At the time of its 2019 launch MSC Grandiosa is the largest ship from MSC Cruises, but that may not last long as the cruise line is currently the world’s fastest growing!
Explore With Ed was invited by MSC Cruises UK to experience the Grandeur of Grandiosa during its Southampton debut.


Now a staple of the MSC brand is the Swarovski crystal staircases that sparkle in many of their ships atriums. The Galleria features a 93m LED sky screen that transforms the atmosphere of this central hub of bars, restaurants and shops. As a family-run cruise line, there’s a huge (700m²) space dedicated just for kids with direct access to the indoor Sportsplex containing a bowling alley, F1 simulator, video arcade and all-weather pitch.

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MSC Grandiosa Galleria party nightMSC Grandiosa Galleria


MSC Grandiosa has 13 different dining venues covering all corners of the globe; savour the smells of Spain at HOLA! Tapas Bar, the flavours of France at the L’Atelier Bistrot and a taste of Asia from Kaito Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar. The Marketplace Buffet is a colossal 3,650m² where you can see chef’s prepare from scratch mozzarella, bread and pasta.

L'Atelier Bistrot MSC Grandiosa Restaurants onboard MSC Grandiosa HOLA! Tapas Bar MSC Grandiosa MSC Grandiosa Main Dining Room Restaurant


With an Aquapark, casino, 8 full-scale theatrical productions and up to 20 hours of entertainment per pay, the choices of things to do onboard Grandiosa are overwhelming! The MSC for Me app helps organise and streamline your entire cruise experience – from searching and booking activities to contacting family members onboard.

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MSC Grandiosa Theatre ShowsMSC Grandiosa Pool Area


Described as a ‘ship within a ship‘, the MSC Yacht Club concept also features on MSC Grandiosa, a premium experience for guests seeking privacy and exclusivity. The 95 exclusive suites have access to a private dining room, spacious outdoor solarium and lounge area.

Pictured above: Balcony Cabin (deck 8)
Beyond MSC Grandiosa’s glitz and glamour the cruise line have equipped it with the latest environmental technology to minimise its environmental impact – everything from the paint of the hull to a hybrid exhaust gas-cleaning system helps towards meeting the standards set by the International Marine Organisation.

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MSC Grandiosa’s maiden season takes it to the Western Mediterranean connecting six popular ports of call: Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Civitavecchia, Palermo and Valletta, it’ll then be exploring South America for 2020-2021. For more information or to book a cruise visit: MSC Grandiosa’s cruise ship page.

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