We totally feel we should mention this big-ass cruise ship because, it is huge. Not super huge by shear size, though, but massive by capacity. The planned MSC Cruises’s new vessel will be able to pack 6,850 passengers across 2,760 cabins – 70 over current record-holder, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. Also, it looks absolutely futuristic too – thanks the “Y” shape superstructure that stretches the entire length of the ship. With this design, it does not have an open deck at the bow and so, sorry, no more iconic “I’m flying” Jack and Rose pose, folks.
The vessel will be constructed by SFX France and set to be delivered sometime between 2022 and 2026. Key features known at this point include “increased proportion of balcony cabins,” bows designed to improve stability and hydrodynamics, a panoramic aft deck, family-friendly “villages,” and a glass pool lounge. This yet-to-be-christened 200,000-ton, over 1,080 feet (329 meters) seafaring gargantuan was unveiled at an event witnessed by French President Emmanuel Macron and Ministry of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire.
Images: MSC Cruises.