Work on the MSC Meraviglia cruise ship is in full swing at STX France’s Saint-Nazaire shipyard. Quayside outfitting began soon after the ship was floated out of its construction dock in early September. Hull construction involved the assembly of 48 blocks, some weighing up to 1000 tonnes. Over 2000 employees of STX France and its subcontractors are working on the ship’s indoor and outdoor spaces every day. MSC Meraviglia is the operator’s largest ship to date.
Up to 5,714 passengers
With a length overall of 315.8 metres, a maximum beam of 51.8, a waterline beam of 43, and a height of 65, MSC Meraviglia will have a gross tonnage of 167,600. The design comprises 2,246 staterooms and suites accommodating up to 5,714 passengers served by a crew of 1,536.
The staterooms are being slotted into place and the equipment spaces and public areas outfitted. The two-deck ‘inside promenade’ and the adjoining bars and shops are taking shape and progressing visibly with each passing week. The first panels of the covered promenade’s huge LED dome, or digital sky, were recently installed and tested.
The two-deck ‘inside promenade’ (© Bernard Biger - STX France)
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