its also a bar and lounge too!
14. Sushi and Teppanyaki
Those with a yen for some Asian cuisine will be well served at the Kaito Teppanyaki restaurant, one of 12 different restaurants aboard.
15. Games Galore
If you’re looking to gamble the night away, you’ll find slots and table games aplenty at the ship’s own casino.
16. Big Shows
Of course they’ll be putting up big shows aboard the Meraviglia, and this is where you can see them.
One of the central gathering places aboard the boat will be this absolutely stunning Atrium.
18. The Lounge
You saw the lounge from the outside, and now this is what it looks like inside. Here you can sip cocktails while listening to jazz.
19. Main Dining
Here’s a look at the Main Dining Room, in which dinner is included as part of passengers’ fares.
Looking to stay active? Well, you certainly will be able to thanks to the ship’s fully functional Sportsplex.