Private ceremony marks arrival of latest addition to MSC’s fleet.
MSC Cruises took delivery of its latest cruise ship today, at a small traditional flag-raising ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France. The Chantiers de l’Atlantique-built vessel features hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems which achieve a 98% reduction in sulphur oxide emissions.
The new vessel is also equipped with an advanced waste-water treatment system, shore-to-ship power connectivity, an under-water noise-reduction system and a wide range of on-board energy-efficient systems.
Virtuosa has 19 decks and is 331m long with 12 different cabin types, five pools and 1,168 sqm of retail space.
Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC, commented: “My family and I could not miss this opportunity to welcome in-person the newest member to our fleet. The delivery of MSC Virtuosa at such a challenging time for our industry symbolises how as a family company we continue to look at the longer-term and build our future.”