MSC Cruises to Enter Ultra-Luxury Market
MSC Cruises and Fincantieri shipyard have announced the signing of an agreement for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships.
The first ship will be delivered in spring 2023 and weigh about 64,000 gross tons with 500 staterooms. The other three vessels will enter into service once per year over the following three years. The small ships will come equipped with the best and latest environmental technology, and sport an innovative, modern design.
Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises’ Executive Chairman, said: “It is off the back of the great success of our ship-within-a-ship luxury concept that our guests asked us to enter into the ultra-luxury segment, as a natural evolution of the MSC Yacht Club. 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 personalized MSC Yacht Club butler service, available 24/7.”
The regions in which each ship will sail hasn’t been announced yet, but Country Manager for MSC Cruises USA Roberto Fusaro suggested that at least one vessel will be sailing in the North American market.