Extra 150,000 passengers expected through new MSC cruise liner

MSC Cruises have announced that next year, the MSC Meraviglia, one of ­­ the newest, largest and most luxurious five-star cruise liners will grace Malta’s Grand Harbour on a weekly basis between June and November bringing over to Malta over 150,000 passengers, sailing to the island immediately after being officially launched on June 4.

At 167,000 gross tonnes, the MSC Meraviglia, with a passenger capacity of 5,700, will be cruising around the Mediterranean, choosing Malta as one of its main ports of call. The MSC Meraviglia will give a weekly opportunity to 170 Maltese holiday makers to cruise round the Mediterranean from Malta to Malta on this largest ever cruise liner to enter Malta  every Wednesday between  June 14 and  November 15.

The MSC Meraviglia will also be the first MSC cruise liner to fly the Maltese flag. MSC Cruises have decided to register all new cruise liners in Malta, launching five new super liners till 2020. The MSC Meraviglia, the lead cruise liner of MSC’s new Vista generation vessels, is currently under construction for MSC Cruises at its Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St Nazaire, France.

MSC Meraviglia presents a futuristic vision with a new, contemporary cruise ship design to extend the existing fleet. MSC Meraviglia will be a ship for all seasons, adapting and transforming communal spaces throughout the year, evolving to best suit each itinerary.

The ship comes with a new-era design with innovative technology and spectacular entertainment options. MSC Meraviglia is a sophisticated combination of state-of-the-art technology, a love of the sea, design, comfort and practicality. Entertainment areas have been multiplied: there’s a fun park and a water park, breathtaking panoramic areas and two covered promenades.

MSC Cruises has been voted as the dominant cruise liner company in Europe for the fourth consecutive year. MSC Cruises has 9.9 per cent market share of the world cruise liner industry and has just won the title of best cruise liner company at the Travel Media Award in Dublin, Ireland.

Hamilton Travel, MSC Cruise exclusive representatives in Malta, will soon announce the MSC Meraviglia prices for cabins. For more information call on 2124 1292 or send an e-mail to

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