8 Things to Know About Your First Trip on the MSC Meregivlia

The MSC Meraviglia is a stunning cruise ship operated by MSC Cruises, one of the world’s largest cruise lines. When it was launched in June 2017, it was one of the largest cruise ships globally, and it boasts a wide range of features and amenities to provide passengers with an unforgettable cruise experience. Here are some key highlights of the MSC Meraviglia:

Size: The MSC Meraviglia is a massive vessel, capable of accommodating over 5,700 passengers and approximately 1,500 crew members. It features 19 decks, with a length of 315 meters (1,033 feet).

Entertainment: The ship offers a wealth of entertainment options, including Broadway-style theater shows, a water park with multiple slides, a full-sized bowling alley, a sportsplex, and a state-of-the-art LED ceiling in the main promenade that displays digital sky imagery and various visual effects. The ceiling was like something we have never seen before. Well other than Vegas.

Dining: Passengers can choose from a variety of dining options, including specialty restaurants serving cuisines from around the world, as well as more casual dining venues such as buffets and cafes. We thought the food was great and they even had fresh mozzarella on the ship.

Cabins: The MSC Meraviglia offers a wide range of cabin categories, from inside cabins to luxurious suites with private balconies. Many cabins are designed to accommodate families, making it a popular choice for family cruises. There is a bunk bed option for kids who enjoy that on the cruise. We did not choose that one.

AquaPark: The ship features an impressive water park with multiple pools and water attractions, including water slides and a Himalayan rope bridge. This was a great place for our family to hang out during sea days.

Entertainment for Kids: MSC Cruises places a strong emphasis on family-friendly amenities, and the ship includes clubs and activities tailored to different age groups, ensuring that kids and teens have a great time on board. Our family enjoyed this spot. They even have a Lego girl theme. We love bringing our kids on cruises and we are not alone! There are many other kids on the ship. We brought our child at 10 months and we now have an 11 year old. 

Wellness: For those looking to relax and rejuvenate, the MSC Aurea Spa offers a range of wellness treatments, including massages and beauty services. There’s also a fitness center for those who want to stay active. They had a thermal spa which was really neat for us to try out for the first time.

Itineraries: The MSC Meraviglia sails on various itineraries, exploring destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, and other regions, allowing passengers to experience a wide array of cultures and landscapes. We choose the Caribbean as we could leave from New York. The boat sailed out of Bayonne New Jersey for our trip.

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