20. December 2016 · Comments Off on STX FRANCE – CONTRACT FOR 2 MSC MERAVIGLIA + SHIPS IS COMING INTO FORCE · Categories: ENGLISH CRUISE RELEASES, GENERAL · Tags: , , , , ,

PierFrancesco Vago, Chairman and CEO of MSC Cruises confirmed the two options for Meraviglia + ships on the occasion of MSC Meraviglia coin ceremony in February 1st, 2016. MSC Cruises and STX France are now proud to announce this contract has come into force, due for delivery in 2019 and 2020 respectively.

STX FRANCE - CONTRACT FOR 2 MSC MERAVIGLIA + SHIPS IS COMING INTO FORCE

STX FRANCE – CONTRACT FOR 2 MSC MERAVIGLIA + SHIPS IS COMING INTO FORCE

MSC MERAVIGLIA, the largest cruise ship ever for a European owner

The order of the new series of MSC MERAVIGLIA ships announced at the Industry Center in Paris on March 20th, 2014, was about 2 ships and 2 options.

2nd largest cruise ship in the world after the Oasis Class and the largest for a European owner with 167,000 GRT, MSC MERAVIGLIA class is fitted out with 2,250 passenger cabins. 200 cabins will be added to the MSC MERAVIGLIA + unit bringing its GRT to 177,000.

This series integrates enriched offer to the passengers in terms of entertainment and new technologies compared to the other ships, with inner spaces offering large views over the ocean.

The central inside promenade is one of the unique features of MSC Meraviglia fitted out with a LED vault which will change as the day passes by. Another remarkable point is the aft lounge specially designed to welcome Cirque du Soleil’s shows.

Last but not least, MSC MERAVIGLIA integrates the progresses made through ECORIZON program implemented by STX France, offering safer and more environmental friendly ships. Indeed, the ships designed by STX France are emission at sea free and air emissions show levels underneath the current and coming regulatory requirements up to 2020.

Impact of these new orders on STX France activity

The first 2 units (E34 & F34) are worth 16 million working hours for STX France and its subcontractors distributed over more than 5 years. The other 2 units will be worth 8 million working hours.

Delivery schedule:

·        Spring 2017: MSC MERAVIGLIA (E34)

·        Spring 2019: MSC BELLISSIMA (F34)

·        Automn 2019: MSC MERAVIGLIA + 1 (G34)

·        Summer 2020: MSC MERAVIGLIA + 2 (H34)

Information source: STX France SA

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