MSC Cruises have revealed that the MSC Magnifica will undergo a renovation and transformation that will add 23 meters to the ship.
The extra space will deliver an additional 7,000 m2 of space to the ten eyar old ship – adding in 215 extra cabins, bringing the total number of balcony cabins to 63% of the overall ship. The renovation will also add a new water park, a redesigned kids area, plus additional features such as two new restaurants and a new shopping area.
Antonio Paradiso MD MSC Cruises UK & Ireland commented: “We are delighted to be further enhancing our guest experience and offering brand new itineraries sailing from the UK. We are committed to providing UK guests with the holidays they want, and travel agents with cruises they want to sell. This announcement is the result of the on-going feedback we have received from agents and guests who want to sail with MSC Cruises from Southampton to new destinations. Our goal is always to provide more opportunities for the trade and more choice for the guest. ”
This is not the first time MSC Cruises have refurbished and stretched existing ships in the fleet, in 2015 the four much loved Lirica class of ships underwent a significant renovation as part of the €130 million ‘Renaissance Project’ to improve facilities and enhance the onboard experience.
When works are completed, MSC Magnifica will feature two new major and important onboard environmental advances to complement a wide range of existing leading-edge environmental technologies across the company’s entire fleet:
- A state of the art Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system which helps reduce nitrogen oxide into pure nitrogen and water through advanced active emissions control technology.
- An Advanced Wastewater Treatment (AWT) system on board that meets the highest standards and that purifies used wastewater to near tap-water quality. The system meets the so-called ‘Baltic Standard’ and treats the wastewater to a higher standard than most waste standards available in cities around the world.
- To help reduce and continuously minimize emissions also while in port, the ship will be able to ‘plug in’ to the local power grid wherever such systems are available at berth.
Cruises will go on sale on the 12th September with prices starting from £149pp on a mini cruise and £549 for a Norwegian fjords cruise find out more at msccruises.co.uk
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