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MSC Cruises announces it will build four new luxury cruise ships from 2023-2026

MSC Cruises lays out plans for massive World Class

MSC Cruises announced the signing of the final contracts with Fincantieri to build four brand new luxury cruise ships, to be delivered between 2023 and 2026.

All four vessels will have gross tonnage of approximately 64,000 GT and will feature the latest maritime and environmental technologies available. Each equipped with 481 guest suites, they will also showcase a highly-innovative design and introduce ground-breaking options for guest comfort and relaxation. 

This announcement follows the initial signing of a memorandum of agreement between the two parties in October 2018. The contracts, subject to shipowner financing, have a total value exceeding EUR 2 billion (≈$2.3 billion USD). 

The first of the four ships will be delivered by Spring 2023. The remaining three will come into service one per year over the following three years through 2026.