by Gene Sloan of USA Today
Only 100 more days to go, MSC Cruises fans.
The 100-day countdown to the unveiling of the fast-growing line’s biggest ship ever, MSC Meraviglia, begins today.
The 167,600-ton vessel will be christened on June 4 in Le Havre, France before taking up residence in the Mediterranean. It’ll operate seven-night voyages that include stops in France, Italy, Malta and Spain.
Designed for an international audience including North Americans, MSC Meraviglia will be one of the 10 largest cruise vessels ever from any line. Nineteen decks high and chock full of eateries and bars, it will have all the trappings of a major megaresort including an Aqua Park with three water slides, a splash pool and an adventurous “Himalayan Bridge” that allows passengers to cross the ship nearly 200 feet above the water.
Meraviglia also will boast a Miami Beach-inspired, 82-foot-long main pool that will be part of what MSC says is the most generous poolside space at sea.